1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

wireless internet connection problem

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mtlaw01, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    I have virgin broadband, a packard bell laptop and a DIR 301 wireless G router, all indicators on router are lit up according to manufacturer specifications. Wireless driver has been un-installed and refreshed, all
    wireless network security features are disabled. Wireless networks appear available on the laptop but no internet connection is available. I am really stuck now, have had all the equipment for over a week and still cannot configure settings. I would really appreciate some much needed help with my settings. Thanks, Mark.
     
  2. mafia10

    mafia10 Guest

    get a new router m8
     
  3. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    seriously? its jst brand new like.
     
  4. jazbebies

    jazbebies Guest

    I dont think thats the advice mtlaw01 wanted. Frankly that isnt gonna help in the long run as the same problem may come up again.

    @ mtlaw01

    Another user on this forum had a similar problem and it couldnt be resolved, so the last bit of advice was contact the isp (virginmedia) preferably by phone.

    But without going down that road yet lets checks a few things.

    I take it using a network cable from router to a computer allows you to use the internet without problems?

    Also when you find the wireless networks using your laptop, how good is the signal of your router?
     
  5. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    hi, yes a connection to internet is fine when wired, wireless signal strength is excellent but no internet connection. virgin broadband have only a premium number for support, it is terrible.
     
  6. jazbebies

    jazbebies Guest

    Ok,

    When your laptop is wirelessly connected to your router, go to start-run then type "cmd" and click ok. a black box should come up. type "ipconfig /all" press enter.

    Your looking for the wireless network connection. Under that is the current settings.

    Can you post this.
     
  7. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,073
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    128
    what windows are you running?

    mafia10, what type of post is that?
     
  8. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    hi, I am running vista, i will post the wireless settings as soon as i get a chance, thanks for all your help.
     
  9. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,322
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Uh oh, my student house that I've just moved into use them.
    Have you heard of saynoto0870? They can usually find out the geographical numbers 0845s direct to, and you can often avoid paying the premium rates.

    http://www.saynoto0870.com

    Ignore mafia10's post, I've yet to see him post something useful anywhere.


    With regard to the topic in hand, I'm not up to date on Vista's network settings, however, most of it is probably to do with the router rather than the PC. What exactly is it you're trying to do, connect your laptop to the internet wirelessly?
     
  10. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    yes, im trying to connect wirelessly, with no luck! my internet connection resembles a bondage session. :)
     
  11. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\mark>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LawlorsLaptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007UG Wireless Network Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-60-B3-62-51-5A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::94ba:6795:bb2b:2c73%15(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 20 August 2007 20:33:05
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 20 August 2007 23:33:04
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151019699
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-D0-A4-77-91
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{99E06EB2-6637-46A3-A4B2-3B8278E06
    FF7}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{AA1F21A1-9772-4EB5-B1EF-EE3783F6E
    F40}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.102%16(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\mark>
     
  12. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    that's my wireless settings mate, dont mean much to me but a mate of mines had the same problem setting up his sister's. Had him round and he couldn't remember just what it was he done to get her up and running.
     
  13. jazbebies

    jazbebies Guest

    The above confirms your laptop is getting an ip address from the router, but it does look odd. Because when you get an automatic ip from the router, its usually the next number above the routers ip. Which would be something like 192.168.0.2 (not 192.168.0.102). This could very well be a valid ip range depending how it was setup in router.

    You could try setting up a static address on the laptop, follow steps 1 to 6 on this site http://itinfo.mit.edu/article.php?id=8298

    Ip address: 192.168.0.10

    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1

    DNS: 192.168.0.1


    When thats been set try repairing the connection so it does a refresh.

    If that fails, then perhaps theres a chance you could compare your setup/settings with his sisters and locate the differences then change them to find the problem source?




     
  14. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,322
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    118
    192.168.0.102 sounds right to me, does the laptop find any networks to connect to?
     
  15. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    yes the laptop finds various wireless networks, but cannot connect to the internet, although it states that it is connected to the network.
     
  16. mtlaw01

    mtlaw01 Guest

    have tried everything suggested so far, does anyone know what i am missing?
     
  17. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,322
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Are you connected to the right network, and have you allowed internet connection sharing?
     
  18. amylvr

    amylvr Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11

    mr morris it has nothing to do with internet connection sharing. It is for connecting 2 computers together thats all.

    I don't mean to be rude but i have done this before and it isnt that.
     
  19. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,322
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    118
    In order to access the internet over a network, it was my belief you had to share the internet connection over that network, otherwise you would be able to connect to the PC, but not the internet.

    if you've done it before, tell him what he's doing wrong.
     
  20. amylvr

    amylvr Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    you would use internet connection sharing to share internet connection from a computer using its own internet to another computer. The person in question has a router so there is no need for your suggestion.

    i would post the answer if i knew it but i dont. i just thought i would prevent the person from heading in the wrong direction.

    Sorry if i was wrong to do so.
     

Share This Page