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Wireless Network Help....

Discussion in 'Networks' started by donpisci, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. donpisci

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm trying to set up a wireless network in my house, using a Netgear Wireless DG834GT Router and a Orinoco Gold Wireless Network Card on XP Pro.

    Whats happening at the moment is the Wireless Network Connection icon in the system tray is saying it's connected and the signal strength is excellent. Packets are being sent, but none are being received and consequently, not able to access the internet.

    I've tried assigning it an IP address, but to no avail.

    Any help/ advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Is DHCP enabled on the router? Also are you using any encryption?
     
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  3. donpisci

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    Yes it is enabled.

    I'm using WEP encryption at the moment- sorry should have mentioned that in my last post. I've entered the network key and it actually says it's connected so i'm assuming it's the correct code.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Take the WEP encryption off as a test, also set your laptop to obtain an IP automatically on the wireless card.

    If all goes well lock down the connection after that. 8)
     
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  5. donpisci

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    Sound. I'll give that a quick go and then i'll get back to you.

    More than likely in the morning!

    Thanks!
     
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  6. donpisci

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    Right then, I've disabled the encryption, ensured they are both on the same channel and assigned the IP address to the wireless card automatically.
    Now, it says is that it's connected and the signal strength is excellent, but I still can't access the internet. This time however, when aquiring a network address, some packets are received, only 9 or 10 but thats still 9 or 10 more than before!
    I also know that it's not a faulty router because my Wii is connected to the internet through it.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    What happens when you launch a web browser? Do you get any error messages?
     
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  8. donpisci

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    The only message I get is the 'This Page Cannot be Displayed' page.

    It's all very frustrating!!


    Edit: It's sorted now, I've disabled the Local area connection and the network bridge (the wireless connection wasn't bridged)!

    Thanks for all of your help
     
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