very, very strange wireless network problem

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Lily, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Lily

    Lily Guest

    Two computers - both XP both getting on line wireless - one
    desktop and one laptop.

    The desktop doesn't have a problem.

    The laptop can't connect to google or a home page. I reformatted
    the laptop and reloaded XP Pro (did the slow reformat). Same problem
    still exists. It's a Toshiba Satellite and a Netgear RangeMax NEXTY
    Router connected to Comcast cable modem (Motorola - New).

    The strange thing is that the laptop will not connect to google or a home
    web page.
    The only strange thing I notice is that in Control Panel, Network
    Connections, is that
    there is a Internet Gateway showing. I didn't install that.

    When I disabled the Internet Gateway connection, the wireless wouldn't work.

    I brought the laptop home to work on my network (PPPoE DSL) with Netgear
    router. It works on my network. (Even when I disable the Internet Gateway

    Any ideas???
    Lily, Aug 14, 2007
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  2. Lily

    Patty Guest

    It more than likely doesn't have the IP/DNS address info for one of the
    network connectons. Go to the start menu, open Run and type cmd. When the
    window opens type ipconfig/release. Then type ipconfig/renew. That should
    fix the problem. I had a similar problem when I took a laptop to work and
    it wouldn't connect. It was still trying to connect to my home ISP, which
    wouldn't work. I needed to release and renew the network connection to get
    the new ISP settings to work.

    Patty, Aug 14, 2007
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  3. Lily

    Lily Guest

    I have already tried this - thanks.

    Lily, Aug 14, 2007
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