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Old 03-04-2009, 04:40 PM
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Thumbs down Connected to router but doesn't connect to internet

I have a Dell 9150 Tower linked to my ADSL broadband via a Netgear DG834G router and all works well.

I've now got a Dell D630 laptop with Intel PROSet/Wireless which shows that it will connect to my router by WiFi. Excellent signal quality, 54 Mbps, Security is set up with a WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key) on the router, and the security on the laptop says WPA-Personal) on the laptop. As I say, it tells me its connected so I guess that's well and good. I can even access the router set-up page via the laptop ( So it must be connected....right?!

Then when I open IE and try to browse the web it just says I'm offline.

Yet if I hardwire into the router via cable it just works fine.

Both machines run Windows XP.

My head is hurting...what's wrong? I seem to be WiFi connected...but not connected.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:30 PM
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Default Router connection

A few things to try. First, for the simple stuff, make sure IE does not have 'work offline' checked under the file item in the menu. (Shouldn't be since you were able to connect hard wired) Next, if you are using a static ip on the laptop and the DHCP server is running on the router, you will be able to connect to the router but go no further than that. If you are using DHCP on the router, make sure that the wireless connection on the laptop obtains the ip address and DNS server address automatically in the TCP/IP settings.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:45 AM
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Set it to open network which do not require any key and try again.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:30 PM
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Make sure you're being assigned an IP address from your DG834G 's DHCP server. You can do this by opening an command box (START=>RUN=>CMD) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL and look for two items; IP Address for the wireless controller, and if DHCP is available. If not you may have to manually assign an IP address on the problem machine itself.

Edited: If you need to manually assign an IP address, use one that is outside the range of the routers DHCP server pool.

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Old 12-09-2009, 12:04 AM
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Default This was Good...

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. 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...
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:50 AM
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Having problems connecting to the Internet on your new Windows 7 machine? Windows 7 is great and can automatically fix a lot of common problems related to connecting to the Internet, but not all!

The first thing you should try if you having Internet problems is to try and connect from both a wireless and wired connection. You first want to try and narrow down the problem to Windows 7, to your network setup, or to your Internet provider.

Here are some possible solutions you can try that will hopefully get your Internet connection up and running in Windows 7.
Method 1 Ė Turn Off Firewall/Anti-Virus Programs

One common reason why this problem occurs in new installations of Windows 7 is because of a third-party firewall or anti-virus program. Just to make sure itís not that, go ahead and uninstall any of these types of programs.

You might be wondering why it would matter, especially if you have the same program running on another computer like XP or Vista. The problem could be that if the firewall or anti-virus program is not compatible with Windows 7, it can accidentally block connections to the Internet.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:26 PM
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Sounds like this is already taken care of ?
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