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Wireless Home Network Question. PLS HELP!


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I'm trying to setup a wireless network with D-Link's DI-614+ and DWL-120+. I have a LAN cable going strait from my cable modem to my router's WAN port. My router is not hooked up to any computer. I have another comp upstairs that I'm trying to get hooked up to the net with a wireless adapter. I have checked my IPConfig in CMD and I've got my IP address, subnet mask and gateway all running good. I also pinged my router's IP in CMD, I've got all 4 packets send/received. So the adapter connects to the router and receives good signal. I have no idea why I can't get on the net. I've tried IE and Firefox with no luck. The PC is a WIN XP with SP2, has win firewall disabled (for the router connection to go through). I have tried using both static and dynamic IPís. Any suggestions :tazz:
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first test....will this computer work with a cat5 cable to the router?
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whoops, read it a second time,


What about DNS info? Are you getting that?

ipconfig /all
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Yes. And as I said the computer connects and gets an IP address. Right now I'm thinking maybe I just need to "tell" my comp how to connect to the net, but how? I have tried using IEís Connections utility, but it didnít help.
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Yes, I've got my DNS "hsd1.co.comcast.net."
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This is exactly what I've been wanting to do, but you guys are way beyond me.
JokeR, how about explaining how you got where you are to a network dummy?
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Bmfpdbill what is your problem? Is it the same as mine or do you just need info on how to get started?
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!~*BUMP*~!
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Ahh, forgot about this thread....well, that is interesting. Things should be working.

Let's use a couple of windows tools to run a report

Start > Help and support > Networking and the Web > Fixing Networking and Web Problems

Under PICK A TASK > choose DIAGNOSING NETWORK CONFIG....

click SET SCANNING OPTIONS, check everything, then scan

report failures
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Hello Gerry. I followed your instructions and after the scan these are the only two things that did not pass: WINS Servers and Network Clients. Also it says that my IE Web Proxy is not configured. Hope this is enough info to somehow fix this problem. :tazz:
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blank or FAILED?

WINS Servers
Surprised it gave you anything here unless you are on a business network that uses WINS.

Network Clients
This is likely your problem

IE Web Proxy
Not really important unless you have a proxy server, which you would not at home.

Start > CONNECT O, choose SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS, right click your WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION, properties, what in the box that says

THIS CONNECTION USES THE FOLLOWING.....
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OK here are the things that it shows in my properties: Client for Microsoft Networks, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, QoS Packet Scheduler, TCP/IP Protocol.
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dd not work -- WINS Servers and Network Clients

You didn't answer a question: blank or failed?
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