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Wireless network connection problems with HughesNet

by louielew / August 14, 2009 4:55 AM PDT

Having connection problems and need some help.... I am connecting wirelessly with my Dell D600 laptop (XP SP2) to a linksys WRT305N. I connect to the linksys, can see it, change settings etc. Others are accessing internet fine both on the LAN side and Wireless side of the linksys...... but I receive no packets. I get an IP by means of DHCP and everything seems great, but no internet.
I can take this same laptop down to a local hotspot and connect instantly without any problems.
I guess my question is is there something specific that I need for HughesNet to get to the net?? I have zero experience with HughesNet obviously.


WRT350N v1.03.2

Internet connection (from status screen of WRT350N)
IP: 192.168.02

when I run the ipconfig/all
my ip

Does HughesNet have their nameservers locked out??
idk.. I am at a loss...
Thanks for any help......

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In a nutshell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2009 2:45 AM PDT

Other machines work, yours does not.

Then it's not a network issue but a busted PC. There are far too many reasons for this to fail. Not one reason is found in your post such as an expired antivirus or other such thing.

I bet if the machine was reloaded with it's OS it might just work.

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Even though...
by louielew / August 16, 2009 10:40 PM PDT
In reply to: In a nutshell.

I can take this laptop down to the local wifi hot spot in town... power it on... open IE and have internet...
You still think I need to reinstall my OS??

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Now that's a clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2009 11:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Even though...

I've lost count of the times the owner enabled "MAC FILTERING". If you read our forum sticky we don't advise you do that.

Sorry but given the story it's either that or the typos in your first post need correcting. I'll put in bold where the errors are.

"Internet connection (from status screen of WRT350N)
IP: 192.168.02"

It looks like the old MAC filter or WEP password issue. Both are not what this forum asks for a setup on routers. The reasons are simple. Those cause a lot of grief.

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sorry for the typo....
by louielew / August 17, 2009 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Now that's a clue.

I missed a period.... is the correct IP.

Neither the Mac Filtering, or WEP is enabled.

Thanks for trying to help

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Then the old reset.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2009 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: sorry for the typo....

Try NETSH RESET as noted at

But I see that you are doing what is called a DOUBLE NAT. That is, it looks like a router is on the other side of your wifi router. Some owners have real grief with that. Any chances of not having a double nat?

Over at POST 17 of our networking forum is how to configure your wifi router to not do a double nat.

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