Hard to search for this problem so here goes-
I have a P/C wired up to Netgear router. Running Windows XP. AVG 9 paid for on P/C. Have 3 laptops connected wirelessly and were all working fine.
Lost one laptop due unable to boot up (maybe virus?) so salvaged harddrive and saved files to p/c. Then reloaded OS with CD supplied.
Wireless connected automatically to this laptop and it was online.
The two other laptops in the network lost their connections at that time. Message was connected to router but no connectivity to internet.
I connected with ethernet cable and all worked fine so i put it down to settings. I did reboot router just in case.
Checked settings and ensured they were as per router settings setup and that IP addresses were slightly different between the 3. Two laptops still would not connect to internet.
I loaded Netgear router disc into one laptop to set up automatically and it did not work although it said all ok. The settings seem to change from what is entered.
I have one good laptop so i know the connection is working.I can see the settings in IP CONFIG.
The other two went offline at the same time so should not be a virus and they went off because the other one was on.
I have tried auto settings and manual settings and no joy.
The working laptop seems to block the other two but how come
Any ideas ?
Here are my IPCONFIG NUMBERS
P/C LAPTOP 1 LAPTOP2 LAPTOP3
IP 192.168.0.2 192.168.0.3 169.254.194.106 169.254.132.60
SUBNET MASK 255.255.255.0 255.255.255.0 255.255.0.0 255.255.0.0
DEFAULT GATEWAY 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.1 169254.194.106
DHCP ENABLED ENABLED ENABLED
NET BIOS DEFAULT
Router LAN port IP address = 192.168.0.1
DHCP = On
IP Subnet mask = 255.255.255.0
ADSL port IP address = 18.104.22.168
IP Subnet mask = 255.255.255.255
Gateway IP = 22.214.171.124
Laptop 1 works fine no problem. I changed settings manually in the other laptops to match the working laptop with different IP address
ie. 192.168.0.6 but did't work.
All devices in the same room.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by freddyuk, 28 May 2010 - 02:27 AM.