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Discussion in 'Networks' started by Mr.Cheeks, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    I use my works laptop at home now (XP SP2)

    Its uses centrino technology. When i connect to my wireless (11mbs) i get the network + internet (slowly), but if i connect may network cable in, i dont get access to the net? even though the proxy is switched off... any ideas?

    i still have access to my network (workgroup at home), just dont know why? everything is running at 100mb, although my card is 10/100/1000 in the laptop, it should limit to 100mbs (just like at work)

    another strange thing is, when i want to browse my network via network places, it keeps crashing, i have to got to run -> \\comptname\

    Any ideas? and/or need more info?
     
  2. Boycie
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    You have seperate problems, by the sound of it. If you can connect to the net wirelessly, then it rules out browser/proxy configuration. Can you connect via ethernet if you disable the wireless connection and enable the wired (LAN) connection?
    Centrino, as far as i am aware is 54MBps.
    The network will only run as fast as the slowest componant. Your NIC may be 10/100/1000 but i bet you don't have CAT5E cable, hub or switch and a /1000 connection at the other end.
    As for the network share, i would suggest running the network set-up wizard both ends, although i wouldn't be supprised if something is being retained from the domain set-up.

    Si
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

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    not good

    No - but i can access the network

    I have my BT Modem, then a HUB, and a linksys wireless router all be CAT5 cabling, not sure bout the E though, always though the cabling never made a diff as long as it was Cat5...

    hmmm, i'll have a look at that?
     
  4. r.h.lee

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    TheCheekMaster,

    Is the ethernet port enabled in "Network Connections?"
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

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    Yes...
     
  6. Sparky
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    Is your laptop part of a domain? When you click network places its probably looking for the domain but because you are offline its crashing :blink
     
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  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Have you tried using the ipconfig/all command?

    If not click run through start menu, type in cmd.

    This opens a dos window type in the following:-
    ipconfig/all


    here you you can see ip address and DNS server address.

    If the ip start 169. then it is not setup correctly.

    Also one more other thing if yor using XP, try - Control Panel, network internet connections, network connections.
    Then right click on Network icon, properties, networking, tcp/ip, properties. Check IP address and DNS address are obtain automatically.
     
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  8. r.h.lee

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    TheCheekMaster,

    Is your ethernet port configured to "obtain IP address automatically?"
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    @ Sparky

    That is what i originally thought, however, when i went to my mates house, he connected to his computers nice and easy through network places...

    @ Monkey

    my ip is correct, its 192.168.254.238

    @ R.H.Lee

    yes, its assigned to obtain the IP address automatically...

    When i use my old laptop or anyone elses, its works just fine...
     
  10. Bluerinse
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    TCM when you are connected by ethernet cable, presumably you can PING other hosts on your LAN. Can you ping anything outside your LAN such as www.googleco.uk for example.

    To me it sounds like a DNS issue or possibly your default gateway setting is wrong.

    Can you post the results of an IPCONFIG /ALL for a working computer *and* one for your works laptop when it is connected by cable not wireless.

    We can look at the slow wireless issue once we sort out the wired connectivity.

    Oh and have you tried disabling any firewall software whilst troubleshooting this issue?
     
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  11. r.h.lee

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    When at home, do you login locally to the computer?
     
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    Have you got a firewall in the background? Have you checked the setup?

    what is the speed of the onboard lan card?
     
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    I`ll second that, if the DNS is screwed it may still work but will be sloooooow. If you make sure all the settings on your LAN connection are set to dynamic and also right click on your LAN connection and select repair to flush the DNS.

    As Bluerinse said post both ipconfig /all settings here, that`ll make it much easier to resolve. 8)
     
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

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    @ Pete & Sparky - I'll post the details later - haven't tried pinging any sites... will do later...

    @ Pete & Monkey - Firewall... my firewall are Hardware based...

    Lan speed - 10/100/1000 card

    @ R.H.Lee - when i login, im logging in under the domain...
     
  15. Mr.Cheeks

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    ipconfig /all

    Code:
    
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\edubnmkn>ipconfig /all
    
    Windows IP Configuration
    
            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BCCEDU-219CKVFD
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : addm.ads.brm.pri
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : addm.ads.brm.pri
                                                edu.bham.gov.uk
                                                birmingham.gov.uk
    
    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    
            Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
     Connection
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XXXX
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Mobile Connecti
    on
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XXXX
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
            Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.235
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
            DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.64.64.54
                                                10.64.128.50
            Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.64.128.50
            Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 10.120.129.56
            Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 02 September 2006 23:35:31
            Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 09 September 2006 23:35:31
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\edubnmkn>
    
    
    The above is when i put my ethernet cable in, and not connected to my wireless...

    Cheers...
     
  16. Sparky
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    Code:
      DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.64.64.54
                                                10.64.128.50
    

    That looks like the problem mate. Your DNS server should be the I.P of your router.

    Is 192.168.254.254 your router?
     
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  17. Mr.Cheeks

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    Yes it is...

    but the DNS shown i am persuming that its my works one... if that makes sense.
     
  18. Sparky
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    That makes sense, right click on your LAN connection and then select properties. Then select TCP\IP and again select properties.

    You will probably have the DNS servers listed there (make a note of them)

    Delete the DNS servers and make sure everything is configured as ‘dynamic’, select apply and close the LAN connection window. Then right click on your LAN connection and select ‘repair’.

    That should be it! :biggrin
     
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  19. Mr.Cheeks

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    2questions before i proceed:

    1- should i jack in my ethernet cable, and turn off my wireless
    2-how would this affect my comp when i go back to work?
     
  20. Sparky
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    Whatever you delete from your LAN setting should go back in when you are in work. I’m not sure why you have static DNS entries; ideally they should be allocated from the DHCP server but without knowing how the network is set up its difficult to say what they are static. :blink
     
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