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#1 The Trip

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 10:07 PM

I dont have much knowledge in setting up networks, and internet and stuff. So I will need help.
Heres the goal.

we have 4 comptuters.
My Computer will have the modem hooked up (since it is fastest) (dont already)
My Oldest Brother will have his though a router (Done already)
My Parents Computer will have a direct connect through USB (Done Already).
My other brother will have his though a wireless PCI card - Netgear Wireless G (Need help).

I installed the Adapter, and installed the drivers and utilitys,

It has a signal, and the try Icon for the Utility turned green, and windows' network unplugged Icon disapeers.
But when I go and open up a browser I cannot view any thing, and with IE, no matter what site I go to it says Cannot connect to Search Page.

Please Help me out here.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 12:18 AM

I am lost...what is the internet connection connect to? Then how are each computer connected to that device? Then how is the problem computer connected?

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 11:24 PM

I have
eMachines
Old Compaq
X-blade
New Compaq


the eMachines has the DSL modem which is already putting out a signal it is a 2wire Modem from SBC-Yahoo

the Old compaq is connected directly with USB

the New Compaq is connected using a USB Network Adapter

and the X-blade is Wireless PCI.


The X-blade is the problem, It is using a Netgear Wireless G (Model: WG311)
I installed the Drivers and Utilities, and it found the network, all ok. I pressed connect, gave it a WEP encryption and applied. I tested it by using the internet.
No browsers worked (firefox or IE)
IE says, Problem contacting Search Page (or someting similar).

Then when I have confirmed that the Wireless G works, I will switch the connections between the eMachines (directly to modem) with the X-Blade (which is wireless right now). So the X-blade will have the modem, and the eMachines will have the Wirless.

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:44 PM

The first step in a network when diagnosing problems is to make sure the other computers can all speak to each other. Can they?

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 03:34 PM

Yes, they are all online and well, I only have the problem with the wireless connection.

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 06:59 PM

Forget the internet right now. Can you ping the other computers from your wireless computer? This will tell us if its a internet (router) problem or a networking issue

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:05 PM

I'm not sure what you mean....
If you mean can I find the Network, yes I can, it finds the signal all ok.

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 11:42 PM

No can you ping another computer from the wireless machine.

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 06:47 PM

How would I go about doing that??


--(Sorry I am a little :thumbsup: :flowers: when i comes to networking).

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 09:27 PM

First get an ip address from one computer that is working. To do that click on start, then run, and type cmd and press enter. Then type ipconfig and press enter. You can type exit to exit the dos prompt.

Then from the computer that is not working, click on start, then run, and type cmd and press enter. At the dos prompt type:

ping ipaddressfromothermachine

and press enter. If it can see it , it will reply to the pings

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 12:36 AM

It said unable to find host....so I guess no it cant ping the other comp.

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 10:20 AM

Is the wireless computer getting an ip address? If so what is it?

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 11:22 AM

Nope it is not....it says unable to find host (or something very similar)
I tried many times... ping ipaddressfromothermachine
and in different ways, none of them work. I am running Windows 2K (if that makes any difference).

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 10:07 PM

What I wanted to know is how is the wireless computer getting an ip address? Is it using dhcp? Run ipconfig aon i t and tell me the ip address

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 11:01 AM

Nope, no IP




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