09-20-2006, 10:04 PM
| | Re: Cannot Access Internet through Router
On 19 Sep 2006 19:51:06 -0700, in alt.internet.wireless , "Greg"
>I have an SMC2804WBRP-G router that can handle wireless communication.
>I also have a high speed cable modem. I have been able to successfully
>connect the cable modem to my router and then have my computer talk to
>However, I am having one heck of a time trying to get my laptop to
>connect to the router wirelessly and browse the internet. I've been
>able to have my laptop connect to the router (it says connected)... but
>then nada... it can't get to the internet.
>Anyone have any ideas?
Unplug the modem from the router while doing these tests, you don't
want to get anything nasty from the 'net.
Make sure router and laptop are both using the same wireless mode and
SSID. Make sure the laptop is using DHCP to get an address.
Turn off all encryption at both ends. Windows lies when it says
connected, it means "I can pick up radio, but I can't neccessarily
actually use it".
Check your IP address - its probably 169.x.x.x which means you didn't
get an address from the router, probably because encryption key
Turn off all access control, mac filtering, etc etc under Firewall on
the router. Turn off the firewall on your laptop too.
Once you get connected, start re-enabling things till it breaks. Then
fix the problem...