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Problem With Wireless Internet

Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:40 am

I'm hoping someone can help me out here.

I have my computer connected by Ethernet to my DSL modem, and it works fine. (I just fire up internet explorer and go)

I also have my modem (Actiontec 54 Mbps wireless DSL gateway) set up for its wireless function. I am able to connect my computer to it and I am getting a very strong signal, but I am not able to surf the web (the computer acts as if it is not getting an internet connection, even though it is).

I have had this problem many times before at hotels, and have never been able to figure it out. I have, however, been able to get it working immediately at a local coffee shop, so I'm really not sure what the problem is.

I am using Windows 98, and have tried:
Releasing and Renewing the IP Address
The "never dial a connection" box is checked in my internet settings
All of the boxes in the LAN settings are unchecked.

I'd appreciate it if someone with expertise in this area could assist me.

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RE: Problem With Wireless Internet

Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:25 am

Have you set your internet connection to be shared? go into network connections and check the properties of the ethernet connection.
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RE: Problem With Wireless Internet

Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:57 pm

I would suggest posting at

There are plenty of internet boffins there who will be happy to help.  Laugh out loud

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