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Old August 2nd 07, 03:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.internet
StacyC
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Default Using a wireless adapter

I recently set my computer back to factory settings and am trying to connect
a wireless g adapter. After many hours with my internet provider and the
manufacturer of the adapter, it has been determined that there must be some
glitch with Windows ME that does not allow me to connect. I am able to
connect with the router, but fail to connect to the internet. Does anyone
know how to get around this issue?
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Old August 2nd 07, 04:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.internet
Mike M
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Default Using a wireless adapter

If you can connect to the router but not onwards to the internet then the
problem is likely to be one of settings and not the operating system nor
is it a hardware problem.

From the PC running Win Me
Can you ping a site on the internet such as Google using its IP address
(64.233.187.99) or does ping return an error message of some sort?
Can you ping a site on the internet such as Google using its alias
(www.google.com) or does it respond "Unknown host www.google.com"?

To use the PING command, open a DOS window and then at the prompt enter
PING 64.233.187.99
and then
PING www.google.com

Also what does WINIPCFG tell you about your wireless connection. WINIPCFG
can also be launched from a command prompt. If you have more than one
network adapter on your PC choose the wireless NIC from the drop down box
and then click the More Info button. What does it tell you your IP
address is, your gateway and DHCP server?

Since you say you can connect to the router I don't think you need to
worry about having an incorrect WEP password or similar although this
could be a problem in that if incorrect you might be able to connect to
the router but nothing more.
--
Mike Maltby



StacyC wrote:

I recently set my computer back to factory settings and am trying to
connect a wireless g adapter. After many hours with my internet
provider and the manufacturer of the adapter, it has been determined
that there must be some glitch with Windows ME that does not allow me
to connect. I am able to connect with the router, but fail to
connect to the internet. Does anyone know how to get around this
issue?


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Old February 2nd 08, 08:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.internet
mario
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Default Using a wireless adapter

I just had an [email protected] wireless router installed and I have no problems with my
laptops which are on latter versions of windows, but my old compaq that is
currently on Windows Me lost its ability to get on the i nternet after I did
some security downloads. The message is cannot find the server. I have a
2wire broadband router by Gateway. My budget is tight and I do not want to
give up on this spare desck top. I use it when my kids use the other laptops
for school work.

"Mike M" wrote:

If you can connect to the router but not onwards to the internet then the
problem is likely to be one of settings and not the operating system nor
is it a hardware problem.

From the PC running Win Me
Can you ping a site on the internet such as Google using its IP address
(64.233.187.99) or does ping return an error message of some sort?
Can you ping a site on the internet such as Google using its alias
(www.google.com) or does it respond "Unknown host www.google.com"?

To use the PING command, open a DOS window and then at the prompt enter
PING 64.233.187.99
and then
PING www.google.com

Also what does WINIPCFG tell you about your wireless connection. WINIPCFG
can also be launched from a command prompt. If you have more than one
network adapter on your PC choose the wireless NIC from the drop down box
and then click the More Info button. What does it tell you your IP
address is, your gateway and DHCP server?

Since you say you can connect to the router I don't think you need to
worry about having an incorrect WEP password or similar although this
could be a problem in that if incorrect you might be able to connect to
the router but nothing more.
--
Mike Maltby



StacyC wrote:

I recently set my computer back to factory settings and am trying to
connect a wireless g adapter. After many hours with my internet
provider and the manufacturer of the adapter, it has been determined
that there must be some glitch with Windows ME that does not allow me
to connect. I am able to connect with the router, but fail to
connect to the internet. Does anyone know how to get around this
issue?



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Old February 2nd 08, 09:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.internet
mario
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Default Using a wireless adapter

Mike thank you for your time. How do I know all my settings are correct in
the IP Cofiguration. Plus if they are correct how do I know what my other
settins should be in regards to the WEP password and the other settings?

"Mike M" wrote:

If you can connect to the router but not onwards to the internet then the
problem is likely to be one of settings and not the operating system nor
is it a hardware problem.

From the PC running Win Me
Can you ping a site on the internet such as Google using its IP address
(64.233.187.99) or does ping return an error message of some sort?
Can you ping a site on the internet such as Google using its alias
(www.google.com) or does it respond "Unknown host www.google.com"?

To use the PING command, open a DOS window and then at the prompt enter
PING 64.233.187.99
and then
PING www.google.com

Also what does WINIPCFG tell you about your wireless connection. WINIPCFG
can also be launched from a command prompt. If you have more than one
network adapter on your PC choose the wireless NIC from the drop down box
and then click the More Info button. What does it tell you your IP
address is, your gateway and DHCP server?

Since you say you can connect to the router I don't think you need to
worry about having an incorrect WEP password or similar although this
could be a problem in that if incorrect you might be able to connect to
the router but nothing more.
--
Mike Maltby



StacyC wrote:

I recently set my computer back to factory settings and am trying to
connect a wireless g adapter. After many hours with my internet
provider and the manufacturer of the adapter, it has been determined
that there must be some glitch with Windows ME that does not allow me
to connect. I am able to connect with the router, but fail to
connect to the internet. Does anyone know how to get around this
issue?



 




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