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Old 02-05-2007, 10:25 PM
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Default Can't connect to Internet via wireless despite wireless indicating connected

Hi everyone: I’m having an extremely frustrating problem connecting to my Netgear DG384G v3 wireless router in my flat. (this seems to be a similar problem as a poster a few threads down but with a different router, I've included lots of detail)

In short:

Ever since I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro, internet browsers do not detect a connection to the internet despite a wireless connection being detected in the network connections (and the icon in the system tray) when my wireless adapter is plugged into my PC. Connection problems only occurred after the reformat, another PC in my flat connects wirelessly to our router with no problems (before, during & after the time I reformatted; I’m posting this using his PC) and the router config settings have definitely not been changed in any way so its not a router problem. It appears that the wireless adapter is able to detect a signal from the router but the router is not sending information to the adapter (I can’t even connect to the router setup IP address 192.168.0.1)?

More detailed:

1) I wiped the PC’s harddrive then reinstalled Windows XP Pro – I thought the recovery disk would have drivers with it (like others I’d used) but it didn’t so I had to manually find nVidia chipset & 3com Ethernet controller drivers and SP1 (for USB 2.0 functionality), download them on another PC and transfer and install them on mine. I got SP2, this didn’t change anything, I changed back to SP1, still no change to connectivity.

2) When my Netgear WG111 v2 wireless adapter is plugged into a USB port, Windows recognises it as a device connected to the PC.

3) My Netgear DG384G v3 router is working normally – the power light is on, the internet light is on and the wireless light is on, all are green, the internet light blinks intermittently as normal, the other two are solid.

4) When the wireless adapter is plugged into the PC, wireless networks are detected and I can detect and connect to my Netgear router using the same WEP key and SSID as before (set at the time of router setup and not changed since). Bubble comes up with “Wireless Network Connection 2 (NETGEAR), Speed: 54Mbps, Signal Strength: Very Good”

5) When a browser is opened and set to any website the DNS error screen (“The page cannot be displayed, The page you are looking for is currently unavailable” etc) in IE, “Server not found, Firefox can't find the server at www.google.co.uk” in Firefox

6) When opening Internet Explorer, the bar at the bottom of the window displays “Detecting proxy settings” for a few seconds before the DNS error comes up.

7) The router settings cannot be opened via a browser, either by using the router setup CD or by typing http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar. The same error msg is displayed in IE, Firefox displays “Unable to connect, Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 192.168.0.1”

8) I can connect to the router setting page in the above way using my flatmate’s wireless connection to the same router.

9) Opening up the properties of the wireless connection shows that data packets are sent but not received, e.g. after leaving the wireless connection on for 4 hours – 15000 packets sent, 0 packets received

10) I tried bridging the wireless connection with the 1394 Net Adapter connection in “Network Connections/LAN or High Speed Internet”, this had no effect. reversing this also had no effect.

11) All settings (IP etc) were set to be automatically provided, no effect.

12) I looked at my flatmate’s connection settings (IP address, subnet mask, DHCP server etc) and manually specified as many of them as I could on my connection, no effect.

13) I used my flatmate’s connection to go into the router settings and manually specify my PC’s Physical address (MAC no.) as being always allowed to connect, no effect.

14) I effectively turned off the router’s firewall (by setting it to allow incoming connections on all ports), no effect. Changed it back, no effect.

15) I removed the WEP, no effect (not likely to be the cause anyway, since I can connect to router using the WEP key as described).

16) All other functionality of the PC is 100% normal; no devices are listed as not having drivers installed in device manager. PC is running SP1, ISP is AOL though I have been unable to find the AOL CD so I’ve not tried reconfiguring with that (but I didn’t use the AOL CD to start-up in the first place when the internet worked before the reformat)

The fact that no data is being received in the connection properties thing seems to suggest that the router is not recognising the PC or some such thing that is preventing the PC access the internet connection despite detecting and apparently connecting to the router’s wireless signal. Perhaps some networking device is not working / hasn’t had software installed for it?

I would appreciate it if anyone could help, if I’ve left out any information you might need to solve the problem them please let me know. I’d also like lists of any possible things it might be (e.g. suggesting to check the firewall even though I’ve said I’ve checked it and it didn’t have an effect) just incase I’ve missed something on one of my checks that someone knows to have caused a similar problem from experience.

I’ve not yet tried wiring the router into the back of my PC since that would involve temporarily moving the PC into the living room and since the problem doesn’t appear to be with the router and it’s the wireless connection that’s giving problems I don’t see what wiring it up would achieve, even if it could connect to the net that way. Of course if I’m wrong, please let me know & why connecting to the router via an Ethernet cable could help my wireless connectivity when the router is setup and working already.

I’m all ears.

Kind Regards,
Michael Barker
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:18 PM
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An IPCONFIG/ALL was suggested on another forum - here's the results:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Dex>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-6E-BB-08-B2

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-54-12-B7-8E

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B5-B8-54-DE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.83.247
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:33 AM
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Your problem describes mine to a Tee, except that I am dealing with two computers that are wired to the router. My router is a Linksys WRT54GS, v1.0, with the latest firmware.

The only change I have recently made to my computer was on installing the Cisco VPN client v.5.0.0.1 (??). Thinking that may have created a problem, since it is the first version to work with Windows Vista, I uninstalled it, and then this connected-but-not-communicating problem did not go away.

It is strange that I CAN get a SecureCRT (tcp) connection to machines outside my domain, however.

This is a sufficiently bothersome problem that I would hope you found a solution. Since one has not been posted, I may try to contact you through the Administrator.

-Chris Roberts
Charlottesville, VA
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:47 AM
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Default Unable to connect to 192.168.0.1

I have the same problem, and, after looking at several other forums (fora?), I have just joined this forum as I am unable to find the answer. I have a Dell Optiplex with an Intel PRO/1000 MT and am connected to a Netgear DG 834G v2 Wireless modem router. Everything was running fine on Win2k and then I "upgraded" to XP. About 3 weeks later I was suddenly unable to connect to the internet; IPCONFIG shows the famous 169.254.239.91.
I thought it would be easy to start the configuration on the Netgear but am unable to connect to it on 192.168.0.1.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:06 AM
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Had a similar issue. Just posting here in case this helps.

HPDV1000 laptop
Broadcom wireless card(integrated)
Realtek NIC
Linksys Router

Could connect to internet if I was physically connected to the Linksys router(which was connected to a Speedstream 4100 router) and I could see the wireless router in my list, but when I tried to connect it would not connect(just cycled)

I DISABLED the Realtek NIC(apologies to anyone going "duh" right now) and it connected to the router like a charm.

Hope that helps.

-J
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:47 PM
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OK I didn't read all of your problem, but it sounds like you may be on the wrong subnet or IP range, If you knwo your AP needs to be 192.168.01 set your wireless adapter manually to 192.168.0.100 and make sure your subnet is set to the routers default maybe 255.0.0.0
Then try and connect again and browse your router.
You are not getting your DNS address for some reason it may be not set to automatic on your wireless devide settings.

the main thing is that you can browse the AP home page then you are on the same network range then you can look at the settings.

I still think your main problem is lack of your primary DNS
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:16 AM
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hope someone is still on this subject. My wireless PCI card indicate strong signals but cannot connect to internet due to WEP Key Mismatched. However, I'm sure I typed in the correct one as the other 3 PCs in my apt work just fine on the same rounter (Linksys). Can anyone figure out why my set up cannot recognize the WEP passphrase nor code. I tried a different card and the result is the same.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:22 PM
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Joining to say that I have the same problem. If anyone can come up with a fix for this it'd be greatly appreciated by the lot of us that are scouring google and forums for advice.

If it means anything to anyone, the Belkin wireless utility I have shows my connection as "red" after the security lock logo.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:20 PM
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Experiencing the same problem. Somebody help please!
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:05 AM
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1. Turn off router and computers.
2. Wait around 30secs.
3. Turn on router first. after you have stable lights on your router. turn on your computer(s).
4. go to start > run > type cmd.
5. on dos prompt (black box), type in "ipconfig" - without the quotes ""
6. look for ip address: make sure it starts with 192.168.x.x where x refers to any number

that's the basic solution... there are other solutions... but let me post it in another time... gotta go... please reply if this helped.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:33 PM
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Changes that may help to increase the compatibility of Vista with older networking devices:



Disable the IP Helper service:

1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
2. Scroll down to the IP Helper service, right click on it and select Properties
3. In the dropdown box that says "Automatic" or "Manual", set it to Disabled and then click on "Apply"
4. Then click on "Stop" to stop the service from running in the current session
5. Click OK to exit the dialog



Disable IPv6:

1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter "ncpa.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
2. Right click on each network connection and select "Properties"
3. Remove the checkmark from the box next to "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
4. Click OK to exit the dialog

NOTE: You should do this for each network connection.



Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag:

Link: Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers
Hold the Windows key and type R, enter regedit and press Enter.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters\Inter faces\{GUID}
In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey to be updated.
If the key DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag does not exist, use the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value. In the New Value #1 box, type DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then press ENTER. If the key exists, skip this step.
Right-click DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
Close Registry Editor.
NOTE: You should do this for each and every GUID subkey.




The only program I'm aware of that currently relies on IPv6 is the new Windows Meeting Space. The first 2 changes will cause that program not to work - but will leave all of your normal (IPv4) connections unaffected. If it causes problems that you can't overcome, simply revert back to the original settings.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:06 PM
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Read carefully and Kindly follow steps to help resolve your issues.

For wireless connections:

1. Hold the Windows key and press the R key, type services.msc and press Enter or click OK. This should open a new window - services local.
2. Look for Wireless Zero Configuration on the list in the right pane. The list is alphabetical, so you should be able to locate it maybe third from the bottom.
3. Double-click it to open it.
4. Click on the STOP button to stop it (lower left). If it is not highlighted or is grayed out, then the service is stopped. (it should also say that the SERVICE STATUS is stopped).
5. Look for STARTUP TYPE drop-down menu. Change it from AUTOMATIC to DISABLED. then click on APPLY (lower right).
6. Then just change it right back from disabled to automatic and click on apply again.
7. Click on START button (right beside the STOP button) on the same window to start the service.

--- We are essentially restarting the windows wireless service. What we did just turned it off and on again ---

8. Close the services local window.
9. Go to Start and then Control Panel. Network Connections. If you don't see Wireless Network Connections or Local Area Connection after opening Network Connections, kindly look for Network Connections again (it maybe on the lower right).

--- We need to be on the page where you have the wireless network connections icon. ---

11. Right-click on the icon for Wireless Network Connections then left-click on Properties.
12. You should have several tabs. Click on Wireless Network Connections tab (near the top of the window).
13. Make sure you have a checkmark on where it says, "Use windows to configure your wireless connections..." or something like that.

--- Before going into the next step. Kindly make sure first that you have the following CORRECT information: (1) your own SSID; (2) Network key (if you have one) - WEP or WPA or whichever encryption you are using. If you don't know these information, kindly secure these information first or better yet, try calling your router manufacturer to help you out on this ---

14. Then on the list that shows on the same window, remove everything on the list. That list shows all the wireless networks that you have been connected to before.

--- Don't worry about deleting it. The next time that you connect to the wireless network, it will be automatically added back into this list ---

15. Once everything is removed. Kindly close the window.
16. Go back to where you have the Wireless Network Connections icon again.
17. Right-click again the icon and left-click on View Wireless Network Connections.
18. If your wireless router is broadcasting your SSID, then you should be able to see it on the list of wireless network(s) that will appear on the screen.
19. Select your SSID and hit Connect.
20. It should be asking for your network key. Type it in. In might ask you to confirm the network key. Just type it in again.
21. It will attempt to connect it. And you will get a notification that you are connected.
22. Once you are connected, go back to the window where you have the Wireless Network Connections icon we were working on before.
23. That icon should say that it is connected.
24. Double-click it. It should open a new window.
25. You should have a General tab and a Support tab.
26. General tab should say it is connected.
27. Click on the Support tab.
28. Now confirm if your IP Address says 192.168.x.x. where x can represent any number. Example: 192.168.0.100
29. If you have these confirmed. Kindly try to see if you can now get into the internet or into your network.
30. Enjoy!
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:04 PM
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OMG kewlthot, you are a saviour! I was in utter despair for many many months as I had the same problem as the others who have posted here. Happened to chance upon your post and decided to follow your instructions. I'm so happy to say that it worked! Thank you so much for your help!
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:27 PM
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I registered with this forum just to say thank you to kewlthot.

My "Wireless Zero Configuration" service was set to "Manual" and wasn't started. Starting it up and connecting to my Belkin wireless router using the Windows Wireless Network Connection client rather than my Belkin Client Utility solved this problem for me!

Thanks again, kewlthot!
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:47 PM
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Not sure what happened to make this stop working but kewlthot you seem to have fixed 2 out of 3 problems I'm having.

My xbox 360 and Vista laptop are now connected fine again. However an XP laptop I use is still not connecting properly.

It now gets an IP address and can load to the router page 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.2.1 depending on the router I test. However it still wont load any internet pages.

Do anyone have any ideas why following the same instructions it works for one and not the other? I even got someone else to read out the guide, just to make sure I hadn't missed anything....

Also...do you know why this seems to have suddenly happened to lots of PC's?

Thanks
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:51 PM
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I had the same problem.

My Wireless card (WG111T) was not obtaining an IP addres from the router. The card worked on other machines just not the one with the problem.

Tried all of the above but did not resolve my issue.

In the end changing the routers channel from 11 to 13 resolved the issue. (netgear DG834GT).

There are 10 other wiresless networks near me and i belive this was causing interferance.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:12 PM
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Signed up also to thank kewlthot. I CLUCKING LOVE YOU
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I have been having a similar problem. Unfortunately, none of the proposed solutions given above have worked for me.

I have a Zoom DSL-modem/wireless-router, serving two computers in my home. The desktop box is normally connected via an Ethernet cable. The laptop had, for several months, been connected via wifi.

The first six months I owned the laptop, I ran it with the Windows XP Pro OS. Last July, I re-formatted to run Ubuntu Linux (v. 8.04). For the first couple months on Ubuntu, I had no problem connecting to my wireless network or to other wireless networks.

Suddenly, sometime in September, I was no longer able to connect to my wireless network. The network manager will see the signal (and recognize the encryption type, the correct broadcast channel, etc.) but it doesn't connect.

There are other, unsecured wireless networks in my neighborhood, and I've been able to connect to them. I checked the broadcast channels on all of them, and none are set to use the same channel as my system.

I can put my laptop on my computer desk, plug in an Ethernet cable, and be connected to my LAN and to the Internet

I tried connecting wireless with from my desktop box (running Windows XP Pro): shut down power, unplugged the Ethernet cable, installed a wireless card, and powered back up. Same result as the laptop -- my wireless network is visible, but it won't connect.

I've tried shutting everything down -- both computers and the modem-router, then re-booting the router first, then the computers (after the router shows full connection to the Internet). Still no joy.

I've uninstalled the Network Manager that came with Ubuntu and installed wicd instead. That shows me a little more detail, but I still cannot get a connection with my wireless system. The wicd window shows a message "Configuring WPA Authentication code" then "Validating Authentication" but that step appears to fail. At least, after showing that message for a minute or so, the process stops and I'm still not connected.

All of this leads me to suspect the trouble is in my router. Is it possible for the router to connect via Ethernet cable and to broadcast its SSID, channel selection, encryption type, etc., but somehow be unable to validate the WPA key? (I know I've entered the correct key -- I've gone through this exercise at least twenty times, and on a few occasions I've even logged onto my router, using the Ethernet cable, and used copy-and-paste to pick up the key from the router and apply it to the network manager.)
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:11 AM
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I logged on, as I was having the same issue as everyone else described.

I tried the solutions that kewlthot posted, however when I tried to start the wireless zero configuration it wouldn't work, and posted an error message:

"Could not start the Wireless Zero Configuration Service on Local Computer"
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"

I am not sure exactly what this means, I was hoping someone may have the insight.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:09 PM
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Hello friends friends if any one can help please do
i have been connecting to my room-mate wireless connection very well then all of a sudden i would connect but receiving packets take so long like i receive atleast 1 in 20 minutes i cant take it any more.
i have tried all the possible solutions as suggested by members here and other web help i could find it just doesn't seem to work out.
At first i thought may be its the rage but it turned out negative because my friend receives packets 10 times faster than me in the same position.i thought we may be having conflicting ip addresses but i checked and no.
Am using IBM THINKPAD R60 so who ever can help will highly be appreciated
Thanks so much guys
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I signed up to thank Kewlthot as well. You are a genius! I can now use my laptop again after hiding it under the bed for almost six months.

RECAP OF PROBLEM: My Dell Inspiron laptop was NOT able to pick up my secured linksys wireless network or the unsecured network of my neighbors. So I decided to hardwire it to the modem. No luck. Spent an hour on the phone with ISP. No luck. Took the computer to one of the stores. Somehow the Local Area Connection icon was missing. The IT support person re-installed a driver so that the "Local Area Connection" icon appear in Network Connections (Start>Control Panel>Network Connections). He connected it to the modem and it worked fine. Then I got home. Plugged it into the modem. No luck. Frustration led me to google and then to Kewlthot's posting on this site. I followed the instructions that he posted above and now I am able to connect to my wireless network and I have access to the internet. See his instructions below.

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Originally Posted by kewlthot View Post

Read carefully and Kindly follow steps to help resolve your issues.

For wireless connections:

1. Hold the Windows key and press the R key, type services.msc and press Enter or click OK. This should open a new window - services local.
2. Look for Wireless Zero Configuration on the list in the right pane. The list is alphabetical, so you should be able to locate it maybe third from the bottom.
3. Double-click it to open it.
4. Click on the STOP button to stop it (lower left). If it is not highlighted or is grayed out, then the service is stopped. (it should also say that the SERVICE STATUS is stopped).
5. Look for STARTUP TYPE drop-down menu. Change it from AUTOMATIC to DISABLED. then click on APPLY (lower right).
6. Then just change it right back from disabled to automatic and click on apply again.
7. Click on START button (right beside the STOP button) on the same window to start the service.

--- We are essentially restarting the windows wireless service. What we did just turned it off and on again ---

8. Close the services local window.
9. Go to Start and then Control Panel. Network Connections. If you don't see Wireless Network Connections or Local Area Connection after opening Network Connections, kindly look for Network Connections again (it maybe on the lower right).

--- We need to be on the page where you have the wireless network connections icon. ---

11. Right-click on the icon for Wireless Network Connections then left-click on Properties.
12. You should have several tabs. Click on Wireless Network Connections tab (near the top of the window).
13. Make sure you have a checkmark on where it says, "Use windows to configure your wireless connections..." or something like that.

--- Before going into the next step. Kindly make sure first that you have the following CORRECT information: (1) your own SSID; (2) Network key (if you have one) - WEP or WPA or whichever encryption you are using. If you don't know these information, kindly secure these information first or better yet, try calling your router manufacturer to help you out on this ---

14. Then on the list that shows on the same window, remove everything on the list. That list shows all the wireless networks that you have been connected to before.

--- Don't worry about deleting it. The next time that you connect to the wireless network, it will be automatically added back into this list ---

15. Once everything is removed. Kindly close the window.
16. Go back to where you have the Wireless Network Connections icon again.
17. Right-click again the icon and left-click on View Wireless Network Connections.
18. If your wireless router is broadcasting your SSID, then you should be able to see it on the list of wireless network(s) that will appear on the screen.
19. Select your SSID and hit Connect.
20. It should be asking for your network key. Type it in. In might ask you to confirm the network key. Just type it in again.
21. It will attempt to connect it. And you will get a notification that you are connected.
22. Once you are connected, go back to the window where you have the Wireless Network Connections icon we were working on before.
23. That icon should say that it is connected.
24. Double-click it. It should open a new window.
25. You should have a General tab and a Support tab.
26. General tab should say it is connected.
27. Click on the Support tab.
28. Now confirm if your IP Address says 192.168.x.x. where x can represent any number. Example: 192.168.0.100
29. If you have these confirmed. Kindly try to see if you can now get into the internet or into your network.
30. Enjoy!

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Old 05-06-2009, 06:17 PM
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I've seen this problem posted many times on the net while I was searching for an answer to the same thing. I saw many different things to try to correct the problem but no joy. Well last night I called Linksys tech support to try and figure out the problem. After going through one tech for an hour he referred me to a second level tech. Here is what he had me do...
Took the card out of child's room to my computer by the router and installed it. Set up a new Network using "WEP" and 64 bit (not 128) encryption with a 10 digit key. The card worked fine, connected and could browse the net. I was using WPA2 PSK or Personal with a 24 digit key in my child's room before. I took the card out and back to my child's room and set everything up as WPA2 PSK with only a 9 digit key and it worked like a charm. The tech mentioned that sometimes a long key can get lost in the translation between the two and shorter is probably better. I checked on length of a safe passkey for WPA and found that 8 or 9 digits is good, especially if you use upper and lower case in the key.
I don't know if it was putting the card in the other machine and it cleared something out or it was the shorter passkey but it does work now!
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:58 AM
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Hello Kewlthot!! Just wanted to say THANK YOU for your help. Your post really helped solve my problem. Unlike the supposely trained professionals from my Cable carrier who were NOT able to solve my wireless connectivity issue!! Anyways you're a genius, Thanks and please keep up the good work helping people like me(not so computer experts Once again Thanks!!
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:07 PM
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Hey... I was having the same problem, and I went through the whole series of steps that kewlthot laid out (thanks for that) but I still get nothing.

I have a Belkin router and a TP-Link USB adaptor... I'm not sure WHY it's doing this. Does anyone know what actually CAUSES this to happen? Other than the usual Windows Insanity?

The only thing I saw that was odd was that the adaptor itself showed nothing for the DNS/Gateway etc., but showed the connection. I tried inputting the numbers myself... Also no go. This is even more enfuriating because the machines were networked together and WORKING when I got up. Lame.

The router itself shows its internet connection and even my iPhone on the network, but NOT my other machine. I'm about 15 seconds from a call to Geek Squad here...

Please Help...

PS- I'm new and messing with the Smileys.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:48 AM
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Hello
hi

sorry if you've read this already. i just realized there's a special forum for wireless.

i am new to linux and i just installed opensuse 11.0 i also got my w200 (orinoco usb) to work, thanks to this tutorial: Lucid Tips » Wireless using W200 on openSUSE 10.3

but it says to:
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we need to disable use of KNetwork Manager
right now, my wireless card powers on and is detected. i just don't know how to connect to an WEP protected access point.

how do i connect via konsole? the card is on and is detected. but when i ran "iwlist eth1 accesspoint" it says something like it cant find an accesspoint. what should i do?

this is urgent! help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:39 AM
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Hello i am new i just joined cause i am having this same problem i cant find the answer anywhere i have a pentium 3 ibm thinkpad with xp proffessional and my wireless d-link card is a smc networks card i have the same problem i reformatted my laptop hard drive and now my screen says i have a good connection in the system tray and my internet connections it is telling me that my router is sending the signal but i am not receiving it my small page that says available internet connections is blank none of the tabs are useable the advanced tab looks like a ghost the little screen looks like its frozen but its not its just blank evrything else says my connection is working properly all the properties says its ok i just dont get it i have reformatted several times before in the past and i have never had this happen before please help me i am so confused and so !!#%$** frustrated !!!! Any suggestions
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:52 PM
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Hey all, not sure if this has been resolved, but I had the same issue recently when I tried to move from one network to another. Turns out the TCP/IP protocol was set to my old net work and wouldn't accept others.

Go to 'Control Panel' > 'Network connections' > Right click Wireless Network & select Properties > on the General tab, select 'Internet Protocol TCP/IP' & then click properties > Make sure the 'Obtain automatically' check boxes for IP Address and DNS server are selected & click OK.

Hope it helps!
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help!!!! tried your fix and it didn't work got all the way through it and my ip address was 169.254.168.135
i have pressed the repair key and the message appears as follows THE FOLLOWING STEPS OF THE REPAIR OPERATION FAILED RENEWING THE IP ADDRESS. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR OR ISP.

i still cannot connect to the internet even though my wireless is saying it is connected?
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:58 AM
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i think i should explain the situation i find myself in and am so close to throwing this computer out of the window because i've scanned forum after forum for a solution AND HAVE TRIED loads of things without success.

so here goes!!!!!!

the computer i have the issue with is a compaq presario,
it was connected with wired connection through my d-link router and orange livebox. it was the first computer i had and worked fine for a year or so. i later bought 2 laptops and connected them wirelessly and they worked fine also. suddenly the tower stopped working due to the pre installed windows xp on it crashed and i couldn't get it to restore from the restore point and so it sat doing nothing still all connected under my work table for about 4 years which was no big deal as i had 2 laptops to use that were working wirelessly without any issues.

so last week i decided to buy a new tower from pc world with windows 7 on it and connected it into the place of the old tower.
this i did and basically unplugged all the livebox and router and fitted them into my new tower and everything worked first time including internet connection

rather than throw the old unworking tower away i decided to have repaired.
All they did was do was a factory reset, i did lose all my info i had on it but the tower was back working again.

So with the intention of putting the newly repaired computer into my sons room so he can use it, i went and purchased a w-lan cardbus 802.11g so it could become a wireless computer.
I fitted it into the computer, installed the driver disk followed the instructions i.e putting in my wep key for my wireless connection and hey presto i had a wireless connection on my computer.

NOW FOR THE FRUSTRATING PART. thinking everything was good to go i clicked onto internet explorer and all i get is THE PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED, I HAVE TRIED USING ANOTHER WEB ADDRESS THE SAME MESSAGE APPEARS.
like i say i have tried numerous attempts at changing this and changing that all without joy.

i have tried ipconfig release and renew but it won't let me do it!!!
i have removed norton firewall and antivirus still no joy.
i have just tried manually turning on and off the wireless connection still no joy.

SO I PLEAD TO THE MERCY OF SOMEONE CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH MY DILEMMA AND HELP ME SOLVE THIS FRUSTRATING PROBLEM.

I KNOW ITS NOT MY ROUTER AS MY NEW TOWER AND MY LAPTOPS ARE STILL WORKING FINE WITH ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.
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if your using a WG111 adapter.. and unable to connect usign the adapter: you can definrive the wireless configuration of your pc is ur usigng windows xp.. it will extremely help you resolved the issue:
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