Apple user attempting to fix dad's dell laptop windows xp home edition
i have wireless everything with my macs, but for the life of me i cannot figure out how to make a LAN connection with my dad's dell laptop. i have it connected via firewire into the Actiontec® GT701 i do not have the installation disk because Qwest never gave me one (1) & (2) i have my isp addresses & whatnot from my macs, but i cannot make a LAN connection.... my dad lives in the dark ages and still has dial-up...
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Re: apple user attempting to fix dad's dell laptop...
I'm confused because you say your trying to make a lan connection on the dell laptop but your connecting it via firewire into a DSL modem. doing this method would be a WAN connection and not a LAN connection. To make a lan connection you need to connect the laptop via network cable (or wireless connection) to a router that is connected to your actiontek dsl modem.
I can help you connect the laptop to the internet but 1st i need to know if your trying to connect it to a router or did you want to do a wan connection from the dsl modem.
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Pls try this following below and just cool down and read through,
Physical causes and What to Do...
Network card could be faulty or malfunctioning, or the port on the card itself. Make sure lights show on the card and if they don't, replace with another one that works.
Check that your router or the server is turned on so that the laptop can acquire a valid IP address.
Double check to make sure the wireless card on the laptop is turned on. Do not assume it is on by default, do it yourself.
Logical or Software causes and solutions
Many of us are online buyers. Items sold on the internet, especially used items, are not in their default settings. Previous owners do not always reset them before sale, and this causes a lot of issues and unwanted beheaviours. Below are some of the common settings found on Routers:
ISP user name and password. If you want to connect to the internet check with your ISP to get your own User name and password, if not ignore this step.
Looking at the security options, make sure:
MAC address Filtering is not enable. If it is, remove all the MAC addresses on the MAC address table, and enter your Laptop's network card MAC address. With MAC Filtering On, do not forget to enter the MAC addresses of all you wireless devices on to its table.
Wireless key settings. Disable the wireless key settings and configure it to meet your requirements.
A Laptop to Laptop connection, please make sure the wireless settings on both laptops are the same.
Inconsistent wireless Keys. The key on the laptop has to match the one configured on the router.
Drivers out of date, update your wireless adapter drivers or your router firmware by checking the manufacturer web site.
Wireless not enable on the router. If wireless is not enable on the router, there is no Wi-Fi signal at all. some Router would have wireless turned off by default, and it is the administrator decision to use it or not.
DHCP Server misconfiguration. Make sure the DHCP (Dynamic Hosts Configuration) server is properly configured:
Enough IP address lease for your network devices
The server itself is not down
Some simple troubleshooting methods are:
Repair the connection. On Windows, click start - Control panel and then Network connections; chose the right connection icon, right then select repair. Windows will, temporarily, disable and re-enable your network adapter to attempt a connection.
Reset the IP stack. Click start then Run. At the command prompt type "command" or cmd for short, you are then presented with the command prompt window. Type "netsh int ip reset resetlog", and then restart your Laptop. This applies to desktop computers as well.
Reset the router to its factory default. Most routers we use at home are fitted with a reset button, by pressing and hold it for few seconds will bring the router to its factory default. This method solves a lot of the issues mentioned earlier, in one go.
2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) 3.Note router name you are connecting to. 4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses. 5. Set the Desktop/laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. 6.Note router name you are connecting to.
Is your wireless network secured ? If you are trying to connect to the secured wireless network, make sure that the network that you are typing is correct. If you are not sure about the network key then check the network key on the router. You said that MAC is able to connect to the neighbor's wireless network. Make sure that the Wireless MAC filter on your router is disabled. Click here to know more about network key
please log onto router user interface by typing 192.168.1.1 in address bar>>
check whether ssid broadcast is enabled or not-it should be enabled>>
change ssid,and security key (wep or wpa) if any.>>
power cycle or restart router>>\
on mac os-click apple menu---click network preferences--network utility--change the show parameter as airport>>it will scan and show the network>>click on ok or apply>>
ps:make sure wifi-switch is turned on and distance is not too far.
Most home router has an IP address of 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1. If you dad's laptop can connect to the router just fine, then it's a problem with your linux laptop. Can you see other wireless networks on your laptop?
Control Panel, double-click Network
Click the PPPoE connection under the Broadband group that you
want to share, and then click Change settings of this
connection under Network Tasks.
On the Advanced tab, click to select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's
Internet connection check box.
PPPoE connections behave in a similar way as do dial-up
networking (DUN) connections, and you may want the connection to be
automatically dialed when another computer on your network attempts to connect
to the Internet. To do this, click to select the Establish
a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the
Internet check box.
If you want to allow other network users to enable or disable the
shared Internet connection, click to select the Allow other
network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection
Under Internet Connection Sharing, in Home networking connection, click the LAN (Local Area
Network) connection that connects the computer that is sharing its PPPoE
Internet connection to the other computers on your network.