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Wireless "Gateway" A little over a month ago I stopped being able to use any wireless networks. The wireless icon appears at the bottom of the screen, and when I click on it, it tells me if I am connected or not and the signal strength, but no matter how strong the signal, I can't use it. When I open Internet Explorer, Firefox, or any software that requires connection to the internet, it tells me I am not connected. The only plausible result of my many attempts at troubleshooting was that there is a problem with my "gateway". First of all, I guess I should ask what a gateway is, and second, is there any way I can fix it? I used to be able to connect to any open access network in range, and then it just stopped. Please help if you can :-) Thanks

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Well, a gateway is a machine or router or device that your basically give you access to another network in this case the internet. In short a gateway connects you to another network. for example: IP Address 192.168.0.10 Subnet: 255.255.255.0 GATEWAY: 192.168.0.1 If this happens on any and all wireless network then it could be that your card is configured with a static address or your network card is faulty. What are the chances that all the gateways are not working. Go to Network Connections in Control Panel. Right Click on the Wireless Connection then go to properties. Select TCP/IP in the middle, you might need to scroll down. Click on properties. Make sure that both Obtain Automatically boxes are checked. Press ok then. Then close the wireless Properties. Try again! If it was already set to obtain automatically, You card might be bad or you winsock might be corrupted. Try repairing the winsock. If its Xp with Service pack 2 you are using then download install and run this utility http://files3.majorgeeks.com/files/9bf8d7d48a8543f9d4e60aa9da5e9ef9/internet/xptcprep.exe If that doesn't remedy the problem, it could be a faulty wireless adapter!

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