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Wifi connects but can't get on the internet

I was trying to connect a linksys wre54g to extend the range of my wifi network. no success with that, but in the process of trying to set that up, something got hosed with my built in wifi on my laptop. It connects to the router, assigns an IP but I can't browse the internet. Firewalls all turned off, still can't connect. But when I plug in a PCI netgear card, it connects fine. Is this a hardware failure or are there some settings I am missing? The thing worked fine until I started messing with the wireless repeater.

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  • dbeilke Dec 31, 2008

    Thanks, it was the TCP/IP setting that was fouled up. Works now.

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Try going to your network connections, double clicking the wireless connection, then double clicking on TCI/IP Protocol. Make sure that everything is set up to detect settings automatically. If this doesn't work, try unplugging your router for at least 15 minutes then plugging it back in.

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