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02-06-2006, 11:19 PM
I got a problem with a wireless network connection.

I got a dsl modem and a wireless access point.
Modem is on this machine via cable
access point connects to modem via cable
laptop is susposed to work from the wifi

Laptop pings the modem no worries
Laptop pings the wireless access point no worries
Laptop cannot access browser email etc etc

I am sure I am missing some silly setting somewhere, please help

03-06-2006, 12:27 AM
Check firewalls on your laptop. This is almost always teh thing that blocks it. I have never had any other problem, although I have a one in all firewall, dsl modem, router, wireless access point, print server which makes this a lot easier.

03-06-2006, 12:49 AM
Only firewall currently installed on the laptop is windows and thats disabled.

Any other ideas?

03-06-2006, 01:03 AM
Is the ADSL user/pass entered correctly? Is DNS set up correctly? Can you ping google.com? Can you ping (also google.com)?

03-06-2006, 01:08 AM
laptop sees router and modem easily and ping succeeds, ping fails on anything outside the network including google as posted above.

03-06-2006, 01:13 AM
Is the ADSL user/pass entered correctly? Is the modem actually online?

This (http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=69447) thread may also end up being useful, as the issues sound similar (although this guy has a combined router/AP and yours are separate)

03-06-2006, 01:20 AM
Modem is online as its also connected to this machine (desktop) the pass is entered correctally in the modem configuration settings not sure where to enter it on the laptop if at all.

03-06-2006, 01:27 AM
modem and access point model numbers may help.

are you using wep/wpa

check your local IP's for clashes

03-06-2006, 01:30 AM
DSE 802.11g Access Point XH8287
DSE ADSL Router UTP XH1169


Not sure what you mean about the ip's I am a network novice

03-06-2006, 01:36 AM
If the desktop is connected to the internet via the same setup, it's obviously an issue with the laptop. It's clearly not the wireless, as you can ping the modem with it.

Just a shot in the dark, but I think you haven't set up the gateway addressing correctly (on the laptop). Are you using DHCP or manual configuration? If DHCP, which device is acting as the server?

You don't need to enter the ADSL user/pass on the laptop.

03-06-2006, 01:39 AM
Using the DHCP automatic setup, I agree with you about the problem being in the laptop.

03-06-2006, 01:40 AM
Have you configured your gateway IP correctly for the laptop? Also DNS as mentioned previously?

Network connections, r-click your wireless connection and select status, choose support tab. This should give you your IP, subnet mask, and Gateway.

Edit - Took too long!

03-06-2006, 01:42 AM
Which device is acting as the DHCP server? Are they both acting as a server?

03-06-2006, 01:44 AM
IP =

03-06-2006, 01:45 AM
See post #13. Which machine's IP info is that?

03-06-2006, 01:48 AM
DHCP I am not sure, where would I find that out?

the IP info is from the laptop.

03-06-2006, 01:52 AM
You would find that out from the configuration page on each device. What is the IP address of the modem? What is the IP address of the AP? What is the same info for the desktop machine?

03-06-2006, 02:02 AM
Modem =
DHCP Enabled

Access Point
Can't see a DHCP setting anywhere on here


03-06-2006, 02:10 AM
There's your problem. The modem's IP ( and the laptop gateway ( should be identical. Change the gateway setting on the laptop (to, and also in the modem DHCP settings.

If you can't see a DHCP setting on the AP, it's probably not capable of being a DHCP server. Don't worry about it.

03-06-2006, 02:25 AM
Did this solve your problem? I'm going to bed soon, so if you have any last-minute questions ask them now! (or wait for someone else to answer them).

03-06-2006, 02:26 AM
The google IP now pings successfully but the browser still isn't working

03-06-2006, 02:31 AM
Excellent. What are your DNS server settings? Does the google hostname ping correctly? Try setting your primary DNS to You may also need to restart the browser.

03-06-2006, 02:36 AM
DNS areas are empty, nothing is in them at all
but the DNS you gave me works

Thank you :)

03-06-2006, 02:40 AM
No problem, glad I could help. If you can be bothered, enter that DNS address into the DHCP config on the modem. That will help to prevent this problem occurring in future if you add another machine.

I'm going to bed. 'Night.

06-06-2006, 11:15 PM
I had what might be a similar problem a couple of days ago setting up a Dynalink USB wireless thing on my partner's old Tosh running ME. The install didn't set up tcp/ip -- can't remember the details -- but worth looking in the network setup at the tcp/ip properties.