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My friend is connected to a network, but can not get on the internet?

By emeraldstorm ·
I've tried resetting the cache, did the advanced internet options procedure, I'm not sure what to do. I've tried multiple things I have found on the internet, and nothing works. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

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When you connect to your neighbor's WiFi

by robo_dev In reply to My friend is connected to ...

Sorry, I mean when your friend connects to a network, you typically are assigned an IP address and a default gateway. The default gateway is often the path to the internet, so the first question is if you have an IP address, the second question is can you ping the default gateway?

What type of network is this? Wired or wireless? Is this a residential LAN, a school network, defense contractor network??

What OS is your friend running?

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He normally uses this network

by emeraldstorm In reply to When you connect to your ...

Which is why it is weird. He lives in the house and we all share a wireless network. He is running Vista. How do I ping the default gateway?

Thanks for the quick response. : )

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First of all

by robo_dev In reply to He normally uses this net ...

goto a CMD prompt and type ipconfig

the last line should say Default gateway.... and typically 192.168 something for an IP, like 192.168.0.1 for most home lans.

type PING 192.168.0.1

What security are you running on the WLAN? WEP, WPA, nothing?

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I honestly don't know how to find out what security i'm using on wlan

by emeraldstorm In reply to First of all

I did what you said to do. I found the default gateway and the address was 192.168.2.1

I pinged 192.168.0.1 and got a repeating message saying "request timed out"

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ok i found it

by emeraldstorm In reply to I honestly don't know how ...

the network has no security settings

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You pinged the wrong number ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I honestly don't know how ...

robo_dev gave you an EXAMPLE of 'something like 192.168.0.1' and suggested that you then Ping 192.168.0.1.

If your default Gateway is listed as 192.168.2.1 then THAT is the number you should PING. :)

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Thanks so much!

by emeraldstorm In reply to You pinged the wrong numb ...

Ok so I pinged the default gateway number and got 4 replies.

"reply from 192.168.2.1: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64"...etc

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Sound like he found out and turned off DHCP

by CG IT In reply to He normally uses this net ...

if you can't get an address well no ticky no laundry...

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