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I just reformatted my pc. then I reinstalled my wireless internet card. I'm getting a great signal between 60%-68% but when I click on internet explorerit cant find any sites...........I know I'm forgetting to do something simple can someone help me out?
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Pete Long earned 250 total points
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SOunds like DNS to mee whats yours set to ? try manually setting the IP to the IP address of your ISP (ask them)
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by:rdtoot
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DNS?
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also if i plug it in through ethernet it works fine. why not wireless?
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by:Pete Long
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DNS (Domain Name Server) Its what your browser uses to turn http://somewebsite,com into an IP address ie 123.123.123.123

Its set in the TCP/IP properties of your NIC (ethernet) card.
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by:rdtoot
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its set to disable DNS
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by:Pete Long
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>>its set to disable DNS

Are you sure its not set to, get DNS information automatically :)
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by:rdtoot
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>>Are you sure its not set to, get DNS information automatically :)

yep I'm sure..... now under IP address it is set to obtain IP address atoumaticly is that a problem?
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by:Pete Long
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:) Are you going through a router? if so is it providing DNS? without a DNS server you will never get on the internet

to see if it IS a DNS problem get on the offending machine and open IE then go to

http://198.133.219.25

If Cisco's website opens then it is a DNS problem

Pete
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by:rdtoot
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nope it won't open

http://198.133.219.25
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by:Pete Long
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are you seeing a wireless signal at all ? get on line download a copy of netstumbler then get it running and fire up wireless to see if it sees the access point
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by:rdtoot
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and yes I'm using a D-Link wireless router and its working fine
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by:rdtoot
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yes i am getting a 60-60% signal from my router and a 40% signal from my neighbors router and I can't get a webpage up on either one.
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by:rdtoot
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yes i am getting a 60-60% signal from my router and a 40% signal from my neighbors router and I can't get a webpage up on either one.
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by:Pete Long
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are you and your neighbor using the same equipment?
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by:rdtoot
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nope he has linksys and I have D-link. and my internet connection was working fine before i reformatted and now its the only thing not working:)
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by:Pete Long
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can you <ahem> join his network and have it working?
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by:rdtoot
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lol....yes I can and it does the same thing connected to his network
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by:rdtoot
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its something wrong in my pc
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by:Pete Long
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well it appears the problem is on the client yes, and as the ehternet port is working, it HAS to be the Wireless NIC, what ype is it?
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by:rdtoot
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linksys... but I'm not sure what coul be wrong because it was working fine before reformatting
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by:blue_zee
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Repairing your Winsock Connection
Repairs Winsock 2 settings: http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm 

Zee
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by:Pete Long
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blue_zee his TCP is working on Ethernet, its just the wireless thats down m8 :)
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by:Pete Long
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Try putting the linsys CD in and configuring it to the SSID of your wireless router
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by:rdtoot
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ok I'm not sure how I got it working but I did...........thanks for the help Pete
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Smashing :) Thanq
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