Can Connect to Some Local Wireless Spots - But Not to My Own?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Vik, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Vik

    Vik Guest

    My girlfriend has a Windows laptop. She can connect to local unsecured
    wireless spots. I recently put in a wireless router so that she could
    have a fast wireless connection. I run a Mac, and I installed an
    Airport Extreme base station. When she tries to connect to it, her
    laptop tries for quite a while, and then gives her the error message:
    "Invalid IP Address".

    We used the ping command in the terminal on her laptop, and we were
    able to successfully ping my router using its ip address.

    My phones are 5.8gz, so they are not interfering.

    I can connect to my wireless router using my Mac laptop. In fact, I'm
    using it to post this.

    I have enabled printer sharing on my router.

    What can I try in order to get my girlfriend's laptop connected to my
    wireless router? Thanks very much in advance to all for any
    information.


    -Vik
     
    Vik, Aug 4, 2007
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  2. Vik

    Barb Bowman Guest

    what Windows operating system is she using? what wireless card?
    what is the security on the Airport base station?

    it's impossible to really diagnose without more details. an

    ipconfig /all

    from her machine would be helpful.

    On Sat, 04 Aug 2007 13:30:39 -0700, Vik <> wrote:

    >My girlfriend has a Windows laptop. She can connect to local unsecured
    >wireless spots. I recently put in a wireless router so that she could
    >have a fast wireless connection. I run a Mac, and I installed an
    >Airport Extreme base station. When she tries to connect to it, her
    >laptop tries for quite a while, and then gives her the error message:
    >"Invalid IP Address".
    >
    >We used the ping command in the terminal on her laptop, and we were
    >able to successfully ping my router using its ip address.
    >
    >My phones are 5.8gz, so they are not interfering.
    >
    >I can connect to my wireless router using my Mac laptop. In fact, I'm
    >using it to post this.
    >
    >I have enabled printer sharing on my router.
    >
    >What can I try in order to get my girlfriend's laptop connected to my
    >wireless router? Thanks very much in advance to all for any
    >information.
    >
    >
    >-Vik

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Aug 4, 2007
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  3. Vik

    Vik Guest

    Barb, thanks so much for your thoughts. I really appreciate it.

    She is using Windows XP Home. Her wireless card is an Atheros
    AR5005GS Wireless network adaptor. For purposes of debugging the
    wireless connection, I have disabled security on the Airport base
    station.

    Here is the output from ipconfig/all from her computer.

    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba-user
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mindspring.com

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x
    Family Fast

    Ethernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-67-39-98

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mindspring.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005GS Wireless
    Network

    Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-F5-3B-9D-89
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.198
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
    2:25:37 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
    6:25:37 PM

    Pinging 10.0.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=255
    Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
    Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
    Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255

    Ping statistics for 10.0.1.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms


    -Vik
     
    Vik, Aug 4, 2007
    #3
  4. Hi
    Assuming that you are using security measures on your Wireless, the same
    security has to be set on the Toshiba.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Vik" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Barb, thanks so much for your thoughts. I really appreciate it.
    >
    > She is using Windows XP Home. Her wireless card is an Atheros
    > AR5005GS Wireless network adaptor. For purposes of debugging the
    > wireless connection, I have disabled security on the Airport base
    > station.
    >
    > Here is the output from ipconfig/all from her computer.
    >
    > Windows IP Configuration
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba-user
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mindspring.com
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x
    > Family Fast
    >
    > Ethernet NIC
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-67-39-98
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mindspring.com
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005GS Wireless
    > Network
    >
    > Adapter
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-F5-3B-9D-89
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.198
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    > DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    > Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
    > 2:25:37 PM
    > Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
    > 6:25:37 PM
    >
    > Pinging 10.0.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
    > Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=255
    > Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
    > Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
    > Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
    >
    > Ping statistics for 10.0.1.1:
    > Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    > Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    > Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms
    >
    >
    > -Vik
    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Aug 5, 2007
    #4
  5. Vik

    Barb Bowman Guest

    that shows that she has an IP and suggests that the issue is
    security. when you disable security on XP, there are some extra
    hoops to click through to connect to an insecure network.

    I would suggest trying WPA on the airport with an easy passphrase
    for testing. setup the same passphrase on her machine. does that
    worik?

    On Sat, 04 Aug 2007 14:38:34 -0700, Vik <> wrote:

    >Barb, thanks so much for your thoughts. I really appreciate it.
    >
    >She is using Windows XP Home. Her wireless card is an Atheros
    >AR5005GS Wireless network adaptor. For purposes of debugging the
    >wireless connection, I have disabled security on the Airport base
    >station.
    >
    >Here is the output from ipconfig/all from her computer.
    >
    >Windows IP Configuration
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba-user
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mindspring.com
    >
    >Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x
    >Family Fast
    >
    >Ethernet NIC
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-67-39-98
    >
    >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mindspring.com
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005GS Wireless
    >Network
    >
    >Adapter
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-F5-3B-9D-89
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.198
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    > DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
    > Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
    >2:25:37 PM
    > Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 04, 2007
    >6:25:37 PM
    >
    >Pinging 10.0.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
    >Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=255
    >Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
    >Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
    >Reply from 10.0.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
    >
    >Ping statistics for 10.0.1.1:
    > Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    >Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    > Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms
    >
    >
    >-Vik

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Aug 5, 2007
    #5
  6. I tried this, and the connection is now working. Thanks very much for
    your help!


    -Vik

    Barb Bowman <> wrote:

    > that shows that she has an IP and suggests that the issue is
    > security. when you disable security on XP, there are some extra
    > hoops to click through to connect to an insecure network.
    >
    > I would suggest trying WPA on the airport with an easy passphrase
    > for testing. setup the same passphrase on her machine. does that
    > worik?
     
    Vik Rubenfeld, Aug 5, 2007
    #6
  7. Vik

    Barb Bowman Guest

    thanks for the update.

    On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 10:43:51 -0700, Vik Rubenfeld
    <> wrote:

    >I tried this, and the connection is now working. Thanks very much for
    >your help!
    >
    >
    >-Vik
    >
    > Barb Bowman <> wrote:
    >
    >> that shows that she has an IP and suggests that the issue is
    >> security. when you disable security on XP, there are some extra
    >> hoops to click through to connect to an insecure network.
    >>
    >> I would suggest trying WPA on the airport with an easy passphrase
    >> for testing. setup the same passphrase on her machine. does that
    >> worik?

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Aug 5, 2007
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