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Hello again. I'm back with a new question in regards trying to get my three computers to network and access the internet utilizing a Dlink DI-614+ wireless router.

I have 3 computers at home. An HP Pavilion P111-800mz running XP home(SP1). The second is a Toshiba Satellite 1950 laptop Pentium4-2GHZ with XP Home(SP1). The third is a NEC Versa Laptop running Win 98SE. We utilize a dial-up internet connection that is hosted on the Pavilion computer and shared via ICS with the other. I  have the wireless router connected to the Pavilion via a yellow cross over cat cable. I installed the wireless NIC into the Toshiba and connection all goes well with fiele sharing and internet access. I tried the wireless NIC in the NEC. It says it connects but the problem I have is that it can't see the Pavilion nor access the internet. Yet, when I connect the NEC via a blue cat cable to the wireless router it sees the other computers and it connects to the internet. However, one problem still lingers.The NEC can't access web pages or email. It says its connected to the internet. Everything else works fine

Any help or advice to resolve this problem would be sincerely appreciated.

P.S. I am utilizing static IP settings given to me as provided by Irmoore  in his response to my previous network question.

kawed

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by:Robing66066
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Check your DNS settings.  Not being able to browse or get to mail is a typical symptom of incorrect DNS info.
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Check your DNS settings (winipcfg) and compare the IP info with one that is already working, check also if you have any proxy settings on your INternet Explorer (I tink its under Tools-->Internet Options->Connection Tab-->LAN settings.
Do you have any firewalls (software or hardware) running?
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by:asgarali
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hi

1.  check for ip configs ping  each other by computer name n ip address and make sure tcp/ip  iis  working  fine
2.  check for DNS settings ,  gateway ip  
3.  check for any proxy servers if u are using
4.  ping any outside domain like yahoo n make sure u get a response if not then some problem in configuration
5.  ping the mail server and see if  it gets resolved


this should solve the problem

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by:kawed
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Well, after almost driving myself nuts. I seemed to have solved my networking woes. The problem turned out to be with the network adapter in the NEC laptop. I had been using a linksys PC  card network adapter for the hardd wired connection.

Just on a whim I thought, why not try removing the linksys card from its slot and just run the wireless Dlink NIC. Viola, the wireless PC Nic connected to the internet, and other two computers, no problems. The wireless NIC is set with dynamic IP, DNS disabled, and DHCP active. As soon as the linysys card was reinstalled, back to the same connection problems.

My solution to all of this is to have the two wired Nic on each laptop configured to static IP with DNS enabled and default gateway set to 192.168.0.1. I can can connect the two either through the router or directly to each other using a cross over cable. If I want to use the NEC with the wireless NIC, then I must remove the linksys PC card.

Strange that this arrangement works as both laptop use 32 bit card bus enabled PCMCIA slots.

I would like to thank each of you for the time you took to express  your comments and recommendations.

kawed
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This questions has been resolved. Please close and refund points.

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