Desktop works (direct to router), laptops cannot connect
Internet worked fine this morning. Went to check mail this afternoon on wireless laptops & found that there was no connection. Did the normal resetting of router but still cannot connect on laptops. Internet on desktop works fine, hence this post.
Also tried resetting the network completely but to no avail. Network name shows up in list & is detected, sometimes will ask for network key, will attempt to connect but then we get message/Windows bubble saying it cannot connect to the network. My HP Vista Ultimate laptop says it does not receive a return signal from the router, and our XP Toshiba says that it cannot connect to the network, or "there might be interference between this computer & the network access point or the network is refusing access to this computer". It offers the option to repair but then cannot reset the IP address.
We've exhausted all of our options & are completely lost. I need the wireless laptop for business & need things up & running again ASAP. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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1. check the power to the router unit. 2. check with you ISP ( Internet Service Provider) to see if connectivity to your router was interrupted. You may have to reset the router. 3. here are some instructions to follow: 1.Log into router. Using either 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1 in a browser window that is ( internet Explorer or Firefox) 2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window) 3.Note router name you are connecting to. 4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses. 5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access through a browser. 6.Note router name you are connecting to. 7. Move the laptop about 20ft away and try to log on to the internet. This is for all routers to set up wirelessly. 8. check for firmware update at the manufacturers site for your model router
First try forcing the DNS Address by channging the option to use the following DNS address in TCP/IP properties. primary DNS is 126.96.36.199 and the secondary DNS is 188.8.131.52 then try to connect. This should work if it doesnt follow the steps 2.
If it is Vista, then Vista has two FW administration user interface screens. One looks as the XP admin UI screen, and the other one is different and is the Advanced FW UI. > Go to the Adv FW UI which is off of Control Panel. The icon looks like a brick wall. > It will show you all the FW rules. So look for the filter name, and you can right-click the line and do what you need to do.Let me know whether this works?
hmmm...only thing that makes sense here is that your dSL is unhappy...did you check that phone line into the modem? that's what the internet light means when it's out, actually..if its not the line, then it's the modem..
I think you have lost your PPPOE internet connection. Reestablish the connection. If this is not the problem, click your wireless connection on the taskbar and search for your wireless device and reconnect. BPCS