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#1 BaywoodBill


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:22 PM

I have a desktop and a laptop and 2 printers. My laptop has wireless and it formerly connected to wireless networks and was able to go on to the internet using wireless. Both the laptop and the desktop use WindowsXP.

So, when I put in the second printer I got a router with a wireless capability. My desktop works both printers and goes onto the internet through the router; it's cabled to the router.

After I got done messing with the laptop, here's what happens:

1. It shows the wireless connection when I ask it to find connections.
2. It connects to the wireless connection.... at least it says it connects. It says "connected".
3. I can't access the internet.
4. I can't ping the router or the printer from the laptop.
5. The router sees the laptop when it's connected. The router addressed the laptop and received the MAC address from the laptop.
6. I can't ping the laptop from the desktop.

In addition, it won't access the internet in other wireless networks. It says "connected" but it's playing with me.

Has anyone solved anything like this? I've been beating this around for a couple of months. During that time I got another desktop (installed in another room). It has Vista and it accesses the internet through the wireless connection with no sweat.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:27 PM

After you try to connect, look in Event Viewer and see if anything stands out
Also look in Device Manager for any yellow exclamation points
Can you plug the laptop into the router and will it connect that way?
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#3 BaywoodBill

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:10 PM

Thanks garmanma,

Nothing in Device Manager to raise suspicion. I'll look into the event viewer.

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