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Re: can't connect to internet thru wireless router
You need to have an Internet Service Provider. You connect the router to a modem from the cable Service Provider or through the phone line for BT. Then you can connect wired or wirelessly to internet through the router.
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To connect a laptop to a wireless network for accessing internet....you have two ways:-
DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol)
Manual entry of settings in wireless adapter properties.
In DHCP method you dont have to enter any settings on the wireless
adapter. The wireless network which you are connecting will
automatically assign an IP Address to you. But to use DHCP it must be supported by your wireless network.
2. Manual entry of settings in wireless adapter properties.
This method is mostly used over wireless Connection in small networks
connecting 2-200 computers. In this method you have to obtain the
following information from your connection provider.
IP address (Its format is "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx")
Default gateway address (very important)
Primary and secondary DNS (If not given then you can use "18.104.22.168" as primary DNS and "22.214.171.124" as Secondary DNS...thats free DNS service from google and its very fast)
To enter these settings you have to rightclick the Wireless Adapter>> and select properties>>Then double click the Internet Protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4)
and enter these settings. In many cases when you are using proxy server
then you have yo use proxy settings also in your browser.. Hope this will help....Cheers..:)
When it's configured for DHCP, go to the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties and hit Advanced to bring up the "Advanced TCP/IP Properties" dialog. Under the IP Settings tab, the top panel should be "IP addresses" and should have "DHCP Enabled" as the only entry, and the default gateway should be blank.
If both of those are correct, then I have one other question for you:
When you manually set an IP, are you able to use the network? If so, are you able to ping the DHCP server's address?
If so, then my guess would be that the DHCP server has a stale record for your Dell's MAC address.
Post back with the "Add Comment" button here and we'll get it working for you.
start, control panel, network and sharing centre,
manage network connections, right click the LAN connection and choose properties, double click internet protocol ver 4, when the dialog box appears, check that you are configured here for
" obtain an I.P address automatically "
click this circle if not,
you are now setup for DHCP
auto I.P. address assignment.
try the internet now
Rather than using the cd, it may be best to browse to the router's built in web page to configure. Your documentation should give you the default IP address, username, and password.
If connecting your router to a cable modem, turn off the router, turn off the cable modem for 30 secs. (unplug if necessary). turn the cable modem back on, turn the router back on, verify your pc is connected to the router. After 5-30 secs, depending on your devices, DHCP should assign IP addresses to each device and connect to the internet.
Assuming your router is set correctly to your modem or the password and username are set correctly in a modem/router, make sure DHCP is enabled in the router, this gives each pc an ip address automatically.
Go to open internet explorer>tools>internet options>connections tab and ensure never dial a connection is ticked or greyed out. close IE
go to network connections, right click on your wireless adapter>properties>highlight TCP/IP line>properties and make sure that obtain an ip address automatically is ticked.
Open up internet explorer again and click refresh a few times, it will detect the proxy server then should connect, if not then the router configuration is wrong.
Try resetting your IP address: The laptop may be trying to use the IP address from the old router.
1) Click Start (assuming Windows 2000, XP, or Vista) 2) Click Run 3) Type in CMD This will take you to a black command box 4) Type in: ipconfig/release The chart should show your IP address as 0.0.0.0 Once this has happened, proceed to step 5 5) Type in: ipconfig/renew You should now see a new IP address listed.
Also note that you need to set up your network key (assuming that you are using one) on both the router and laptop. Make sure that your router is set up to perform as DHCP server.