I'm trying to connect a pc to a lenovo thinkpad laptop. The laptop uses a local wireless connection (from the hotel next door) and my pc has a cable connection. I connected the two using a patch crossover ethernet cable, but don't know what to do now. Help!!
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I had the same problem and for some reason it never would connect. I dont know if it fixed itself or what, but I went in and defragged my hard drive and turned off my firewall temporarily. then tried it again and it worked! then went in and emptied the cache and deleted any old internet temp files.
Just cleaned up my internet files so to speak. then once I was able to establish a connection< I went back in and turned my fire wall back on. It has been working every since. I dont know if that will work for you, but it worked for me.... maybe worth a try!
Hi raji767. You left out a few important details such as which operating system you are using and if the WiFi signal you are trying to connect to is encrypted. I will try to give the best step by step instructions I can based on the info you gave. I am assuming you are using either Windows XP or Vista. First, make sure the wireless is turned on. There is a button on the side by the headphone jack which turns the wireless on and off. WINDOWS XP: Click Start, Control Panel. On the left side of the control panel window you should see "switch to classic view" or "switch to category view". To make it easy, make sure you are in classic view. Next double click the icon labeled "Network Connections". Next, right click on the "Wireless Network Connection" and select "View Available Wireless Networks". In this window you should see the network you are trying to connect to. Next just select the network and click connect. NOTE: If the network is encrypted, you will need to enter the key after pressing connect. VISTA: First, go to "Start Menu", "Control Panel", "Network and Internet". Next, go to "Network and Sharing Center" and select "Connect to a network". Choose "Show All" and hit the refresh button. Now just select the network you want to connect to and click connect. NOTE: If the network is encrypted, you will need to enter the key after pressing connect. Hope this helps. If you have any questions just let me know. Good Luck!
Connecting PS3 to a network
I have LinkSys wireless router which is working perfectly for other devices (like laptop, Xbox360, TiVO). My wireless network is configured to NOT broadcast the SID and with a WEP key. After entering this manually in the network setup on my PS3, I was able to obtain an ip address from my router, I was able to open the configureation page on my router, but connecting to the internet would fail with some kind of DNS error.
The way this was resolved for me, was to enter the DNS server addresses manually in the PS3 network settings AND use tetertiary DNS server from my ISP as either the primary or the secondary DNS server.
..btw, this also fixed the similar problem I had with my PSP..
With only Cat 5 UTP cable segments, the maximum length for any cable segment is 100 meters, make sure that you don't exceed this. Also crossover cables are for switch to switch connections. You must use a straight thru cable from PC to switch port
In order to connect to wireless, 1st u need to have a devices with wireless features, such as laptop. When switching on your wireless, it will able to detect the wireless access point available. For non secured wireless, u can access the wireless network. If secured wireless, passkey is needed to access.
Any router that your connecting to wireless, without a password, does not have wireless security set up on the router.
Any other wireless router that you are trying to connect to that does not allow you to connect wireless, has wireless security set up and that same security must be set up on the wireless device (like laptop or desktop, whatever is not connected via ethernet cable.).
Reply back what you find and I will be glad to help more.
Based on your post/description:. 1. “I
am able to connect to a wireless network but am not able to connect to the
internet.” Indicates that your wireless network adapter is working since "able
to connect to a wireless network". The "not
able to connect to the internet" may be settings/configurations. 2. “When
the computer tries to self diagnose, it says there may be a problem with one or
more of the computer's network adapters” Which can only be your wired network adapter (Ethernet) but since you are not using that but your WiFi, should not make any difference.
To simplify, let’s focus on the Internet connection. Pls verify/determine that: a. the wireless network is connected to a modem and can access the Internet; b. the brand/model/version of the wireless Access Point/Router and its IP address; c. the wireless security method being used by the network (WEP, WPA, MAC filter); and d. the IP settings given by the DHCP server (which is also the router) to your PC which includes IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway & DNS Servers.
Pls post back results of a, b, c, & d that we can figure out the solution for your concern.
In the meantime, you can try right clicking on your networking icon (bottom right side) and click on repair.
It seems you are using dial up connection at home that is through telephone line. In hotel you are using broadband or any other connection. For both pathch cables and their connectors are different. One is RJ45 other is RJ11. You can identify yourself by checking cable patching.