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Solved Local Access only

Lorien

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#2
You have no default gateway setup. You need to change your network configuration. Is your internet setup to automatically connect when you connect to the wireless network or do you need to also establish a separate broadband connection?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
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    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
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    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
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    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
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    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
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    1920 x 1200 pixels
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    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
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    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
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    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
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    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

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    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
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#4
You have no default gateway setup. You need to change your network configuration. Is your internet setup to automatically connect when you connect to the wireless network or do you need to also establish a separate broadband connection?
I believe it is... My knowledge is pretty slim on this. It says that it is connected to my wireless connection but in the network and sharing center says that it is an unidentified network and a red X before the internet. How would I setup a default gateway?
 

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Lorien

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#5
I have absolutely no knowledge on this subject.
Here is a link which may provide some help for you :
Fixing the local only internet access issue in Windows Vista

Fixing the local only internet access issue in Windows Vista | The Bit Guru
That solution applies only if the following exists:

  • You connect a Windows Vista-based computer to a network.
  • A router or other device that is configured as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server is configured on the network.
  • The router or the other device does not support the DHCP BROADCAST flag.
We don't know that to be the case (we don't know if the computer has ever been able to connect before and it suddenly stopped - in which case this is not the problem because it would not have ever been able to connect in that case). Also that article provides only the manual registry fixes whereas the Microsoft Article Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers provides a Mr. Fixit which does it automatically (assuming those are the conditions and that's what is causing the problem).

I recommend holding off on this possible solution until we've more clearly identified the problem and the situation.

Have you ever connected to the internet before with this laptop at this location? If so, when did the connection problem first start?

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01
#6
I have absolutely no knowledge on this subject.
Here is a link which may provide some help for you :
Fixing the local only internet access issue in Windows Vista

Fixing the local only internet access issue in Windows Vista | The Bit Guru
That solution applies only if the following exists:

  • You connect a Windows Vista-based computer to a network.
  • A router or other device that is configured as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server is configured on the network.
  • The router or the other device does not support the DHCP BROADCAST flag.
We don't know that to be the case (we don't know if the computer has ever been able to connect before and it suddenly stopped - in which case this is not the problem because it would not have ever been able to connect in that case). Also that article provides only the manual registry fixes whereas the Microsoft Article Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers provides a Mr. Fixit which does it automatically (assuming those are the conditions and that's what is causing the problem).

I recommend holding off on this possible solution until we've more clearly identified the problem and the situation.

Have you ever connected to the internet before with this laptop at this location? If so, when did the connection problem first start?

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
I am on another laptop now which is Vista-based. The computer which is not connecting used to work at the office where there is a guest network. And it stopped working, my boss attempted to get it to work again and asked if I wouldnt mind checking it out. It has never connected to my personal router.
 

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Lorien

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#7
Go to Start / Computer / System Properties / and tell me if it says Domain or Workgroup in the middle section covering the computer name and such things.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01
#9
Here's some more information: The drivers are up to date, I've run the diagnose/repair, I unchecked the TCP/IPv6, Attempted a system restore but there were no checkpoints to go back to from before the laptop was unable to connect to the internet, I had McAfee 360 and I uninstalled it, none of this has changed the status of connectivity.
 

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Lorien

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#10
It's good it's workgroup - if domain, that would almost certainly be at least part of the reason (it would be reason enough on its own) and fixing that might mess up the machine for use at the office.

Try setting up a specific internet connection (I assume it's broadband so a broadband connection) as opposed to trying to go through the local connection. Then while connected to the local connection, also connect to the new internet connection and see if that works. You'll need to configure the internet connection properly to connect but I think the default settings will mostly work except you need the proper router and ISP addresses (but you should have those). Yes, you'll have two connections running simultaneously but that's how my own network worked (and the only way I could get it to work) until about 3 weeks ago when the new modem I got from the ISP connected automatically through the local connection.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01

Lorien

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#12
First, turn on Network Discovery on the local connection. You can also turn on the sharing options as well if you want, but I don't think that will affect the internet connection.

Next, do you now have another connection for the Internet (whatever it is called) besides just the local connection you have on the laptop? If not, create one specifically for the internet at your location. If so or then, turn on Network Discovery for it as well and connect to it (it may need to be done separately). Then I think it will work. The IPCONFIG /all looks fine (but it's hard to tell since I don't know how the rest of your network is configured or if those are the correct addresses but they lookk acceptable and are comparable to mine).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01

Lorien

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#14
It was my pleasure - I'm glad I could be of assistance. Setting up networks can sometimes be a bit complicated and I've done many in my time. It so happened that your setup was very similar to how mine was recently - so I just suggested you do what I had done to make it work for me. With a different modem from the ISP you can make it so you only need to connect to the local connection and the internet will connect automatically without a separate connection required (which is how I now have it as of a few weeks ago after several years the other way - but the new modem cost me $80 (but was done because the old modem was failing and not just to get the easier setup)). Incidentally, it won't connect with your other computers unless it has the same workgroup name (and then is rebooted) and all the computers are all setup with Network discovery and sharing enabled. Also, I can't guarantee this setup will work at first at the office as their network connection settings may be different than yours - you may need to find another computer there that connects properly and change the settings to match it - but that should be a simple matter now that you know how to do it.

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Good luck and best wishes!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01