The Friartruck about fixing my second computer

The Friartruck about fixing my second computer

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buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
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OKAY. My XP laptop suddently couldn't connect to internet. When trying to activate the connection, the "connection enabled/disabled" goes on/off/on/off repeditively constantly.
What the text actually says is (in Swedish):
nätverksadress erhålls / inte ansluten
Google translated it to:
network address is obtained / not connected

Googling the Swedish words got me this website:
In Swedish.
You can try to get some information out of it. Sadly all of the people on that site are better at computers than me so I don't really understand what they mean.

List of what could be wrong:
Wrong password
Try disabling IPv6
Check if DHCP is enabled
The router can be the problem even if other computers work fine.
security settings
Wrong crypting (WPA2)

If nessecery:
My router had to be restarted using the "clear" thing button on it from a storm/weather thingy.
It's a Windows XP.
 
 
2011 Sep 20 at 14:52 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5191
Looks to me like your wireless adapter has gone sour.

Can you connect to any other wireless network(s)?
 
 
2011 Sep 21 at 01:18 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
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I'm not sure, there are no other nearby wireless connections.
I have the same problem/s with wire. I put the wire into the same switch as my main computer, which has no problems.
 
 
2011 Sep 21 at 03:48 PDT
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2546
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buq25 said:
I have the same problem/s with wire.

In laptops the wireless router is commonly also the modem.
 
 
2011 Sep 21 at 17:29 PDT
aaronjer
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2005 Mar 21 • 4585
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If you can, try turning off all encryption just to see if that is part of the problem. Unfortunately the normal steps I would go through would involve replacing the network card to isolate the problem, but that isn't going to be something you could do on your own.
 
 
2011 Sep 21 at 17:55 PDT
aaronjer
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sprinkles said:
buq25 said:
I have the same problem/s with wire.

In laptops the wireless router is commonly also the modem.


Laptops... don't... generally contain routers or modems... wtf? Are you trying to say the modem might also be the router like with DSL?
 
 
2011 Sep 21 at 17:57 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
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Okay, my brother has the same problem with his Windows 7 laptop. He has no internet problems when he connects his computer with wire directly to the router(?). When he tried wireless or wire to the switch connected to the router, it doesn't work.

My laptop acts the same.

Wireless doesn't work (I presume) and the laptops can't connect through the switch.

THIS HURTS IS BRAIN MY.
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 08:04 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

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2007 Oct 19 • 5485
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I think he means the network card for ethernet and the like. I wouldn't know for sure but I'm pretty certain that they're actually separate. If that's what you're talking about.
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 08:05 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

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I think he means the network card for ethernet and the like. I wouldn't know for sure but I'm pretty certain that they're actually separate. If that's what you're talking about.
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 08:06 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
295 ₧
Update!
My brother just removed everything from his computer (can't remember what it's called) and now can his computer connect to the internet by connecting to the switch which earlier didn't work.

My laptop still can't get internet by wireless or by wire to the switch but it works when it's connected directly to the router.
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 08:59 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Tell me more about this switch.
Like... wtf is it? And, why can't you just connect directly to the router?
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 10:09 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
295 ₧
Rockbomb said:
why can't you just connect directly to the router?

Too long distance.

Don't you know what a switch is? Or do you want to know the brand or similar?
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 10:53 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
I don't know what a switch is, no

Also, how far are we talking here? You said your laptop has wireless, yeah? Is it not a wireless router?
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 11:31 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
295 ₧
Rockbomb said:
I don't know what a switch is, no

Also, how far are we talking here? You said your laptop has wireless, yeah? Is it not a wireless router?

I have 2 computers, hence the "fixing my second computer". One is a stationary without wireless and my crappy one is a laptop with wireless.
I usually use wireless with the laptop but as it's internet broke down I tried with the wire to the switch, which didn't work.

A switch is where you plug in one internet wire as input and you get several outputs. I think that the difference between a switch and a router was that a switch doesn't have it's own IP.
I think that's what it is.

Also, my brother's internet was really slow when it worked, now it doesn't anymore. He's now plugged directly into the router that goes into the wall and it works fine.

This is my family's internet setup:
Thing from the wall-modem-router (that also gives wireless)- switch - me.

My parents computer is plugged directly into the router. Now also my brother's.
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 12:05 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So, nothing works when you plug it into the switch? My guess would be that the switch got fried during the power-outage or whatever it was that you mentioned earlier
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 12:38 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 888
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Rockbomb is probably right. Try taking one of the machines that is hardwired to the router currently and wiring it like this: modem->switch->pc. Only connect one of the known-goods - it should be able to connect to der intarnetzen like this. If it doesn't, gaze suspiciously at the switch until it reveals its innermost secrests to you - its Ryan secrests.

Rockbomb, I really like your newish sig, except the transition on the right edge where it goes gray. That part is fugly. I would say keep it all blue, or perhaps use a third color altogether that would look good with both your post color and the background; another shade of blue perhaps, or some sweet parchment/sepia lookin' jamz IMO. Or maybe a sweet green...edit: alternatively, you could nudge the compass rose over such that it changes color in the middle, I think it would bug me less if it wasn't so asymmetrical.
BOOOOO
 
 
2011 Sep 22 at 14:46 PDT — Ed. 2011 Sep 22 at 14:48 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
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buq25 said:
Thing from the wall-modem-router (that also gives wireless)- switch - me.


That "me" is my stationary computer that doesn't have any internet problems.
When I plug my laptop, using wire, into said switch it doesn't work. It's not the wire's fault, as I tried using the same wire that my stationary computer uses and it didn't work.

Only when my laptop was plugged directly into the router (downstairs) did the internet on it actually work.
 
 
2011 Sep 23 at 00:03 PDT — Ed. 2011 Sep 23 at 00:03 PDT
aaronjer
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2005 Mar 21 • 4585
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You really need to test your laptop on a different internet connection. Maybe you just pushed the internet on/off button on the laptop. Why do laptops even have those? Why would you ever want your internet turned off?
 
 
2011 Sep 23 at 04:52 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5485
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To save power! The exact question of what you would be doing on an unplugged laptop that isn't the internet is, uh, unanswered.
 
 
2011 Sep 25 at 03:58 PDT
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