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antichrist666

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I have a Netgear wireless router (I tried Linksys, but it wasn't working for me for some reason) and have set everything up. My Internet is connected (I have a Bittorrent client running right now) but when I try to open pages in my browser (both IE and Firefox) they don't work most of the time. Sometimes, I am able to get on (like now) but most of the time, it simply cannot find any pages.

I have Norton Firewall and Internet Connection Firewall running. Does anyone know how to fix it, or do you need more information? Do I need to configure the router or the computer a certain way?
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Hi!

1) Does this issue manifest itself when Bittorrent is not running?
2) Can you post back the results from:
ipconfig /all
route print
(both done from a command prompt; right click in the window, select "Mark", highlight the text and it should be in your clipboard)

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Thanks a lot for answering.

Anyway:

1) The problem persists even without Bittorrent. It also occurs on my laptop which does not have Bittorrent installed.

2) Results from IPconfig:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : howard-fijx9etn
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-07-95-FE-40-4F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:23:04 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:23:04 AM

3) Results from Route Print:
===========================================================================
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 07 95 fe 40 4f ...... Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC - P
acket Scheduler Miniport
===========================================================================
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.3 20
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 20
192.168.1.3 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 20
192.168.1.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 20
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 20
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 1
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
None

Hope that helps. I appreciate this a lot.
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Thanx for the info and no probs on the assist. All looks good from a network connection setup point of view so we can move on.

1) In the configuration of your router there should be some sort of status/information screen. Have a peek at that and make sure that the router is picking up your ISP's DNS server IP's. They should be listed there.

2) Turn off any firewalls on the machine(s) and see if you can surf. (remember to turn them back on after testing)

3) In a command prompt, type (no brackets):
nslookup <name_of_site_that_is_kacking>
This should give you an IP addy back. Enter that IP directly into the browser window and see what happens.


Lemme know and we'll go from there.
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Sorry, been away a while. All right, let's see...

1) I can't really tell, but it looks like it's getting an IP address, a subnet mask, and a gateway IP automatically. The DNS server is set to "Get Automatically from ISP", and doesn't say anything else.

2) It's not the firewall's problem. I tried that already.

3) Right now, the Internet is working. However, I can't get onto Hotmail. This is what I got when I tried.

nslookup http://www.hotmail.com
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.1: Timed out
*** Default servers are not available
Server: UnKnown
Address: 192.168.1.1

DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Request to UnKnown timed-out

The thing is, the Internet will work when I tell the router to "Use Computer's MAC Address," but only for a day or so. I have to go into the configuration menu every day and do it again, even though the MAC address and the radial button are still set on "Use This MAC Address". This also occured in the morning after I left my computer on overnight for a virus scan. Changing the MAC address is not 100% either, it only works some of the time and sometimes only for certain sites. Anyone know what's going on?

On a completely unrelated topic, exactly what do I have to do to set up a static IP address? What do I input for "IP Address", "Subnet Mask," and "Default Gateway"? On my router configuration page, they seem to be constantly changing, every day or so. I just want to make my main computer 192.168.1.2 and not have it based on the order in which I boot up my computers.

Edited by antichrist666, 05 August 2005 - 02:24 PM.

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