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Wireless Access question

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#1 compugeek


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Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:37 PM

Here's the situation -

I received a Toshiba Satellite laptop and Linksys Wireless Router for Christmas. I set up the router and plugged in my desktop and everything is good to go. When I tried configuring for wireless access so I could surf using my laptop, that's where the problems lie. It worked for like a day and then crapped out and hasn't worked since. Everything is showing good, but I am not able to access the Internet using Internet Explorer. I can ping IP addresses using the laptop but cannot get to those corresponding websites.

Both desktop and laptop have XP Home. I don't have any issues when working with the desktop but cannot get things working with the laptop. When I run the little diagnostic tool on the laptop it says Unable to renew IP address.

I think I've narrowed it down to something with the router. I can ping the router from the laptop but not the laptop from the router. I can also ping the IP for Google from the router but cannot ping any of the network connections set up on this side of the router.

I am not totally computer illiterate but my networking experience is not too great, especially when dealing with wireless networks.

Any ideas?

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 20 January 2005 - 07:41 PM

Do you have a firewall running on your local pc? Even sp2 firewall?

If you go to a cmd prompt and type ipconfig /all and press enter do you have a gateway, dns server, and ip address?



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Posted 21 January 2005 - 03:37 AM

I had an issue with a Linksys wireless router as well. I ended up calling Linksys and they directed me to a help web site that will troubleshoot your system:


Of course, my problem turned out to be operator error - I had turned off the wireless on the laptop.
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