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Q: Wireless DHCP network problems


I am really suck with my network. I live in a shared house and the landlord seems to have no idea so I'm having to take control, though as you'll quickly notice I dont have much clue either.

We have a Virgin internet router downstairs, provided by thembut the wireless signal hardly passes the room, so there is a cat 5e cable through the wall, upstairs to a router that I have installed DD-WRT on, that we then intend everyone to connect to wirelessly, though some are wired.

I have put the cable from the Virgin box into the Linksys normal bit (not the one that you usually put the internet one in), but I have no idea what to do now. I've tried searching but all I can find is if I was picking up the internet wirelessly, but it its wired. A few things seem to mention DHCP though.

Any help would be amazing please. If you dont have time to write how, or point me in the right direction, then just the name of what I'm trying to do would be much appreciated, but any help would be great.

Thanks a lot,


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A: Wireless DHCP network problems

one approach: multiple routers

I've written this several times, so I'll refer to a common post here.

Ask specific questions and I'll reply

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Hello, I have been experiencing some problems on my home network. I have problems with AOL, FTP and steam online games like counterstrike, team fortress 2, and day of defeat. I get these problems about 3/4 of the time, and 1/4 these programs will work.

When I sign into AOL I get a message saying "Could not connect to authentication server:
Windows socket error #10060". On FTP about half of the time I am not able to connect, and I the connection keeps timing out. On the steam games, when I open up the game dialog, I don't get the auto-retry option that is normally available. I tested these problems on other computers at my house and the same behavior occurs.

A:Solved: Problems on a DHCP wireless home network

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Dear All,

Iím having some problems with my Wireless network.
Iím struggling to get my wireless devices to connect to my wireless network. The only way I can seem to do it, is by assigning them an IP address manually Ė otherwise they get given a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx number.
Ideally, I want the devises to get the IP address automatically.

Look at the diagram to see my network.

Itís not a secure network Ė I havenít given the Wireless Router any Mac Addresses. I live in a very remote area, so Iím not bothered about security until I have it all working.

The wireless Router has 4 Earthnet Ports and 1 ĎInternetí Port.

My ADSL Router has all my Internet settings
(Both are Netgear)

My question is: How do I get my Wireless devices to collect automatic IP addresses?

Hope you can help.

A:Wireless Network - DHCP - Help

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So I have a small business I do IT work for. They are using Engenius WAPs for wireless which support multiple SSIDs and VLAN. DHCP is handed out by a Win2K8R2 server.

Now they want to set up a guest wireless network that only has access to internet and none of their internal resources. Problem is they need connectivity to the DHCP server. They have all dumb switches that don't support VLAN tagging.

I haven't worked much with VLANs, but I understand the concept and I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to provide what they wish (which is pretty straightfoward) without either

a. having to change the WAPs for something that have built in DHCP (that can be enabled on a per SSID basis) or
b. replace the dumb switches with switches that support VLANs

Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:guess wireless network dhcp and vlan

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if it is a windows 7 box, try this: http://windows7themes.net/how-to-enable-dhcp-in-windows-7.html
if it is xp, try this: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~help/networking/dhcp_info/dhcp_xp.html
if it is vista, the first one should work. now linux, is a little bit trickier, but i would have to know the version.

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Hi all,
Have a read and hope you can help.

This problem is driving me crazy!!!

Have a Netgear DG834Gv2 & Netgear WG311v2 .

Running W2k. When it is connected via ethernet it picks up a DHCP ip no problems but when i try and connect via the wireless it cannot get a DHCP IP. It ends up with the standad 169.x.x.x IP. It is how ever picking up the signal and is locked into that and has about a 70% signal strengh. That is not the problem. I have WEP security setup and using a paraphase. That is all ok but it just the DHCP pickup problem.

The interesting thing is that I have another machine running XP that picks up the DCHP ip no prob but the win2k mackine. Same settings and all.

The Win2k machine has had all patches and updates. It is basically a fresh install of win2k.

There has to be something that im missing or doing wrong.

Any help would be greatly apreciated. I know i can setup a static but thats not the way I want to go. I want to fix this problem.

I could install XP but thats a last resort.
Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Wireless Netgear DG834G and DHCP Problems with Win2k

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i cant connect to the enternet or lan on my desktop. when i type in
the ipconfig /renew then it say unable to connect to the dhcp server.
can i get some help plz im not that pro in networking.

A:cant connect to the network "a dhcp error" not wireless and no router

You have to tell us what network you are connecting to so you can get help. No info = no help.

You could start by describing physically how your computer connects to the lan and then the internet.

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It's me again guys, but since last time, I have bought a new desktop and a tablet and I am now re-attempting to setup my a wireless network so that I can use the tablet.
As I played around with the tablet, I pressed the wifi button, and lo and behold, it detected my router, told me my IP address, etc.
But, it will not allow me to browse the internet because I am not connected, and when I run the setup disc on my pc [step 1 - checking settings in computer and router] for the router, it tells me that ' setup assistant is not able to connect to the router via any of the network adapters in this computer.'

I know that I don't have it setup correctly, but I don't know what else to do. I have the ethernet [same as a network cable, right?] cable coming from outside. That goes to the [one and ONLY] port in the back of my tower. I'm stuck. Please help. Thanks again guys.


A:Having problems setting up my wireless network with my Xplornet fixed wireless

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So recently I have removed a nasty zeroaccess rootkit virus(es) from my laptop. My Windows Firewall, Defender and Updates would not work (still won't), my browser kept redirecting to unrelated websites, and I was just overall having a TON of irritating issues. I installed MalwareBytes and Zone Alarm in addition to my Microsoft Security Essentials and restarted my computer once - everything seemed fine. I went to delete a few programs from my computer via the control panel, just unneeded things like Canon software I don't even use anymore. My computer told me I needed to restart so I did, and when it turned back on, I suddenly had no more Internet access.

It registers that my Internet providers are being picked up on (as in, it says Silver Moose is emitting a signal yet I have "limited access") and all other devices using the network in my home are working just fine. I tried troubleshooting and it says that there are problems with the wireless network adapter and the driver for wireless network connection adapter.

I've read that removing a 0access will render someone Internet-less but some people have overcome this. However, every thread I've already taken a look at don't exactly fit with my problems/computer model, so I wanted to stay on the safe side and get help fitted exactly to me. I have Windows 7 64 bit., a Gateway model NV78. I don't know if my processor/Intel(R) Core details are needed. If so, I'll gladly provide them.

I ran ipconfig /all and was ... Read more

A:Problems with wireless network adapter and network connection driver

First with this remove Zone alarm, while it use to be a great product, it cause more issues than it's worth these days.
Next, Start menu-> All Programs -> Accessories -> Right click on command prompt and run as Administrator.

Type in netsh winsock reset and reboot, see if the combination of these will help.

Otherwise, system restore is very simple to use and will only affect programs installed, not your personal files. If this doesn't solve the issue pick a time before the rootkit, a couple weeks if possible, and just restore it. You can scroll through all the date to make note of any changes that will be made. Make sure to re-install your AV and Malwarebytes afterwards to keep you protected.

Also, I do not work for Malwarebytes, but $29 for a lifetime license and an active protection module is absolutely worth it.

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ok so this problem has been going on for awhile now but has gotten worse somehow...

before i could not access my vista computer upstairs from my xp computer downstairs.

i've made sure the settings are what they should be on the vista computer since i can easily access my xp computer from the vista computer.

now the problem has gotten worse by that i can't access my xp computer from the vista computer or vice versa so now i can't transfer files from each computer. i need to use my external drive or a flash drive.

A:Wireless network problems, Vista/XP network

could you ever access the XP machines from Vista after installing SP3?

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In my LAN, there is a domain controller which also acts as a DNS server and DHCP server.

And only thing that I need is wi-fi. I have a good router. What do I do with that?

If I set it up and disable DHCP on that, it gets an ip But all the devices in my network have 10.0.0.x

How do I fix it?

A:I have my DHCP and DNS. I need wireless.

Enter the web setup of the router and change its local IP to something else in your range. Disable DHCP in it and point everyone to use your server instead. You may need to use the IP once for changing this parameter, then use whatever IP you put in it.

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Ok so here is the story, yesterday i was doing my usual thing, browsing the internet and doing some research on my school project. I took a break for about an hour or so and when i got back on my comp it said that my wireless connection is not connected. I followed it by repairing it, and did not work. I found out the problem and my router ( D-link 524 ) was off. My modem was on but my router was off which was pretty strange. My dad fixed the problem, but now i can't find it on ( View available wireless networks ). I tried restarting my computer, uninstalling the adapter on device manager, still no luck. I can somewhat find my neighbors wireless network but it does no good.
So now im stuck with the ethernet cable which is really bugging my mom cause she thinks someone might trip especially her. So if anyone could help me with this problem, thank you very much

A:Wireless Network Problems

Did you check to see if your dad when fixing the router problem may have turned off SSID broadcasting?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295515 MB, Free - 256297 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

My landlord got Bright House cable about 50 days ago and my wireless connection goes out about 8 times a day. I got my Vaio laptop back from Vaio Repair about 30 daya ago.
When the internet goes out I run windows diagnostics, sometimes before it is finised the internet comes
back on. Sometimes it tells me it is reseting my network adapter, sometimes it says to reset the modem.
I have done this several times.
I have also run windows properties an it tells me this device is working properly.
If anyone has an answer please tell me.

Thank You.

A:Wireless network problems

If you have the ability to connect by ethernet do you get the same problems?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool. Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.
Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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My laptop is constantly broadcasting a wireless network connection and i have no idea of how to stop it. I have windows XP and have looked everywhere but no-one has any solutions. All i want to do is to stop my laptop from broadcasting this network. Any one have any ideas?

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Hi guys,
I have just set up my laptop and tower on ADSL broadband. The laptop is running an internal wifi card through a Netgear ADSL router and connects to the internet fine (wherever i am in the house). My tower is connected through the same router but using a network cable. This again connects to the internet with no problems.
I have tried to set up a network with the 2 computers. Both have recognised each other on the "My network places". My tower can access the shared files on the laptop but every time i try to access my towers files through my laptop, it comes up with "tower is not accessible. You do not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied .

Sorry for the 'essay above' guys, but hopefully this will be enough info for someone in the know to help this newbie!

Forgot to mention, both are running XP service pack 2 and I have looked in the firewall settings and can't see anything obvious that I could change to make any difference.

A:Wireless network problems

You need to set the share and file permissions correctly.

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Hey guys !

I set up my wireless network about a week ago. I have a linksys wireless b router... and a network everywhere wireless usb adapter. I have one computer attached by cat 5 to the router and my other computer is upstairs and is using the wireless usb adapter. I installed everything and it all seemed to be working fine. However i noticed that upstairs i couldn't use msn... it would constantly log out.. and i would also have trouble using counter-strike(online game)... I set up portforwarding for both programs and the problem bettered yet persisted. I can now play cs but there is a constant freeze ... every 3 minutes i lag for 20 seconds(it's actually that structured - every 3 minutes or so). Msn still constantly logs out and i receive few of the messages that are sent to me. I also noticed that ever two days or so i have problems and my wireless usb adapter can't find the network and i have to wait an hour or so before it reads the linksys... or i simply uninstall it and reinstall it and it works.

Do you think perhaps the problem lies in the setup of the wireless usb adapter or it's simply ****. Should i buy a wireless pci ??? What can i try to make it work ??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

A:WIreless network problems

You should try to play around with the position and orientation of the antennas instead.

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Ok, I've got a wired/wireless network set up running on DSL. Three computers, one desktop with a wire, a laptop with a Netgear wireless usb adapter, and a desktop with another Netgear wireless usb adapter. All three are running to a Netgear router. The wired desktop and the laptop work flawlessly. The wireless desktop on the other hand is driving me nuts. It works fine when I first turn it on, but after some time, anywhere from 5 minutes to half an hour, the network connection shuts down and refuses to work until I restart the computer. I've switched the network adaptors between the laptop and said desktop, with no change, so I believe it's a software issue, but I cannot find anything obviously wrong. This is my sister's computer, and she refuses to learn anything beyond the extreme basics, so there's very little beyond kazaa installed. I've checked for viruses, defragmented the harddrive, turned off everything but AIM, MSN instant messenger, the configuration utility for the network adapter, and an office program. Nothing I try has had any effect, and I would appreciate any help I can get. If there's any more information needed please let me know.

A:Wireless network problems

what is the operating system of the desktop which is not working?

try checking the advanced properties of the wireless usb adapter.

in win xp/2000
control panel>network connections>right click wireless network> properties>configure> advanced tab

in win me/98
control panel>network>wireless adapter>click properties>advanced tab

you will see the properties of the adapter.if the transmit rate is set into 11mbps, change it, set it into auto. check also the ssid or essid if it has the correct one.

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I am running a Netgear DG834G 54mbs ADSL wireless router from my living room connecting to a linksys PCI Card (WMP54G), there is only a stud wall between the 2 and for 90% of the time the connection is classed as 'excellent' or 'very good'.

However recently my internet has gone very slow at certain points (ie dial up speed) and when playing world of warcraft my connection keeps suffering from severe lag spikes ie running at 200ms (Still to slow to play this game really) and then will jump to >1500ms and wont come back down.

I have tried running a trace route and all seemed ok, although when I tried pinging some websites I seem to suffer from 75% packet loss at times.

Any ideas on what I can try to diagnose the problem / find a solution?

Many thanks in advance!

A:Wireless Network Problems

Do you have a wireless 2.4ghz phone in the house? If you do, try disabling the phone base and see if your wireless improves.

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Hi everyone. I'm new here, but I've been searching, and your forum came up. I'm hoping you'll be able to give me some solutions for my wireless network problems.

Right, what I've got first: I have a computer with a MSI PC54G2 Wireless IEEE802.11g PCI Card Adapter and a laptop with a Belkin 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Network Adapter.

I've been told that I can use the former as a virtual router, and then connect to my wireless network with the latter.

What I've done so far: Installed both of them, and they both work. I've run the configuration on the MSI thing, and created my network (I think). My laptop has now connected to my network, as is my computer. So, both are connected together it seems. However, that's as far as I can get.

Although the two say they're both connected to the same network, and give me network stats, like signal strength and link quality, I don't seem to be able to have any communication between the two machines.

On my laptop, my Belkin Wireless Monitor, shows that my Laptop is connected to my router, but then has a big cross between my router and the internet.

Because of this, I'm assuming that's the problem. But, how do I solve that? Does anyone have any suggestions where I go from here? Thanks a lot everyone.

A:Wireless network problems

I am trying to fix a local wireless network problem. Desktop can acess Laptop and open shared files but laptop can only access desktop not open any files.
I am browsing for answers here because i see it is common problem.

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Hello community, I have a very strange occurrence in my computer and I will be asking your help in solving it. Every time after turning on the computer, in the beginning the wireless connection works as it should, however after between 1 to 30 min (the time is random) wireless connection disappears and it doesnt show any wireless networks available, even though there should be over 10. Do you have any ideas what I should do to fix this?

Thank you for your time,

A:Wireless Network problems

Try connecting only to your particular home network then see if the issue persist. I suggest cleaning your network profile and use only one network connection which is your home network.

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hey guys

just set up our wireless network in our student house but having a few teething problems

we're on NTL broadband, and on the network there are 2 laptops and my desktop

however both one of the laptops and my desktop have been having trouble connecting, and seem to only connect when the other laptop is connected, otherwise it just says "acquiring network address" constantly but never goes furthur

the laptop that we have to connect for the others to work was the one we set the network up with, and we secured it with a password which we all know

any ideas? 'cause its a lot of bother to have to connect one up if i want to use my desktop upstairs!

by the way...just checked...it says my address type is assigned by DHCP, that have anything to do with it?

im confused, please please help!


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Ok so i have been attempting to resolve this problem for a good couple of weeks now an ive ran out of ideas. Im attempting to set up a wireless network but having problems

The situation is, ive recently moved into a new property. We have our Zyxel wireless router downstairs in the living room so that we can wire via ethernet into the two main computers downstairs as i work from home. What i do need though is a good internet connection upstairs in the bedroom. I generally prefer a wired connection but running a wire through the house to the cable is going to be abit of a problem. I could connect my devises wirelessly to ths router but the signal isnt very good and it would been buying a few attatchments to allow me to connect all my devices wirelessly to the network.

What ive been attempting to do with a zyxel NWA 3160 is to use that as an AP so that i can then plug that into my switch upstairs and run cables from my switch to the devices in my bedroom. but after attempting to configure it for a long time ive come to the conclusion that i wouldnt be able to do this and i believe that the NWA needs to be plugged into the router to enable a internet access so this doesnt resolve my problem. effectively what i want is the wireless router downstairs. Another form of router upstairs that i can plug my 8 port switch into and then run wires into my devices.

Im hoping that this is quite an easy resolution but ive come to abit of a dead end so any assistence would be greatly appreci... Read more

A:Wireless Network Problems

Are you using the 3160 as a managed AP or a non-managed AP (as I believe it can be either?!?).

In theory your solution SHOULD work, what Zyxel Router are you using ?


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. Hello,

I know this issue has probably been covered 100 times already but I have spent days trawling the solutions and nothing has worked so far. Before I go posting all the technical details and IP stuff etc etc I just want to know if there is a general solution I am missing.

The thing is that I am able to connect to other wireless networks with no problem, I've been doing it all day. It just seems to be this network. Only the network isn't the problem either because my friend is using her laptop with no problems on the network and I can connect my phone to the network with no problems either.

So the problem seems to be limited to my computer and this one network. I've had to plug my dongle in again to get some internet and hope that someone has maybe come accross this before. Why would this 1 computer have problems on this 1 network?

I've tried clearing all the winsock stuff, ip wouldn't reset whilst 'media is disconnected', tried turning off firewalls, shutting down my dongle software, tried pinging google and got 100% fail, it's showing as connected (the network map shows connection from computer to network but not network to internet), icon in the bottom has the yellow triangle and says 'no internet connection' but when I open the wireless connections it shows as being connected to the network. It also shows that a few bytes of data were sent and received but the number stays fixed.

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A:Wireless Network Problems

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well i recently bought a slightly used custom built computer that came with a 54mbps netgear wireless card, so i bought a 108mbps netgear wireless router so i could get internet in that other room. the new computer is probably 10 feet from the router, and first it kind of worked, but i had to flip around my computer to get the antenna the closest possible to the router, and even then i got a BIG slowdown on my original computer, and frequent disconnections. after a bunch of reseting, unistalling and reinstalling, taking out and putting back in i figured it nmust be the card, or maybe the antenna, because it felt wobbly. yesterday i finnaly went out and bought a new 108mbps netgear wireless card, and now after installing it and everything it tells me its connected, but as soon as i open my browser it says it cant open the page because theres no connection. I already tried all the reseting taking out, etc. i did before, and nothing can get it to work at all. (btw the new antenna does feel alot better than the old, so that might be it)

Thanks for any help, and if any more info is needed just ask

A:wireless network problems

Are you trying to connect to the router/internet with encryption? My suggestion is to turn off everything relating to security in the router. Then try connecting, make sure everything is setup properly. Then add security components slowly until it no longer works, and then you have your culpit.

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I'm new to networking, and I'm having an issue w/my new wireless network.

The "host" computer is Win XP

The router is a D Link DI-614+

The "other" computer is a Win 2k Pro laptop

Problem: I'm trying to share a printer, but I can't get the 2k computer to find it on the network. I've set the printer up for sharing on the XP host.

What an I missing?


A:Problems w/new XP-2k wireless network...

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Ive been having problems with both of the computers on my wireless network, neither of them will download anything and every time i try a message pops up saying file cannot be saved source file could not be read. I have also not been able to stream any video of any kind.
both problems exist on internet explorer and firefox

Ive tried disabling the fire wall, disabling cookies I would try to update the browsers but can't

My router is a belkin mimo g+
windows xp on both computer one with home edition sp3 and the other with proffesional sp2

i don't have a clue what to do from here

any help is much appreciated

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I'm havin problems with my wireless network...
I don't remember how it happened, but one day my wireless network stopped working. There were no differences in my network preferences other than that instead of being titled "Wireless Network Connection" it was titled "Wireless Connection 2" and could only get limited or no connectivity. Then, I tried reinstalling the drivers for my adapter, and it changed to "Wireless Connection 3." I tried hooking my computer up directly to our router with an ethernet cable, but I was still not getting a connection, so I knew it was my wireless network settings and not the adaptor. I am now on Wireless Connection 6, and have tried everything. I've perused the help and support centre pages countless times and found nothing to help me.
If anyone knows of a solution I'm dying to hear it.

Thanks, Chaz578

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Last month my dsl modem seemed to be acting up. I removed the wireless hub from the loop while trying to correct the problem. Turns out the problem was with the ISP not my equipment. Today I attempted to put the kids computer back in the loop again. Interesting problems. I can see and connect to my main computer with no problems but when I try to get to the net there is no connection. I uninstalled all the network connections and started with a fresh install, no help. The kids computer shows a 100% connection to the router but there is something wrong in the system getting that signal to IE.

Anyone have some suggestions??

A:wireless network problems

I just tried sending a document to the printer on the main computer. The satelite unit sees the printer and has access to it but when I send a test page I get an error that there is no connection. HELP!!

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So here's the scoop.

Last night everything worked fine, my desktop was hooked up to my tv and sitting next to it on the floor (has a rosewill Rosewill RNX-N180PCe adapter) Anyways, didn't have any problems with connection or speed, everything seemed fine.

Today i get my monitor in, so i hook it up to my desktop and both it and my desktop are on top of my desk. The card is in the back, with room to breath, a wall from the side and the wall at the back are close to it though.

SIGNAL IS AWFUL. I would get 1.5Mbps download when it was on the floor yesterday, today i am lucky to get .3Mbps download... Don't really understand why the connection is so piss poor, it is maybe like 6 more feet from my router at most.

The router is in my roommates room about 20 feet away. It is an Airport Extreme and is my router, it has always worked fine until this.

I have done everything imaginable, restarted the computer, tried new DNS servers, flushed DNS, turned the computer around so the card is not facing the wall and still my connection is horrible. (I have also reset the router/modem)

However, my roommate uses his laptop 5 feet from the router wirelessly and it works perfectly for him.

Any suggestions on what i should do?

A:Wireless Network Problems

What if your roommate puts his notebook in the same location as your desktop? I'm wondering if that location is receiving interference. Also you can use your smartphone (if you have one) to check signal strength with some apps.

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I have 4 different devices accessing the internet through my wireless router. 1 pc (vista), 2 laptops (XP), and xbox.

Whenever i am downloading a file from the net the download starts off nicely, at high speed. This then drops down to zero for a while, before climbing back up again to maximum speed. There is no drop in download speed when using the laptops, and no lag in xboxlive.

As normal i have updated all the drivers for wireless adaptors and also the router, not to mention all vista updates.

Any ideas? I have been at this for months now without any success.


A:Wireless network problems

Some things you can try here.
For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.
Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.

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My hoc network is giveing me more trouble.
both computer are geting a very good signal, are sending packets, but not reciveing packets.
I have know Idea whats causeing this. Ive reinstalled both wireless adapters.... no luck there.
the computers ate roughly 25ft from each other well in range (and they use to work).

Ill take any help or ideas.


Ethan wAdE

A:wireless network problems again

Try turning off your Windows firewall on both machines.

Also, turn off wireless security temporarily to see if that makes a difference.

Let us know your result.

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Just bought a laptop and a Netgear Wireless router (DG834G). The signal strength can range from fair to excellent without doing anything ie: just sat there surfing the net - the next minute the internet connection is lost (local network still connected) without doing anything different.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Wireless network problems

Try changing the router channel first, this sounds like wireless interference. I like channels 1, 6, and 11 as ideal choices in the US.

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i have just reversed the roles of 2 computers one was connected to an access point and the other was just a client with a wireless adaptor. When it was set up like this the network ran without any problems.

However due to certain changes within my house i have been forced to move the computers and thus the jobs of the computers have to be reversed.

I have set everything up as close as possible to what it is before but now the systems aren't talking to each other and they are not seeing each other in the work groups. Connection has been established between the adaptor and the access point but it is at a very low strength. I can not access the hard drives of either computer nor can i access the internet on the client system.

A connection is established but neither systems see each other. One system transmits but dosn't receive any packets.

Any help on possible cause and solution would be appreciated.

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I'm having problems with my wireless network. DSL is my source of connection and I've got the wireless router so I didn't have to hard wire my pc upstairs. PC#1 is connected to the router physically, the PC#2 (mine) and the laptop are using the wireless. The laptop is connected just fine, but my pc started having problems lately and for the past week was not able to connect. I see the wireless network and my signal is good, but I am not able to use any browser to connected to the internet.


A:Wireless Network Problems

Wow.... okay, this is a very uninformative post, but I'll try.

Are you using WEP Encryption?

~If you are, then use the hard-wired computer to disable it (I'm assuming you know how) And try to connect from the Wireless PC that isn't workin now.

If not, then try some of these (In the order listed):

~Try uninstalling/reinstalling the drivers for your Wireless NIC on the computer.

~Make sure the NIC is fully inserted into the PCI Slot. (It might have come loose)

~Try to replace the Wireless NIC, if possible.

~Try upgrading the firmware of the Router. (Through the HARD-WIRED Computer ONLY!)

If none of these help, let us know.

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My computer is connected to another computer in my house, and through that computer I access the internet and a bunch of songs and maps for wc3 that I downloaded. For some reason, I can only access some of the folders occasionally... they just don't appear in "my network places" at random times. Any reason why this would be happening? The folders are configured to be shared with everyone on the network.

A:Wireless network problems...

You're better off asking this in the netwoking forum, you should get more responses there.

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I just installed Windows 7 and it's great. However I do have a slight problem. My wireless internet won't work. I tried updating my drivers (nVidia nForce ehternet controller), but this dosen't work. Iv'e also tried to reset my router, this dosen't help either. Could it be that the driver does not support windows 7? I should also add that when i try to "Add a wireless network" it just comes up with the message: "The windows wireless service is not running.

Hope you guys can help me.

p.s. Sorry if i'm in the wrong forum.

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Hi Twitte, can u go into Services and check if WLAN AutoConfig service has started?

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Hey guys first of all I'm on my iPhone posting this, so sorry if there's spelling mistakes,

I've got a problem with my wireless network, I've got a dlink adsl2+ router 604gt or something (not at home ATM) it was working fine last night not a problem at all, had dinner then went back to the Internet and it wouldn't work page could not be displayed etc, logged into modem all is good it's got internet acces and working fine.

So I left it for the night and this morning I tried again and windows can't seem to get an ip address from the router it comes up with the 169.254 etc etc takes agesbto identify the network and then finally displays limited connectivity.
Tried manual settings to no avail, tried restarting both computers and still doesn't work,
I just don't know what could have changed in the 45min that I was away from it. Any help would be good.

Ps, modem still registers inter access and looks to be I'm full working order just the computers have a coniption when trying to be friends with it. Ta guys

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try unplugging everything for thirty seconds, then restart.

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I am having problems connecting to the internet via my wireless router.

I have a BT Voyager 2110 wireless router. I have three laptops which connect wirelessly to the internet via the router. This configuration has worked without problems for many years. 2 of the laptops are running XP, the other was added a year ago and is Win 7. Occasionally I have lost the internet connection but rebooting the router has always solved the problem fairly quickly.

Last week the connection went down and the router was rebooted. When it came back up, none of the laptops would reconnect to it. I discovered that the ip addresses of my laptops had been reset to 169.254.0.x as opposed to the usual 192.168.1.x.

I managed to resolve this problem using ipconfig /release and /renew (I have never had to do this before). Everything was back to normal...... for about an hour. The same thing happened again and has been happening fairly regularly since. After rebooting the router and releasing/renewing the ip addresses the internet connection is as good as it ever was but I am having to do this 2 or 3 times each evening. I also have a wireless printer and an i-touch that uses the router and they have the same problems i.e the ip addresses reset to 169.254.0.x. (not worked out how to reset the printer yet but that is a separate issue!)

It appears that I have two problems. Firstly, the internet connection keeps going down. Secondly, the laptops will not reconnect to the router after it has been rebo... Read more

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Hey all. It's been 2 weeks since I got my wireless network connection working connecting both of mine and my friends laptop (both using XP) to a router which connects to a cable modem. We have it setup so that it has no security on it (like WEP or anything like that) and it's been working fine. Now all of a sudden, both of our computers connect and it just stops sending or receiving packets. Its like the connection stops. We wait a few minutes and the connection comes back.

Another thing, when we're both connecting, it usually connects straight away when we turn the computer on. But right now, it says: "Acquiring Network Address" and it never says "Connected" anymore. Well, sometimes it does, but right now it's stuck at "Acquiring Network Address".

Can anymore here help me out? Should I redo my connection and put WEP on it or what? Thanks for all your help guys! Oh, and I have a 5 MB cable connection. EDIT: The signal strength is also full, so that wouldn't be a problem.

A:Wireless Network Problems

Maybe some interference; do you see another signal, especially one that's the same or nearby channel? If so, change your channel.

But my guess is that you picked up another "friend" who is really enjoying the free internet. Enable WPA (WPA PSK) with 20+ characters non-guessable passphrase unless one of your devices does not support WPA. Else at least go with WEP; most people don't have the tools for breaking that.

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Ok, so this has been ******* me off for some time now. I had this problem with my desktop which runs Vista for about a month now, now all of a sudden my laptop does it too (runs on XP). Anyways, I am connected to the wireless network, I can run MSN Messenger and AIM, but when i access IE or firefox it says IE cannot display the page (or unable to connect with firefox). I went to Microsoft KB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926431/e... and follwed each one of those steps, even the advanced ones...nothing..i can get the laptop to work in safe mode with networking, but even if i disable startup and services, it just will not work in normal mode. The desktop doesnt work in safe mode w/ networking. I have reset my router, I have done the ping in command prompt, checked adapters, everything is running fine. In fact I am using my roommates laptop on the wireless right now. But, my laptop and desktop will not work. I have also shut down the firewall. Nothing works. Please help

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Please do not post your problem in more than one section of the forum.

I will close this thread, as I think you will get more help in Networking as this doesnt look like a IE problem.

This is a section of the forum rules:



This refers to posting the same question or same replies in multiple areas of the site (also called flooding). Please only post only once. If you feel you have posted in the wrong forum, contact a Moderator or Manager, who will move the post for you. This also includes the creation of multiple new threads on the same or similar topics and sending PM's continuously to one or more Staff members.

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This is just one of my many on going problems. I am right now currently resorting to my mothers computer which has Nothing on it I need. So this is of one of two up most importances.

I have a D-Link wireless router and usb package the one that's in stores right now. 802.11 with 54mbps transfer rate. Anyways, everything was going good transfering two floors up to my other computer and speed was usually always nearly top notch. Then one day it suddenly collapsed, not dead spots and come back on, but on the "Network Bridge" the Address Type, IP Address, and Subnet Mask were all picking up just fine and the Default Gateway just suddenly stopped reading. And even when the Wireless Network and Network Bridge were both at a 54mbps transfer rate, I still couldnt connect to the net.

I need the internet to stay posting on my website a paid for dot com, an online business of importance, not a blog or anything. So please help me out as much as you can.

Thank you for your time.

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Hi, I am trying to setup my pc to laptop via router, the problem is i am using a netgear 108 mbps wireless router, using windows xp both on pc and laptop. I have used the software and laptop is saying it has found network connection (bottom right of laptop its says acquiring network address. On the pc there is no connection when i click on icon bottom right there is an x saying not connected when i click on this windows box comes up saying choose a wireless network - windows cannot configure this wireless connection. I have used netgear software to try and connect i.e. netgear software wizard but nothing happening. The main reason for buying laptop is to use for internet access but no success.
Thanks for looking....... venusgirl

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Hi Guys. I have a PC in a cold bedroom & a laptop in a warm lounge, both running XP home. Internet is via a USB ADSL modem from AOL. On advice, to surf in the warm, I bought 2 X Wireless LAN USB 2.0 adapters, 54Mbps 802.11g. These I have managed to configure & a Wireless Network Connection has been enabled, although it continually drops out at the PC end, even when they are feet apart!
Question, please, is how do I stabilize this connection & more importantly, how do I access the net on my laptop??? I have now spent the last 9 hours with Windows Help, internet connection sharing, etc, etc, etc, to no avail. Please help or I shall just have to buy a fur coat!!!

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Firstly, you will have to get one of the approved devices if you want any sort of support from AOL. I used a DG834G from Netgear. I went through AOL support to set it up but found that it was quicker just to click to detect network settings automatically. You will need to install AOL again afterwards.
Secondly, once you have connected you will need to disable DOS protection on the router and change the MTU to 1400.

AOL will support the install as you go along, which is handy as they tell you when they can see you connected.

I found the connection ok, but it seemed to freeze up a lot and I would need to soft reset the Netgear box. In the end my partner put the AOL modem back as she was constantly having problems with resetting and re entering settings.

My advice would be the same as every one elses, ditch AOL. They are not in the business of home networking and only half heartedly support it on their networks. When you couple this with the cost, and the problems it causes for IE, then it seems that the ability to enable parental controls is a poor selling point. Besides which my daughters circumvent the parental controls all the time. Oh, and we have a 1 meg connection, but it is no faster than our 512k was.

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i have 4 pc's in my wireless network all running XP Home. they all used to have access to my base station printer but now they can't because the base station can't find them. i've tried a few things in the "windows setup a wireless home network" and "network places" and other programs but my base station won't find any of the other pc's. it used to with no problems. my wireless laptop downstairs can find the wireless laptop in my daughters room which has a printer connected to and is configured for networking and the 2 laptops can find the wireless desktop workstation in my sons bedroom but they can't find the main base station in my room and it can't find them.
any ideas what to do so they'll all find my basestation and it will find them again?
thanks, Jim

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Have you some how removed the SHARE from the other computers, and or removed file & printer shareing... under Local Area Connection proterties

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I have been having some troubles with my wireless network as of late.

The desktop is downstairs with a Belkin wireless G router. It runs XP Home. I have an acer latop that works perfetly, which runs XP Pro. On my router setup page, under the DHCP client list, my laptop and home desktop appears, so everything should be fine?

However, I have shared several folders and a printer on the desktop, but they just do not show on the laptop. I have tried to add a printer (browsing for it on on the 'Add a printer Wizard') but my laptop will not find it, or the shared documents. At one point, they worked, but I did not use them for a while, then when I come to use them, they had vanished.

I also tried the 'net view' command on both computers, but I get a 6118 error message on the laptop saying:

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

I am not too sure what this means.

With the same command on the desktop, it shows:
Anyway, I thought it may be a firewall problem, so I temporarily disabled the laptop, router and desktop firewalls. (The two computers run Zone Alarm Security suite 7 and 6) But I have still had no luck.

I do not know what to do. I want to be able to share files, communicate between the two computers and access the printer from my laptop, but I cannot get it to work.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

A:Problems on my wireless network :(

If you haven't yet enabled file and printer sharing, please do so. Then see how far you get with the following tests.

To open a Command Window: Start - Run – cmd (command in 98SE) - OK

To determine a computer's IP address: open a Command Window and type
ipconfig /all

Now for some troubleshooting:

1. On each PC open a Command window and type
ping IPofOther (where IPofOther is the IP address of the other PC)

Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?

If you got Replies,

2. Do the same ping except use the Computer Name of the other computer:
ping NameOfOtherPC

Replies or lost packets?

If you got Replies to either or both,

3. Then
Start - Run - \\IPofOther - OK

With luck after about a minute you should get an explorer window showing the other PC's shares. If not, what is the error message?

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guys, i really need your help.
we have a new office, i'm the one assigned to configure our networks.

We have 50 users, divided into two groups lets say group A and B . Group A only 15users with internet connection 5 of them are using Wireless Connection, Group B 35 users must be no connection in the internet. I planning to installed a windows 2000 Adv Server so that all of them can get IP from DHCP . My router (linksis BEFW11S4) is capable for wireless connection. is connected to our 24port Switch, i planning it to have a fixed IP of and a IPRange of for DHCP Wireless Conn. and our printserver (Linksys PSUS4) is also connected to our 24ports switch).
Question :
1. How can I block from Internet connection the 35 user ?
2.My router (linksis BEFW11S4) is also DHCP server for Wireless connection, but have a fixed IP from Win200 Adv.Server. How can set the IPRAnge of windows server? since my router (linksys) is and the range is
3.Lastly I the 35 user can also connect to internet at least once a week to update thier anitvirus..how can i do this?

Guys i need your advice on this..

thank you very much..


A:DHCP and wireless problem

If you use the server to manage the Internet connections, this should be easy.

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