On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 11:07:55 -0800, "Douglas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I'm connected to a wireless network on my laptop from a router somewhere in
>the neighbourhood. I was able to access the Internet when I first connected.
>Late last week I got into virus trouble.I removed the virus OK and now I can
>still connect to that wireless network but can't access the internet. None
>of the web pages are found.
Yep. I did that to my 15 year old neighbor's PC when he got infected
3 times in 2 weeks. The kid is hopeless.
>I don't know if my issues are with the virus disruption or I have been
>'locked out' by the owner of the router. (It seems odd they would allow me
>to connect yet block access to the Net).
Not odd. The only way to block a user is to first identify the user.
Based on their MAC address, after connecting, they are blocked from
accessing the router. What you'll see is exactly what you describe.
You get a connection, but it won't route.
>Now when I run the connection tests in MSN Messenger, I get a message 'Your
>DNS appears unable to resolve IP addresses', which would make sense why I
>can't access and web sites. I have tried both hardcoding DNS addresses and
>my IP, subnet mask and gateway. I think I have tried every permutation and
>combination but just can't see any web sites.
Nope. That won't work.
>My question: Is there any way to determine whether I am being locked out?
>Does it sound like I am?
Yes. Bang on the neighbors door (if you can find them) and ask. Have
your checkbook handy. Otherwise, don't use other peoples broadband
connections without permission.
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