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Laptop Won't Connect


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#1 tomthebomb231

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:03 PM

my laptop won't connect to my router. I think there is an issue with my laptop's ip address or something because when i did the ipconfig thing it had either a bunch of zeros or blank space next to ip address, subnet mask, and all that other stuff. My desktop works fine (which is what i am on right now) and since it connects to the same router and modem i think the router is fine.

just so you know my router is a linksys SRX200
my modem is a ADSL modem

I don't have any idea what to do so help please.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:21 PM

In the properties for your connection set the IP to automatically configure itself. If it already is and not working then do it backwards give it an IP of something like 192.168.0.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and try connecting.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:00 PM

Are you trying to connect wireless or wired?
Open a command prompt on your laptop and type ping 127.0.0.1
What was the result?
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:34 PM

Ok so I did what Tomo2 said and i set the ip and sub net myself. This actually allowed me to connect with my network but when i tried loading firefox or IE it would not load. So I set the ip to automatical obtain itself. All this did was set the ip and all those other things I can't remember to a bunch of zeros and then I lost my connection to my network

My laptop connection is wireless (the laptop has some Dell wireless card in it)

my desktop connects to the router through a cord while the laptop is supposed to connect wirelessly (and it has worked fine for a couple of months now)

The router then connects to my modem
the modem then connects to a phone jack in the wall
I have DSL internet



ok so I did that ping 127.0.0.1 thing and I got a reply saying i had sent 4 packets and received 4 packets, whatever that means.
anyway I thought it was kind of strange that I got a reply even though I was not even connected to my network.

Edited by tomthebomb231, 22 January 2008 - 11:36 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:06 AM

Here is a link to set up your wireless connection http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesssetup.mspx
The 127.0.0.1 is just a loop back address to your machine so you can ignore that part.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:40 PM

ok so i reinstalled my router for a second time and this time i changed the password and I fiddled around with some of the settings then I tried connecting and it worked :thumbsup:
I am not sure what was wrong with it since it has worked fine for a couple of months but anyway its working now

thanks for all your help




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