Ok so this is something that has had me stumped for a few days now. When i boot my computer and login, my wireless adapter automatically connects via DHCP. The IP address of the DHCP is 192.168.1.64 and the default gateway is 192.168.0.1 Okay, so an IP address class of 192 signifies a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 BUT when i go into the command promt and use ipconfig /all it tells me that the subnet that was givin from the DHCP is 255.255.0.0.
SO... that is one problem, but then i decided to connect statically. So i changed my IP to 192.168.10.22 with a sub of 255.255.255.0 , same default, and a DNS of 188.8.131.52, and an alternate DNS of 184.108.40.206
I still was connected to the internet BUT! I could not access webpages.(still) The icon was stating that i was receiving signal, and there was no connection problem, yet i could not get webpages. Then out of nowhere, i could connect.... But this is a very intermitent problem..... I will be only the internet for a couple of hours, then i wont be able to recieve any webpages, (while adapter still indicates connectivity).
So i go back to the command line and ping everything, and everything is fine, except for the DNS. It says that connection timed out, on all four packets..... But there is another mystery.... 30 minutes to an hour later, ill be able to connect, but just to make sure i can truely connect, i go back and ping the DNS and it says that the first TWO packets get received. the 3rd DOES NOT, and the fourth does. But for some reason, i can get webpages....????!?!
So my questions are:
Why is it that when i connect with DHCP does it give me a CLASS "B" subnet.(with a class "c" IP value)
Why do does my adapter show signal and connectivity; however i cannot access webpages?
Why can i get the first two and fourth network packets back but, not the third when i ping the DNS, yet i can get webpages?
And why does this happen so much?!?!?!