Wireless laptop finds signal, connects to network but no internet
I just purchased a new D-link wireless router. My old Sony Vaio laptop with a Linksys Instant Wireless network PC Card V3.0 finds is able to find the network and can connect to it at a speed of 11.1 Mbs. When I open a browser, I get the old familiar, "Address Not Found."
At the bottom right-hand corner of the screen where the wireless icon is, I right-click, hit "Status" and the window tells me that I am Connected at a speed of 11.0 Mbs. Packets sent are 0 and received are 1. Sometimes those numbers change but it seems that the laptop is always sending and receiving.
I am using a 10 digit WEP security code number, however, if I turn the security settings off at the router and just have an open network, the laptop works fine. The network adapter in the laptop apparently does not support WPA networks and supposedly supports WEP networks but I can't get this thing to connect when there is a security code.
I know I am using the correct 10 digit security key on the laptop but it will not allow me internet access.
D-link tells me the problem is with the Linksys card, Linksys says the card is no longer supported through customer service.
Can anyone please give me some direction ?
Thank you very much in advance.
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make sure you turn the wireless switch on. It should be on either side or the front of the laptop.
Did you configure the new router and set the wireless on it?
If your internet provider is a phone company such as AT&T did you configure the router to be PPOE (and set the userid and password) and bridged the modem that goes into the router?
If your internet provider is a cable company did you set the router to be DHCP?
Does the Sony even see the wireless network in the View Available Wireless Networks list?
Did you put the wireless key in correctly?
You didn't by chance happen to hit the FN function key on the lower left portion of the keyboard + the key (F1 thru F12) that toggles the wireless on and off? The correct F1 thru F12 key to hit will have the wireless signal icon )))) or it will have the icon of a tower with the wireless signal )))).
Based upon this spec sheet, your all-in-one is one short. It does not come with built-in wireless networking. Thar may explain the lack of buttonology for it. There is an OPTIONAL wireless LAN card than can be purchased and installed. See spec sheet below.
Did you tried cable connection to your router to see if this works?
which windows its runing on?
If wireless connection drops its not all the time your laptop issue... its router transmitted channel conflict with laptop wireless card channel....
You might fix this by changing the router wireless setting by changing the transmission channel on it.and then re connect the laptop or it may auto reconnect with it and hopefully signal will not drop.
one is network card for cable connection to internet
one is wireless card for wireless connection to your router(with internet connection)
I will write more after I get your reply. As I am in the middle of my own issue now... ;)
For connecting new laptop using windows 7
Goto Control panel-Network and Internet--Click connect to a network on left side of pane--It should show all the wireless networks including your adsl router--Click connect it would ask for security key-Enter your security key for router-You should be able to connect.
If unable to find wireless network of router then try following steps.
> Turn off laptop
>Turn off router and modem (Disconnect power cable)
>Power on router first then laptop
>Then follow first method.
1. check to see the ip address provided to you by the ISP and group your ip address range to the same range 2. check to see if you require any DNS server addresses 3. check to see when the router is connected at the internet port from the modem then is it having signal at the port numbered 1 only or is there no signal at all ports 1-4 4. if there is signal at port1 but not on other ports then instead of connectng the cable from the modem at the INTERNET port connect it to port1 and it will be distributed to all the ports 2-3 also there will be wireless connectivity too
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may be the connection seting is changed what you have to do is ope my network place then by the left side click view all connection then you will see your wireless connection icon righe click on it then click property then chang the seting as you want it
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