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Can't Connect to Internet with One Computer Only

by djslatt / June 24, 2004 3:30 PM PDT

I just got a new computer that I'm trying to set up on a home network. I have one desktop with XP Pro, one laptop with Windows 2000, and the new computer with XP Home. I'm using a Linksys wired router with DSL and have Zone Alarm (the free copy) installed on the XP Pro machine. I've been successful in getting all three machines to see each other and I can share files between them all. I have internet access from the XP Pro machine and the laptop, but I can't get out from the XP Home machine. When I first configured the router, I was able to get to the internet on all machines but I couldn't share files because I forgot to create entries in the Zone Alarm trusted zone for the laptop and XP Home PCs. Once I did that, I could share files, but now no internet on the one computer. It must just be a setting somewhere I forgot about but I can't find it!!! Any help would be very much appreciated!


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Re: Can't Connect to Internet with One Computer Only
by HERMANS / June 27, 2004 10:32 AM PDT

Hi Debra--I can't help you--but I hope that you can help me. You can Email me your help.


LINKSYS-Wireless G-214

I have a PC connected to the Internet with DSL which works fine.

For Father's day my son bought me a Laptop which I also want to connect to the internet along with my PC.

I tried to connect my LT to the Internet using my LIINKSYS, but I just can't do it using my DSL Modem and my LINKSYS.
Please explain to me in simple language how I can connect my LT to the Internet along with my PC?

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Re: Can't Connect to Internet with One Computer Only
by ChuckT / July 25, 2004 10:49 AM PDT

you've asked the same question 4 (FOUR) times in different areas, but only as follow-on questions to where someone else is already having problems.

I understand your reasoning ("if they have a similar setup to mine, and they are having a similar problem, then once they get their problem resolved they'll be sure to give me a clue as to what is wrong with my setup").

If that isn't you thinking, or at least close, then I apologize now. But, be that as it may, if you post a separate question, with a meaningful Subject line other than "Heeelllpppp!!!" (some people do that, it does not help Happy ) then perhaps someone, who can help you, will notice your plight.

Anyway, I have already responded to one of your queries, and it might help you. But now, it is up to you to find it.
A hint: it is a reply to one of your follow-on questions.

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Re: Can't Connect to Internet with One Computer Only
by ChuckT / July 25, 2004 10:38 AM PDT

Since all 3 of your computers are able to talk to each other, I would say that they all must be getting a functioning IP address from the router, which is the one central point of your current network.

Now, since 2 of your computers can get out to the network, then there shouldn't be any real problem with your router connecting to your DSL modem either.

So what is left?
I would guess it is on that one "no internet" computer.

I would check your "Connections" for your browser.
Assuming you are using IE, just select Tools>Internet Options,
(alternately you can right-click the "e" on the desktop, if it is there, and select "Properties")

then select the "Connections" tab.

There, I would expect there would be no entries for "Dial-up" (unless you have a modem set up to dial an ISP) but, if you did, then either "Never dial a connection" or "Dial whenever a network connection is not present" should be selected. Otherwise they are grayed out.

You want to click on the [LAN Settings] button.
There you want to have "Automatically detect settings" selected.

That should do it.

Give us some feed-back if that works for you, or not.

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