wifi - connected but no internet

May 29, 2007 at 12:38:31
Specs: XP PRO, 2ghz 1gb

i am trying to connect a computer to the internet via my houses wifi. my computer connects fine, but on the other one it says its connected, it has a decent signal, has aquired an IP, and all that good stuff, but firefox doesnt find any internet...

what am i doing wrong? both wifi cards are configured the same... the wifi modem is unprotected...

If at first you dont suceed in opening a computer, get a hammer and a chisel like i do...


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#1
May 29, 2007 at 13:37:59

You would need to know the exact topology of your system. Start with the working computers results of the command line command, ipconfig /all. If your "working" computer has a public ip then your ISP provided it. If it has a private ip then most likely your router/modem provided it. It is then time to review the procedures on how your isp works. For the most part you need two things correctly. One is a combination of IP address plus subnet plus a gateway(or not). The second issue is how you resolve names. You need or you need to aquire a dns ip address. (well, you can use the ip address) You can try ping www.google on the working computer and then put that address in the subject one.

Lastly is the help and support pages in xp. They have a network diagnostic page.


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#2
May 29, 2007 at 14:04:31

everything on both computers is set to auto...

i tried setting the dns servers the same... but it didnt work. ipconfig/all provides the correct info compared to the working computer. ipconfig/

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OS: Windows XP Professional/Corporate 5.1, Build 2600 Service Pack 22600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158

Processor: AMD Athlontm XP 2400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz

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#3
May 29, 2007 at 15:44:46

Clarifications:

1. is it a modem or a router?
2. did you setup the modem/router?
3. what is the ip address of the nonworking compared to the working pc? [everyone behind a soho router has 192.168.x.x so no issues posting yours]
4. have you turned off the windows firewall on the nonworking pc as a test to see if its causing the issue?

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#4
May 29, 2007 at 15:57:05

1-Cable modem, to a wifi router.

2-nothing to set up, works fine on the computer im typing this on

3-the working one is 192.168.1.100 and the non working one is 192.168.1.102

4-yes windows firewall is off. I even went as far as to boot up in safe mode w/ networking so nothing extra was running


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#5
May 30, 2007 at 08:18:51

update. I can ping the router just fine...

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#6
May 30, 2007 at 20:22:37

make sure you have the correct WEP key on the non working PC (if of course you enable wep)

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#7
May 31, 2007 at 07:59:22

nope. its all unprotected. ofcourse the their is NO HOST COMPUTER. but that shouldnt do it should it?

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#8
July 16, 2007 at 12:37:41

Hi there,
i am facing the same problem from last couple of days which is really weard.
internet was workin fine from 2 weeks but on this weekend it just went off.
every thing says it is connected and has a good speed/coverage but when you open internet explorer, it doesnt work.

plz plz can anyone advice?
will be greatfull.


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#9
July 16, 2007 at 12:38:15

Hi there,
i am facing the same problem from last couple of days which is really weard.
internet was workin fine from 2 weeks but on this weekend it just went off.
every thing says it is connected and has a good speed/coverage but when you open internet explorer, it doesnt work.

plz plz can anyone advice?
will be greatfull.


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