D-Link DIR-628 router, i've lost internet connection to the PC!
Hi, here's the situation. i have a PC and modem upstairs in a two story home. Downstairs i have a playstation 3, that i've wanted to get an internet connection on for a while. I've never had any problems with the internet connection on the PC. Yesterday i bought the DIR-628 router and set it up upstairs. After battling with the router and some DNS error problems, i finally was able to get a connection on the ps3. Now upstairs, i can't browse the internet at all because it tells me there isn't a connection! I'm not sure if it's just my PC not having wireless capabilities or what, but i'm very frustrated. In order to use the internet as I am now, i have to unplug the internet cable that runs from the PC to the router, into the modem, and i lose the connection downstairs. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. =D
I can not get a wireless connection to my PS3 from my D-Link DIR-628. For the past week I have been trying to get it working with no luck.
I was using a Thrustmaster FunAccess USB wireless router six months ago and I had no problem getting the PS3 to recognize it. Now, I am using a different computer (don't have the other one anymore) and the PS3 can't get a signal from the Thrustmaster. I have tried getting the IP info ( ipconfig/all) and entering every possible combination and it always ends up with a DNS error when I try to connect.
So, I figured I would buy a wireless router and see what happens. I ended up with the D-Link DIR-628. I'm having the same problems. I can connect to the internet on my computer but no luck with the PS3. There are so many options on the D-Link that I have no idea what numbers to enter where. Also, I don't know if my PC is the problem because I have tried setting up the network thru the wizard so many times that I'm sure something is not set right.
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The blue ethernet cable from the modem to the internet port on the router. The other ethernet cable goes from one of the other ports on the router, to the ethernet input on your desktop tower. That should do it.
When attempting to set up or make network connections on a Windows computer, you may encounter a Limited Or No Connectivity error message similar to the following: Limited or no connectivity: The connection has limited or no connectivity. You might be unable to access the Internet or some network resources.
This message can result from any of several different technical glitches or configuration problems. Follow these steps to resolve Limited Or No Connectivity errors in Windows.
1. Determine whether your network access is functioning properly (that you can reach local network resources and the Internet). If you are using a broadband Internet and Windows XP Service Pack 2, this message is often a false error report. See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 892896 for details on how to work around this error appropriately.
2. If your network access is non-functional. continue to the following steps.
3. If your computer connects to the network through a broadband router , resetting (powering off and on) the router may resolve the issue. If not using a broadband router, or if resetting your router only temporarily resolves the issue and the error message re-appears later, continue to the following steps.
If connecting to your network using Wi-Fi and using wireless security, your WEP or other security key may not be set properly. Check the wireless security configuration on your computer's network adapter and update if it necessary.
4. If connecting to your network using an Ethernet cable, your cable may have failed. Temporarily replace your network cable with a new one to determine whether this resolves the issue.
5. If using a broadband router and DHCP on your network, check your computer's IP address to verify it is valid and not a private address that starts with 169.254. An invalid address of the form 169.254.x.x signifies your computer's inability to obtain a usable IP address from your router.
To resolve DHCP configuration problems, proceed to the following steps.
6. Reboot your computer, router (if present) and broadband modem together, then re-test your connection.
7. If your connection remains non-functional, run the Windows Network Repair utility on your computer.
8. If your connection remains non-functional, update your router settings to change from dynamic to static IP address configuration, and set an IP address on the computer appropriately.
9. If your connection remains non-functional, unplug your router and connect the computer directly to your broadband modem. If this configuration is functional, contact the manufacturer of your router for additional support.
10. If your computer is connecting to your network directly through a broadband modem, or if your Internet access remains non-functional after following the instructions above, contact your Internet provider for support.
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Carefully record any changes you make to your router's configuration so that
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1. Physical network - Depending upon the distance between the terminal and the PC you have the choice of either wired or wireless. It is probably easiest as you have wired cards in both the PC and the terminal and the PC to buy a LAN switch, or use ports on your DSL router (I am assuming that they are also connecting out to the Internet?).
so, plug the PC and the terminal into the switch/DSL router using CAT5 Ethernet cables (straight through ones).
Assuming that you have a DSL router that is handing our DHCP addresses, ensure that both the PC and the terminal are both getting addresses via DHCP. You can easily check this by opening up a command (DOS) window and typing ipconfig. Check that you have an IP address on both boxes (typically 192.x.x.x or 10.x.x.x ranges unless default DSL router config has been changed). In the DOS window on the PC type "ping <remote address you got from terminal>" - you should get a response back if all is well.
2. Now you have connectivity between the PC and the Terminal, you need to get a remote desktop capability if I understood you correctly?
You could use either Windows remote desktop (in XP it is called something like remote assistance). I prefer VNC as it is quick, lightweight and free. You can google this and download both server and client apps.
This should get you into a situation where you can remotely control / view your PC desktop on your terminal. You can of course map drives from one to another.
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Try setting it up as follows, if its not working come back on and let us know.
Plug in the modem power.
Plug in the router power.
Plug in one ethernet cable from the modem to the internet port or WAN port of the router.
If not wireless, plug a second ethernet cable into the "1" port of the router and the other end of that cable to the computers LAN or ethernet port.
Attempt to get on a website.
If this is unsuccessful, restart the modem by unplugging the power cord from the modem, wait 15 seconds, then plug it back in.
Unplug the router, wait for 15 seconds then plug it back in.
Still doesn't work?
On your computer, hit Start>Run>type cmd in the text box and hit enter.
A window will open up with a cursor.
Type ipconfig /release
Type ipconfig /renew
Try once again to access a website. If this is unsuccessful, return this site and let us know what steps you have tried.
no need to share the connection just configure ur router, put ur broadband connection log-in information in the router so the router will act as a gateway and the router will start the dhcp server, so both of ur pc's will have ip's from the same subnet when the router connects to the internet the 2 pc's will do the same,
I think the speedtouch modem do you have is a usb modem connection. The best solution is to call your ISP provider and request that you need to replace the usb speedtouch modem to LAN or RG45 connection. But the only problem you encounter if the internet you applied is personal only sometime they cannot provide the LAN connection to personal connection (like globe ISP).
Without knowing more about the network, I would suggest replacing the router and see if the problem goes away. Can you see other computers on the network when this problem is occurring? In other words, is the issue with the internet connection only? Or does all network communications cease to function?