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Topic # 147414 18-Jun-2014 15:29
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Hi –

 

 

 

Hoping someone can help with a wireless issue I have been experiencing since joining Snap.

 

 

 

I have a wireless connection which my Ipad and Iphone connects to fine and works perfectly –

 

 

 

However my laptop (running Vista) connects fine but l just get local access only with my wireless connection and cannot load any internet pages.

 

 

 

After several hours of trying to fix this by updating drivers and following tutorials online about “Obtain an IP address automatically” I have hit a brick wall and not sure what to do next?

 

 

 

Has anyone had this issue or knows how to solve?

 

 

 

Thanks

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  Reply # 1068579 18-Jun-2014 15:32
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Do you have your computer set to get its DNS servers automatically as well, or only its IP address?

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  Reply # 1068586 18-Jun-2014 15:37
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What IP address does the laptop have? Check it the same range as router (or iPad/iPhone), presuming have FritzBox should be something like 192.168.178.x


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  Reply # 1068588 18-Jun-2014 15:40
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Lorenceo: Do you have your computer set to get its DNS servers automatically as well, or only its IP address?

Agreed, DNS is the most likely culprit.

Did you get a new router with the connection?  It is possible if you are using your old router that it has fixed DNS settings and it needs to be changed to accept DNS server information from Snap.  If you get stuck checking this, post your router's make and model and we'll see if we can help.




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  Reply # 1068596 18-Jun-2014 15:49
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Hi

DNS servers is set to obtain automatically also.

Yes new Router - I was with Orcon beforehand.

 

The technician when installing UFB did the initial setup and had the same issue. As the Ipad worked I wasn’t too concerned, but now would be good if the laptop worked also.

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  Reply # 1068628 18-Jun-2014 16:03
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Which router are you using? Can you get into its config and confirm that its settings are correct? See the settings needed here.

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  Reply # 1068632 18-Jun-2014 16:06
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brandynz: DNS servers is set to obtain automatically also.
Yes new Router - I was with Orcon beforehand.
The technician when installing UFB did the initial setup and had the same issue. As the Ipad worked I wasn’t too concerned, but now would be good if the laptop worked also.

How old is the laptop?  Does it work if you connect the laptop to the router via a network cable (and disable the wireless temporarily)?




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  Reply # 1068640 18-Jun-2014 16:14
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Are you using the correct frequencies? IE: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz...




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  Reply # 1068641 18-Jun-2014 16:20
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Laptop is 4 years old.

Works fine with wired connection.

Ill check what Frequencies it is set to tonight


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  Reply # 1068644 18-Jun-2014 16:21
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Hmmmm maybe try updating the wireless network driver.




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  Reply # 1068649 18-Jun-2014 16:33
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have you run the troubleshoot problems that will either fix it or should point you in the right direction. 




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  Reply # 1069253 19-Jun-2014 15:12
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Try flushing dns.

Open up a command prompt, type cmd.exe in start bar.

Type ipconfig /flushdns.

 

Restart laptop and see if this fixes anything.

I have at times had to set static ip address for computers when for some reason DHCP is buggered.

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