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Unhappy Wireless connects but no internet - problem! - 03-21-2011, 06:24 PM

Hi, I've had a look through the forum but can't find a problem exactly like this so I thought I'd post...

I run Win XP and normally connect to internet via a '3' dongle, not having a land line and all that...

This works fine ( know what I mean!)

The problem is when I go out with it.

I can connect to open networks (we have one at work) and also passkey protected ones (my parents house) but in both locations I can't get internet.

It works OK on the LAN wire, but all I get on wireless is an error from I.E. saying it cant connect to the internet.

My virus checker (MS S.E.) wont update either.

But the wireless connection is sound, strength good, etc.

I've run the connection problem wizard which is no help at all.

I've tried both letting the Dell software manage the connection and also the Windows one, no difference.

I've checked the LAN settings in I.E. and it all looks OK to me (nothing ticked).

Frankly, I'm stumped!

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks in advance...
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Cool 03-21-2011, 09:07 PM

I think when its actually plugged in the security is actually by passed, when its wireless it isnt....

1. Is there a password needed?
2. Have you pinged the router (usually and gotten an answer?
3. Are the DNS settings correct?
4. Is MAC addressing enabled?
5. If you go to 'start'. then 'run' and type 'ipconfig /all' what do you get for the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS settings?

I have a WPA-2 encrypted password on my router and all my Laptops/Netbook need to be setup with it, but my Server thats directly connected to the router requires no password at all....I also use static IP addressing...

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Default 03-21-2011, 09:19 PM

Thanks, I'll check some of that out, and let you know how I get on!
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