Wireless Problems

@CJscott (4184)
Canada
March 21, 2009 7:25pm CST
So, I was visiting my mother in laws today. She recently got a new wireless router, and my wife had given her an old laptop. Well I set up the router, and everything there worked fine. Except, that even though the laptop would recognize and connect to the connection, it still would not connect to the internet or even messenger. I did the messenger diagnostic, and it came up, that there was NO IP address, and the diagnostic in the Internet Explorer, said there was a DNS failure, and some technical stuff that I did not understand, and also that it had a FTP, HTTP, and some other letter thing problem. Both systems run windows xp. Can anyone help me out with this?
2 responses
@tea512 (687)
• United States
22 Mar 09
check to make sure the laptop does not have an ipadress static, ot a proxy server. If that is the case i would take the router out of the picture and hard wire to connection. Then add the router after that. I find when do a new router install install to a pc, the best thing is to power them all down bring up cable modem, router, the n power on PC. Good luck
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
22 Mar 09
You may have to connect the laptop to the router with a cord the first time. Just disconnect the cord from your mother in law's computer and connect it to the laptop. When my stepson got his laptop we already had a wireless router in the house and he had to connect via the cord the first time that computer accessed the internet through our connection. After that his wireless connection worked fine.