Thread: Got a PC wifi problem
10-01-2012 #1bernywtf Guest
Got a PC wifi problem
and can't get it to work, since it isn't directly ps3-related am asking it here~
in short: my crappy lappy sees the wifi it connects to it but it won't get an IP so it won't work
that's with automatic settings,
i tried to set things manually, it says connected but in reality is not working
i can't change router's options cause it is "blocked" by my ISP, but it should work no-problem..
i haven't been able to try anything else with wi-fi, cause i have nothing atm, but will try to see if other devices have problems
sooo... dunno what to do, any advice ?
thanks for the help~
10-01-2012 #2Blade86 Guest
10-02-2012 #3bernywtf Guest
unfortunately i can't add or remove any feature from the modem/router, as it is blocked (my ISP won't permit it, i can just change ports and other minor things on a website)
btw it seems like it works with a cell, but it won't on the lappy, and i just found out that if my father's PC (he's using a wire instead of wifi) is off, then i can connect no problem with the lappy, so i really dunno what's wrong, i even have an additional router to speard the wifi signal better (in fact the lappy says "excellent" signal, the problem lies wit hthe ip address, or so it seems)
10-02-2012 #4niwakun Guest
youre probably bridged the connection from your modem to your Wifi device. You need to NAT the connection for it to be able to use by one or more computers.
Why it wont work on other computers? it's because that ISP only allows you to get 1 WAN IP address from them. To NAT the connection just simply connect your modem in your WiFi Device. There should be a WAN port there, then go to your WiFi's admin page and do the necessary configurations for your internet service.
10-02-2012 #5bernywtf Guest
the limit should be three, and i use a wifi router just to prevent that limit to actually happen, the strange thing is, if i connect with the lappy (wifi) first, then i can connect with my father's (cable) no problem, the opposite won't work
unfortunately i don't have any other lappy to try if mine's the problem
10-02-2012 #6PS3GAMER20111 Guest
have you tried resetting your internet modem?
10-02-2012 #7Anger007 Guest
thirdly the ssid of each router should be different to prevent possible issues however im not sure if an ssid conflict can happen but at least you can tell what router your connected too. and finally as mentioned earlier in this thread, check mac filtering in the routers config (both of them) and make sure your machine is either added to the list or make sure mac filtering is off (not recommended). im not gonna get into wps but it could also help but i doubt the lappy supports it, at least in hardware. i think i covered everything good luck and post success or failure.
*edit* if you cant get access to the router interface for whatever reason you must use a cable connection.
10-03-2012 #8bernywtf Guest
i can access (and will once i have some free time) the router, but i can't access the modem/router, as it is blocked (my ISP decided to have only this kind of router to work with this net, i could hack it, but it's not "bright" to do so as it would mean they can call me off if some problems arise), on the management page they give me
SSID, Transmission channel, security (wep wpa), nothing more, so it should be open by default
i'll try to do the other things you said, thanks for the help
10-03-2012 #9rodq Guest
- Transmission channel should NEVER match on wireless routers IF are placed on the same room/house.
- Cascade routers should NEVER have the same IP range for DHCP (if DHCP is enabled, good example: 192.168.0.xxx for first router and 192.168.1.xxx for second router).
- Delete any existing wireless network connection profiles from your laptop.
10-04-2012 #10Anger007 Guest
cascaded routers as long as one of them has dhcp disabled can be on the same subnet but there is more changes to make than that so i recommend bernywtf disconnect the second router till he solves the basic problem then works out from there. it sounds like he may not be able to access the options required to solve this anyway but we can try.
bernywtf, it might be helpful to know the type of modem/router as it does seem locked down a lot. i'm pretty sure it'll have an advanced access interface where you can change some settings but i have a feeling the problem is on one of the pc's.