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Accessing Web Wirelessly
This is a discussion on Accessing Web Wirelessly within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, I have recently got Sky broadband Mid package and my wired PC is working fine. However, when I try ...
- 27-11-06, 03:04 PM #1
Accessing Web Wirelessly
I have recently got Sky broadband Mid package and my wired PC is working fine. However, when I try to access the internet via laptop(wirelessly) I can't connect to it and I also fail to set up a workgroup. It seems that I can connect to the actual network and it says that the qulaity is good, alas I'm not too sure how to access the internet now. Can someone help please?
- 27-11-06, 04:20 PM #2
Have you got a firewall on your laptop? If you have make sure its disabled and then try to conenct again.Status: SKY BB MAX - 4th December!
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- 27-11-06, 04:43 PM #3
- 28-11-06, 07:17 AM #4
Also, could you open a command prompt and type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes, and post the results.
- 28-11-06, 09:28 AM #5
I managed to get it sorted. The laptop I was using was also been used in an office, therefore it had specific TCP/IP settings. Being new to this, I had forgotten to change these settings for home network. I changed these to "Automatically Detect settings" and it worked fine.
The only issue I have is that I have to change these settings (change to static IP, etc) each time I use the laptop in office. Is there any way that I can set up two sets of TCP/IP settings for the same wireless adaptor?
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- 28-11-06, 12:47 PM #6
In windows XP and probably 2000 as well, there is a way of changing the settings from a command prompt, and therefore from a desktop icon in one double-click. I'll look up the command syntax and post it on here along with instructions on making it work from a desktop icon.
- 30-11-06, 08:02 AM #7
Here are the two scripts. They contain some long lines so I'll indicate the real end of each line with [CR] in case the cut & paste doesn't work. (don't type [CR], just press enter)
The easyiest way to get them going is to enter them in notepad and save them to the desktop as static.bat and dhcp.bat. There's no point using shortcuts as the shortcuts would take up as much room as the files anyway.
This first one sets static IP address configuration. You may need to change the "Local Area Connection" text to whatever shows up in your network properties, and change the address, mask gateway and DNS the the correct ones for you.
netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" source=static addr=192.168.0.64 mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.0.235 gwmetric=0[CR]
netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" source=static addr=192.168.0.235 register=PRIMARY[CR]
This one is dhcp.bat, you only need to modify the "Local Area Connection" bit of this one.
netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" source=DHCP[CR]
netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" source=DHCP[CR]
And that's it. You'll probably find they take a few seconds to run but then pressing OK on the network properties dialog takes a while too and it's doing the same stuff.
- 30-11-06, 10:16 PM #8
Thanks Hoagie, I will give that a go.