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Windows XP, Laptop, Wireless = NO COMMUNICATION

by / March 26, 2005 2:41 AM PST

Here is the deal with a neighbor's system. Cable internet, Network Everywhere Wireless Router, Network Everywhere Wireless Card, Windows XP, Sony Laptop.

He calls one day and says that he cannot connect to the internet. I go over and reset the cable modem and the router, reboot the computer, but still no internet connection. The cable company has verified that the connection is good. The modem has block sync and the router and the modem are communicating. The wireless card connects to the wireless router and the signal strength is high, but I cannot access the internet. All firewalls and uneeded programs have been shut down.
Any ideas? Thank in advance. Fred

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In ref: No communication
by Dutch101 / March 26, 2005 5:12 AM PST

Just a thought. If your neighbor installed Windows XP SP2, that causes a lot of different brands of wireless cards to disconnect from the Internet. And since everything else works, it might be the SP2. Microsoft advices to uninstall Hotfix Q815485, but I had only a total SP2 install showing in de add/remove programs. I tried a different wireless card and that worked for me.

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Don't take the ISP's word....
by Michael Geist / March 26, 2005 5:14 AM PST

for the modem being good, direct connect a PC to see if you get online.

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Similar problem - no fix yet
by sfurkay / March 26, 2005 7:03 AM PST

My brother-in-law has a similar problem: HP laptop w/Broadcom 54g adapter, cable modem, Belkin router. The wireless card shows good signal strength in the router connection, but can't access internet. Tried connecting to neighbor's wireless network, but can't access internet there either. Other home computer (physically connected to router) is able to access internet. Everything seems to be in order. They have network bridging active, and the Broadcom card connection shows that it has bridge enabled. When I try to "repair" the bridge (in wireless connection window) using the built-in repair utility, it complains that the it can't renew the IP address (using auto IP assignment). Ideas?

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Problem with wireless communication between laptop & router.
by rmgielow / October 16, 2006 11:30 AM PDT

I'm having a similar situation and wondered if you had resolved the problem. Strangely, it is between a HP laptop and a Belkin Wireless G router. I receive the same message "unable to renew IP address." It was working initially, however, in the process of trying to make the laptop recognize a printer connected to my desktop using the wireless connection I managed to screw the whole thing up. Now I can't get on the internet no matter what I do to either the router or the laptop!

Hopefully, you have found the proper corrective action.


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