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computer connects to wireless netwrk but not IE??

by strangeogal / April 16, 2010 8:01 PM PDT

I was wondering if anyone has had the same thing happen?and how they. Fixed it.
The internet was working properly until a few weeks ago.
Now it connects to the network but whwn i try and use explorer or anh
Programs they dont work.

Im runnin windws xp,service pak 3..

I did an ipconfig n it says
Media state.........media disconnected

But then when i plug in ethernet cable to the router it changes to
Connected.

im just confused what to try next for it to work ...ive also checked the
Router and cords n their fine.??

Thx

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computer connects to wireless netwrk but not IE??
by podge305 / April 17, 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Did you setup some kind of wireless security on your router? If so, you may need to re-do it.

Check connection settings in IE. Tools/internet options, connections tab. click on the "lan settings" button towards the bottom of the window. Verify there is no checkmark in the "Use a proxy server for your LAN..." box.

When running ipconfig, does it give you the ip address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server(s)?

Run "ipconfig /all" to look for these important settings. You can also use ipconfig to renew your DHCP IP address, run "ipconfig /renew" to do this.

If these don't help, then we're looking at the possiblity of an incorrectly configured firewall, or a virus.

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by strangeogal / April 17, 2010 2:24 PM PDT

The only securit i have on my router is that its passwrd protected??

I did check in my IE if "proxy server for lan"box was checked,abd it wasnt.

And i ran ipconfig and it came up with an ip adress.subnet mask.default gateway
And dns server.i also did ip renew,but nothn changed.

I thought it might be n have run a few checks ,which have come up all clear,
So im not sure what step to take next?thabks

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Did you check the DNS setting?
by tpcar / June 18, 2010 11:23 AM PDT

I just inherited an older laptop and was having a problem similar to yours - the wireless connection was excellent, I was able to connect to the internet, but the internet connection kept dropping eventhough I never lost the network. I finally got around to the IP Properties and found that the DNS setting was to use specific DNS servers rather than getting the DNS info automatically. Make sure that the IP Properties are set to get both IP and DNS automatically.

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