Question about Network & Wireless Adapters
I just got a belkin adater and it connects to my network and has a ip address but it wont connect to the dns server and when it searches for a signal it says limeted or no connectivity while it says my network has good strength
i have tried ipconfig/flushdns and ipconfig/registerdns and still fails. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling first.
When attemptin to attach to a wireless router
Either the SSID's match between your router and wireless adapter or your router is unencrypted and is attached to by the default configuration that uses the SSID it finds of an unencrypted network.
Now the two machines can talk to each other
If you request a dynamic IP address from the router it's DHCP can pass to your wireless adapter a various pieces of information including an IP Address, subnet mask, default gateway (the routers address in this case), adn DNS addresses (optional)
If you have static addressing in the wireless adapter you must provide to the wireless adapter a IP Address (NOT in the DHCP range of the router and not matching any other device attacned to the network, the same subnet mask as the router, the gateway address of the router and DNS addresses.
The first three of these allow you to communicate with the roouter and establish connectivity with it.
If the router's lan address is 192.168.0.1 and subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 then all addresses of devices connected to the router lan must begin 192.168.0.?. IF the DHCP server in the router can assign 192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.149 as dynamic addresses. We can assign 192.168.0.2 - 192.168.0.99 as static IP addresses each to one and only one device. There are more potential static addresses above 192.168.0.149 but we will ignore them for this discussion.
The communication band (A, B, G, N) sable by for the router and wireless adapter must have at least one in common
Both the router and wireless adapter must have encryption set the same (WEP or WPA with the same passphrases and options)
If Mac Filtering is enabled on the router the MAC address of the wireless adapter must be loaded into the routers table of permitted MAC addresses.
If there is an error in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway?, encryption, or Mac Filtering, mismatched bands the wireless connection will fail as indicated with limited or no connectivity.
Even if all that works you still are not assured access to the internet.
The DNS addresses and default gateway are needed to be correct along with all the ISP's interface requirements for the wan or modem side of the router to be able to access the internet as and achieve the expected results such as accessing google.
If you would like to work through this step by step we can get you connected however I cannot see what you are doing and anything you do or change that I don't know about until we are done is likely to confuse the process. Please reply to this message if you wish for me to continue to assist.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
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