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Wireless networking Help

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by sri_n, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. sri_n

    sri_n Member

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    Hello,

    I am having a bit of a trouble with my wireless network setup at home and was wondering if any one of you had any ideas..

    I have a wireless router at home, to which I have been able to successfully connect 2 machines via wireless access points, and I can surf the internet etc.

    I have a third machine (a laptop) where I have a wireless PCMCIA card based access point set up. I am trying to get this machine setup to connect to the internet. From what I can tell, the card on this PC is working, and I am able to connect to the router. I am able to administer my router from this machine without a hardwired connection, that tells me that the machine is connected to the router. But for some odd reason I am unable to get past my router to the outside world. I cannot get to sites, or ping yahoo, etc.

    I have no issues with the other machines in my house, all of which are wirelessly connected to the same router.

    Any ideas regarding what is going on? I have tried everything possible within my limited knowledgebase...

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Sri
     
  2. GeorgeSC

    GeorgeSC Southern Walker

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    What kind of router do you have?
    I would look for the following:
    "Parental blocking" it might call it something else, it may be enabled by accident and blocking your (that particular) machine.
    and also check to make sure that it is pointed to the correct DNS server (although, DHCP should auto assign one from your wireless router)
    can you ping this ip address, 198.77.116.8 ?

    GSC
     
  3. sri_n

    sri_n Member

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    GSC, thanks for your reply.

    I have a DLink 802.11b router. I checked the firewall, and parental control settings and nothing seems amiss. They are not enabled.

    i just noticed that the wireless zero configuration service was not running properly... not sure if that had anything to do with it. I just rebooted my machine and it works fine now, though I still cannot figure out what was wrong.
     
  4. GeorgeSC

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    NP
    good old reboot, can never go wrong with that :D
     

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