Wireless Routers Works Dandy - Laptop Connects just fine - Browser doesn't work though

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by JoLynn, May 17, 2006.

  1. JoLynn

    JoLynn Guest

    Hi all!
    I have a question that is truly baffling me.

    I connected a wireless router to my desktop and it's working great - i
    set up my laptop to connect and it says the laptop is connected and the
    signal strength is excellent.

    I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows XP installed and it's never had a
    problem connecting to other wireless networks - just this one :::: go
    figure :::::

    I have tried Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera and none of them
    will browse.

    I opened a command prompt and i can ping anything from my laptop so I
    know it is a browser issue - I'm just baffled how to fix it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks so much,

    JoLynn
     
    JoLynn, May 17, 2006
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  2. JoLynn

    Duane Arnold Guest

    Re: Wireless Routers Works Dandy - Laptop Connects just fine - Browserdoesn't work though

    JoLynn wrote:
    > Hi all!
    > I have a question that is truly baffling me.
    >
    > I connected a wireless router to my desktop and it's working great - i
    > set up my laptop to connect and it says the laptop is connected and the
    > signal strength is excellent.
    >
    > I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows XP installed and it's never had a
    > problem connecting to other wireless networks - just this one :::: go
    > figure :::::
    >
    > I have tried Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera and none of them
    > will browse.
    >
    > I opened a command prompt and i can ping anything from my laptop so I
    > know it is a browser issue - I'm just baffled how to fix it.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks so much,
    >
    > JoLynn
    >


    What IP does this computer have when you enter IPconfig /all at the DOS
    Command Prompt?

    Duane :)
     
    Duane Arnold, May 17, 2006
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  3. JoLynn

    JoLynn Guest

    Good Morning Duane,

    Thanks for replying!

    Here's what the IPCONFIG/all tells us:

    Windows IP Configuration:

    Host Name .........................DHXMPZ781
    Priomary Dns Suffix.............
    Mode Type..........................Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled..............No
    WINS Proxy Enabled...........No

    Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State ..............................................Media
    Disconnected
    Description................................................Broadcom
    440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Physical
    Address.......................................00-14-22-90-4D-55

    Enternet Adapter Wireless Network Connection
    Connection -specific DNS Suffix.................
    Description..............................................Dell Wireless
    1370 WLan Mini-PC Card
    Physical Address.....................................00-14-A4-54-75-7A
    Dhcp Enabled..........................................Yes
    Auto Configuration................................... Yes
    IP Address............................................. 192.168.1.1
    Subnet Mask.......................................... 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway......................................192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server.......................................... 192.168.1.1
    DNS Server............................................ 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained...................................... Tuesday May 16,
    2006 10:42:16 PM
    Lease Expires........................................ Wednesday May
    17, 2006 10:42:16 PM


    C:\>
     
    JoLynn, May 17, 2006
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  4. JoLynn

    Mara Guest

    On 17 May 2006 04:27:52 -0700, "JoLynn" <> wrote:

    >Good Morning Duane,
    >
    >Thanks for replying!
    >
    >Here's what the IPCONFIG/all tells us:
    >
    >Windows IP Configuration:
    >
    >Host Name .........................DHXMPZ781
    >Priomary Dns Suffix.............
    >Mode Type..........................Hybrid
    >IP Routing Enabled..............No
    >WINS Proxy Enabled...........No
    >
    >Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection:
    >Media State ..............................................Media
    >Disconnected
    >Description................................................Broadcom
    >440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    >Physical
    >Address.......................................00-14-22-90-4D-55
    >
    >Enternet Adapter Wireless Network Connection
    >Connection -specific DNS Suffix.................
    >Description..............................................Dell Wireless
    >1370 WLan Mini-PC Card
    >Physical Address.....................................00-14-A4-54-75-7A
    >Dhcp Enabled..........................................Yes
    >Auto Configuration................................... Yes
    >IP Address............................................. 192.168.1.1
    >Subnet Mask.......................................... 255.255.255.0
    >Default Gateway......................................192.168.1.1
    >DHCP Server.......................................... 192.168.1.1
    >DNS Server............................................ 192.168.1.1

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Why is your router serving dns to your network? Are you using PPPoE?

    Try changing that to your host's dns server and see what happens.

    >Lease Obtained...................................... Tuesday May 16,
    >2006 10:42:16 PM
    >Lease Expires........................................ Wednesday May
    >17, 2006 10:42:16 PM
    >
    >
    >C:\>


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    Mara, May 17, 2006
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  5. JoLynn

    JoLynn Guest

    THANK YOU SMOOOOOCH!!!!!
    when i read over the IPCONFIG - i realized the problem was the lack of
    DNS server - i took your advice and used the host's DNS and it works
    like a champ -

    THANK YOU EVERYONE that helped!!!

    JoLynn
     
    JoLynn, May 17, 2006
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