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connecting to my wireless network

by fuzzy thinker / September 23, 2007 10:02 AM PDT

I am stumped. My wireless router (D-Link DI-514) can be used to successfully connect to other wireless computers in my home. My Compaq computer running XP use to successfully connect to my wireless router via a network card and bring up web pages, but now appears to connect but not bring up pages. The computer that doesn't connect to my home router connects to Starbucks and other free internet sources with no problem. When it doesn't connect at home, it shows to have a strong signal but displays a message that says limited or no connectivity. My ISP says that everything is working (as verified by the fact that I can connect wireless to other computers).

I don't know what I'm doing and think I have switch something off in my attempts to fix this. I tried to "ping" the router (I don't know what this means) and could not.

Any suggestions to help?

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Have you tried...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2007 10:08 AM PDT

The settings we note in the forum sticky?

And since you didn't share your settings, I can't guess if it's a common problem or if your firewall has gone to block everything. I don't know much about your settings so I note our sticky first.


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Wireless Network Problems
by fuzzy thinker / September 23, 2007 1:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Have you tried...

I tried but cannot log on to my router according to the instructions in the manual. I get a IP address conflict error message. Also, the D-Link DI-514 router has a status light that is suppose to be blinking but it does not. I still get the limited or no connectivity with a strong signal indication. Packets are sent but none are received. Again, this router will connect to a MAC computer via wireless network. The PC using Windows XP that I'm having trouble connecting via wireless at home does OK at Starbucks.

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Remember I don't know your settings.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2007 1:49 PM PDT

Of any device yet. You could have enabled MAC ADDRESS filtering or "other" features. Not sharing these details means I can't give a good guess here. Try the settings noted in our forum sticky first.

If that fails try WINSOCKFIX found with


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