Thanks for responding to this query: A desktop on my home network will not connect to the internet. Connection is through a wireless router (Netgear WPN824 v2). Other machines on the network have no problem connecting.
You asked about OS's on the network. The problem machine is running XP Home. Machines without problems include one running OSX and one running Vista. Another running XP, recently taken off, also worked.
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Re: No internet despite network connection
Ok your problem is the home edition for some reason there are features that are missing compared to all xp versions and i'm a little surpise with vista because of none problems but check all your network settings on all computers but start with the home edition the pproblem one make sure the sttings areset and there are a few things that might not be turned on that has to be check under the add and remove program components but sometimes this area might request the os disk to make changes and also check under network settings that the log on in the network properities is client for microsoft networks then goto internet protocol the address should be obtain auto and very important under internet protocol click properties then advance then at the top click the tab at the top that say options then you will see tcp/ip filter click properties and make all checks are enabled and permit all which is the common for this to be turn off and also i like to make windows the wireless default control under the card configure properties.. but again the home edtion has some features that are not available compared to xp pro which is the best xp os of xp versions....
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Let's try setting a static DNS server and see if that takes care of it:
1. Click on Start, choose Run, type in ncpa.cpl and press Enter to open Network connections window. 2. In the Network Connections window right click on Local Area Connection and then select properties. 3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then the Properties button inLocal Area Connection Properties. 4. Choose Use the following DNS server addresses: and type in 126.96.36.199 for your Primary DNS (you can leave the Alternate DNS blank).
5. Choose OK/Close to the windows and test Internet Explorer
Let me know if that helps
The setup disc for the router only needs to be run once when setting up the router to work with your internet provider and modem/router. You can try putting the disc in your desktop computer and reconfiguring the router.
If you are referring to a cable modem then you may be talking about using both the USB connection and the Ethernet connection. They will not work simultaneously. But if you have a router and branching your connection, then there should not be any problems. Just make sure that when you are accessing the Internet through a router that you make sure that your router's IP address can access the internet after that you leave your computer's IP at Detect Settings Automatically, it works for me
Go to the router configuration and change the options so you could use both of them, there is an option says only one type of connection or both of them, change it to both, and everything will be fine.
Control Panel, double-click Network
Click the PPPoE connection under the Broadband group that you
want to share, and then click Change settings of this
connection under Network Tasks.
On the Advanced tab, click to select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's
Internet connection check box.
PPPoE connections behave in a similar way as do dial-up
networking (DUN) connections, and you may want the connection to be
automatically dialed when another computer on your network attempts to connect
to the Internet. To do this, click to select the Establish
a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the
Internet check box.
If you want to allow other network users to enable or disable the
shared Internet connection, click to select the Allow other
network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection
Under Internet Connection Sharing, in Home networking connection, click the LAN (Local Area
Network) connection that connects the computer that is sharing its PPPoE
Internet connection to the other computers on your network.
OK well I think it is better to set it up like this... Connect the Modem to the Phone Line, Connect the Modem to the Router with an Ethernet Cable, Use a CABLE connection from the Main PC to the Router. (Ya gonna ditch the USB WiFi)
Set that Main PC connection up to connect to the internet from the Main PC, thru Router thru Modem....
Then from Slave, install the USB adapter in this PC, and use this to connect DIRECTLY to the WiFi Router... and thus to the internet.
This way will give the best transfer rates, and reliability