Wireless connected but no connection PUZZLE

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October 8, 2009 at 22:41:32
Specs: Windows XP
I have tried 3 wireless cards. All 3 are
operational in other machines.

A Linksys G USB card, a netgear g pci card,
and a belkin b pci card.

The router is a linksys-g speedbooster, can
get exact model of necessary but I doubt it's
the cause.

The internet works, so does the router, as I
use them on 3 other PC's including the laptop
i'm writing this on.

I am receiving a solid connection, 54MBPS @
85-100% connection, all very good.

It is simply not receiving packets.

I have tried setting a static IP on the router,
installing the SP2 hotfix for this issue, getting
new network and ethernet controller drivers,
dropping the firewall, running full network
diagnostics and they always keep failing. It is
sending packets, but not receiving any.

Here is what lets me know it's for sure not the
wireless, I plugged it directly into the cable
and it still would not connect to the internet.

Any suggestions?

Email me at

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#1
October 8, 2009 at 22:43:27
I forgot to mention, the machine is a frankenstein.

I just put a copy of XP Professional SP2 on it. It has never
received internet, it was an old work computer that I put a
fresh hard drive in. Not sure if that helps at all.

I can usually fix these problems myself, but i'm over 20 hours
of trial and error into this so I think it's time to throw in the
towel.

I will accept any viable suggestions and try them out, if you
need anything else let me know here or via email.


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#2
October 9, 2009 at 00:44:07
After installing XP did you install the Motherboard Chipset Drivers and any other drivers etcetcetc...

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#3
October 9, 2009 at 01:12:27
I got the drivers for the video, sound, network, etc. I didn't install
any motherboard drivers. I'll go figure out what mb it has and find
the drivers, install em, and see what happens. I would assume I
would have more issues than just this if I didn't do that?

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#4
October 9, 2009 at 08:07:44
post the results of a ipconfig /all for review

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#5
October 10, 2009 at 22:54:47
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name ...........: ownage
Primary Dns Suffix...:
Node Type............: Unknown
IP Routing Enabled...: No
WINS Proxy Enabled...: No

Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State..........: Media disconnected
Description..........: Intel<R>Pro/100 VM Network
Connection
Physical Address.....: 00-08-02-B5-B7-77

Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix :
Description....................: Linksys WUSB100
RangePlus Wireless
Physical Address...............: 00-1E-E5-DE-D5-28
DHCP Enabled...................: No

These are what I put in trying to make it Static

IP Address.....................: 97.100.12.65
Subnet Mask....................: 255.255.240.0
Default Gateway................: 97.100.0.1
DNS Servers....................: 65.32.5.111
65.32.5.112


ipconfig /all #2 after allowing it to auto configure

DHCP Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address :169.254.39.84
Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway : Nothing.


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#6
October 11, 2009 at 05:46:35
Autoconfiguration IP Address :169.254.39.84

The above is an APIPA address and what it means is your computer is not contacting the DHCP server. Perhaps it's the device you're trying to connect to that's the problem and not the computer.

I say this because it's highly unusual to have both the wired and wireless interface not connect properly.

Is anything else able to connect, and get a proper IP and surf the web, to your router either via wired or wireless?


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#7
October 11, 2009 at 10:26:53
surely you are not using the 97.100.12.x subnet on the three working wireless computers.

post a ipconfig /all from one of them for review.

Why are you trying to do that ip as static? That looks more like a ip that goes on the wan interface of the wireless router.


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#8
October 11, 2009 at 13:36:35
Well, the router, the cable, and the wireless usb card that is
in the PC. Were all used just days ago when my main PC's
hard drive died, and were all fully functional.

This laptop is connected to that same network, as is 1 other
desktop currently. Posting the laptops ipconfig /all

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Alyssa>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ininja
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cfl.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cfl.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN
Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E1-2B-3E-4C
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.120
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 65.32.5.111
65.32.5.112
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 11,
2009 4:33:07 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 12,
2009 4:33:07 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\Alyssa>


The only reason I tried setting it up as static, is because it
would not auto-configure, and I know the cable/router/wireless
card (i've tried 3) are all fully functional. It is DEFINITELY the
machine. I just don't know what else to try.


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#9
October 12, 2009 at 10:46:33
You were using the wrong ip for setting up static. It would be 192.168.1.x not 97.100.12.65

Can you connect via wired connection?
Are you doing wireless encryption? [you should]

If you can connect wired and only wireless doesn't work I would suspect you are not putting the right passphrase in for the wireless nic to connect to the wireless router.


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#10
October 12, 2009 at 12:49:01
I can't connect wired either. I did notice the IP problem as well, but changing that out didn't do anything. I appreciate you sticking it out this far with me. The computer seems to operate flawlessly overall, just can't read internet.

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#11
October 12, 2009 at 12:55:38
when connected wired do you get a 192.168.1.x ip address?
can you ping the gateway?
if you do a tracert to yahoo.com where does it fail?

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