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    Question computer won't access internet through wireless router

    I have two laptops (one Vista, one XP) that happily connect through a DLink wireless router (2007 purchase) to the internet - using Access Point (infrastructure) mode.

    My problem is that while my third computer (XP) will connect to the router, it will not connect to the internet. I am using Netgear's software to configure the wireless connection, and the screen display shows green lights and says "connected to router". The computer is configured for "never dial a connection" for internet access.


    I have tried every setting variation I can think of but without success.

    Is there a simple answer?

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    Default Re: computer won't access internet through wireless router

    Welcome to PressF1!

    Are you able to ping the access point IP address from the suspect machine?
    How are the IP addresses configured on all the machines? DHCP/Automatic or manual?
    To access the internet you need to make sure that there is a gateway IP (Internet router) and DNS servers (Can be Internet router or ISPs DNS servers) configured on the machines.

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    Default Re: computer won't access internet through wireless router

    Thanks.

    The Vista laptop has IPV4 IP address set to 10.1.1.254 and IPV4 DNS server address set to 10.1.1.1. Works perfectly.

    The XP laptop is set to obtain IP address (and DNS server address) automatically. Works perfectly.

    The machine that doesn't work (desktop XP) will connect to the router (but not internet) with IP address set to 10.1.1.253 and DNS server set to 10.1.1.1. If I set it to acquire IP and DNS automatically, it tries for a while and then says "connection "has limited or no connectivity"

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    Default Re: computer won't access internet through wireless router

    Put an ip in manually for the XP desktop.

    Put in 10.1.1.1 for the preferred dns server ip, and the main dns server ip for your ISP in under alternate dns server.

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    Default Re: computer won't access internet through wireless router

    The desktop IP 10.1.1.253 has been manually entered.
    Not sure how I get DNS server from ISP (Xtra)? - the alternate DNS server box is currently blank.

    What I really can't understand is why the XP laptop is OK with automatically getting IP and DNS server addresses, but XP desktop isn't??? Possibly because laptop is XP Pro while desktop is XP Home?

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    Default Re: computer won't access internet through wireless router

    It doesnt matter if one is Pro and the other is Home.

    Its the same with dialup.

    Unless something has been entered in under primary or alternate DNS server, you wont get on the net either.

    Ive got the Dlink wireless router (Gen II) (but not using the wireless).

    I had to put the ips in manually, so I could send files in IRC (otherwise it wouldnt work).

    I would say doing the same thing, even tho youre using wireless, would fix it.

    Try 202.27.158.40 or 202.27.156.72 (Xtra's DNS servers)

    Change the bottom option to use the following DNS server addresses

    Preferred 10.1.1.1
    Alternate 202.27.158.40

    And if that doesnt work the wireless isnt configured properly. Or if youre using another firewall, its blocking it.
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 01-11-2007 at 11:17 AM.

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    I would put the NIC to DHCP, that way IP and DNS is set automatically!
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    Default Re: computer won't access internet through wireless router

    Quote Originally Posted by SolMiester View Post
    I would put the NIC to DHCP, that way IP and DNS is set automatically!
    Well in theory that should work, but then this may depend on WHAT the model of the router is. And WHAT ports you're going to use / forward.

    Like this one, it says on the site (If you want to do port forwarding), its better to manually give EACH pc an ip.

    As the router (the ports you add, are ip dependent).

    And even tho you add one port for whatever (and I add it to my ip), it wont work with the other PC here, UNTIL I add it (the port) to that PC's ip address.

    And it was the only way I could send files in IRC.

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    Default Re: computer won't access internet through wireless router

    Do you have any security enabled on the wireless access point?

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    Default Re: computer won't access internet through wireless router

    Changed the bottom option for the DNS server to 02.27.158.40 but no joy (also rebooted, and tried dropping the desktop firewall).
    The router uses WEP, correct network key is entered on the desktop.
    Not sure what putting the NIC to DHCP means??

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