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No connection on third PC w/WRT54g

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by dhebert, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. dhebert

    dhebert LI Guru Member

    Installed a WRT54GS V6.0

    My laptop with an internal wireless NIC found the router and all is well. One of my PC's with a Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter found the router and all is well.

    My sons PC with a Wireless-G USB Adapter finds the router but there is not a connection to the internet. Additionally this PC cannot connect to 192.168.1.1

    I'm stumped! Any suggestions?
     
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    are you sure you are connecting to your own connection? have you changed off of the default SSID (linksys) because a neighbor might have the same thing and its getting confused. if your nic "finds" the network and connects to it theres no way it shouldnt be able to ping. also check to see if this NIC has a static IP address set.
     
  3. dhebert

    dhebert LI Guru Member

    I am connecting to my own network. I changed the default SSID and all my computers use the same connection.

    I'm not sure how to check if the NIC has a static IP address set.

    If I use the Linksys wireless monitor interface, under Link Information it says:

    " You are connected to the access point, but the internet cannot be found."

    Thanks
     
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Here's how to check if a network connection has a static IP address set:

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    By default, Windows uses automatic settings.
     
  5. dhebert

    dhebert LI Guru Member

    Thanks. I quick check shows that I am using automatic settings.

    I'm puzzled that I can connect to but not talk to the router.:confused:
     
  6. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Have you checked all LAN ports on the router using your notebook's ethernet port and a network cable?

    Also, have you logged on to the router and check if your DHCP server has been set to distribute more than one IP address? Refer to the Max No. of DHCP Users at the bottom section of this image:

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    Since the computer has trouble even connecting to the ethernet port, the problem might lie with the computer. Try reset TCP in Windows XP and see if it is at fault.
     
  7. dhebert

    dhebert LI Guru Member

    I disabled my notebook wireless and check all the ports on the router. Each one gave a good connection.

    DHCP server was set to deliver 50 IP's. I changed that to 7.

    I ran the guided help to reset the TCP/IP and received this message:

    "A system call that should never fail has failed.":confused:

    I'm way outta my league here.:redface:
     
  8. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Ha ha... you don't need to change it to 7 in particular. The default 50 IP will work just fine.

    Have you tried following the instructions below the guided help on resetting manually? You simply need to run the command as shown in the example which also generates a log file called resetlog.txt. There are other related articles at the bottom as well.
     
  9. dhebert

    dhebert LI Guru Member

    Did the manual reset to no avail. I start looking through the other articles.

    Thanks for the help.:)
     
  10. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Something else to try is to update the network adapter driver if available.
     
  11. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    is teh router using wirless mac adddress filtering? have you setup encryption on the wireless router?
     
  12. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i would keep looking at the wireless card and not the router.
     
  13. dhebert

    dhebert LI Guru Member

    No filtering. Encryption yes.

    I think something is wrong on the PC side. I am going to swap out the nic tonight.

    Thanks
     

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