Cannot Access the Internet Using Any Internet Browser
Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:22 PM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:33 PM
Since the Discussion you previously posted this message within has been idle for almost three months, I have branched your issue into its own Discussion. Even though your situation may appear to be similar, it is always best to open your own Discussion and allow as many of our members an opportunity to review your problem. Latching onto an idle Discussion could potentially leave your concern on the back burner.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:27 PM
It further appears you have other computers with Windoze 2000 to Vista...all of which can access the Internet, correct? How are they connected to the Internet?
Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:53 PM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:44 PM
What security are you using? Encryption (i.e. WEP, WPA/WPA2, etc)? If you are using security, have you tried turning off the security and seeing if it works?
For the computer, is it "integrated" wireless or an "external" adapter? If the later, what brand & model number? Are you using manufacturer specific drivers/software for it? Or just using the built in Windoze wireless software?
Sorry for all the questions...nothing so far is jumping out to let me down a particular path, so that means more questions for the moment.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:24 AM
I do not mind the questions if it means fixing the problem
Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:07 PM
Did this computer ever work with Windoze with your wireless setup? Or have you always had the problem?
At this point, my suggestion would be to temporarily turn off the encryption. While in theory all 802.11g equipment or all 802.11n equipment is supposed to be compatible, but sometimes different chipsets and/or drivers can cause some conflicts. Sometimes it is a temporary or limited conflict. Other times it is an outright full incompatibility. This is where turning off the WEP might help. If turning off the WEP allows you to connect, then either the WEP implementations of the router and wireless card don't quite mesh OR they are just temporarily clashing and establishing a connection WITHOUT the WEP allows that "clash" to be resolved. In other words, I have had some cases where computer will not connect with WEP turned on, but I then turn it off it connects...and stays connected when I turn WEP back on.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:14 PM
Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:59 AM
You would need to enter into the router's setup function. You should be able to do this yourself...as long as you have the instructions for doing it. If the router comes from your ISP, then they might have a method where they can do it. Without knowing the exact model of your router (you had stated the brand, if I recall correctly), I certainly cannot help...with a model number, it might be possible to find a manual.
As to whether it would affect other computers...yes and no. Yes, if they are set to remember the WEP automatically...not having WEP turned on might "confuse" them. No, if they have the ability to "adjust" on the fly. In the end, I don't know for sure. Regardless, I am not proposing that you leave it off...just turn it off temporarily to see if you can connect with this one computer without it and then turn it back on whether it connects (and see if it maintains the connection) or not. As long as you don't change the WEP passcode when you turn it off, it should retain that same passcode when you turn it back on.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:18 PM
P.S- i have programs running in vista that i need and i am not sure how to transfer all of the data i have in vista to ubuntu if i did know how i would stop using vista
Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:50 PM
That tells us that something is preventing the computer from getting a valid IP address. The 169.xxx.xxx.xxx range IP is kind a "run home to mama" signal from the computer.
Any changes recently? New drivers? Windoze updates? New programs, especially security or anti-malware programs?
If forget...have you gone into Device Manager and looked at the listing for the network adapter? Does it have some sort of warning indicator (i.e. a yellow question mark if I recall correctly)?
Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:35 AM
Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:00 AM
Knowing the SPECIFIC "Name" of that "antispyware" program MAY provide valuable "clues"
as to WHAT may have happened to your computer !? There are many "Rogue" programs
available over the internet nowadays that need "special" handling to both completely
"remove" and "reverse" any damage they may have caused; losing internet connection can
be part of the "damage" .
NOTE : Having a P2P program like Limewire QUADRUPLES the chances of getting malware;
did you download that "antispyware" program using Limewire ?