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Wirless internet not working

I have a Thinkpad T30 and the wirless is connected but I can not get on the internet. I can get on the internes using a cable connection though.

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  • nairb41 Dec 17, 2007


    I am not sure what you are saying in the first part about not having the router connected to the ISP provider hardeware.

    I tried typing the ipconfig / all at the command prompt as well as the ping and as well at the command prompt and it did not work. It said something to the effect that it is not recognized.

    I heard there was a wirless key on laptops and if your press the fn key along with this wirless key it switches the wirless on. Is this true?

    Thanks for your help

  • nairb41 Dec 17, 2007

    microsoft xp professional. The internet works when it is connected to the router by wire but not when it is wireless. The router has 4 ports as is a Network Everywhere Wireless B broad band router NWR11B.

  • nairb41 Dec 17, 2007

    16V 4.5A

    I do not have a wireless card on the outside.

    ipconfig /all error says: ipconfig is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    ping says: ping is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    I can pickkup the router signal very strong but cannot get on the internete



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The ipconfig/all works now. So I am not sure what the next step is. It gives a list of info that I am not sure what to do with,

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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If the router has a block of 4 ports (or more) on the back and one is not used yes -- the separate port which may or may not be connected to the Internet Service Provider's equipment cannot be used for this purpose. There is only one connection point on your computer.

Any connection requires
a unique IP address on the correct Subnet
the appropriate subnet mask for the network segment
the appropriate default gateway for the subnet
and one or more DNS addresses so names like can be accessed

the following work on both the wired and wireless adapter

this can be checked from a command prompt window using the command -

ipconfig /all

A second command can be used to determine of the network adapter is communicating with the router the command is

ping (default gateway)
where (default gateway) is replaced by the default gateway
returned by the ipconfig command above
could be or something close in a home network.

4 timeout messages indicate failure and 4 message with elapsed time in ms (milliseconds) is success. the results can be mixed, but should not be in this case.

If you need additional instructions to issue these commands ask in a reply to this message and I will send you the detailed instrictions.

Record information returned by the above tests and return in a comment with the current problem description and I will respond with additional steps and questions or possibly a solution.


Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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  • david Dec 17, 2007

    What operating system is your T30 running?

    Does your T30 work when connected by wire to the router or is it connected to something else?

    If something else turn it over and see if it has a manufacturer name and model number? tell me what it says;

    Thanks we will probably do more next time but this is enough for now.

  • david Dec 17, 2007

    On a label on your T30 is there a set of numbers 2366 followed by three letters and/or numbers -- maybe with a dash between -- if so what is it?

    IF you have a separate wireless adapter card --

    What is the manufacturer and model of the wireless adapter?

    Back to your wired PC

    Open command prompt like before

    Issue the command

    (contains 13 characters overall with one space)

    ipconfig /all

    copy what its says and send it to me even if it is an error.

    also try


    copy what its says and send it to me even if it is an error.

    You are doing great so far -- a few more messages and we should finish this.

  • david Dec 17, 2007

    get 2366-??? number

    See how with link click on Thinkpad and 3000 family notebooks

    download and install these and run them wired and wireless

    ipconfig from start menu just like on the page

    Ping from start menu as BePing enter address and click ping



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