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Topic # 55277 28-Dec-2009 11:55
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Hi there!
I got a laptop and was very happy with it and using alot of my Wireless internet, when I thought about security I tried to put a password on but it didn't work. Now I have lost my connection and can't pick up a signal for it on my Laptop but can on my iPods'.
May someone please help me with this. It would be very much appreciated.
Yours sincerly,
Nick.

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  Reply # 285577 28-Dec-2009 12:17
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Hi Nick, welcome to Geekzon, you say you have implemented security, so I assume you turned on WEP or preferably WPA security "on" on the Wireless side of things. You also say the ipods connect but the PC does not, so I presume the ipods were asked to input the security key when connecting to the internet, did the PC not get asked the same, you may need to go into wireless setting of you network connections on you PC and look for new connections.

You should still be able to connect to the router via a wired connection and go back into the wireless security setup and change it so you can get the wireless connection back again.

I am afraid without more detail as to what you did its not easily possible to offer much more help at this point.

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  Reply # 285585 28-Dec-2009 12:35
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K, thanks well the problem is there is no security. When I tried it didn't work so I just stopped but I did change some other setting like range or something after that, but then also changed that back to the default setting and yes I can get on the internet via wired on my PC but just not wireless what I really want on my Laptop. Also when I do connect to 10.1.1.1 it does not have the wireless settings only on my iPod it has the wireless settings. Please tell me what I can do to fix this.
Edit: Actualy I went to 'save and reboot' and after that is when my internet stopped working.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 285588 28-Dec-2009 12:47
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Hi, you should not have changed any settings other than the security. If you cannot connect via wireless then you have no choice but to connect via wired to get access to the setup web server in the router and return its settings to what was originally there.

By the way a 502 does not have a WiFi AP built in, so its not relavent anyway. Are you sure its not a 604T

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  Reply # 285594 28-Dec-2009 13:35
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Yeah, I made some changes now it's working but it's local only? How do I fix that...?

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  Reply # 285595 28-Dec-2009 13:36
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Sorry, what exactly reports local only

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  Reply # 285596 28-Dec-2009 13:46
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my connection does. When I hover over the internet icon it says Currently Connected to : [My SSIP] then Access: Local Only



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  Reply # 285597 28-Dec-2009 13:48
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It is giving my some error about my DNS Server. But I have tried changing them and I jus get different errors.

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  Reply # 285598 28-Dec-2009 13:48
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I presume you mean SSID, so it implies that the internet (WAN/ADSL) connection is down, so how are you currently accessing the net.

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  Reply # 285599 28-Dec-2009 13:49
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VIA Wired on my PC, and I have my laptop trying to connect wireless next to me.

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  Reply # 285600 28-Dec-2009 13:52
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Assuming your on XP, go into Start, Run, CMD, then type ipconfig and paste what it says.

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  Reply # 285602 28-Dec-2009 13:56
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This is on my PC:

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4cf9:f3c2:8f52:29f3%10
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :




On my Laptop:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7557::694d:334:958e%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1

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  Reply # 285604 28-Dec-2009 14:00
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Hi, there the problem htey have the same address, on your laptop do a repair connection to force it to renew its DHCP lease, or if just do a full restart will do the same thing.

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  Reply # 285607 28-Dec-2009 14:11
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Ok, so just restart my laptop or what? Please tell m exactly what to do. Thanks.

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  Reply # 285610 28-Dec-2009 14:18
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Easiest way is to restart the laptop, this will force it to do a lease renewal on boot.

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  Reply # 285612 28-Dec-2009 14:20
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Didn't work.

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