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Can't Surf Internet My LAN Status Is Connected.

By bryron93 ·
I have just come to USA with my sony laptop and i am staying with my friend and i connect his lan line on my laptop the LAN Status is connected by i can't surf the internet?Pls help i have been solving this problem for 2 weeks i have no idea.

the ipconfig show
Connection-specific DNS Suffix..:Nothing
IP Address.......:192.168.0.11
Subnet Mask......:255.255.255.0
Default GateWay..:192.168.0.1
My friend is using a Switch .Linksys EFAH05W.

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That is probably the problem

by w2ktechman In reply to Well Thank You

If there is no router, that cable/dsl modem is only handing out 1 IP address, and it is going to another computer. If you do not get a valid IP address to connect with, it will not work.

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That is probably the problem

by bryron93 In reply to That is probably the prob ...

i dont know what u mean?

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Where is the modem connected?

by IC-IT In reply to That is probably the prob ...

If it is on your friends computer, you will likely need to use that IP as the Gateway.
You say you are on the LAN, are you in the same workgroup?
Worst case scenario use the Internet sharing wizard (that is likely how he setup the others). Speaking of which, can your friend not remember how he set up the other computers or did you guys just create the LAN?

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Where is the modem connected?

by bryron93 In reply to Where is the modem connec ...

he use the same way to setup my laptop but still cant surf....

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Sorry, let me explain

by w2ktechman In reply to That is probably the prob ...

I just got back from a setup at someones apt. It sounded very similar. There was a cable modem, and he had plugged in his Mac notebook, He was assigned a DHCP address.
A while later he plugged in his Win notebook, and could not get an IP. I tried, same thing, even with my notebook. no IP (autoconfig only). Rebooting the cable/dsl modem EACH TIME the computers were switched solved the problem.

he cable modem was allowed to hand out 1 IP address. It kept it in memory for which system had it.

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Sorry, let me explain

by bryron93 In reply to Sorry, let me explain

what do u mean by Rebooting the cable/dsl modem EACH TIME the computers were switched solved the problem.

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Ok. I'll explain

by 1bn0 In reply to Sorry, let me explain

This is actually more leeway than cable internet providers allow.

The cable modem registers the MAC addess from the newtwork card of the first computer to access the internet. After that that is the only computert allowed on the connection.

If you want to connect more than one computer they will reprogram the modem to allow the extra conncetions. AND CHARGE YOU FOR THE EXTRA IP ADDRESSES. The same way they want to charge for every tv connected to the cable in your house.

They don not want you to share the connection without paying extra for. Usually their tech support will not help you set up a router on the connection. The best I could get from one tech support staffer was that it WAS possible but he was NOT ALLOWED to tell me how. Once I heard that I relaized what was going on.

I configured the router to spoof the MAC address of the computer that actaully worked on the cable meodem. Problem solved. That is the main reason that feature is provided in routers.

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Time?

by ctrservices In reply to Can't Surf Internet My LA ...

Did you change your Internet time to your new zone?

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Time?

by bryron93 In reply to Time?

yes i have change is to Eastern Time Zone.

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Got your email.

by 1bn0 In reply to Can't Surf Internet My LA ...

It sounds like you are trying to use your friends DSL modem without a router.

Does his modem require a PPPoE Dial-up networking connection to work. If so you would need the same configuration on your machine. PPPoE is an extra protocol beyond the basic TCP/IP for transporting over a "dial-up" connection. It also provides for the requirement of a username and password before you can use the connection. As you are getting an IP from the modem I suspect you need to configure a PPPoE connection.


How to create a PPPoE connection in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283070
Did you have dsl at another location before this? If yes was there any required software installed for that service. You may have to uninstall that software before you can continue.

The best way to share a high speed connection is with a router.

In my opionion it is the ONLY way. I recommend using a router even you ONLY HAVE ONE COMPUTER connected to the modem.

Some High-Speed modems/ ISP providers will accomodate a hub or switch and provide ip addresses to all the machines connected but that is the exception rather than the rule.

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