wireless connection is set up, but cannot browse internet.

Posted on 2003-12-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
My wireless connection is ok, the signal is good, but I cannot browse internet and cannot receive package. Also I cannot disable the wireless connection. Thanks.
Question by:lutt

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ID: 9890954
check your dns. make sure you have the correct dns settings on the client machine
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You have a signal that's a start- are you associated with an access point? Is it yours?
Check your SSID and WEP encrytion settings.
Check to see if you're getting a DHCP address from the ACcess Point
Check to see if the Access Point is getting an address from your ISP  

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I am connecting to a public wireless access point network which only requre a SSID. The weird thing is when I added the network, I didn't check WEP box. But when it actually connected to the network, WEP box is automatically checked and I canot change it.

I can get an IP but no DNS address. And also my wired connection doesn't work either. Still Connection is set up but cannot browse internet.
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>But when it actually connected to the network, WEP box is automatically checked and I canot change it.
You'll have to contact the provider to see what that issue is.

With no DNS you're going to have a hard time...
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It worked before, I didn't know what I did . I must have changed something. My IP address is not assigned by DHCP. It is an automatic private address. I didn't know what it means. I still cannot solve the problem.
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ID: 9899571
what make and model are your AP and card?

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I  am connecting to a public network. How do I get info about AP. My wireless card is a built-in IBM high rate mini combo card.

I think the problem is not hardware. It woked great before. I lost both wired and wireless connection now. What should i do?

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ID: 9915965
Problem solved by running winsock fix.

Thanks for all your replies even thought no help. Question is closed.

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