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linksys wireless connection problem

By oldsupreme ·
All of the computers in my home network connect to the
internet just
fine through the linksys router except for 1. Dell Desktop
running XP.
The computer says that it is connected to the internet but
I can't browse
and no programs can connect. I disabled all the norton
stuff. I currently
have no security on the network. Any advice is really
appreciated.
thanks!

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Try this...

by Unni Slash In reply to linksys wireless connecti ...

To make sure,if the computer is actually connected to the internet,go to command prompt.
Start-->Run--> type 'cmd'
In command window,try the command 'ping google.com'
In the result,If you get a 'reply from',the issue might be with web browser or some software is blocking the web browser from browsing webpages.If you get 'request timed out',you have to re-configure your wireless network.
Also try going to safe mode with networking.If internet works fine in safe mode,you have to find out the confliciting software which usually will be a security software.Uninstall that.

Regards
Unni

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xp firewall?

by sgt_shultz In reply to Try this...

you mentioned turning off norton, did you also turn off the xp firewall. i like suggestion of pinging a website. i would also ping the gateway.
can you access websites from the problem box using ip addresses? if ip works but names don't you have a dns misconfiguration. this is usually a wrong gateway setting.
have you compared the ipconfig /all info from a working box to the non working one?
How to: from each box, Start/Run/cmd then press enter then at command prompt type ipconfig /all then press enter

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delete please

by oldsupreme In reply to xp firewall?

delete please

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Or this

by alphatech9 In reply to Try this...

Just in case, if you can't ping the website, try pinging the router.

In the cmd prompt type in ipconfig/all and look for the default gateway/DNS/DHCP server number (probably 192.168.???.???) trying a ping command on that number and see if the router is working.

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Still not working, here are my results

by oldsupreme In reply to Or this

Thanks for the feedback so far. Here's what I got:
Windows firewall is off.
I cannot ping google.com from the command prompt
I can get into the router setup with the 192.168.1.1
IE does not work in safe mode

ipconfig from non-working machine:
-Adapter info
Media state: Media disconnected
Description: CNET PRO200WL PCI fast Ethernet Adapeter
Physical Addresss: 00-08-A1-29-7B-C6
-Ethernet adapter wireless
Connection specific DNS Suffix: hsd1.ma.comcast.net
Description: NETGEAR 108Mbps Wireless PCI adapter
WG311T
Physical Address: 00-0F-B5-22-29-B7
Dhcp enabled: Yes
Auto config enabled: Yes
IP Address: 192.168.1.103
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
DNS Server: 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained: 07/25/2007
Lease Expires: 07/26/2007

-ipconfig from working machine
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Personal Area
Network from
TOSHIBA
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-FE-95-8E-1C

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8036
PCI-E Fast Eth
ernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-A9-8C-E8-FD

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
hsd1.ma.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Networ
k Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-DE-B8-67-8C
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.71.226
68.87.73.242
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 25, 2007
10:45:04 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, June 26, 2007
10:45:04 AM

Thanks again and any more ideas are really appreciated

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Try Manually Setting IP Settings

by christophe0241 In reply to Still not working, here a ...

I don't know why, but at times in my home network, I have to manually configure a computer with a static ip address. Control Panel>Network Connections right-click on active connection and go to properties. Scroll down in option box until you see Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Highlight it and click on properties. Enter in your information there.<br><br>Also, how many computers do you have at home. As Comcast is expanding its service area, their Terms & Conditions are changing. They recently took over the Memphis, TN area from Time Warner and in doing so implemented a 1 device per connection rule. Basically, the contract states that if you want more than one device, you have to pay a $150 "Home Network Set-up Fee" and an additional $10 per month of service. To get around this, you must Clone the MAC address of the computer that you registered the service through on your router.<br><br>To do this: Dial into the configuration for the router (192.168.1.1 in a browser window) and fish around for an option to "Clone MAC address". I know that the Linksys WRT54GS has the option clearly listed in the top line of tabs.

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Change DNS

by IC-IT In reply to Still not working, here a ...

On the non-working computer to the same as the working computer i.e the 68.87.71.226 and 68.87.73.242

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SOLVED

by oldsupreme In reply to Change DNS

Thanks bwil setting the dns worked!

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Your Welcome

by IC-IT In reply to SOLVED
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