Cannot get laptop to connect to internet through wireless ne

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Monchi, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Monchi

    Monchi Network Guru Member

    Hello all,

    I need some help with a wireless home network. I have searched for several days for an answer but can't find one. We just set up a cable connection in this new house and are trying to get a laptop to share the internet through a wireless router. It is a new Linksys WRT54G if that helps any. The desktop that is wired to the router works fine, but I can't get the laptop to get online. I surfed into the router and set it up per instructions and without any security. I put in a SSID. I checked to make sure in the properties to automatically find an IP. I didn't fill in any other areas.

    On the laptop side I installed the software and card as per instructions. When I do the wizard thing it shows the following,

    wireless network connection - fail

    internet connection - fail

    Link quality shows 100% and signal strength shows 100%.

    In the link info it shows the SSID I assigned through the router, ~54 Mbps, and the same channel number as the router. In the configuration area, the auto search is set to on. In the area that shows available network, it shows just the one and it's the SSID I created.

    From what I can tell the laptop sees the network but wont work with it.
    I suspect I need to do something on the router end but don't know where to start. Most everything I've read suggests that I did this right so I don't know.
    Any help is appreciated and I hope thats good information. As you can tell, this is my first try at this. The desktop is 98SE and the laptop is ME.

  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    ME is your problem get rid of it. and if you cant then update it. that is if they even support it anymore
    if you can pick up a copy of xp pro or even home it will be much better.
    if not then you should power fail the cable modem a couple of times
    if you dont know how to renew the dhcp address then.
    copy this into a notepad and rename it

    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew

    then run it and it will do it for you.
    other than that i cannot help you.

    i am a firm believer that ME is the devil...
  3. Monchi

    Monchi Network Guru Member

    I agree with you on ME. In my defense, it is my dads :D Thanks for the help.
  4. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    did anything i said work or am i dumb.....
  5. Monchi

    Monchi Network Guru Member

    Haven't gotten to try it yet. I don't live there, but I will try it. I know how to edit an ini file, but where do I find the ipconfig.bat?

    Thanks, and I'll be sure to get back here with an answer.
  6. flowerGuy

    flowerGuy Network Guru Member

    just use notepad and create it...add the
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew

    lines and save it...then from CMD line you can call it
  7. Monchi

    Monchi Network Guru Member

    Ok I still don't understand that. Is that the same thing as doing a "repair" on the connection in windows?
  8. cavweb

    cavweb Network Guru Member

    I had a similar problem and it was because WEP was enabled in the linksys available networks profile.
  9. Monchi

    Monchi Network Guru Member

    checked that and that was not enabled. Thanks all for the suggestions. I'll get back when it's working with the fix.
  10. Monchi

    Monchi Network Guru Member

    Thought I would post back here the fix to my problem. Hopefully it will help someone in a search. In internet properties > connections tab, check "never dial a connection" button, and then to lan settings, uncheck the automatically detect settings box. This on the wireless system of course.
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