Unable to access wireless network from a laptop / Can from other PC and laptop

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by siliconpi@gmail.com, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hi,

    My home has a wifi access point (or *something* like that configured to
    provide internet access***) in it. My dad can use his laptop and
    (fixed) home PC to access the internet over wireless without any
    issues. However, when I brought in my laptop (which I was using in a
    university (domain named) campus), and tried configuring it to use the
    network here, it didnt work. As far as I can tell, all the relevant IP
    addresses and settings, etc are identical - but still it doesnt work.

    Here are the settings in my home PC (fixed) which has a wifi card:
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HOMEPC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: (RELEVANT)
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG311v2 802.11g
    Wireless PCI Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B5-45-01-82
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.59
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    Ethernet adapter XYZ-LAN: (NOT RELEVANT)
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HomeFree Phoneline 10Mb PCI
    Adapter #4
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 56-70-00-0F-72-64

    What I'm set MY laptop as:
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.80
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

    The laptop, because it was part of the university's domain, does
    specify the Primary Dns Suffix to be the school's... not sure if that
    is interfering with my attempts to connect here...

    What other settings do I need to compare between the two machines?

    BTW - there's no signal strength issue, etc.

    Thanks,
    Sid


    ***My dad's office is located very close to our home, the wireless
    internet works fine there for all PCs INCLUDING my laptop. This device
    (in the house) is linked to the hub in the office by means of an
    ethernet cable. My dad can use his laptop in the office and home
    transparently.
     
    , Oct 11, 2006
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  2. David Hettel Guest

    Hmm is your laptop getting it's IP address from a DHCP Server or have you
    manually configured it? It looks like a security problem to me. Perhaps the
    access point in your home is not configured to allow unregistered devices to
    connect.

    You might want to run this and report the results here;

    Using the Network Diagnostics Tool: -
    http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5464827

    Troubleshoot TCP/IP Connectivity: -
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314067

    You may wish to read this on using the Network Diagnostics tool: -
    http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5464827

    --
    David Hettel

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    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
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    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > My home has a wifi access point (or *something* like that configured to
    > provide internet access***) in it. My dad can use his laptop and
    > (fixed) home PC to access the internet over wireless without any
    > issues. However, when I brought in my laptop (which I was using in a
    > university (domain named) campus), and tried configuring it to use the
    > network here, it didnt work. As far as I can tell, all the relevant IP
    > addresses and settings, etc are identical - but still it doesnt work.
    >
    > Here are the settings in my home PC (fixed) which has a wifi card:
    > Windows IP Configuration
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HOMEPC
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: (RELEVANT)
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG311v2 802.11g
    > Wireless PCI Adapter
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B5-45-01-82
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.59
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    > Ethernet adapter XYZ-LAN: (NOT RELEVANT)
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HomeFree Phoneline 10Mb PCI
    > Adapter #4
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 56-70-00-0F-72-64
    >
    > What I'm set MY laptop as:
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.80
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    >
    > The laptop, because it was part of the university's domain, does
    > specify the Primary Dns Suffix to be the school's... not sure if that
    > is interfering with my attempts to connect here...
    >
    > What other settings do I need to compare between the two machines?
    >
    > BTW - there's no signal strength issue, etc.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sid
    >
    >
    > ***My dad's office is located very close to our home, the wireless
    > internet works fine there for all PCs INCLUDING my laptop. This device
    > (in the house) is linked to the hub in the office by means of an
    > ethernet cable. My dad can use his laptop in the office and home
    > transparently.
    >
     
    David Hettel, Oct 11, 2006
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  3. Luke122 Guest

    > My home has a wifi access point (or *something* like that configured to
    > provide internet access***) in it. My dad can use his laptop and
    > (fixed) home PC to access the internet over wireless without any
    > issues. However, when I brought in my laptop (which I was using in a
    > university (domain named) campus), and tried configuring it to use the
    > network here, it didnt work. As far as I can tell, all the relevant IP
    > addresses and settings, etc are identical - but still it doesnt work.


    Can you get a Make/model of the device? It will make the
    troubleshooting easier. It's possible that the router (access point)
    is setup for MAC address filtering, and therefore is only allowing your
    dad's laptop to connect. I'd check in the router(or access point) to
    see if MAC filtering is enabled.

    > ***My dad's office is located very close to our home, the wireless
    > internet works fine there for all PCs INCLUDING my laptop. This device
    > (in the house) is linked to the hub in the office by means of an
    > ethernet cable. My dad can use his laptop in the office and home
    > transparently.


    This is a good sign, as it shows that the problem is not likely with
    your laptop's wireless device. I would really suspect MAC filtering
    now. Check that out and let us know.

    -Luke
     
    Luke122, Oct 11, 2006
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