Tearing my hair out

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by GB, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. GB

    GB Guest

    Please, please see if you can help me!

    My desktop PC has a rather flakey wireless connection, as the router is at
    the other end of the house. Eventually, I ran a network cable from the
    router to the PC. Unfortunately, Windows still seems to prefer the wireless
    connection to the cable.

    Specifically, if I disable the wireless connection, I can connect to the
    router using the cable connection, but I can't get beyond the router to the
    outside www. I can ping the router and get a <1 ms response, and I can bring
    up the router's admin screen.

    I thought that maybe this is an issue with the cable or the router, but if I
    plug the cable into my laptop it connects just fine.

    Any ideas please?
     
    GB, Sep 18, 2007
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  2. GB

    Lem Guest

    GB wrote:
    > Please, please see if you can help me!
    >
    > My desktop PC has a rather flakey wireless connection, as the router is at
    > the other end of the house. Eventually, I ran a network cable from the
    > router to the PC. Unfortunately, Windows still seems to prefer the wireless
    > connection to the cable.
    >
    > Specifically, if I disable the wireless connection, I can connect to the
    > router using the cable connection, but I can't get beyond the router to the
    > outside www. I can ping the router and get a <1 ms response, and I can bring
    > up the router's admin screen.
    >
    > I thought that maybe this is an issue with the cable or the router, but if I
    > plug the cable into my laptop it connects just fine.
    >
    > Any ideas please?
    >
    >
    >
    >


    It sounds as if there is no default gateway set on the Ethernet NIC in
    the desktop. Is that NIC configured to obtain an IP address
    automatically? If you have set a static IP, configure the default
    gateway to be the IP address that you use to access the router's admin
    utility.

    OR

    Open a command prompt window and type
    ipconfig /all [press enter]

    and post the results.


    --
    Lem -- MS-MVP - Networking

    To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
     
    Lem, Sep 19, 2007
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  3. GB

    GB Guest

    "Lem" <> wrote in message
    news:uSS7T6m%...
    >
    > It sounds as if there is no default gateway set on the Ethernet NIC in the
    > desktop. Is that NIC configured to obtain an IP address automatically? If
    > you have set a static IP, configure the default gateway to be the IP
    > address that you use to access the router's admin utility.
    >
    > OR
    >
    > Open a command prompt window and type
    > ipconfig /all [press enter]
    >
    > and post the results.
    >


    Thanks - please see the result of ipconfig/all below:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Philip
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
    Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-4A-3E-B7
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.15
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin Wireless Pre-N Notebook
    Netwo
    rk Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-50-2E-59-BA
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.14
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 18 September 2007 23:54:53
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 October 2007 23:54:53

    I then changed the properties of the tcp/ip of the ethernet adapter, and
    ipconfig/all gives this:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Philip
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin
    Belkin

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
    Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-4A-3E-B7
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.18
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 19 September 2007 12:24:31
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 October 2007 12:24:31

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin Wireless Pre-N Notebook
    Netwo
    rk Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-50-2E-59-BA
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.14
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 19 September 2007 12:24:51
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 October 2007 12:24:51
     
    GB, Sep 19, 2007
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  4. GB

    GB Guest

    "Lem" <> wrote in message
    news:uSS7T6m%...
    >
    > It sounds as if there is no default gateway set on the Ethernet NIC in the
    > desktop. Is that NIC configured to obtain an IP address automatically? If
    > you have set a static IP, configure the default gateway to be the IP
    > address that you use to access the router's admin utility.
    >


    I don't know how you managed to solve my problem from so little information,
    but I guess that's why you're an MVP. Anyway, I opened the tcp/ip properties
    on the ethernet adapter and set both ip and dns to be obtained
    automatically. Problem now solved. Thanks very much!
     
    GB, Sep 19, 2007
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  5. GB

    Lem Guest

    GB wrote:
    > "Lem" <> wrote in message
    > news:uSS7T6m%...
    >> It sounds as if there is no default gateway set on the Ethernet NIC in the
    >> desktop. Is that NIC configured to obtain an IP address automatically? If
    >> you have set a static IP, configure the default gateway to be the IP
    >> address that you use to access the router's admin utility.
    >>

    >
    > I don't know how you managed to solve my problem from so little information,
    > but I guess that's why you're an MVP. Anyway, I opened the tcp/ip properties
    > on the ethernet adapter and set both ip and dns to be obtained
    > automatically. Problem now solved. Thanks very much!
    >
    >
    >


    You're welcome.

    --
    Lem -- MS-MVP - Networking

    To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
     
    Lem, Sep 19, 2007
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