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10-03-2007, 12:20 AM
Greetings. Back at the drawing board....I'm having an issue with understanding why my tower can connect to the wireless router with the wireless card in it....at 86% connectivity...and I'm unable to connect to the modem/internet. I've posed this question earlier and put it on the back burner in the meanwhile.
I have a Linksys PCI card and Router.... I substituted the Router with a D-Link wireless router and was able to connect at 85% connectivity to the router but still unable to connect to the internet/modem.
My question at this point is....What is in the modem that is preventing connectivity to the router for the tower but not for my laptop?? or any laptop?? I'm using it now to write this post!! Any help greatly appreciated. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/Coffee.gif
10-03-2007, 12:35 AM
When you hook your router up to the modem, are you restarting the modem?
In order for your router to be able to get out to the internet it needs a public IP address, which your modem gets you. However, if you simply just plug things in, a lot of the times nothing matches up and you run into problems.
So here's what do to:
Unplug your modem, connect your router to the modem, power up the router then power up the modem.
If you're still having problems give me another post..there are more detailed things you can try, but I figured we should start simple :P
10-03-2007, 11:13 AM
Here's what I have ....a laptop,IBM Thinkpad running Linux. No issue with connectivity.
I wanted cable internet so I picked up a Linksys wireless modem and Linksys PCI wireless card.... I followed the setup instructions to the best of my ability...and was hoping to have my tower,with XP Pro, up and running....:-(:-(......no dice.
The "link information" monitor on the tower indicates...86% connectivity to the Linksys modem but "internet not found" is the message. The icons show the PCI card connected to the modem but a "red circle " going to the internet icon..... When I look at "Site Survey" on the monitor under SSID...Linksys, under CH...6, under Signal...86%. Then next to this under Site Information I have ..SSID-linksys, Wireless Mode-Infrastucture, CH-6, Security_Disabled,and under MAC...a code of numbers and letters.
There is a "Refresh" button and a "Connect" button but the connect button is in gray...so unable to use it.... that's it.
Also I might mention that when I go to the cmd line and request IPconfig...I get a ...169---------address. I'm not sure but I read it should be in the 195 series?????
However I still find it strange that when I power up my laptop with Linux, I get hooked up,no issue. If I run the modem to "standby"...it tries to connect to a "default"...(neighbors,I guess). I was able to hook up with another laptop using ME...o issue. So why is the tower different? Shouldn't it be the same?? Thanks for now.. Have a great day.
10-03-2007, 03:55 PM
You are getting a 169. . . . address. That is a local only address.
Try to release and renew your ip address (ipconfig /release | ipconfig / renew)
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt <- rewrites pertinent registry keys that are used by the TCP/IP stack
netsh winsock reset catalog <- resets the winsock
try those and see what happens (in that order. reboot after you release the ip and then renew when you're booted back up then reboot again if it doesn't work and try the next command)
10-03-2007, 04:52 PM
Try that, however if I get what you were saying...
that 169 IP address was on your computer, correct? You WILL get a local only address on all computers that are hooked up to your router. It's your router itself that needs the public ip address.
Log into your routers configuration and look for some sort of 'status' screen, and look for a WAN IP address. THAT's the one that should be public.
again though, have you tried just restarting everything?
10-03-2007, 04:55 PM
And just to ad... 169.*.*.* IP's are not local only... that sounds like your computer 'autoconfigured' itself.
local only addressess are the 10.*.*.* range, 172.16.*.* range, and 192.168.*.* range (the latter being the default for mostly all routers...THATS the kind of IP you should have)
Easiest thing...check around in your router configuration if there is an option to return everything back to default settings.
10-04-2007, 04:21 PM
"The icons show the PCI card connected to the modem but a "red circle " going to the internet icon....."
funny how you should mention this and everyone seems to be skirting this issue!
could the adapter have an internet on/off setting like most laptops?
perhaps you should seek more professional help than that here on soonet. like say maybe the FAQs or help section from linksys
10-04-2007, 04:54 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ben38</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There is a "Refresh" button and a "Connect" button but the connect button is in gray...so unable to use it.... that's it.</div></div>
This is probably too simple but the Connect button will not be available until you actually select a network from the list.
PM me your address and we can set up a date/time for me to come over there and get this setup for you. As long as it's not 100 miles away from town, lol
10-04-2007, 10:42 PM
Hi. and thanks so much for this valuable info. As you may already know I'm very new to this.
Anyway when I tried release/renew....on renew I get this message..."An error occurred while renewing interface wireless network connection 11. :An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket" As you can see I have tried numerous times..I just "rename that connection" by removing the numbers. :-)
Also on the "High-Speed Internet" when the "Open Network Connections" is clicked on....and the "Wireless Network Connection" is right clicked and the "Repair" is clicked....it says"The following steps of the repair operation failed:Renewing the IP address.
So this I knew from the start but now the ipconfig/renew confirms it, from my point of view. This is awsome...for me anyway...hehehe love challenges. :-):-)
10-05-2007, 03:00 AM
<span style="color: #666666">An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket</span>
Click here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259) to fix that error. If you have Service Pack 2 installed it's easy, just enter 'netsh winsock reset' at a command prompt as someone mentioned earlier. If you don't have SP2 it's a little more work but not too bad. Just follow the 'Windows XP without Service Pack 2 instructions' in the link.
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