Wireless connects but won't work

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Peter A, May 7, 2008.

  1. Peter A

    Peter A Guest

    This happens about 80% of the time when I am trying to use a public
    network, at a coffee shop or airport for example. I can detect and
    connect to the network, but I cannot view any web sites. The browser
    tells me that the connection has timed out. I have tried repairing the
    network connection, turning off the firewall, setting Internet security
    to low, nothing works. I have tried with Firefox and Internet Explorer.

    Win XP with SP 2
    IBM Thinkpad

    Peter A, May 7, 2008
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  2. Hi
    When it happens the next time check if your wireless actually gets a valid
    IP from the public network (issue from a command line the IPConfig /all
    If you have a Valid IP then it might be Browser related problem and you
    should follow this process, http://www.ezlan.net/clean.html#refreshnet
    If there is No IP, or the IP starts with 169.xx.xx.xx then it means that you
    are Not connected to any Network, check your Wireless system,
    Otherwise, make sure that your Wireless security and the credentials match
    the Hot Spot parameters by asking the owner for the correct info.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., May 7, 2008
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