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Connection problems Have have 2 desktop connected by ethernet and laptop wirelessly connect to router no problem. First lost connection on 1 desktop and now have lost wireless connection on laptop. Laptop will connect through ethernet connection. IP adress have disappear on both any suggestion gratefully received. Thanks Leanne

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  • 24_7drains Feb 04, 2009

    Turning the route off cure the laptop connecting problem thanks. But the desktop is still not connectiing.

    Ran the Start-Run-cmd

    ipconfig came back as this:

    Ethernet adaptor Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS suffix.:

    IP Address: 192.168.0.4

    Subnetmask:255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway:192.168.0.1

    Anymore suggestions would be grateffully received. Thanks for you help so far.

    Regards Leanne

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Reconnect the computers as you had setup originally when everything worked.

Unplug the modem and the router. Wait about 30 secs.

Plug the modem in. Wait about 30 secs.

Plug the router in.

See if you can gain access to the internet. If not, do Start|Run|Cmd

At the window, type ipconfig, and reply back what it says.

If it works, please let me know as well, and don't forget to rate my answer.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Mark Egan Feb 04, 2009

    Reboot the desktop.

    One thing to keep in mind is, on all networking issues that worked, then all of the sudden failed, is reboot everything.

    And when you reboot, follow the path of the original signal when powering back up. Like the signal comes from the modem, to the router, to the computer. Wireless devices usually don't require it, but hard wired connected devices usually do.

    The ipconfig thing sometimes keeps you from having to reboot, although all you did was get information.

    If you had returned 169.xxx.yyy.zzz, then you could have tried "ipconfig /release" and waited for the prompt to return, then "ipconfig /renew" and wait for either an error message, or for a message similar to what you returned above to diplay. You know it's working when it returns the address of the NIC card yur working from (192.168.0.4, assigned by the router) and you router, which (unless you change it) will always be 192.168.0.1.

    Let me know if I can help further.


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