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#1 jhock


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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:26 PM


I am new to this site and hope someone can offer offeer advise. I cannot access the Internet on our home computer, which is using a wireless network.

I am only modertely computer literate, but see that I have a good wireless connection (although thes strength seems to fluctuate bewteen very good and low a lot.

After reading a few posts on this site, I have a good ping retrun from my IP address, but it does not list a default gateway? Also, when I trieed to renew my IPconfig, it said it ws "unable to contct your DHCP server".

Help? :thumbsup:

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:21 PM

What type of wireless router are you using? Do you have DHCP enabled on that router? You would need that enabled so that it will assign you an ip address and gateway

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:24 PM

Another thing that you need if you're not using DHCP is settings for your DNS Servers. This allows you to reference sites as www.google.com instead of by their IP addresses ( for google.com)

If you are using static IP addresses, check the settings on your wireless router's connection to the internet. It should list on the administration page all the settings.
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