HELP!! This is driving me crazy

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by edsjr, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. edsjr

    edsjr Network Guru Member

    Ok, are you ready for this?

    I recently bought a new laptop. I bought a gateway M460 running xp pro.

    My previous machine (dell inspiron 4150 also xp pro) never had any problems on my home network or my 2 office locations.

    Now, the gateway will connect sometimes and sometimes not. It will say it is connected yet I dont have any internet access.....does not matter the distance from the router. I AM submitting this on my home desktop (xp home) which is connected wireless to my linksys BEFW11S4.

    To make things even more interesting, I sold the Dell I used to have to an employee. Now it is having problems connecting at the office he works out of (never had a problem before). It is doing exactly the same thing my gateway is doing.

    Since the desktop doesnt have any problems, I have gone through all the settings on it and duplicated them to the laptop....still doesnt work.

    I have left the laptop running over the weekend and sometimes it will eventually get a connection but it can lose it as fast as it finds it.....usually when I turn it on I have connection, I ping the router and put a -t at the will give me about 5 round trip packets but then will time out repeatedly. the whole time this goes on the icon in the system tray says it is connected.

    anyone want to take a stab at this? I am just about convinced it has something to do with a windows update, but why isnt the desktop having problems?

  2. avax

    avax Network Guru Member

    post your settings like ip dns gateway etc..
  3. edsjr

    edsjr Network Guru Member

    it is set to obtain ip automatically, I tried last night to do it manual and assign it an ip but didnt know where to get the dns information to enter.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you can connect, copy the DNS information from the Router Status page. The gateway address is the local address of your router.
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