Wireless network, not all website links work

  richardg1976 04:40 24 Feb 2008
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Hi all,

I've successfully set up a wireless network and I seem to be encountering a strange problem when it comes to browsing websites. Here's what happens:

The original desktop pc was connected to the internet via a dsl router. When a wireless router is added together with the dsl router, the network is up and running and I'm able to access the internet wirelessly from a laptop. However, not all websites work properly. For example, if I try to access certain links such as Yahoo Mail or facebook.com from either the desktop pc or the laptop, the connection hangs and I eventually get a "page not found" error. If I disconnect the wireless router and try the same links from the desktop pc (with the dsl router connected only) or I use the laptop via direct dialup, the links work fine! So I'm to assume there is some conflict with respect to routing with IP addresses when the wireless router is on the network? Please let me know what might be the problem.

For reference:

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dsl router ip : 192.168.2.1
wireless router ip : 192.168.1.1

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ipconfig from the desktop pc:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . : RICHARDPC.private
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
196.3.132.153
196.3.132.4
Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No
NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : No

0 Ethernet adapter :

Description . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast
Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-13-8F-4A-F0-11
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Primary WINS Server . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . : 02 23 08 9:20:18 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . : 02 24 08 9:20:18 PM

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wireless router config page info:

wan ip address : 192.168.2.2
default gateway : 192.168.2.1
lan ip address : 192.168.1.1
dhcp server : off

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If there is any other info that is needed to help resolve the problem, please let me know. Thanks for all your help.

Regards,
Richard Gobin
[email protected]

  adam.coppard 12:37 24 Feb 2008

What IP does your wireless laptop have?
How far away are you fom the wireless transmitter?
Try using open dns on the pc's and see if that makes any difference. Also, why not have them both as 192.168.2.x domains? DSL .1, wireless .2, computers .3 and .4

  richardg1976 16:01 24 Feb 2008

There are 2 laptops actually and corresponding ips are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.102

The desktop pc and the laptops connect to the internet fine and I'm able to browse most websites. It's just that certain links time out. And if I off the wireless router and use the desktop pc with the dsl router only, the links work fine. Also, when the laptops are connected to the internet via direct dialup, the links work fine. Any ideas?

  richardg1976 16:09 24 Feb 2008

There are 2 laptops actually and corresponding ips are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.102

The desktop pc and the laptops connect to the internet fine and I'm able to browse most websites. It's just that certain links time out. And if I take off the wireless router and use the desktop pc with the dsl router only, the links work fine. Also, when the laptops are connected to the internet via direct dialup, the links work fine. Any ideas?

  Tech Guy 23:23 28 Feb 2008

Why have you connected a DSL modem to a wireless router? As most wireless routers are either ADSL or cable. You only need to do this if you are using a wiresless AP.

Could you tell me makes/models as confused?


Change your DNS server to 208.67.222.222 & 208.67.220.220 (openDNS) - Very fast.

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