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Vista lost connection to router...

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Aerodyne, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Aerodyne

    Aerodyne Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    For some reason I can't access the web from a browser (FireFox, IE, Opera) but if I ping google.com no errors.

    My machine is dual boot, Linux & Vista. I have a Linksys WRT54GS router with the Tomato Firmware v1.07 and connect to the router via a CAT5 cable using the Asus onboard Realtek LAN port.

    Now if I boot into Linux I can access the web & the router admin page! All works fine.

    I tried to set Vista to a static IPv4 addr, but nothing happens...
    I think my router is using the same addr for my machine & vista can't sort it out?

    Any idea's how to solve this? I would prefer to use DHCP.
    And could this be router related, I have not goofed around w/ my Vista install.


    TIA
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    That is strange will have to take some time to think about this. The router shouldnt care as the mac is the same and it just talks to either one regardless of OS. Well i was about to say it sounds dns but if you can ping google.com it is not and would be browser related. Make sure that your browser is setup as directly connected and that someone a proxy didnt get set.
     
  3. Aerodyne

    Aerodyne Network Guru Member

    yup... FireFox is set to connect directly. I did see the day before for some reason IE worked & Fx, Opera & Maxthon could not access the net! but I can't seem to get that again. I Assumed it was a Vista thing & went through the control panel network settings & said to it go on-line somewhere! & IE loaded with net access but not the others!

    I've reset the router & still can't access it from Vista, I have to boot into linux to configure it & access the net!

    In the cmd promt I can ping... all's fine there!!!
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    This gets me thinking i know some routers had issues with vista but i dont remember which ones they were and what it was exactly. I will do a little research and see if i can find anything, will post if anything pops up.
     
  5. rcordorica

    rcordorica Network Guru Member

    i wonder if this still works in vista:

    Windows Key + R
    cmd
    Enter
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    ipconfig /flushdns

    Now clear your browser cache (firefox/IE may cache a bad DNS)

    Finally, I believe Vista has a new TCP stack with some extra features that aren't always compatible.

    http://www.anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=2917&p=9

    I'm guessing the features are available in your network device settings.

    WindowsKey + Pause
    Hardware Tab
    Device Manager
    Right click on your network device and go to Properties
    Advanced Tab
     
  6. rcordorica

    rcordorica Network Guru Member

  7. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Format C: /x /v:xp
     
  8. Aerodyne

    Aerodyne Network Guru Member

    Vista's firewall is switch off. I did upgrade to Firefox 2.0.0.5 & when the PC was rebooted lost web access. Have removed Fx & then reinstalled it again, but have not tried going back to 2.0.0.4.

    But I'm not sure if this effects Opera or IE(Maxthon)... 'cos they both have no access either!

    Have already tried the 'C:/>ipconfig /release' & 'C:/> ipconfig /renew' no such hope. Will clear the dns cache & browsers cache & see what happens.
     
  9. Zoltair

    Zoltair LI Guru Member

    If you are getting pings through, then likely your IP stack is fine, what this sounds like is a firewall problem, if you are not running the Windows firewall what one our you using? There are few compatible 3rd party firewalls for vista out there yet.. Any of the new stack feature generally relate to IPV6 and optimization, this does not sound like your issue, the majority of people having problems with the Vista IP stack is due to optimizing parameters and only reduce throughput , not stop it.
    RT:)
     
  10. Aerodyne

    Aerodyne Network Guru Member

    Not using a 3rd party FW either.

    Here's some output:

    C:/> ipconfig /all
    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Host (EDIT)
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00 (EDIT)
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::19bd:107a:a715:5061%8(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.123(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 23 July 2007 18:10:14
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 24 July 2007 18:10:15
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201333756
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF (EDIT)
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{1976992B-860B-4C86-BD83-84C82340C1C5}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.123%11(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


    C:/> tracert google.com
    Tracing route to google.com [64.233.167.99]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms unknown [192.168.1.1]
    2 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms 10.128.192.1
    3 6 ms 8 ms 7 ms cmbg-t2cam1-b-ge912.inet.ntl.com [80.1.202.201]
    4 7 ms 7 ms 6 ms cmbg-t2core-b-ge-wan61.inet.ntl.com [195.182.176.41]
    5 9 ms 10 ms 9 ms nth-bb-b-so-720-0.inet.ntl.com [213.105.174.181]
    6 15 ms 15 ms 16 ms tele-ic-1-as0-0.inet.ntl.com [62.253.184.2]
    7 16 ms 15 ms 15 ms 212.250.14.66
    8 17 ms 16 ms 16 ms 72.14.238.255
    9 87 ms 87 ms 86 ms 216.239.46.112
    10 87 ms 88 ms 105 ms 216.239.46.14
    11 109 ms 104 ms 104 ms 209.85.248.221
    12 115 ms 106 ms 106 ms 72.14.232.53
    13 107 ms 112 ms * py-in-f99.google.com [64.233.167.99]
    14 106 ms 112 ms 108 ms py-in-f99.google.com [64.233.167.99]

    Trace complete.


    I'm not on a VPN so not sure what's the 2nd tunnel adapter is??? How do I get rid of this one?

    It may not be the router now! Will install the motherboards onboard WiFi & see if I can get access.
     
  11. Zoltair

    Zoltair LI Guru Member

    You've got connectivity, if you've got no firewall on the PC (you should, by the way), then I would check the firewall rules you have in the router.
    since your DNS requests work, and your trace follows, and you have nothing as a PC firewall, its got to be blocking somewhere, next place to check is your router rules.

    Note:
    Doing a DNS/ping test is a good way to check for base connectivity such as what you have done here. It test physical connectivity, base routing settings and name server configuration and DHCP, all of which appears to be working for you.
     

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