Can connect to wireless but can not connect to internet

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Lucy, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Lucy

    Lucy Guest

    I am studying overseas at present and the home I am staying in has
    wireless internet available. I can connect to the wireless connection
    but then I can not access the internet (Internet Explorer) and it keeps

    saying I am offline, even though the signal strength is strong. I am
    running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed. The connection says I

    have received 0 bytes when I am connected so I'm guessing this has
    something to do with it. Can anyone help me? I'm not that comfortable
    with computers so any instructions will have to be so basic a monkey
    could do it. Cheers
    Lucy, Sep 22, 2006
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  2. It sounds as if you are not actually connected, are you getting an IP
    address? | Start | Run... | CMD and {enter}| in the window that opens |
    ipconfig {enter}

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  3. Lucy

    Lucy Guest

    Hi David
    Thanks for your advice and you were correct, I wasn't getting an IP
    address. I reconfigured the TCP/IP settings to automatic IP and this
    fixed the problem.
    Lucy, Sep 23, 2006
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