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#1 10 years ago

So I got a wifi card for my desktop.

Installed it.

Won't connect to the internet. Just get a "limited or no connectivity" error.

I get the same error when I try to plug straight into a cable modem through the USB port.

So I'm guessing it's something wrong with my PC, maybe a driver problem? Any ideas?




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#2 10 years ago

Windows sucks with wireless, get a mac.




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#3 10 years ago

I don't use wi-fi but the "limited or no connectivity" message can be related to the following:

1.) Is Windows Firewall turned on? 2.) Does the interface have an IP address (a proper IP address for your network, not necessarily the auto-configured one that begins with 169..., if so does it have the default gateway and DNS server addresses specified?




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#4 10 years ago

Tanked;4377381I don't use wi-fi but the "limited or no connectivity" message can be related to the following:

1.) Is Windows Firewall turned on? 2.) Does the interface have an IP address (a proper IP address for your network, not necessarily the auto-configured one that begins with 169..., if so does it have the default gateway and DNS server addresses specified?

Disabling the firewall didn't have any affect.

According to the network properties on my desktop, the network has a 169 IP address and no default gateway or DNS server address.

BUT, when I pull up the same info on my laptop, it has all that information, and it's all different numbers.

Unfortunately I can't find how to change these settings manually. Or do I need to change them on the computer hosting the network?




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#5 10 years ago

OK, so I went to my wireless network connection properties, went to the window that says "This Connection uses the following items", selected "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), clicked properties, and entered the correct IP, DNS and gateway information manually.

It connects, says it's connected and receives data packets.

But I still can't connect to the internet. I load up internet explorer or firefox and it says "detecting proxy settings" and then gives a "this page cannot be displayed" or "Server not found" page.




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#6 10 years ago

1.) Can you successfully ping your default gateway address? 2.) Can you successfully ping the DNS server addresses?

If the answer is yes to the above then it might be that DNS is not working properly. Open a command prompt and type the following:

nslookup www.google.comIf it resolves the IP addresses for google then DNS is working.

Also you mentioned your laptop already had the right IP configuration; did it get that automatically from DHCP or did you have to manually enter it when you set the machine up?




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#7 10 years ago

Tanked;43789561.) Can you successfully ping your default gateway address? 2.) Can you successfully ping the DNS server addresses?

If the answer is yes to the above then it might be that DNS is not working properly. Open a command prompt and type the following:

nslookup www.google.comIf it resolves the IP addresses for google then DNS is working.

Also you mentioned your laptop already had the right IP configuration; did it get that automatically from DHCP or did you have to manually enter it when you set the machine up?

Thank you very much, your post got me on the right track.

I pinged stuff. I messed around with various combinations of IP addresses. I changed settings even if I wasn't sure what they were. I pushed buttons. I pinged random IP's like a h@xor to see if I could contact anything...

And after about 3 hours it finally worked.

:nodding:

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#8 10 years ago

Now go get yourself some spyware!!!