New Wireless Router Woes

May 11, 2009 at 15:48:33
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi all. Hopefully you can help me with something that's been causing me grief all day long. I got a fresh new D-Link DIR-615 wireless router today along with an also fresh new Rosewill PCI wireless adapter.

Well, as luck would have it, something has gone wrong. On the computer with the new wireless adapter, I can see the new router just fine. It even connects...to an extent. I can get a local connection, but actual internet usage is a no go.

For what it's worth, a quick ipconfig /all shows me that everything is in order: gateway and DNS settings are all 192.168.0.1. which is the router default.

I have no idea what the problem could be. Any ideas? Feel free to talk down to me, because this networking stuff is way over my head. :P


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#1
May 11, 2009 at 18:18:54
Check the routers log for internet connection errors.
Check also the status page to see, whether the router is connected to your ISP and got a public IP address from the ISP.

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#2
May 11, 2009 at 18:41:42
I don't have any errors in my log, but I definitely do not see an IP address aside from 192.168.1.34 under the WAN section of my device info page.

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#3
May 11, 2009 at 18:54:45
Have you checked the cable from the router to the modem.
You may also try to restart the modem by powering off and then on again.

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#4
May 11, 2009 at 19:23:43
I think I need to be a little clearer. Two computers are involved in this. I have one that has a ethernet cable connecting the computer to the wireless modem. That's the one I'm typing this response on. It works fine. It's the one I'm trying to connect with the PCI adapter that I'm having trouble with. I know there's not a problem with the cable from the router to the modem because I can read this. :P

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#5
May 11, 2009 at 19:49:43
Ok, did you use the manufacturers wireless tool to configure and establish the connection?
Have you also tried the Microsoft Wireless Connection Manager?
Sometimes the manufacturers tool did not work properly.

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#6
May 12, 2009 at 04:57:58
I tried it both ways, actually. I tried it manually first (because I usually know what I'm doing with a computer :P), but then tried running the wizard after I first started having trouble. It didn't work either way.

I HAVE looked in the connection manager, but I didn't see a problem. The wireless connection is set to obtain an IP and DNS settings automatically, yet the error I get is a DNS error.


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#7
May 12, 2009 at 05:25:02
Just for the sake of having more information, I decided to see if my Nintendo Wii (which has built-in wireless capability) could pick up a connection off the router. It couldn't. This leads me to believe that the router isn't broadcasting its signal properly, but I have no idea what to do about that sort of thing.

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#8
May 12, 2009 at 11:47:24
Ok, if you only get a dns error, simply try to set it manually in the network configuration of your laptop.
Use the DNS server address of your ISP.
Some routers do have problems to act as a dns server.
So if you configure it manually, your problem should be solved.

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