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I got some compunents from a friend today who wasn't using them and I am trying to set up a network between 2 computers. Here is what I have: A wireless router and a wireless PCI card. I plugged the card into the computer that does not have an ethernet port and I connected the router to the computer that does have the ethernet port into the #1 port on the router. The wireless is working fine but the computer that is wired to the router won't detect crap! What is wrong? It says I have "Limited or no connetivity" I am not sure whether I have this all set up properly or not, my computer detects the router but it won't establish a connection with the other computer. Thanks a lot for the help!
post #2 of 30
Are you connected to the internet via the wan port? Did you restart the non wireless computer? Can you access the router via the non wireless computer? Do a Start/Run/CMD/ipconfig on both computers and see if they are on the same ip range. Are they? Answers to these question will help in the trouble shooting.

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The wireless does detect and connect to the router, I don't even want to connect to the internet on the wireless computer yet (dial-up is seperate from this whole setup) I have restarted many times, I cannot connect to the router from the non-wireless computer (that is the problem) I havent tried the IP thing yet, let me go try.
EDIT: the IP's are totally different, but the subnet masks are the same.
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The wireless does detect and connect to the router, I don't even want to connect to the internet on the wireless computer yet (dial-up is seperate from this whole setup) I have restarted many times, I cannot connect to the router from the non-wireless computer (that is the problem) I havent tried the IP thing yet, let me go try.
What brand and model is your router? Try plugging the comp's ethernet into port #2 or #3 on the router to make sure it's not plugged into the WAN or Uplink ports. Also, what type of connection are you trying to make between the two computers?
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It is a netgear router, I have tried the different ports, they all do the same thing. Basically I just want to share files and eventually share my internet if it is even possible to share a dialup connection. I'm a noob when it comes to networking.
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How different are the IP's? They're both a variant of 192.168.x.x right?
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The wireless one is 192.168.x.x but the one I'm on now is 169.254.x.x. It calls it an "autoconfiguration IP address" ???
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The wireless one is 192.168.x.x but the one I'm on now is 169.254.x.x. It calls it an "autoconfiguration IP address" ???
The 169.254.x.x has internet access? You also said you were using dialup? When you dial into your ISP it will assign your computer a dynamic WAN IP address which is going to be outside of your LAN. If you logoff press start> run, type "cmd"(without quotes for all these commands) press enter, type "ipconfig /release" then type and enter "ipconfig /renew" and then finally type "ipconfig" you should have a LAN IP in the 192.168.x.x range. If it works then it's time to setup shared network folders etc.
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The wireless one is 192.168.x.x but the one I'm on now is 169.254.x.x. It calls it an "autoconfiguration IP address" ???
The 169.xxx.xxx.xxx is an IP that is internal given to your computer by windows. Try this:

Start
Run
cmd
ipconfig /renew

This will renew the ip and hopefully get one from the DNS server part of the router. You should get a 192.168.x.x IP. If you do not you might have a bad CAT5 cable, bad NIC drivers or a bad NIC. Try a different cable, delete the NIC from device manager (only if you have the drivers or download some new ones) and reinstall it after a reboot or (worse case) get a new NIC.

Does your wireless computer have an installed wired NIC? You may try connecting it directly to your router as well to make sure the cable is not bad or the NIC in the other is not bad as well.

Sorry I duped some of your post Boinky, looks like we are thinking alike so far.

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post #10 of 30
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I dont have a NIC, it is onboard ethernet. It is a "Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet" adapter. The only NIC I have seems to be shot. The wireless is working fine, I just need the wireless to connect to the wired computer.
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