can't connect to wireless network DNS error

Posted on 2008-11-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
- New desktop PC can't use wireless network - showing connected / limited connectivity
- No IP address allocated to PC
- existing laptop works fine and config details for desktop taken from laptop
- using WEP and a key
Question by:nicolei
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    Expert Comment

    Are you using Mac filtering on the wireless?
    Have you right clicked on the internet icon and used Diagnose and Repair?
    LVL 15

    Accepted Solution

    To simplify troubleshooting of the wireless adapter:

    Disable wep on both wireless adapter and wireless router
    make sure wireless adapter sees the SSID of your wireless network
    do ipconfig/release, ipconfig renew on workstation to get ip address
    then ipconfig /all to see if getting dhcp address
    check wireless router dhcp range and make sure it's enabled for dhcp
    if you can connect without security, then you can re-enable wep key.
    (wep is insecure, though)
    Also, you might disable and re-enable wireless adapter -  this "bounces" the card to force it to recognize wireless access point.
    Also, you might need to try different channels.
    temporarily shut off any firewalls during testing until you are connected


    Author Closing Comment

    Apologies for tardy response, mny thks, ms

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