MajorGeeks Support Forums

Go Back   MajorGeeks Support Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =---------- > Hardware
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Casino Mark Forums Read

Hardware Hardware like hard drives, motherboards, video cards, printers, CD-ROMs, etc.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-15-08, 12:12
nancyHEIDE's Avatar
nancyHEIDE nancyHEIDE is offline
Private First Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Laptop will connect to router but not to net

I am having the same problem and am fairly sure it has something to do with the IP addresses and DNS server numbers that I've been playing around with on my home network. This problem exists on my desktop with Windows XP Pro and I only have IE 7 on it. It is directly plugged into my router. How does one find out what the DNS server numbers should be? Should they be the same as my laptop which surfs fine wirelessly with both IE7 and Firefox?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 10-15-08, 12:33
fmc fmc is offline
Private First Class
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

i came here to ask the same question more or less.....my latop connects fine via the normal modem...but then i try the wireless..and it connects ok but i cant browse any site at all! its pissing me off lol.

on a sub question why would airewizard open on my desktop and not on my laptop???doesnt seem to be firewall etc issue.

thanks anyone who responds.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-15-08, 15:11
nancyHEIDE's Avatar
nancyHEIDE nancyHEIDE is offline
Private First Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

Here's some more info.
Ipconfig /all on the laptop Windows XP Pro (working/connecting fine):


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Standalone
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : inetlink.ca

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : inetlink.ca
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-72-84-60
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.108
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:25:38
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:25:38
AM

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connect
ion
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-5C-82-49

and now on my desktop-Windows XP Pro (not connecting properly)

Windows IP Configuration

Host name....:main
Primary Dns suffix....:
Node Type....:Unknown
IP Routing Enabled....: No
WINS Proxy Enabled....: No

Ethernet adapted Local Area Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix...:
Description...: Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection
Physical Address..:00-1D-09-82-65-4D
Dhcp Enabled: No
IP Address: 192.168.0.107
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers: 192.168.0.1
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-15-08, 15:34
buggabear's Avatar
buggabear buggabear is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MID ATLANTIC USA
Posts: 1,133
Thanks: 17
Thanked 142 Times in 142 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

Ethernet adapted Local Area Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix...:
Description...: Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection
Physical Address..:00-1D-09-82-65-4D
Dhcp Enabled: No
IP Address: 192.168.0.107
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers: 192.168.0.1

just by looking at this briefly your dhcp I think should be enabled, some one will correct me if I'm wrong. but on all of my computers it is enabled
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-15-08, 15:37
nancyHEIDE's Avatar
nancyHEIDE nancyHEIDE is offline
Private First Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

How do I enable the dhcp?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6  
Old 10-15-08, 16:28
studiot's Avatar
studiot studiot is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Somerset UK
Posts: 4,188
Thanks: 4
Thanked 125 Times in 119 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

You need to go to the setup page for your router

Follow this

http://www.wikihow.com/Configure-a-Router-to-Use-DHCP
__________________
'If it ain't broke'
Fix it until it is'
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-15-08, 16:46
studiot's Avatar
studiot studiot is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Somerset UK
Posts: 4,188
Thanks: 4
Thanked 125 Times in 119 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

On the computers
start>connectto>showallconnections
right click the LAN
make sure that

the two boxes are set to

'obtain an ip address automatically'

and

'Obtain a dns s erver address automatically'

Click OK

Then In Internet Explorer

tools>internet options

On the connections tab
select never dial a connection
click the LAN settings button

make sure no boxes are ticked

click apply etc.
__________________
'If it ain't broke'
Fix it until it is'
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-15-08, 16:55
nancyHEIDE's Avatar
nancyHEIDE nancyHEIDE is offline
Private First Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

I've changed the settings but still can't load anything in IE.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-15-08, 17:01
studiot's Avatar
studiot studiot is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Somerset UK
Posts: 4,188
Thanks: 4
Thanked 125 Times in 119 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

Have you restarted your pc after the change?

What does ipconfig now say about the DHCP?
__________________
'If it ain't broke'
Fix it until it is'
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-15-08, 17:40
nancyHEIDE's Avatar
nancyHEIDE nancyHEIDE is offline
Private First Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lightbulb Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

I didn't restart it, but in the meantime my better half changed the cable and lo and behold it works! Is there such a thing as cheap cable? We have had nothing but problems with this cat5 cable purchased online.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #11  
Old 10-15-08, 18:06
studiot's Avatar
studiot studiot is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Somerset UK
Posts: 4,188
Thanks: 4
Thanked 125 Times in 119 Posts
Default Re: Laptop will connect to router but not to net

That's what happens when one comes in part way through a thread - you assume things.

I normally start with a connection.

Well done.
__________________
'If it ain't broke'
Fix it until it is'
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laptop will connect to router but not to net Everard Hardware 3 05-30-08 12:58
Router - Cant connect to PC sheepondrugs Hardware 11 06-03-07 21:00
Can connect through router but not through modem rp5y Hardware 5 09-03-06 17:55
Unable to connect to internet on laptop with wireless router with DSL tritongal Hardware 4 08-13-06 10:39
Cannot connect to router noordinaryspider Hardware 0 07-16-04 10:40


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:23.

MajorGeeks.Com Menu

MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware \ Anti-Virus \ Appearance \ Backup \ Browsers \ CD\DVD\Blu-Ray \ Covert Ops \ Drive Utilities \ Drivers \ Graphics \ Internet Tools \ Multimedia \ Networking \ Office Tools \ NEW! PC Games \ System Tools \ Macintosh \ Demonews.Com \ Top Downloads

MajorGeeks.Com \ News (Tech) \ Off Base (Other Websites News) \ Way Off Base (Offbeat Stories and Pics)

Social: Facebook \ YouTube \ Twitter \ Tumblr \ Pintrest \ RSS Feeds


All content Copyright MajorGeeks.com source code Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright © 2009 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ad Management by RedTyger