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Old 04-02-2007, 09:37 AM   #1
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i have 2 toshiba laptops and a d link wirless router my old laptop contects to the network fine and stays connected but my brand new laptop connects for 30 seconds or 5 mins at a time then says acquiring ip address then same again all the wirless settings seem the same on both laptops????
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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the new laptop works ok on the network when hard wired its only when its wireless thanks
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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So, you're trying to connect with both laptops wirelessly right? I hate to ask a dumb question, but how far away are you from the wireless router, and what is the antenna range for your new laptops? If it's a range problem you could buy a range adapter to increase your range, if thats not the problem, it may be something with security restrictions you have configured. It could also be a problem with DHCP.
1.) Do the wireless laptops have built in wireless cards, or do you have pcm/cia adapters for them(cards that plug into the side).
2.) Does the new laptop behave differently if you move closer to the access point(router)?
3.) Did you set any configuration options in the router's control panel, like limits on DHCP leases etc...
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:03 PM   #4
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could simply be a wrongly entered wep/wpa key. easily done.
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:41 PM   #5
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both lap tops have built in cards i am 2 feet from the router i also have a linksys router both behave the same the first laptop i have never had any problems with that all i did was enter the wep key in the new laptop i have just disconected the ethernet cable 10 mins ago and the wireless connection is still working????????????? just checked both laptops still conected will test them tonight thanks anyway.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:43 AM   #7
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how can i set up static ip i tried and can connect to network but no internet thanks
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Do you have a default gateway?
(to check, go to the start menu, click run, type in cmd, then type in ipconfig/all).
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:27 AM   #9
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i did that and the page came up and am not sure it does not say anything about a gate way??
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i did that and the page came up and am not sure it does not say anything about a gate way??
get one down at the barras
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It should look like this:
http://www.csit.parkland.edu/~smaune...ipconfig.shtml
In your case, you need to find the heading that specifies your wireless card. Find where it says Default Gateway .............. and next to the periods you'll want to see some numbers(192.168.0.1) If you don't, then that is why you can't get on the internet, and the problem may be with your router.
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yip found it 192.168.0.1 thats it
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:45 PM   #13
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This might be of no help but with each of my computers I have had to go into my main settings for that ip provider and for it to stay on all the time with wireless, I have had to change the setting from "connect when activated" I think or something to that nature to "always on".
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ok, if you have a default gateway, then try pinging from all of the computers separately:
1.) go to start menu
2.) go to run
3.) type cmd
4.) type ping http://www.google.com
What that will do, is 1. see if you're resolving to a DNS server, and 2. it will test your internet connection. If you are connected to the network but it says that you have limited or no connectivity it sounds like you might have a problem with your wep key. Make sure that the laptops that are having trouble connecting are using the proper wep security, and the right passkey. Post the results of the ping please.
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