Wireless connection looks ok, but....

  Simply Sauvignon 15:27 21 Oct 2006
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I'm running a Belkin F5D9630 & the wired connection works fine.

I was having problems connecting wirelessly, so I manually assigned the ISP address, now the connection looks fine, but when i open up IE, I get the usual 'The page cannot be displayed'.

Belkin support suggested changing channels 1 through to 11, but this doesn't seem to change anything (on either of the 2 wireless pc's).

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Yhanks in advance.

  Forum Editor 16:58 21 Oct 2006

If so, turn it off, and see what happens.

  irishrapter 18:05 21 Oct 2006

Check your ip addresses using "ipconfig" on the cmd prompt and post results.

Can you ping the router?

  Simply Sauvignon 08:16 28 Oct 2006

Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry to take so long to come back...
Yes FE, I've tried both with and without the firewall enabled.
ipconfig gives:
Connectopn specific DNS Suffix - Belkin
IP Address - 192.168.2.66
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - 192.168.2.1

Pinging 192.168.2.1 just times out. Shall I just give up the ghost & try a different moem/router?
Cheers guys.

  mgmcc 13:09 28 Oct 2006

Run the command IPCONFIG /ALL then right click in the Command Prompt window, "Select All" and press Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard. Paste the entire contents into a reply here.

  Simply Sauvignon 15:42 29 Oct 2006

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Chris>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Buxton7
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ASUS 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-D8-8A-F2-DE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.66
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
198.168.2.1

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI
Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-D8-82-BF-BC

  mgmcc 16:03 29 Oct 2006

<<< IP Routing Enabled. . : Yes >>>

Somewhere, you have "Internet Connection Sharing" enabled and you shouldn't have. Not sure if that is the source of your problems, but disable it anyway on whichever connection it is set up on.

<<< Dhcp Enabled. . . : No
IP Address. . .: 192.168.2.66 >>>

Also, it seems that you have allocated this IP address manually. The problem with doing this is that it actually "hides" the fact that Wireless Adapter and Router may not be communicating. By getting the IP address automatically by DHCP, you can immediately see there is a problem - the adapter will get a "169.254" address if it cannot access the router's DHCP server to get the correct "192.168" address.

  Simply Sauvignon 19:21 29 Oct 2006

Thanks mgmcc,

I had to manually allocate the IP address in order for the pc to connect at all... I guess that points to the fact that the router/modem is the cause of the problem. A trip back to the store is called for I guess.

Thanks for your help.

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