What do you mean by, "Use my desktop as my main pc and dsl is hooked up on the main pc" How is your pc hooked up? Is it hooked up via wired connection to the router, or do you have the computer connected directly to the usb port on the dsl modem? That would certainly keep the router from connecting.
First, reboot the router (just pull the plug for a few seconds). This often solves problems.
Second, if that doesn't work check the dns settings as mentioned above (make sure that it's set to get DNS from the router via DHCP) and run this command from the command prompt "ipconfig /flushdns" (don't type the quotes) this will flush the dns cache.
If that still does doesn't help then log on to the router via the wired connection and make sure that you don't have mac address filtering turned on. When you were changing settings to set the Verizon DDL PPPoE you might have accidentally enabled it.
Also, if you have firewall and anti-virus software, disable them while troubleshooting the network. It could be a firewall configuration problem that's keeping you from connecting.
Last edited by cheapscot; 11-16-2008 at 09:43 PM..
How exactly you check your wireless card's settings depends. If you're setup so that windows is controlling your wireless network cards settings then you can access the settings from the control panel's networking section or by right clicking the wireless icon in the lower right hand corner. If you have other software that came pre-installed on your laptop you'll have to use that software. Either way there should be a wireless networking icon on the lower right next to the clock. Right click on it and look for an option like "properties" on widows vista select "network and sharing center" The key is you want to find a properties option and then look at the TCP/IP properties and look for a radio button that says, "obtain DNS servers automatically", and make sure that the wireless cards is set to this. You don't want any numbers in the fields for entering DNS servers, because you don't want fixed servers.
Maybe it would be easier to have you show the output from the command "ipconfig /all"
run that from the command line and post the results. That will tell us a lot about what's going on with your network connection.
It sounds like the laptop isn't connecting to the wireless router. Check the DSL modem/router and make sure the encryption password is still there. I've seen ebfore when the DSL modem/router gateway gets a firmware upgrade that the wireless encryption password defaults to blank or nothing. Then the laptop won't connect as it's trying to use the encryption password, but the modem/router gateway doesn't have one any more.
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