Strong wireless connection, but error from browser?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KingBlotto, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. KingBlotto

    KingBlotto LI Guru Member

    Hi I have a WRT54G with firmware 2.02.2. I moved recently and have to set everything up again. There are two laptops using the wireless. The linksys router is set to broadcast mixed (b and G) signal. My girlfriends laptop has a g card and is working fine. My laptop is an old dell with a B card. Both worked fine before I moved. Now, the dell is able to see my network, gets a strong signal, and it says I'm connected, but whenever I open a browser window it's an error. I can't even access the linksys setup from that laptop. What does it mean when you can connect to the network but are unable to browse using that network?

  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Check your IP address.

    Start > Run
    Execute: CMD
    At the Command Prompt, enter and execute: IPCONFIG /ALL

    You will need to have valid IP, Default Gateway, and DNS addresses.
  3. KingBlotto

    KingBlotto LI Guru Member

    I should do this ip check from the laptop right? what if it doesnt have an address?
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    If there is no address or most likely 169.254.x.x then i would look at encryption. If turned on the laptop does not have the correct key. If its not on, is the SSID being broadcast so you can see it? And yes this should be checked from the laptop.

    CAMESTRES08 LI Guru Member

    If you don't have wireless security setup on the router. Try this one.
    Go to your wireless connection properties, go to wireless networks tab and remove everything on the preferred network list, it should be blank. Then you can just simply hit on okay. Go back to view available wireless network and refresh the list a couple of times and connect again to your network. You may also double check your security softwares on your computer (firewalls, anti virus, etc.) try to disable them while you're trying to connect.
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