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So I guess this is your router, and your laptop has connected to the Internet via wireless before your computer was fixed.

I hope someone else can help cause I'm rather clueless regarding his problem, not to mention inexperienced. According to him, he has been able to connect to the Internet wirelessly before his computer was fixed. His laptop can connect to the Internet when wired. That rules out the proxy settings.


Please go to the device manager and see if your wireless network adapter has been installed.
To do this, click Start then right click on My Computer->Properties. Select the Hardware tab then click Device Manager. Click the + sign on the left side beside network adapters. Your wireless adapter's status should be there, indicated by the presence or absence of a red X. Try updating it as well.

You're wireless adapter's IP settings may also be the problem. Please refer here (post 8 and 9 specifically) to see how to set IP assignment to automatic.

Your issues in wireless might also be caused by incorrect wireless configuration like SSID, wep key, index, etc. Log in to your router's admin page to see the wireless settings and verify that your laptop is configured correctly as well.

Hope that helps

Edited by ditrackster, 15 May 2008 - 07:54 PM.

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ok thanks ill try that
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i still cant get it to work. is there somehow i can change the router settings?
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yeah. that's what you need to check to see if the wireless settings in your laptop is the same as that with your router.
I need you to specify which router model you have. If you don't know what it is, you can identify it from the routers on
this site
. We need to know what IP is used for your router's configuration page. I guess it's 192.168.1.1 but I believe that it can differ depending on the router.

Edited by ditrackster, 18 May 2008 - 10:51 PM.

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i tried to update the driver but it didn't seem to help. the model of the router is the one on this page http://www.linksys.c...d=0034939789B08

how can i identify the ip addresses?
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All the broadband routers I've "had contact with" were using 192.168.1.1 as the IP.
I'm sure it's the same for this.

Might want to read these for reference:
http://www.haxial.co...config/linksys/
http://compnetworkin...sys_passwds.htm

Good luck po! Just come back here if you need more help.

Question to anyone who reads this:
Do all broadband routers use 192.168.1.1 as their IP?
My experience with broadband routers is limited. I don't even own one myself. :)

EDIT: Found the answer 2 mins after posting. :)
Default IP of broadband routers aren't always 192.168.1.1 :)

Edited by ditrackster, 20 May 2008 - 05:52 PM.

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i cant seem to log into the router using the ip address given.is just tells me cannot find server. is it possible it uses a diffrent address?
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Yes it is possible. It may have been changed.

Do an ipconfig /all on command prompt. Your router's IP is the IP assigned to the default gateway.

Here's how to do this:
1. Start->run. A box will appear.
2. Type "cmd" in the box. Click OK. A window with black background will appear called a shell.
3. In the shell, type ipconfig /all.
4. Look for the Default Gateway entry for your wireless adapter. The assigned IP is your router's IP.

Note: You might want to copy and paste the output here in your next reply so readers can see it as well.
We might also need it for something else later on. Right click on the shell and click Mark. Highlight the text and copy them.
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these were the resluts i got:





Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\User>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : family
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-BF-73-8E-93
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 207.164.234.129
207.164.234.193
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 25, 2008 12:34:58 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 26, 2008 12:34:58 PM

PPP adapter Sympatico:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 74.15.225.236
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 74.15.225.236
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 207.164.234.129
207.164.234.193
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Documents and Settings\User>
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i also manged to find some information on the products website. maybe it could be some help. (in the user guide)

http://www.linksys.c...d=0034939789B08
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have you tried accessing your router? it's ip is 10.10.10.1 (make sure you're wired when you do this).

post another ipconfig/all but this time, use your wireless adapter.

what's that PPP adapter for?
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how would i do it for my wireless adapter?. Im not exactly sure what ppp is lol.
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just turn on your wireless adapter and try connecting to your wireless.
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ok. i should do that on the wireless laptop?
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yes, on the laptop.
the ipconfig results you posted above were from the laptop or desktop? I need the one from the laptop. :)
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