Accessing the internet - wireless

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Uzidengineer, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Uzidengineer

    Uzidengineer Guest

    Hi,
    Sony Vaio with Vista is connected wirelessly
    to a HOME network.
    It can access all other computers.
    Any one of them can access the Interment.
    This one does not.

    At work, this computer CAN access the Internet
    (while wirelessly connected to the COMPANY network)

    Seems to be a "setting" issue?
    Any advise?
     
    Uzidengineer, Feb 20, 2010
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  2. Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Feb 20, 2010
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  3. Hi
    It might be configured at work in a special way thta is not compatible with
    Home Network.
    Ask the IT guys at work on how to connected to a Home Network.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Feb 21, 2010
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  4. Uzidengineer

    uzidengineer Guest

    Thanks Bob,

    This is the response for ipconfig /all.

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : UziLaptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-E8-E7-7C-D1
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    fe80::6cd4:407b:bfd6:8b8c%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.99(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234886120
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . :
    00-01-00-01-0F-01-B2-B3-00-1A-80-3E-E5-17
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.65.196.6
    64.65.208.6
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter uzispecial:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ne1.client2.attbi.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast
    Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-80-3E-E5-17
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    Etc..
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
    Etc.Etc.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Bob Lin (MS-MVP)" <>
    Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
    Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:31 AM
    Subject: Re: Accessing the internet - wireless
     
    uzidengineer, Feb 24, 2010
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  5. Uzidengineer

    Barb Bowman Guest

    why are you using these specific DNS servers?. and you shouldn't be
    getting/using an attbi.com DNS suffix.

    see http://dns.comcast.net/dns-ip-addresses2.php for some DNS servers.

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
     
    Barb Bowman, Feb 24, 2010
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  6. Uzidengineer

    uzidengineer Guest

    Thanks Barb,

    I'm not sure how to answer your question.
    I didn't set, intentionally , any of them.
    Is it not Comcast setting?

    (Comcast bought the local cable operation from ATT,
    thus the ne1.client2.attbi.com, I think)

    Said that - please look at my original problem,
    repeated, below:

    Sony Vaio with Vista is connected wirelessly to a HOME network.
    (Exception - AboutTime, a pronrams to "set" the clock, does access the
    Internet)
    It can access all other computers.
    Any one of them can access the Interment.
    This one does not.

    At work, this computer CAN access the Internet
    (while wirelessly connected to the COMPANY network)

    Seems to be a "setting" issue?
    Any advise?



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Barb Bowman" <>
    Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
    Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:53 AM
    Subject: Re: Accessing the internet - wireless
     
    uzidengineer, Feb 24, 2010
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  7. Uzidengineer

    Barb Bowman Guest

    what exact cable modem and router do you have? is it a combination device? if
    that ipconfig /all that you posted was from your home while in the state of "no
    Internet connectivity" I'd say that you have a DNS issue. Your time program
    probably uses an IP address to access the Internet.

    If you could set the DNS addresses statically in the machine you are having
    issues with, we'd know this for certain.

    If Comcast is handing out those DNS addresses, that is a problem. And if so, it
    is probably something I can do something about.

    I'd like to see an ipconfig /all from one of the computers that CAN access the
    Internet..





    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
     
    Barb Bowman, Feb 24, 2010
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  8. Hi
    You indicated that at work you can connect.
    That means that your Wireless is basically OK.
    Many work places have special setting for Wireless. Sometimes their settings
    are not compatible with home networks.
    If you play around with it might Not connect any more at work.
    If you do not provide info about what kind of connection it is at work,
    rather than Helping you we can end up hindering your system.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Feb 24, 2010
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  9. Uzidengineer

    uzidengineer Guest

    Thanks, Barb,

    The Acer Notebook I have (Windows 7) can access all other
    computer at home AND the Internet.

    Running ipconfig /all on the Acer:

    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : UziNotebook
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ne1.client2.attbi.com

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ne1.client2.attbi.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-5C-AB-37-DB
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    fe80::d560:e529:37e8:c69c%12(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.105(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:57:06
    AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 27, 2010 7:57:06
    AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 301999708
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . :
    00-01-00-01-12-22-51-86-00-26-22-20-38-DC
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.71.230
    68.87.73.246
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Etc. Etc.

    I can see that the "Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :"
    line on the VAIO was empty while the same line
    on the Acer Notebook has: ne1.client2.attbi.com

    How (exactly) can I "set" the VAIO Laptop with
    this DNS (I'm not sure if I'm on the right track...)

    Much appreciated,
    Uzi,
    2/25/2010
    --------------------------------------------
     
    uzidengineer, Feb 25, 2010
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  10. Uzidengineer

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Please advise what cable modem and router you have?

    I'd like you to reset tcp/ip as the next step to see if you get different DNS
    servers. To do this:

    1. Select“Start”, click "All programs", then click "Accessories".

    2. Right-click "Command Prompt", and click "Run as administrator". If you are
    prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or
    provide confirmation.

    3. Please enter the following commands, and hit enter after each



    netsh int ip reset

    inconfig /flushdns

    4. Reboot your computer. See if you can access the Internet. If not, check
    ipconfig /all again and provide the DNS servers.

    your connection specific suffix SHOULD BE something like hsd1.ma.comcast.net and
    not attbi..




    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
     
    Barb Bowman, Feb 25, 2010
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  11. Uzidengineer

    uzidengineer Guest

    Thank,

    My problem was solved .
    I just by I changed the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
    from specific #'s to "Obtain and IP address automatically".
    See direct email.
    Thanks,
    Uzi,
    2/25/2010
     
    uzidengineer, Feb 25, 2010
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