WLAN setup for one laptop

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?eW9ya2U=?=, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. I have a DELL inspiron 9400 with winxp-sp2. At present I have a wired
    connection via a comtrend CT-301 ADSL modem. I am trying to setup this laptop
    for wlan but to date have been unable to get a connection using a linksys
    wrt55ag and then a d-link DI-784 wireless routers. Both router work if I
    setup a network on a desktop pc. When I removed the PC from the network I
    could not get the laptop to connect wireless. The laptop does see and
    connects to whatever wireless router I use but I cannot connect to IE or
    email even when it appears I am connected to the wlan. The laptop freezes
    when I unplug the ethernet cable in order to attach the cable to the router.
    My wired connection is just fine. I have contacted tech support from
    Linksys,d-link, DELL and my ISP none could help. Does anyone have any
    suggestions on how I can setup and connect to a wlan with only one laptop in
    the network. I just want to be able to roam and not have to work at my desk
    all the time. Any help would be appreciated. Regards to all.
    =?Utf-8?B?eW9ya2U=?=, Dec 2, 2006
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  2. Hi

    You have to start in stages, the wireless connection between the Laptop and
    the Router has to work regardless of whether you have an Internet
    connection.

    If you can connect to the Router's menus while using the wireless and typing
    the Router's core IP address to the browser, it means that the Wireless is
    working.

    If you cannot connect Wirelessly to the Router's menus, it means that you do
    not have a viable Wireless connection, and thus No Internet.

    My New Wireless does not work - http://www.ezlan.net/wireless.html

    Wireless, Basic Configuration - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html

    Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html

    If you establish a working connection with the Router, your Internet might
    work well.

    Otherwise it might be authentication problem make sure that the DSL is
    authenticate by the Router and Not by the local software,
    http://www.ezlan.net/PPPOE.html

    Jack (MVP-Networking).



    "yorke" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a DELL inspiron 9400 with winxp-sp2. At present I have a wired
    > connection via a comtrend CT-301 ADSL modem. I am trying to setup this
    > laptop
    > for wlan but to date have been unable to get a connection using a linksys
    > wrt55ag and then a d-link DI-784 wireless routers. Both router work if I
    > setup a network on a desktop pc. When I removed the PC from the network I
    > could not get the laptop to connect wireless. The laptop does see and
    > connects to whatever wireless router I use but I cannot connect to IE or
    > email even when it appears I am connected to the wlan. The laptop freezes
    > when I unplug the ethernet cable in order to attach the cable to the
    > router.
    > My wired connection is just fine. I have contacted tech support from
    > Linksys,d-link, DELL and my ISP none could help. Does anyone have any
    > suggestions on how I can setup and connect to a wlan with only one laptop
    > in
    > the network. I just want to be able to roam and not have to work at my
    > desk
    > all the time. Any help would be appreciated. Regards to all.
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Dec 2, 2006
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  3. Hello;
    We changed the password and were able to get a wireless internet connection.
    Thank your reply and the links were very helpful. Now I'll try a wireless
    print server. Thanks again. Regards

    "yorke" wrote:

    > I have a DELL inspiron 9400 with winxp-sp2. At present I have a wired
    > connection via a comtrend CT-301 ADSL modem. I am trying to setup this laptop
    > for wlan but to date have been unable to get a connection using a linksys
    > wrt55ag and then a d-link DI-784 wireless routers. Both router work if I
    > setup a network on a desktop pc. When I removed the PC from the network I
    > could not get the laptop to connect wireless. The laptop does see and
    > connects to whatever wireless router I use but I cannot connect to IE or
    > email even when it appears I am connected to the wlan. The laptop freezes
    > when I unplug the ethernet cable in order to attach the cable to the router.
    > My wired connection is just fine. I have contacted tech support from
    > Linksys,d-link, DELL and my ISP none could help. Does anyone have any
    > suggestions on how I can setup and connect to a wlan with only one laptop in
    > the network. I just want to be able to roam and not have to work at my desk
    > all the time. Any help would be appreciated. Regards to all.
    =?Utf-8?B?eW9ya2U=?=, Dec 3, 2006
    #3
  4. =?Utf-8?B?eW9ya2U=?=

    Phil Guest

    I am writing this letter to ALL Wireless Router manufacturers.
    I have a Linksys Wireless Router Model:BEFW11S4. It is 7 years (yes, count
    them, all of seven little years) old. I have visited the Linksys website
    numerous times trying to set up the WEP/WPA security on that wireless router
    (as all responsible wireless router owners should!). I found that there are
    no links to any wireless router setting websites that are congruent with the
    screen shots from Linksys' own self help technical support site. I have had
    to call Linksys several times to resolve this issue only to be placed on hold
    for lengthy times (sometimes my call was dropped and I had to start over ....
    how sad for such a large company to have such poorly trained phone
    receptionists!), then be transferred (see previous comment about the phone
    receptionists) to a supposed supervisor, only to finally be transferred to
    someone who tells me that the warranty has expired and wants me to pay $40.00
    for the technical support to do the right thing that I want and need to do.
    First, the device works fine (as evidenced by this e-mail that you have
    just received)!
    Second, why should I have to pay for doing the right thing?
    Third, if I am going to be EXTORTED into buying a new wireless router so
    that I can do the right thing and set up an encryption key for a secure
    network, what on Gods' Green Earth makes anyone think that I would CHOOSE to
    buy another Linksys product when ALL that I have ever received from them is a
    functional wireless router (yes, even after seven whole years) and the
    crappiest Customer Service/Technical Support I have ever had the displeasure
    to encounter!
    I shall copy this letter and try to find as many Chat Rooms as possible in
    order to spread the word of ALL that I have gone through with the Chain of
    Command at the Linksys phone center, well above and beyond what any
    reasonable person should expect to go through, and still have NO RELIEF
    concerning my singular issue with their product and its capabilities that I
    SHOULD be able to enjoy as the owner of said product! What has happend to
    "The Customer Is Always Right" Customer Service mantra (I can't say "In
    America" because the call was handled in India)? Is the Customer, the ones
    that makes the company what it is through the purchase of products, so
    worthless to the company that they can just be treated with abject contempt
    and scorn? Is the Customer to thus be trampled underfoot? Are we paying to
    be so abused? I, for one (yes, one, the beginning of all), shall NOT be
    treated in such manner, and CERTAINLY shall NOT PAY to be treated as such!
    In this world of expanding technologies, it shall be those with the
    GREATEST Customer Appeal that shall continue to be found worthwile in the
    publics' eyes (and pocketbooks) and shall grow to meet the demands of a
    growing world - ESPECIALLY in the Electronics Department!
    It is now my strongest desire that the Linksys Corporation suffers
    irreparable damage and goes out of business for their Crappy Customer
    Service! I can only hope that I reach enough people around the world to bring
    this desire true!

    "yorke" wrote:

    > I have a DELL inspiron 9400 with winxp-sp2. At present I have a wired
    > connection via a comtrend CT-301 ADSL modem. I am trying to setup this laptop
    > for wlan but to date have been unable to get a connection using a linksys
    > wrt55ag and then a d-link DI-784 wireless routers. Both router work if I
    > setup a network on a desktop pc. When I removed the PC from the network I
    > could not get the laptop to connect wireless. The laptop does see and
    > connects to whatever wireless router I use but I cannot connect to IE or
    > email even when it appears I am connected to the wlan. The laptop freezes
    > when I unplug the ethernet cable in order to attach the cable to the router.
    > My wired connection is just fine. I have contacted tech support from
    > Linksys,d-link, DELL and my ISP none could help. Does anyone have any
    > suggestions on how I can setup and connect to a wlan with only one laptop in
    > the network. I just want to be able to roam and not have to work at my desk
    > all the time. Any help would be appreciated. Regards to all.
    Phil, Oct 18, 2008
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