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School laptop wireless connection problem

Q: School laptop wireless connection problem

Good evening Tech Support Guy forums. Here is one for you. I am using a laptopt that is used at a school. The owner (member of staff) can connect to the schools wireless internet but not the one here at home. The computer is running XP Pro and I'm a Linux guy so I'm stumped.

Bascially the wireless card picks up the router, connects and tells me the signal strength is great and all is well. That is not the case. When trying to get anywhere on the net I get the old could not find server page. I have taken an ethernet cable out of the back of one of the other machines and plugged it into the laptop. I need to tell it to not use proxy at all and to automatically detect settings. That is fine but the owner needs the wireless. Like I said the card works fine at the school. Here it won't. I told it to not look for hte proxy and get the settings automatically. We have other machines that connect to the router wirelessly and the router itself assigns the laptop an IP.

Can anyone help me fix this and get it all sorted?

The card is D-Link Airplus DWL-G650+ and the router is a Belkin F5D7230-4 Wireless G router.

Any help much appreciated.


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Basicly my laptop is like 1 year old. My wifi works just fine I can connect to any router/hotspot. But when I go to school I just can't connect to the wifi in school and everyone else can. It just says: Could not connect to the network but it shows it's available. My friends get a login page like this: http://i.imgur.com/zdUiD2A.jpg (picture found on google).
I litterly tried EVERYTHING that I could do.. I searched hours on the internet and tried alot it just doesn't seem to work.
Please help me out!


A:Laptop school wifi connection issues [Need help ASAP]

- Network and Sharing Center - Manage Wireless Networks - Delete the school one and try re-connecting
- Disable firewall
- Run services.msc and see if you have Bonjour service running, stop and try if so
- Try Safe Mode with Networking
- Re-install/update wireless driver
- Run cmd as admin: netsh winsock reset

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I am in need of help trying to get my brand new laptop connected to my existing wireless network. The wireless internet connection is not working for some reason though. Windows Vista is telling me that the connection is "Connected with Limited Connectivity", but even then when I unplug the ethernet cable from my laptop and try to access the internet through the wireless connection, I cannot navigate the internet at all.

First of all, there are packets being sent, but none are being recieved.

I ran a test that came with the wireless card that is installed in my laptop and it told me there was no connection to the DHCP Server. I have been searching the web for a fix to this, but I faied to find one that suited my problem.

Also, instead of getting the IP of when using ipconfig in command prompt, the wireless network IP is I also tried ipconfig/release and renew and it would not allow me to renew the IP address.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Problem with wireless connection on new laptop

First, disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful then re-enable encryption. Preferably WPA-PSK (or WPA2). If you have to use WEP be sure to use a HEX key, not an ascii passcode.

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Hello, I am having a problem connecting my laptop to my wireless network. It keeps stating that my Wireless Network Connection is "Not Connected". I have tried uninstalling the adapter, I have tried restarting, messing with the router...you name it. I have evn tried plugging the ethernet cord directly into my laptop and it still says there is no connection, but it works on my desktop.

Any ideas? I am using a Dell Inspiron E1505 with a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card.

A:Problem with Wireless Connection on Laptop

What is the version and patch level of Windows on this machine? The fact that it doesn't work with either wireless or wired points to a general networking issue. Let's try a stack reset first.
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or Windows 7.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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Help! I'm having a majorly annoying issue with my wireless card. About 6 weeks ago my family got a new wireless router and DSL modem (all in one, Netgear) from AT&T. (Our old DSL modem had bit the dust because it had been dropped several times and the case was cracked open.) With the new router/modem, my laptop was experiencing frequent drops of the wireless signal. The wireless would drop then reconnect every 5-10 minutes. I tried many things to fix it, including setting a static IP on my laptop and changing the channel on the router. What finally seemed to fix it was to switch from the default "Mixed 11b, 11n, & 11g" signal to "11b only". I no longer have the dropped signal and the speed has improved.

However, in the past week, I've had a new problem pop up. When I first boot my computer or after waking from both sleep and hibernate, the wireless won't connect. It is almost as if the card is turned off/disabled, as in the system tray, the wireless signal icon shows with a red X, and the message when I click it is something like, "No wireless networks available". I click "troubleshoot" and results will show "Problem with wireless adapter or access point" and "Windows can't connect to the hidden network". I then click through to complete more troubleshooting steps. It will show that it is resetting the wireless adapter. The wireless icon will briefly show the available networks, and I cli... Read more

A:Laptop Wireless Connection Problem

P.S. - Have also tried updating wireless driver (said the best driver was installed), uninstalling/reinstalling wireless adapter, and making sure that the setting to allow the card to be powered off is NOT checked.

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My daughters laptop is connected wirelessly to my computer through a wireless card. All has been going well until yesterday when it has stopped connecting to the net.

It is establishing a connection to the wireless router, yet is "unable to connect" to the internet.

Any suggestions on how to fix this would be appreciated as we can connect to the internet OK on the main computer that the router and broadband modem are attached to

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Hello, I actually was having the same exact problem as azngamer135. My laptop connects fine to the ethernet connection as well as to any unsecure connection. However, when I put in the key for my secure router connection at home...it says waiting to connect and then just stops. When I was connected through the hardwire...I typed in the IP address and generated new WEP keys adn that still didn't work. Do you think theres any way that I can connect to a secure wireless network? (Also, I noticed that you were asking azngamer if they have a cordless phone and Im pretty sure all of the phones in my house are cordless). Thanks alot!

A:Laptop wireless connection problem

Don't "generate" WEP keys, use only the HEX key option. Many different brands of WiFi equipment generate different hex keys from the same passcode.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, it could have gone in several. I have a brand new Easynote MH36 laptop and whether I use Firefox (my preference) or IE my browser justs freezes at regular intervals and won't go to a new address even though it says I am connected and have a strong signal. I cannot reconnect until I power off. I have Windows Vista and am using AVG (refused Norton) and have Zone Alarm as my firewall. Getting cheesed off now, any ideas please?
Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop/Wireless connection problem

I managed to get through to Tech help at PB and he suggested I disable Zone Alarm. I did this and everything has been fine and the internet hasn't crashed since I did it an hour ago.

My question now is am I safe to run with just AVG free or do I need to somehow get a firewall up and running. ZA obviously was conflicting with AVG.

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i bought myself a new laptop and it arrived about 5 days agoe, was well happy
then i tried connecting to my wireless network and for some reason it just keeps messing up. it says theres always 5 bars of strong signal, but in the icon on the bottom right it comes up with that orange signal, then i run the "troubleshooting problem" and it keeps telling me "default gateway is not available" but says it fixes it, this goes on and on and on... lol ive tried updating all my drivers from the toshiba web site, with no joy. any help would be most appreciated but please bear in mind im a bit of a novice to computers lol


A:windows 7, new laptop, wireless connection problem??

Welcome to SF,

Have you tried manually adding your SSID (wireless network)?
How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks | Windows 7 Tutorials

By any chance are using any 3rd party utility manager to wireless connect, disable the Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) for XP and WLAN Auto Config for Vista/Win7 from Control Panel's Services. Click on Start and type services.msc press enter, locate WLAN Auto Config and Disable. Otherwise, the WLAN Auto Config needs to be Started if you're using Windows WZC.

If above suggestion didn't help at all please provide an ipconfig /all for review.
Click on Start => in run or search box type cmd press enter (run as Admin). From the black screen, type the word ipconfig /all and press enter. Right click on the black screen or Command prompt then choose Select All and Paste the results here.

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my laptop seems to connect alright when WEP encryption NOT enable. when it is enabled it disconnects every couple of minutes.

Can anyone help?

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i have a desktop PC and a laptop with a built in wifi/wireless network capability. my PC is acer aspire m1620, my laptap is sony vaio. what do i need to connect my laptop to my pc internet? i have comcast (3 in one service). i have only one outlet for cable/phone/internet. this outlet goes to the modem and then the modem has usb ports for phone, cable, internet. all i want is to create a wireless network between my pc n laptop but dont know if my PC is wifi ready like my laptop. wat shud i do?

A:desktop to LAPTOP connection wireless problem

Well, the first thing you need is a wireless broadband router. Next, you need to determine if your desktop has wireless capability, my guess is no. Is there any reason you don't want to connect the desktop with a wired connection, it's much more reliable and will be required for initial configuration of the router anyway.

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One of my laptops won't stay connected to my wireless network.


Dell Dimension 9200 (Vista 32bit) is connected to a Netgear DG834PN (latest firmware on the router). There are no internet connection problems at all.
Dell D620 laptop (XP) is connected wirelessly without a problem.
Lenovo R200 (XP and only 2 months old) keeps either losing the connection or the speed is dropping so low that the online applications (e.g. Salesforce.com) are constantly dropping off.
We use a WEP key rather than a WPA key as the Netgear support told me that XP machines are better suited to this. I also keep changing channels in the hope it is simpy the signal, but it doesn't seem to be.

I just changed service providers and the wireless router. With the previous ISP (Wanadoo) using a zyxel 600 this problem never occured. It started when we went over to TalkTalk. We also had a Huawei HG520b and updated to the Netgear because the speed between the router and the laptop was dropping to 6meg or 1meg for a few seconds which is enough to disrupt these apps... (note - I know it does not happen on the Dell laptop as I use a VPN which stays up most of the time). With the Netgear router, it just keeps dropping out altogether every few minutes.

It seems to me that there is a mismatch between the laptop (or the internal wireless card) and these wireless routers.

Can you advise how to best isolate the problem and then look for a solution?

many thanks

A:Problem keeping wireless connection up on laptop

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I spent about an hour going through similar posts here but didn't really find what I needed. I'm hoping this is just something stupid on my part.
Here's the deal:
My sons laptop crashed. I did what I could to recover it but, no good. Was able to recover his important files (from help I got here) so I picked up a new harddrive (WD60gig) and installed WINXP Pro fresh.

My desktop is hardwired from a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband router that is connected to cablevision via a 3Com U.S. Robotics modem.

The problem now is trying to get an internet connection on the laptop.

Prior to the crash, he was able to connect using the wireless router.

I've tried going directly to the laptop from the modem just to get an internet connection but I haven't got that to happen yet.

Do I need to install the 3com modem software on the laptop?

I just installed Norton Antivrus 2005 on the Desktop.

How do I check for Firewall issues?

Any help is appreciated. Even just a pointer to a good article might do it.

A:Having a problem getting Wireless Laptop Internet connection working

So Your laptop has a wireless network card? Install the drivers for that and make sure it is working, then on the computer with the router, the laptop card should show up, try to establish that first.

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I have a laptop that I cant get to connect to the internet. My home wireless router (and various neighbours routers) are visible from the laptop but it will only connect with "limited Connectivity" and states the network is "unidentified". When I connect direct to the router with a cable I can connect to the net fine. I have recently restored the laptop to factory settings to try to fix with no success and every forum I have been on hasn't helped so far. I have downloaded the latest network adaptor driver too. I am running Vista and currently have no virus software loaded to get in the way if it helps.

Any help would be much appreciated as I am at the end of My tether!



A:Acer laptop wireless internet connection problem

Welcome to the forum. Open a cmd prompt type ipconfig /all when connected via wireless post results. Can you try connecting to an open network that doesn't need a password

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I took my lap top (Acer Aspire 1362 WLMi, Windows XP) for a service this week. They tidied up the hard drive and it's now working quickly but it can't connect to my modem using wireless anymore. I can connect using the ethernet cable. It can detect the wireless networks in range but it can't get beyond the 'Aquiring network address' stage. I've tried the trouble shooting options, made sure I've put the correct network key in and have phoned the shop I had the service done in but to no avail. Can you help? Thank you.

A:Wireless connection problem following a laptop 'health check'

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Windows XP Service Pack 3Connection: ADSLAV - Eset, NodIf I'm supposed to write something else as well, please do say so.For 6 months it has been working fine. Desktop computer connected to router via LAN (or ethernet, I don't know which expression is the right one), laptop connected wirelessly to that same router, and IPTV connected via LAN. Then all of a sudden a few nights ago, no internet connection on desktop comp with notification about 'no connectivity or low connectivity'. All indication lamps on the router show as before.We have so far tried (and nothing worked): (we have good working computer knowledge, but not troubleshooting and stuff)- restarted router many times- restarted computer many times- did a system restore- unplugged the router's power - disconnected laptop from the network - changed the LAN cable for a new one- changed the IP address from automatically to manually and typed some other addresses (as advised by our ISP who in the end said that we need to reinstall the drivers for network card) - following our ISP's advice, we tried to find the the driver in device manager, there was a driver named network controller, we thought that was the one and uninstalled it, rebooted the computer and tried to install the driver back from the disk that came with the computer (supposedly all drivers on one disk), but the disk said all drivers are installed. Now we don't have that network controller installed. Device manager isn't showi... Read more

A:Laptop wireless int. connection and IPTV work, desktop computer int. connection doesn't (LAN)

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Click plus sign by Networ Adapters group.

What do you see?

System manufacturer and model?


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Hi there, im new to the forums and i've got a problem that's been a real pain for me lately.
I've got a wireless connection in my house going through a Linksys WRT54GC router and also a wired connection with Cisco gateway (only 1 laptop uses it). About 1 month ago some strange things began to happen with the wireless connection, my PC seems not to be able to connect unless I reinstall the protocols and it's really annoying to do that every time I run my PC. Also, the wired connection stopped working (probably because of cable being broken) but it requires a router restart 90% of the time when I want to connect the laptop (that used to connect through cable) to the wireless network. The 2nd laptop has an issue mentioned in the title, the LAN works but it can't connect to the Internet through the router. Ipconfig /all shows that DHCP isn't working, there's no default gateway and DNS seems to be wrong. Could that all be related to router not being updated for a long time? I tried reinstalling drivers, unistalling and installing back network card and doing most of the things mentioned in similar threads but nothing seems to work. I know it all looks very silly but I can't do anything about it, at least now - I don't have access to any router settings and can't update it.
Every bit of help is appreciated. I can paste all the information needed from all computers.
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A:Working LAN but no internet connection on a laptop; broken wireless connection

can we see the ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
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hi everyone im almost having the same problem, i just purchased a wirless netgear wgt624 router and i have a hp vista laptop. i also have an arris touchtone comcast dsl modem. my problem is that i can connect to the internet wirelessly thought the router. but i can not connect on the internet on my desktop. i would like to get the internet goin at the same time both through the router. i have tried to insert an e cable from the router directly to the computer but i get limited or no connectivity. and its not the cable bcuz i swapped out with another e cable and the same result occurs. plz help

A:Wireless internet connection on Vista laptop but no connection on desktop

i have a hp pavillion dv6000 and its running on vista home premium

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Hey, I've been having this problem ever since coming back home from university. My laptop doesnt seem to be able to stay on the internet very well. I'll be randomly browsing, downloading, whatever, and then suddenly it'll stop. The wireless icon on the taskbar comes up with a "!" and says no internet access. The wireless connection is still full strength at this point, but no internet. What I don't understand is that the internet connection to the main computer (which is wired) works fine all the time; the internet connection works on the other wireless laptops in the house; and at uni I have no problems with the wireless internet. I don't know where the problem can be. Turning off the wireless card and turning it back on works for a few minutes or so, restarting the computer works for a bit longer. It usually works just long enough for me to get the false hope that it's fixed itself... Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 32 bit Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 2010 Mb Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 5 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 169421 MB; Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .BCHR9H1.CN7016694U01VD. Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled I'm not particularly tech savvy, computers and... Read more

A:Losing internet connection to laptop but not wireless connection

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I setup my daughter's laptop so she connects to the school's network using a wired connection. The laptop wireless adapter and her printer are configured to get an IP from a D-Link WBR-2310 router. I had this all working yesterday morning.

When my daughter returned to school and hooked everything up in her dorm, the wireless adapter in her laptop no longer works, it is disabled. If she enables it, it becomes disabled again.

So I am trying to figure out how that happens. She does not log on to a domain or anything, just plugs in the laptop and pulls an IP address. Can a DHCP server remotely turn off a wireles adapter?

Here's an ipconfig/all

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Amanda
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : csupomona.edu

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : csupomona.edu
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-23-8E-30-3E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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Hi ..I often have to pass through wireless networks.. And of course I don't do anything incriminating, but I don't want to be watched.

I know it is possible for the wireless router to block some sites and the local ISP blocks some sites too...but...I want to know , can they (my wireless network admin) have a log of sites I access? what I type in them? (like my usernames and passwords), what i download and so on?

If yes, how can I protect myself from them?

I was suggested "onion routing". I don't know anything about it but read a bit.
What does anonymous browsing mean? That my IP or MAC address will be hidden? What if at the moment, I m the only one using the network, so it is obvious to the admin that it is me?

This is totally not my field, so please help. :(

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I have 2 internet connection, lease line and ADSL internet connection. the lease line already used in LAN connection, and the ADSL will be use in wireless network.
Dlink DWS 3160 24TC with DWL 3600 AP, i need to configure 3 SSID as usual, but 1 SSID should be link to LAN Network, please be advise me.

A:wireless networking for a school

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Hi there,

I was wondering if you could help with an issue I am having with our school network. Our network is a custom build running on Windows XP SP2 - it was programmed by the ICT unit of our local education authority.

We do not have access to administration privalidges (which is a nightmare) although I can edit settings on individual computers i.e. network connection settings.

We have over 50 desktop machines wired to this network and about 25 laptop computers connecting wirelessly - without ANY connection drops. However, we have two computers running in classrooms where the network connection drops as soon as we log on, it immediately reconnects. This is a problem because as soon as it disconnects we lose access to all networked software and services - shared drives and printer etc. The routers are in the classrooms so it's not a range issue. We do have multiple routers in the building and multiple versions of the network do appear in the 'Available Networks' box. The computers seems to connect to the network with one of these versions, disconnect from it and reconnect to another version. As mentioned this is a problem as it prevents us using the system correctly.

Any support would be appreciated... we are all pulling our hair out with this!!

A:Problems with school network - connection dropping

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OK. Let me just start out by saying that I've talked to Sony Tech Support 6 times, my ISP 2 times, and my router company (Linksys) 4 times trying to resolve this issue, and considering that most of you in here have a higher IQ than most of them put together, I figured I'd do the smart thing and ask you guys my question. Onward.

I just purchased a new computer from newegg.com, 2400+ amd athlon xp, Soyo Dragon KT333 Plus mobo, 160 gig 2mb cache hard drive, 1 gig of RAM, the like. I just got the newest version of my BIOS, successfully flashed it and what not, obviously. I have also downloaded the newest firmware for my router (Linksys Model NR041). Anyways, when I double-click on the Everquest icon on my desktop, I figured it'd automatically start downloading the patch. However, when I double-click on it, I automatically get this error message:

EverQuest file update failed. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator or internet service provider for assistance.
* ERROR *: A request to send or receive data was disallowed because the socket is not connected and (when sending on a datagram socket using a sendto call) no address was supplied.

So obviously, after talking to all the tech supports, NOTHING happens. However, I did learn where to get my new firmware, so that was cool, but other than that, they were no help whatsoever. The Steam client just says "Error: Could not connect to Steam server." Thus, I... Read more

A:School me on this Steam and Everquest connection issue...

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Hello there

I'm going to help a public school in setting up a wireless network with shared internet business connection.

I'm an advanced computer user, but a my networking knowledge is limited to Home Office use ..
This network is gonna be much bigger than the ones i set up before.

im attaching an approximate drawing of the structure, and any more details are ready when asked.

What i want to know is what's the best way to do this, and the hardware is not a problem, they want a reliable network. So whatever it takes is possible.

There are two parts in the building that are far away from each other,
what i was thinking is to put one router on each side and connect the two routers with a twisted pair cable, but the distance is gonna be around 150 meters , so im not sure if a 150m length cable is gonna do it, Will i need to install a bridge half the way or not ?

Each router is gonna be connected to two access points, one on the right, and the other on the left. The access points will be connected to the router by a cable too.
Then the access points will distribute the connection to the computers around it.

Is that a good choice ?
Can i connect the access points to the routers using wireless ?
What will be the range of the access point and can it span two floors?
I was planning to use the business series from Linksys, the new Wireless-N. Is it a good choice or can you suggest a better one.

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A:School Wireless network , help needed

Fiber is cheap. Don't use a repeater.

For your 150m run, have a contractor install 4 strand of tight buffer OFNR 50 micron multimode fiber. Terminate with LC or SC ends.

Purchase a firewall. [A Sonicwall at least, or a Cisco PIX/ASA]
Purchase two switches that use 100FX or 1000FX ports.

Connect your switches with fiber, firewall to switch closest to it, and access-point's to the switches.

If you want Cisco, I can get you Cisco part numbers. Otherwise Dell, HP, or just about anybody can sell you a solution that will do that for under $10k. [including the fiber]

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So after our school messed with the server or whatever my internet stopped working. I couldn't web browse or do any side connections such as gaming or Instant Messaging. I eventually fixed my web browsing by changing its options to detect proxy settings automatically. Still i can't connect to such things as online gaming or Xfire/AIM. I ran a network diagnostic and the only thing that failed was:

Network Adapters FAILED
[00000001] Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC (FAILED)
ArpAlwaysSourceRoute = (empty)
ArpUseEtherSNAP = (empty)
Caption = [00000001] Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
DeadGWDetectEnabled = (empty)
DefaultIPGateway = Subnet) (PASSED)
Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms
DefaultTOS = (empty)
DefaultTTL = (empty)
Description = Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
DHCPEnabled = TRUE
DHCPLeaseExpires = 9:59:06 AM 6/7/2005
DHCPLeaseObtained = 9:49:06 AM 6/7/2005
Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
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A:My School messed with the internet connection and now im having network problems

Why not ask them what they did? That all looks normal, FWIW.

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hi all

i just got broadband today and i left my router at my other house down south n wont be able to get it until next week

i was wondering if it is possible to make my laptop act as a wireless reciever so my girlfriend laptop can connect to mine n retrieve the internet from it

my laptop is connected to the modem via ethernet and yes i do have wireless built in



A:Laptop - Wireless Connection

Try 'Internet Connection Sharing' built into Windows, just do a search for it in Help and the shortcut to the wizard should be there. Alternatively click 'Connect to', 'Show all connections', and you should see 'Setup a home or small office network' option in network tasks.

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Hi everyone,

I moved my laptop from downstairs to upstairs yesterday (been done many times before), and now it is unable to connect to the Wireless Phillips SNA6500 router. I know it is not the router with the problem as I can connect to it with another computer. The router is in the same room as at the laptop.

When I try and repair the connection it says it is unable to disable the network adapter, check that it is installed correctly.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless network card but I still have the same problem.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be? Would be grateful for any help offered.

A:Laptop Wireless Connection

Does it connect with a wired connection? What version and patch level of Windows in use?

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Laptop win7, router wireless Linksys, PC windows XP, HP Photosmart 4480.

I want to connect the laptop thru router & PC to printer. In Laptop's Network I can see only the laptop, nothing about the PC.


A:Connection wireless Laptop PC

Have you run the networking wizard to setup a home network?

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Yesterday i posted that I was trying to access the Internet on my Laptop Computer. I stated that the only connections I received were encrypted and that I was wondering if there was a way to connect to these.
I don't know who the Network belongs to. I have DSL at home. Is there any other solution to my problem? I wasn't trying to be devious or access these sites illegally.


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Ok so my friend sold me a laptop and it had windows 7 home premium 64 bit on it, but he had a lot of porn and other stuff on the laptop so I decided to wipe it and put windows 7 ultimate 64 bit onto it. So I installed ultimate and I get into the desktop and it wont pickup internet connections, we have wireless internet because my mom uses her laptop all the time. i installed drivers from compaq but it doesnt help, and no matter what i do the network controller in the device manager has a yellow exclamation mark next to it. the model is a compaq presario cq56.

A:New laptop no wireless connection

I'd say you probably didn't install the LAN driver or perhaps the wrong driver.

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I have a new laptop that when I go onto my wireless network it shows the signal is excellent but still says limited or no connectivity but it shows a 54Mbps connection. I have been checking all the things I can think of that may hold it back, it says the problem the network is not assigning an address. Any ideas will be appreciated!


A:Wireless laptop connection?

I have a new laptop that when I go onto my wireless network it shows the signal is excellent but still says limited or no connectivity but it shows a 54Mbps connection. I have been checking all the things I can think of that may hold it back, it says the problem the network is not assigning an address. Any ideas will be appreciated!PhilYou'll need to setup both your router and desktop to use WPA2 encryption. Follow the instructions given in the manual for your wireless router. In many cases the document is on the CD provided in the box in PDF format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.You can generate a 63 character key here:https://www.grc.com/passwords.htmCopy it to Notepad as you will need it for wireless configuration.

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Hi-starting to have family conflicts over the pc....wondering how to connect the laptop to it, (preferably wireless) We have cable internet. I saw a microsoft product at Walmart for $30 ea that is supposed to do it. It looks too easy and too cheap. Can someone advise me about this, I know ethernet is the fastest, but it has to be corded. Is the wireless way slow? What all would I have to buy? info appreciated!

A:wireless connection between pc/laptop?

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Compaq Presario C742EM, Windows Vista Home Premium, Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN, Orange Livebox Router

I have tried Command Prompt command to reset ipv4 and ipv6, i have tried resetting winsock, The signal is excellent and it connects but only limited connection on both IPv4 and 6, i cant access the router through on browser and pinging through command prompt gives me a error code 1231. Please any help would be great i dont understand how i can use the wpa key and it looks as it connects and accepts it but i get no access to router or internet!?!?! Thanks for any help!
Windows IP Configuration​Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mum-laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-38-81-A7-68
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-A1-A6-91
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . .... Read more

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Hi I'm Maurice. My laptop wireless connection disappeared and I replaced the network card but I still had to connect with my linksys usb to get internet. Before it connected wirelessly. Is something else wrong?

A:Laptop wireless connection gone

Is the network adapter enabled in the bios and in the device manager? i recently worked on a computer that kept disabling the network adapter in the device manager. If on Vista just type in device in the search box. Locate your network adapter and make sure it is enabled.

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I have my personal laptop for work and at home too.
at home I have verizon wireless and at work the have wireless but is secured with static IP address , subnet mask , defauult gateway and preferred DNS server.

I have the setup done in my laptop for work and now at home my laptop detect my home wireless connection and it say "connected" but i can't log surf the net.

if I go to TCP/IP protocol page and check the obtain an IP and DNS automatically button my connection at home work fine.. but then next day i have to manually input all the addresses again

it is a way to have two diferent setup that detect automatically my connection without going thru this pain all the time

Jose Rivera

A:2 wireless connection in the same laptop

The only way I know to make this work is to set up hardware profiles in Windows. You can get to it by right clicking on My Computer and then clicking on Properties. You will see a new window come up. Click on the Hardware tab. Click the button which says Hardware Profiles. A new window will pop up showing the current profile you're running. Click on that profile and then click the copy button. Name this profile something unique like Home Network. Close out the windows by clicking OK and reboot your computer. Now when you boot up, you'll see a menu option which will ask you to pick which hardware profile you want to load. Select the one you just created. When Windows comes up fully, go in to your TCP/IP properties and change them over to DHCP. Now, when ever you select the new profile, you'll automatically be using DHCP instead of the other configuration you have with the static information.

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I have an IBM thinkpad laptop that I need to connect to an encrypted network. The laptop runs on XP and using the XP network wireless tool, I can see my network and when I click connect, it appears that the computer starts to connect, but then times out after awhile and nothing happens. I can connect to other networks just fine, and even on this network, I just connected another laptop that works fine. I've searched around but only came across general wireless problems, and mine is in need of more specific help. Any suggestions?

EDIT: Well It fixed itself and this can be deleted.

A:Wireless Laptop Connection Help

I guess you used the correct network key, right?

You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen.

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I have a Lenovo laptop low memory slow but works ok -with Win 10-64
when on WIFI wireless only connected I noticed when I am on SKYPE and sending a message to others the message spins for ever and would not send. Other software and email GMAIL goes out normal.

While WIFI wireless is connected and I insert a Net cable direct from the Modem (local Cable Internet Provider) both together the speed goes normal and as fast as it could be.

Can someone explain it

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Hello - I have a Sony Vaio running XP w/ an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection. I have never had trouble connecting to any wireless network until I tried to connect to my brother's system. He is all Mac. I gave up there. When I got home I had no trouble connecting to my own wireless setup. I am now at a friend's house and the "Aquiring network address" runs and runs but does not connect.
I tried the "netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt" fix I read in the forum but I'm still unable to connect wirelessly. It's fine wired. Is that enough info. for a suggestion from anyone for some help?
Thank you for your time

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I recently upgraded my system to windows xp media center edition, but now i don't have a way to wirelessly connect to the internet. Before I could just click on connections and go to wireless connection and have a wifi list that is not the case now. I also dont have sound or anything Can someone please help me thank you in advance for any consideration

A:No Wireless Connection on Laptop!!!

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Hi Tech ppl,
Having a lil bit of a prob here........
New router, wireless, first time, i can connect ok via router ---> cable --->Laptop.
My laptop did find and was linked via wireless yesterday but today the wireless card will not start up, no wireless connection, cable still ok.
How do i restart / troubleshoot / understand how to make it work.
p.s. i can connect my Wii to the router no problem.
Any help would great

A:Wireless laptop no connection

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I have a laptop that is wireless capable. The only connections I receive are encypted. What can I do to connect when I have this problem?

A:Laptop Wireless Connection

If it's your network enter the proper encryption key.

If it is a secured public network ask, or pay, for the encryption key.

If you are trying to break into a network, don't ask for help here.

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I have an HP Pavilion wireless laptop with windows vista and a gateway desktop, windows XP Home edition and every thing worked ok untill I got a virus on my desktop Since then I've formated the hard disks and reloaded the opering systems, but I don't know how to get the laptop working wirelessly without taking the motorola modem and connecting it directly to the laptop, I have a D-Link DIR-615 router.

Please help,
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Thank you very much

A:Laptop wireless connection

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Is there any technology which helps to connect my laptop to an LED TV without any cable (wireless connection) ?

A:Wireless Connection from Laptop to an LED TV is possible?

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Please forgive my complete ignorance on this subject.

I currently have a stand alone PC with a broadband connection via AOL. I'm thinking of getting a laptop hopefully with a wireless connection. I believe this would be via a router?

My question is this: Would I need to load all the aol software onto the laptop in order to access my emails using my aol account or is there another way of doing this? Is it easy for a novice like me???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this could be the deciding factor in getting a laptop.


A:Laptop via wireless connection

hi teegaa,
i don't think you should load all the software from aol;what you could do is to set up a home network between your workstation and your laptop;techguy forum is full of very good expert advice on how to do that:i know i got help from very fine fellows who answered my question; just dig into the forum and i'm sure you'll get the answer to your question;good search!

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