Can't connect to network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by c-zero-2, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. c-zero-2

    c-zero-2 Network Guru Member

    I have a friend who can't seem to get things going. He just moved into a new apartment and the broadband they offer is basically an internal network. He plugs the network cable directly into the wall and he is assigned an internal IP address. He bought a wireless router and he isn't able to do anything. He's been able to get it to work a couple of times but the connection dropped after a minute or less both times. Any suggestions?
  2. jollymahesh

    jollymahesh Network Guru Member

    whts the network ip he gets internally
    morever see to it tht the router has the latest firmware
  3. c-zero-2

    c-zero-2 Network Guru Member

    Sorry for the delay

    Sorry about the delay, I moved. Thank you very much for the reply. He gets the typical internal Network IP address, "10.0....." My friend lives several hours away and was home recently. I had him bring his router over to test it against both of my new connections and it was up and running faster than it took me to swap in and out the cabling to the modems.

    His firmware is current. That was one of the first things I checked when we realized it was a legitimate problem.
  4. compuworm

    compuworm Network Guru Member

    Is he using any kind of encryption

    Is he using any kind of encryption
  5. eduardosuave

    eduardosuave Network Guru Member

    I've seen something similar with a DSL connection.

    The DSL line was only allowing the one PC to get a DCHP address which turned out to be 192.168.1.x (dont remember the actually number) and the gateway was is the default of the WRT54GS that we got for my bud and it conflicted with the DSL gateway

    so here is basically what I did.

    Connected to the WRT54GS (not connected to anything else)
    cloned the PC MAC on the WRT54GS (so the WRT looked like the PC)
    configured the internal lan with
    then all the other security settings (SSID, WPA etc etc)

    the WRT54GS ended up getting the 192.168.1.x settings and the internal machines all ended up on 192.168.10.x LAN and was configured to use the WRT54GS as the gateway

    hope that helped
  6. c-zero-2

    c-zero-2 Network Guru Member

    Thanks, we'll try it

    Thanks! My friend lives about 4 and a half hours away and isn't all that easy to "walk-through" issues with but we will give it a shot.

    No encryption is being used. Everything is just bare-bones at this point just to keep the initial install as simple as possible.
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