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Anonymous
April 21, 2004 8:00:44 AM

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Hi,

I'm not having a whole lot of fun with my wireless network. All was going
well until I followed the included instructions in attempting to configure
the router. Not sure what mistake I made along the way, but now I am
completely blocked from accessing the router's web configuration tool and am
without internet access despite indication that the signal strength is
excellent. Tried Dell and Linksys but had long waits for both w/o response.

I have followed all of the troubleshooting scenarios with no success,
including trying to specify IP address under TCP/IP. I would just love to
have some sort of rollback to return things to where they were 48 hours ago;
I had a moment of pride b/c it was all going so beautifully, but guess its
still a deadly sin (haha-but pulling out hair). Not getting much sleep
these days, so any suggestions with be helpful.

Router info:
IP: 192.168.2.1
SM: 255.255.255.0
DG: 192.168.0.1

Desktop:
IP: 192.168.2.4
SM: 255.255.255.0
DG: 192.168.2.1

That's when the problems started, no other info.

Cable Access
Using Dell TrueMobile 2300 Router
Laptops use Intel Pro miniPCI wireless (inspiron 8600, Pent M, 1.4 ghz)
Desktop uses Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 ghz (802.11b)
All machines run XP Home

TIA

-Randy

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Anonymous
April 21, 2004 10:51:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

I spent about half an hour on the phone with a Linksky's guy -- there's a 24 hour service 800 number. Just like you, all was going well, but then no connection. The Linsky's guy took me through all sorts of steps that the install disk didn't. It all works fine, now though. Give them a call! 1-800-326-7114
Anonymous
April 21, 2004 7:37:39 PM

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Hi there RCB,

First of all, make a wired connection between the computer and the router.
Go to control panel-> Network connection-> Right-click Local Area Network
and click properties.

Hightlight TCP/IP and click properties.
Make sure "Obtain IP address automatically " is checked.
Click Ok.

Similarly, make sure that the wireless network is also set to obtain IP
address automatically.
Now, find out the IP address of the computer. Note down the default gateway
IP addresss.
Open the browser and access the router settings page using the IP addresss
of the router [which is the IP address of the [DG].

If you have any problem accessing the router page, then follow the below
steps:

I am assuming your browser to be IE.

Open IE -> Tools -> Internet Options.
CLick Connections tab and click Lan settings button.
Make sure there are not check marks and click OK and OK again.
You may now try again by typing the IP address of the router in the address
bar.

In the router page, first disable the security and Access list [for testing
purpose].

You may now detach the computer from the router and let it go wireless.
Check whether you are able to connect to the router. If the problem
persists, then disable firewall on the computer.

Find out the IP address of the computer, you should get an IP address in the
range of the router IP address. You may also try the following commands in
the DOS prompt.

IPCONFIG /release <hit enter>
IPCONFIG /renew <hit enter>

HTH
Venkatesh









"RCB" <lordweir@nospam.unearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:Mlmhc.17113$l75.11332@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Hi,
>
> I'm not having a whole lot of fun with my wireless network. All was going
> well until I followed the included instructions in attempting to configure
> the router. Not sure what mistake I made along the way, but now I am
> completely blocked from accessing the router's web configuration tool and
am
> without internet access despite indication that the signal strength is
> excellent. Tried Dell and Linksys but had long waits for both w/o
response.
>
> I have followed all of the troubleshooting scenarios with no success,
> including trying to specify IP address under TCP/IP. I would just love
to
> have some sort of rollback to return things to where they were 48 hours
ago;
> I had a moment of pride b/c it was all going so beautifully, but guess its
> still a deadly sin (haha-but pulling out hair). Not getting much sleep
> these days, so any suggestions with be helpful.
>
> Router info:
> IP: 192.168.2.1
> SM: 255.255.255.0
> DG: 192.168.0.1
>
> Desktop:
> IP: 192.168.2.4
> SM: 255.255.255.0
> DG: 192.168.2.1
>
> That's when the problems started, no other info.
>
> Cable Access
> Using Dell TrueMobile 2300 Router
> Laptops use Intel Pro miniPCI wireless (inspiron 8600, Pent M, 1.4 ghz)
> Desktop uses Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 ghz (802.11b)
> All machines run XP Home
>
> TIA
>
> -Randy
>
>
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Anonymous
April 22, 2004 2:01:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

tried system restore??
April 24, 2004 8:26:02 AM

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Hi,

I agree with Venkatesh, I also have Linksys with wireless adapter. My set up never worked with the automatic configuration. The only different suggestion is that you get Linksys to talk you through it. You will need to go into the router set up 192.168.1.1 assign a broadcast channel and IP address keys. In the adapter Wireless Connection properties diable the provide the IP address automaticall then enter the IP address into the network key line in the Association tab .
!