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Wireless Network Works Fine, But Cant Get On Internet


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#1 ski11racr

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 01:06 PM

I just got a brand new computer with wireless capabilities. After some configuring, i am connected to my home network, but i cant connect to the internet that is set up on the host computer. i have already checked all the settings on my computer, disabled the firewall (because i have windows xp sp2), and reset the router twice. i am just wondering what else could be the problem. could the local area connection have something to do with it? please help.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 01:08 PM

How did you attempt to hook up so far? Did you try this:

start > control panel > network connections > wireless network setup wizard
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Or this on the host computer:

start > control panel . network connections > setup or change your work or home network setup
Run the wizard, choose "This computer connects directly to the internet. The other computers on my network connect to the internet through this computer"
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Wait a minute. Upon rereading your original post, I need to know what you are using a router for. Is it a wireless router? If so, then your new computer is not connecting to the internet through the 'host' computer, but rather through the router.

I shall await your answers.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 14 February 2006 - 01:13 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 01:10 PM

that was the first thing i did

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 01:32 PM

Arre you trying to access the internet thru the hos computer, or thru the router? If you are trying to access thru the host computer, stop and go thru the router.
If you are going thru the host computer it will be in ad hoc mode.
Go to Start>Run>cmd>ipconfig /all. What is your Gateway, if any?

Edited by acklan, 14 February 2006 - 01:32 PM.

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