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    Cannot connect PC to wireless - Help Please !!!!

    This is a discussion on Cannot connect PC to wireless - Help Please !!!! within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Next time you are over, get him to open a Command Prompt on a PC and type IPCONFIG /ALL hit ...

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      Re: Cannot connect PC to wireless - Help Please !!!!

      Next time you are over, get him to open a Command Prompt on a PC and type IPCONFIG /ALL hit enter. Under the LAN ethernet adapter, among other things it will show the address given to the PC, the Subnet Mask, the Gateway and the DHCP server. The last 2 should be the router IP address - 192.168.0.1.

      Now go to the wireless PC and using an ethernet cable give it the following manual settings-
      IP Address........192.168.0.100
      Subnet..............255.255.255.0
      Gateway............192.168.0.1
      If the address shown in the CP is different, change the first 3 octets to match it. Make sure you adjust the Wireless adapter and not the ethernet one.

      Disconnect the ethernet, make sure the wireless is switched on, and try to connect.

      TomD


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      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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      Re: Cannot connect PC to wireless - Help Please !!!!

      Right - Here is an update.

      I have again taken my Sky router to my Sons house and connected it to his PC running Windows XP with SP3.

      After juggling around with the settings I finally got them to communicate and recognise each other, but that's as far as I could get. Although there is an icon in the bottom left corner, and it reports that there is a connection, with an excellent signal, it just won't connect to the internet.

      After many unhappy hours trying to resolve this issue I now feel like giving up, and have now reconnected my sons router via an ethernet cable.

      Wireless is not all that it's cracked up to be!!!!

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      Re: Cannot connect PC to wireless - Help Please !!!!

      Just an update.

      I have taken my Sky router to my Sons house, and after juggling around with the settings, managed to get the PC to recognise my router, with an excellent signal, but still won't connect to the internet.

      We have had to reconnect his router via ethernat cable for the time being until we can find a solution to this puzzling problem!!

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      Re: Cannot connect PC to wireless - Help Please !!!!

      Next time try connecting in Safe Mode with Networking, this should reveal whether it is a software problem or not.

      You might also like to run TCP Repair on his PC, this can often sort out connection problems.
      Download XP TCP/IP Repair 2.1 Free - A tool which may help fix your internet connection and possibly even protect your privacy - Softpedia

      TomD


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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     
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