wifi & wired - weird access?
Posted on 2006-04-22
I'm a former member here but due to inactivity forgot my password to my old username (and the registered email is no longer valid).
I have a British Belkin adsl modem/router/firewall. It all works well and does it's job.
I brought it over with me when i moved from England (to America/Mi) assuming we'd go DSL in our new home. However, my wife moved some 2 months before I did (I closed the loose ends in England, while she started new loose-ends in America) and in haste to get online - went cable (comcast).
Using an two RJ45's - one that came without cable-modem - i've got my laptop online wihtout any issues.
The Main cable goes into the Modem, obviously. The RJ45 comes out of the modem into my Belkin router, slot 1. i use slot 4 to come out of the router into my laptop. This works fine.
My wife's laptop is a centrino, and it all worked fine in England. It see's the router (as wireless, that is) and even connects to it. But it will not get online in any fashion. No messenger's, no email, no http, no pings, no nothing... I have temporarily disabled the encryption, just in case, and still no joy. I've gone through the settigns, and still lost.
I'm at a loss of possible cause :(
I called comcast, and typically they're blaming my router...i called belkin and they're typically blaming comcast....... :roll:
I reckon it's a simple solution that i'm likely overlooking, or not encountered before. But for any network guru's - i'd think it's a simple one... but, i'm going to offer it as a 125 pointer (mainly 'cos it's all i got atm lol)
If anyone knows a possible solution, i'd be most grateful.