some sites dont open in laptop via wifi but open via lan

December 15, 2016 at 03:45:42
Specs: Windows 8.1, i5/ 4gb ram
There are two routers. I used the ethernet cable from the LAN port of primary router and connected it to WAN port of my secondary router.
On doing so, I connected my laptop to the wifi, some websites work fine but some do not. Even google does not work but you tube does work fine.
But when I directly connect the cable to my laptop, there is no problem.
My primary router IP is and configured to PPPOE.
My secondary router IP is and configured to Dynamic.

One confusing thing is the sites run in my android phone via wifi but the same sites do not run in laptop via wifi.

Morever, if I make my secondary router primary and configure it as primary, the same sites which did not run earlier, does not run run.

Is it the problem with the router? Is it damaged? Or did I misconfigured?
please help.

message edited by SagarBest

See More: some sites dont open in laptop via wifi but open via lan

Report •

December 15, 2016 at 03:51:32
You didn't say why you are using two routers (most people only use one, and where a second one is used it has be configured as a repeater, some routers don't support that).

Try with just one router and see if that fixes the problem.

Report •

December 15, 2016 at 04:06:41
My house is far away from the house that has primary router. So, I connected my secondary router with ethernet cable.

If I use only one router, the one with having issues, the same problem exist. Some sites do not run on my laptop. But it runs in my android phone.

And if I use only one router, the one which is working fine, there is no problem. The sites run on my laptop.

Report •

December 15, 2016 at 04:57:42

I did exactly according to the following video and it solved the issue.
I manually set the DNS.

But my question is: is it safe?

message edited by SagarBest

Report •

Related Solutions

December 15, 2016 at 07:11:36
Sorry phil22 but you're incorrect when you say "and where a second one is used it has be configured as a repeater" A repeater is only necessary if you're connecting wirelessly. In this case, the OP connected with a network cable. Connected it incorrectly mind you for what he's using it for but more of that later in my response.

If you click on my name in my response and then click on my "how-to" guides you'll see one for adding a second router. I recommend reading it through as it details the two different ways to connect a second router with a LAN cable.

I have a second router configured in my home and it's basically configured as a wireless access point/switch. In my case, I'm using a single subnet so the LAN port to LAN port version is what I used. I disabled unneeded services (ex: DHCP) on the second router and configured it's wireless identically to the wifi on my primary.


You should have connected from a LAN port on the primary to a LAN port on the secondary. Connecting to the WAN port on the downstream router as you did makes for extra (and unnecessary) configuration of the second router. Read my how-to guide you'll see what I mean.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

Report •

Ask Question