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Windows 7: limited connection problems

14 Jan 2010   #31
Hermitt

Win7-Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Ok going back to the issue of Limited Connection, this is essentially what will happen again when the desktop is going to be reconnect back to her house. Unless a miracle has occured.

So my take remains, the desktop is not getting all the necessary ISP data from or through the router. No internet access will be a result. Router setup issue right there.

Should the router proved too much of a hurdle, see if you can bring your router over. Modem and router to set as auto-config DHCP. The only thing, an i stress, the only thing that may still be of an issue is some routers needs to be configure to learn MAC addresses (enable MAC cloning option). So if this option is disabled on any router, only 1 machine can access the internet through the router/modem (the one that is initially connected to the router).

aem, when the computer is connected at her house it is connected directly to the modem, there is no router present.


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14 Jan 2010   #32
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hmm i don't know if the modem can be configured like a router can. It might not be as configurable. Is her modem supplied and configured by the ISP? What's the make and model of it. Lets see if it's control panel has anything that can be configured. We basically need to check if the modem has all the IP settings correct. It should've if they initially configured it to auto config - DHCP.
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14 Jan 2010   #33
Hermitt

Win7-Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Hmm i don't know if the modem can be configured like a router can. It might not be as configurable. Is her modem supplied and configured by the ISP? What's the make and model of it. Lets see if it's control panel has anything that can be configured. We basically need to check if the modem has all the IP settings correct. It should've if they initially configured it to auto config - DHCP.

Yes her modem is supplied and configured by the ISP. I don't know if its configurable from our end at all. The AT&T tech guy told her it was working properly and this seemed to be confirmed when I plugged it into my laptop and had no problem getting on the internet.
When I get back over there if all else fails I plan on calling the ISP and seeing if a modem switch is possible.
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14 Jan 2010   #34
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Yeh, explain to the ISP that when you plug in your laptop, you get internet access, but it doesn't work with the desktop. I originally thought it was a router not allower the desktop to access the internet due to a MAC address restriction. It turns out there was no router, rather a modem (is is a modem and router in one???). anyway see what the ISP people say, it could be something at there end of they might tell you how to set the modem up to allow the desktop to go throug.
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14 Jan 2010   #35
Hermitt

Win7-Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Yeh, explain to the ISP that when you plug in your laptop, you get internet access, but it doesn't work with the desktop. I originally thought it was a router not allower the desktop to access the internet due to a MAC address restriction. It turns out there was no router, rather a modem (is is a modem and router in one???). anyway see what the ISP people say, it could be something at there end of they might tell you how to set the modem up to allow the desktop to go throug.

As far as I can tell I'm pretty sure it is just a modem.

Well it's off to bed, I've got to get up for a Doctor appointment in the morning.

Thanks again for all of your help aem, and everyone else.
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15 Jan 2010   #36
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Wow, I take a day off and lots happens .

What is the make/model of the modem? How is it connected (cable/phone-line/satellite)? ans who is the ISP? Perhaps I can tell you how to configure it and you can check your own configuration?

Many modems for the home user have built in routers, the give-away is usually of they have more than one network port.
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17 Jan 2010   #37
Hermitt

Win7-Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Wow, I take a day off and lots happens .

What is the make/model of the modem? How is it connected (cable/phone-line/satellite)? ans who is the ISP? Perhaps I can tell you how to configure it and you can check your own configuration?

Many modems for the home user have built in routers, the give-away is usually of they have more than one network port.

Hello TimStitt and aem, Sorry I' haven't been back to this thread in the last day or so, just other stuff happening. I also haven't forgotten the help you all have given.

TimStitt, I don't know the make or model of the modem but I'm about 98% sure it is only a modem connected by phone line, so dsl. At&t is her isp, I'm on cable at my place.
At this point it looks we are at a dead end until she is ready for me to come back over. I don't want to keep stringing you guys along you have given me a lot of trouble shooting tips to try but the ball is in her court now.
I have gone back through this thread again and done all that could be done with the computer sitting at my place, the rest will have to wait for her.
I think I should leave this be for now and let you guys to help others. If I have a question or finally get the computer back over to her place I'll jump back into this thread for more help or to let you know her problem has been resolved, otherwise I'll let it rest for now.

Thank you all Hermitt.
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17 Jan 2010   #38
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi Hermitt,

No problem, feel free to string us along again as soon as she is ready *joke* (if I don't answer, it's because I am currently moving to Singapore and am homeless for a month a so. I think Aem will look after you though and if needed, I will answer as soon as I can)

This might help you when your friend is ready to continue.
- Look up her DNS setttings from AT&T's website
- Look up where to configure DNS on her modem
- Add the primary and secondary DNS details to her modem
- Disconnect the PC from the network
- Reboot the modem
- Grab a coffee (i.e. wait a full 5 minutes)
- Reboot the PC

Good luck!
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17 Jan 2010   #39
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Like i said Hermitt, we are all ready, and waiting to help her as you are...if you know what i mean
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17 Jan 2010   #40
Hermitt

Win7-Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Hi Hermitt,

No problem, feel free to string us along again as soon as she is ready *joke* (if I don't answer, it's because I am currently moving to Singapore and am homeless for a month a so. I think Aem will look after you though and if needed, I will answer as soon as I can)

This might help you when your friend is ready to continue.
- Look up her DNS setttings from AT&T's website
- Look up where to configure DNS on her modem
- Add the primary and secondary DNS details to her modem
- Disconnect the PC from the network
- Reboot the modem
- Grab a coffee (i.e. wait a full 5 minutes)
- Reboot the PC

Good luck!
Thanks TimStitt, and good luck with the move to Singapore.
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