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Internet Connection Connecting this laptop to my wireless network at home causes all other devices on the network to lose connection. Are there any fixes for this?

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    jebiz_krist Dec 30, 2012

    Laptop is a Sony VAIO PCG-51211L with Windows 7.

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This is most likely a network problem. You need to go into your default gateway (ex.192.189.1.1) depending on what your router is. Then just configure in your network settings and set-up your device.

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One of the things that I have seen that might fix this problem is running a program called winsock fix. What this does it reset/rebuild your network config on your laptop. You will need to download this program from the other computer and then take it to the laptop via thumbdrive/cd. Here is the link. Hope it helps.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

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I am not happy with the service that i am getting.


Wireless connection or hardwired ethernet ?

Which ISP are you contracted to give them a call let them know of your problems or go to another ISP and phone company
Wi-Fi Internet is a popular and convenient way of accessing web pages and other online applications. A wireless router broadcasts an Internet signal, which enables a computer with a wireless capability to access online applications and sites. Problems with wireless connections require a different approach to troubleshooting than traditional, wired Internet connections. If you find that the wireless connection on your laptop frequently drops out, take a few troubleshooting steps to narrow down the issue and restore your laptop's full functionality.

Reset your network by unplugging the power cords of your Internet modem and wireless router. Wait 30 seconds before replugging the power cords. Restarting your computer will allow the devices to run through their full boot cycle. Test your connectivity after rebooting to verify whether it remains more consistent after the reset. Test your wireless Internet consistency on another Wi-Fi connection that you're legally allowed to use, such as a free public Wi-Fi hotspot. If the connection stays consistent when you're away from home, the problem is likely localized to your home wireless network. If the connection drops no matter which wireless network you are connected to, the problem is more likely with your laptop's wireless card or internal wireless device. Connect the Ethernet cable directly from one of the numbered Ethernet ports on the wireless router to one of the Ethernet ports on your computer. This is a useful way of testing whether the Internet connection is dropping altogether or if your laptop is merely losing its wireless signal strength. If the connection stays more consistent this way, contact the manufacturer of the router or of your computer's wireless card to troubleshoot the device. Plug the Ethernet cable directly from your Internet modem to one of your computer's Ethernet ports. Bypassing the router is useful for further narrowing down the source of your issue. If the connection stays more consistent this way, your router is likely the source of the problem and you should contact the manufacturer of the router for assistance. If the connection continues to drop, contact your Internet service provider to address a possible issue with your modem. wireless network card Go to the Start menu and open the Control Panel. In the Control Panel, open the Device Manager. Locate Network Adapters in the Device Manager list. Click on the plus sign next to Network Adapters to expand a list of all networking devices on your computer. Your wireless card should be listed, and most likely a LAN adapter as well. Alternately, you can open the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel, and then click on "Manage Network Connections." Find your wireless connection in the list and right-click it, then select "Status." Under the Status menu, click "Details." This will produce a list of information about your Internet connection, including your wireless card.
Test a Wireless Network Card b> laptop or desktop computer that has no built-in wireless capability needs a wireless network card installed in order for the computer to detect and connect to wireless connections. Before you can establish wireless connection, however, you need to make sure that that your wireless network card is working properly.

Ensure that the wireless network card is properly installed in the computer. A wireless network card can come as a PC/PCMCIA card that only needs to be inserted into a PC card slot in your computer, or it may be a wireless PCI card that needs to be installed inside the computer. Wireless PC/PCMCIA cards are usually used for laptops while wireless PCI cards are installed in desktop computers. Install the driver of the wireless network card. Note that if the driver is not installed, the wireless network card will not be able to communicate with the computer. Insert the installation CD into the optical drive, wait for the computer to recognize the installer and follow the on-screen instructions. Finish the installation procedure and then reboot the computer. If you do not have the installation CD, download the installer/driver from the manufacturer's website. Check if the computer can detect wireless networks and Internet connections. Access the "System Tray" at the bottom-right corner of your screen and double-click the "wireless icon." Browse through the list of available wireless networks and then connect to any one of them. If there is no "wireless icon" in your system tray, the wireless card may not be properly installed to the computer or the device may be malfunctioning. If you cannot connect to a wireless connection, ensure that you entered the correct network password (if connecting to a secured network).

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Hey mate,

So looking at your pda - it has no wlan build in, so you would need to get a wireless adapter for it.

Its pretty simple, install the adapter, plug it in, setup the wireless details of your home and your set to go.

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Connected to wifi but no internet connection


Wireless networks have become an increasingly popular way to access the Internet. Connecting to a wireless network allows you to browse the Internet without having to physically connect any cords to your computer.


Troubleshooting wireless connectivity can sometimes be confusing, because even if a wireless network is not able to bring you to any web pages, often your computer's wireless card will still connect to the wireless network that is being broadcast.


In other words, a wireless network will read "connected" even if it is not connected to the Internet.


Connect to a different wireless network. If there is an alternate wireless network within range of your computer that you legally are able to use (a free public Wi-Fi rather than your neighbor's wireless network, for instance), try connecting to it and browsing the Internet.


If the same issue occurs on the alternate wireless network, you may have an issue with your computer's wireless card or with your Internet browser.


If you are able to connect to the alternate network but still not able to connect to your own, the problem is most likely localized to the wireless network you use at home.


Reset all devices.

The great majority of Internet connection issues can be resolved by a simple reset of all the devices in your home network.


Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and unplug them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug its power cord) for a full 30 seconds.


Plug them back in and restart your computer.

Try to connect to the Internet using your wireless network after your computer has booted back up.


If the connection still fails, some further troubleshooting is required.

Bypass your wireless router.


If your computer's wireless card is connecting to your wireless network of choice yet you are still not able to access any websites, there may be a connection issue on either your modem or router.


The easiest way to locate the problem is to temporarily eliminate the router from the network. Locate the Ethernet cable that connects your modem to your router and unplug it from the router.


Plug the cable directly into one of the Ethernet ports on your computer and reset the modem in the manner described above.


Now try your Internet connection again. If there is still no Internet access, the problem is most likely with your modem or your computer; contact the technical support department of your Internet service provider (ISP) for further assistance.


If the modem goes online directly connected, your router is causing the problem and may need to be reconfigured. Contact the router manufacturer for further assistance.


Hope this helps


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works like a charm over any distance on the same power circuit for the house
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How to configure wireless access point using a laptop
Wireless technology makes connecting to the Internet possible from anywhere within the range of the network. Unfortunately, not all Internet-capable devices have wireless technology, and many still require an Ethernet port connection. If you have a laptop with a wireless card and an Internet connection, you can make the laptop a wireless access point and share that connection with other devices, whether your laptop runs a Windows or OSX operating system. Windows computers allow other devices to access the wireless network via a physical connection to the laptop, while OSX computers allow AirPort equipped devices to connect as well, creating a second wireless bubble for the network.

Instruction:
WINDOWS
1 Turn on the laptop and the device with which you will share the connection. Ensure the laptop's wireless card is turned on and you have an Internet connection.

2 Connect an Ethernet cord to the port on the laptop, and the other end to the receiving device. You need to make the connection first, or you will not be able to access the sharing options for the connection.

3 Open the list of network connections on the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista, access this list by typing "Network Connections" into the Start menu search bar and pressing "Enter." In Windows XP, click on "Network Connections" in the Network and Sharing Center section of the Control Panel.

4 Right click on the wireless connection and select "Properties," then navigate to the Sharing tab. This tab will not appear unless both devices are connected.

5 Check the box marked "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection." Click "OK" to save the changes.
OSX
1 Click on the Apple menu and select "System Preferences." Click the "Sharing" option, then choose "Internet Sharing."

2 Select the Airport and wireless network in the "Share your connection from:" drop-down menu.

3
Select an output format for the connection in the "To computers using:" drop-down menu. Choose "Ethernet" for a physical connection or "AirPort" for wireless broadcasting.

4
Turn on the device you wish to receive the connection. Connect the devices with an Ethernet cable, or turn on the receiving device's AirPort card and connect wirelessly.




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Hi kathy

I believe you are connecting to the internet using wireless. Are you using this laptop to connect to a home wireless network or you connect using a cable. This will be a good way to analyze your problem

Post the ip address that you are getting.
You can get the ip by
start -run-type cmd enter
you will be in the black command prompt
just type ipconfig
and let me know what you get under ip address.

Also let me know the wireless router, your Internet Service Provider and also how many systems are there are at your home if you are connecting to a home wireless network.
Also let me know which is firewall or antivirus program that you have.

thank you do let me know if this works and do share your experience.

thank you
rakesh
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