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don
03-21-08, 04:50 PM
Even though WinXP Wireless connection box says I'm connected when I open IE
or FireFox browsers I get "page cannot be found". My hardware is a Dell
Inspiron 8600 laptop with a PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 mini PCI card and Linksys
WRT600N router. All drivers for my laptop have been updated. After spending
an hour with Linksys tech support I am still unable to connect wirelessly,
but my wired cable connection works fine. Any suggestions would be great
because I am really fed up with this $200 WiFi router purchase which for 2
days now has not worked. Below are 2 IPconfig results, wired and wireless.

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These is my IPconfig /all result when I'm wired to the Linksys router:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Eli

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100
3A Mini PCI Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-F1-15-E3-7E

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
Controller

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-EC-C7-98

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.2

167.206.254.1

192.168.1.1

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, March 21, 2008 3:30:44
PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, March 22, 2008 3:30:44
PM


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This is my IPconfig /all results when I'm attempting my wireless connection:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Eli

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100
3A Mini PCI Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-F1-15-E3-7E

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 68.194.64.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.2

167.206.254.1

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
Controller

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-EC-C7-98

Jeff Liebermann
03-21-08, 07:02 PM
On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 16:50:19 -0500, "don" <don@panix.com> wrote:

>Any suggestions would be great
>because I am really fed up with this $200 WiFi router purchase which for 2
>days now has not worked. Below are 2 IPconfig results, wired and wireless.

Cleaning up the double spaced mess.

> Wired:
> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
> DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.2
> 167.206.254.1
> 192.168.1.1
> Wireless:
> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 68.194.64.1
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.2
> 167.206.254.1

Well, if these are connected to the same router, you apparently have a
mess of static IP's pre-installed in the TCP/IP configuration. The
lack of a DHCP server for the wireless config is the obvious clue.

Go to the control panel, find the Network configs, find the wired and
wireless adapter, right click, select properties, then TCP/IP, and set
EVERYTHING for DHCP server assigned addresses. When done, your wired
and wireless results for IPCONFIG should have identical IP's (except
for the IP address). If DHCP doesn't renew, run:
IPCONFIG /RELEASE
(wait about 10 seconds)
IPCONFIG /RENEW

Incidentally, it looks like you have the wireless IP address set for
the same IP as the router, which isn't going to work.



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don
03-22-08, 01:22 AM
Ok, let me just say first that you are a genius ! Your instructions were
clear and correct !
Please, could you recommend a good book so that I could become familiar with
all these terms, because I really have no idea what half this stuff
means..... Subnet mask, default gateway, DHCP ?? etc.

Thanks so much........ I'm going to send you what I can for helping
me........


"Jeff Liebermann" <jeffl@cruzio.com> wrote in message
news:vgi8u35n4mfuhqq1at8eeb4fptcf5fv98f@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 16:50:19 -0500, "don" <don@panix.com> wrote:
>
>>Any suggestions would be great
>>because I am really fed up with this $200 WiFi router purchase which for 2
>>days now has not worked. Below are 2 IPconfig results, wired and wireless.
>
> Cleaning up the double spaced mess.
>
>> Wired:
>> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
>> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
>> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
>> DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
>> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.2
>> 167.206.254.1
>> 192.168.1.1
>> Wireless:
>> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
>> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
>> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 68.194.64.1
>> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.2
>> 167.206.254.1
>
> Well, if these are connected to the same router, you apparently have a
> mess of static IP's pre-installed in the TCP/IP configuration. The
> lack of a DHCP server for the wireless config is the obvious clue.
>
> Go to the control panel, find the Network configs, find the wired and
> wireless adapter, right click, select properties, then TCP/IP, and set
> EVERYTHING for DHCP server assigned addresses. When done, your wired
> and wireless results for IPCONFIG should have identical IP's (except
> for the IP address). If DHCP doesn't renew, run:
> IPCONFIG /RELEASE
> (wait about 10 seconds)
> IPCONFIG /RENEW
>
> Incidentally, it looks like you have the wireless IP address set for
> the same IP as the router, which isn't going to work.
>
>
>
> --
> # Jeff Liebermann 150 Felker St #D Santa Cruz CA 95060
> # 831-336-2558 jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
> # http://802.11junk.com jeffl@cruzio.com
> # http://www.LearnByDestroying.com AE6KS

Jeff Liebermann
03-22-08, 11:07 AM
On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 01:22:04 -0500, "don" <don@panix.com> wrote:

>Ok, let me just say first that you are a genius !

Nope. My IQ is insufficient (135?). However, I am sneaky, devious,
evil, never follow instructions, and have been doing this for a long
time. What you did was the right thing. You supplied NUMBERS instead
of the usual prose. You also supplied what you were working with and
a good description of what was failing. That's actually fairly
unusual in this newsgroup as many of the questions are seriously
deficient in both the description and the numbers.

>Your instructions were
>clear and correct !

Thanks. They weren't all that clear as I was semi-collapsed in my
palatial office after a 2 hour exercise walk with some friends. It's
amazing how lack of oxygen improves my diagnostic skills.

>Please, could you recommend a good book so that I could become familiar with
>all these terms, because I really have no idea what half this stuff
>means..... Subnet mask, default gateway, DHCP ?? etc.

Ummm... no, I can't. I don't read such books any more. I learned
that stuff perhaps 15 years ago. There's not much to it. You should
be able to find something on the topic on the internet. No need for
an entire book on the subject. Just search Google for "networking
basics" and you should find something useful. Bug me if you can't
find (or understand) anything.

>Thanks so much........ I'm going to send you what I can for helping
>me........

Money is always welcome. It helps support my decadent and lavish
lifestyle.

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150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com
Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558