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wireless for dummies! please help!

Discussion in 'Firewalls and Networks' started by rea_milton, Jul 4, 2006.

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  1. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Just a quick long shot:

    Your computer date is a month off:

    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 06 August 2006 22:19:23
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 07 August 2006 20:25:59


    Go to start > control panel > date and time

    Set the correct date and time
     
  2. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    ok. will do that. still can't run my old one tho, it's windows me, sorry, should have said....
     
  3. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    changed the date...
     
  4. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    1. Click on the Start menu, and select Run...
    2. Type 'cmd' in the Open drop-down menu. The command prompt window should appear.
    3. Type 'ipconfig /release' (without apostrophes) and press Enter. This should release your IP settings.
    4. Type 'ipconfig /renew' (without apostrophes) and press Enter. This should now renew your IP settings.

    If this doesn't sort it then try this on the ME:

    Windows 98SE or Windows ME

    1. Click on the Start menu, and select Run...
    2. Type 'winipcfg' in the Open drop-down menu. The Winipcfg window should appear, which lists all your PC's network settings.
    3. Click the More Info button.
    4. Select your Network Interface Card from the drop-down menu.
    5. Your IP address, gateway and netmask should be shown.
     
  5. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    ok, did the second one, got
    IP address:192.168.1.3
    Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0
    default gateway:192.168.1.1
     
  6. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Did you try to release and renew the IP address?

    If yes and it did not help then try typing: 192.168.1.1 into the address bar of IE.
     
  7. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    okay, I'm confused now! the first one I posted was for the new computer (the one the wireless isn't working for) the one i had to type in the pconfig was the old one, that's working wirelessly at the moment.
    do you want me to release and renew the new one? if so, how do I do that? the pconfig command doesn't work with it..
    sorry this is taking so long!
     
  8. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    sorry, totally made that command up! meant to say the winipcfg doesn't work on the new computer!
     
  9. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    The XP that you changed the date on. Running wireless:

    start > run > cmd

    then type:

    ipconfig /release

    then type:

    ipconfig /renew


    If this does not establish a connection try typing 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of IE.
     
  10. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    sorry, should have scrolled back to where you blatantly already asked me to do that!! two secs...
     
  11. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    aaarrrghhh! oh my god! in my 'network connections' folder, I now have 'lan or high-speed internet' and also a 'internet gateway' both which say 'connected! is this it??
     
  12. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    I don't know. Are you running wireless? Can you make a connection?

    If not what is the difference from before?

    Internet Gateway?
     
  13. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    how do i try? just unplug the ethernet cable?
     
  14. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Turn off the computer and unplug the ethernet.

    And then reboot.

    You may need to run release/ renew again.
     
  15. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    ok. will try!!
     
  16. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    no luck I'm afraid. anything else?
     
  17. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    Thanks to Jephree for continuing to help :)

    Just a quickie Andrea, has your laptop got a switch to switch the wireless on or off?

    mine has I have to press the funtion key and F1 to activate wireless
     
  18. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    hiya again, yes it has a button on the front. I also noticed it has a picture of what looks like a wireless type icon on the f8 key. I've tried pressing the fn key with it, but nothing happens...
     
  19. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    on the desktop have you got an icon called my network places, can you right click on it, then click on veiw network connections, is your wireless card listed?
     
  20. rea_milton

    rea_milton Techie7 New Member

    hiya, sorry have been away a couple of days. No, there is only my 'high-speed internet connection' in the network places.
     
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