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I move my laptop from one router to another and can't seem to connect at both. Each connection is a dsl connection with different ppoE user name and passwords. Currently I connect with one router but not the other. I can't even access the router on the connection that doesn't work. The working connection has 5100b modem with ppoe on board and lynksys wrt54g...the other one which doesn't work is a speedstream not sure model..iit is an older one seems like 5270 or something like that....and smc 7004wbr router that holds the user name and password.

Would like to connect to both easily. Any suggestions or common problem with connecting to both?
 

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Maybe your computer does not have DHCP enabled for the NIC, it may be set to a static address?

Do you reboot your computer after disconnecting from Network #1 and before connecting to Network #2?

Network #2 may not have DHCP enabled on the router?

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I think dhcp is enabled on both....but I will try to check that.
So would you recommend that I reboot between transfers?

Any other tips? Home location is working....work is not. At work I was able to dial up ....but never could wireless connect with dsl. At work a hard wired computer can connect.

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Let me make sure I fully understand, you are connecting wirelessly at both locations?

You can connect via wired at work, but not by wireless?

Is the wireless at your work within range? Do you have a good signal?
Have you enabled a profile for your wireless at work?
Does your work wireless transmit a SSID?
Does your work wireless have encryption enabled? If so, has/will someone provide the encryption key?

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JamesO said:
Let me make sure I fully understand, you are connecting wirelessly at both locations?yes

You can connect via wired at work, but not by wireless?yesAnother wired computer can connect to router then modem then internet...but my wireless laptop cannot connect wireless....the laptop can dialup to connect thru regular voice signal ...at work

Is the wireless at your work within range? Do you have a good signal? I think I am in good range....my wireless utitlity icon says everything is okay..I think
Have you enabled a profile for your wireless at work?I'm not sure how to enable a profile. I know this: the work connection had no problems before I added the dsl at home..now I am okay at home and not at work
Does your work wireless transmit a SSID?Can you elaborate on that? How can I find out? Is that something about secure socket or something?
Does your work wireless have encryption enabled?I think all is okay with encryption...yes it is encripted...64 weep....but I will reverify If so, has/will someone provide the encryption key? I am owner so I do all network troubleshooting...which you can see I'm not that good at it....I can go to the wired computer to reverify the wireless encryption...I willl do that now

JamesO
Thanks alot
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When the computer is at each location do the following:

Start, Run, type "cmd" then hit enter, type "ipconfig /all >C:\ipconfig(home/work).txt" then hit enter. Leave out the quotes ("").

Open C:\ipconfig(home/work).txt with Notepad and copy/paste the info back for review and comment.

My Computer, double click C, look for ipconfig(home/work).txt

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work connection(the one that won't do wireless):



Windows IP Configuration



Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : timdell

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:



Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC SMC2632W EZ Connect Wireless PC Card_5V

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-29-91-93-D5

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.48.158

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-DB-15-2B-37



PPP adapter swbellhouston:



Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.219.92.29

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 64.219.92.29

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 151.164.17.201

151.164.20.201

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
 

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From home location that works:



Windows IP Configuration



Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : timdell

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:



Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC SMC2632W EZ Connect Wireless PC Card_5V

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-29-91-93-D5

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 17, 2005 8:35:00 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 18, 2005 8:35:00 PM



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-DB-15-2B-37
 

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This info is helpful.

One reason your wireless is not functioning at your work, is you are not being assigned an IP address. All addresses that begin with 169.x.x.x. are null/default IP addresses.

This may be due to your wireless router at work not having DHCP enabled??

The other thing that is a slight bit confusing is your work location has all the info for the PPP configuration with an IP address associated with it. Did you by chance cut and paste together the IP info from work?? It shows the local Ethernet disconnected and a non valid IP addresss, but you show info for the DSL WAN connection. Or were you connected via USB?

Note exactly sure what is going on with the work data. Maybe the DHCP Enabled being set to No might have something to do with your problem.

The other possibility is to use a static address in your laptop that matches each network. This may or may not be possible??

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James, I'm a very simple man.....I don't understand all the dhcp etc...but I need to learn it so I can fix problems.

From your post I will check work router to see if dhcp is enabled....if not I will make it so.

My laptop used to connect to internet at work via wireless smc card. However, at work there is another computer that connects to router via ethernet card in tower with ethernet wire. I haven't cut and pasted anything except what you told me too with the text file here on the post.

I'll get back to you. thanks

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Yea, I am a bit confused by what I am seeing, not sure why your info from work shows valid PPP for SouthWestern Bell Houston, but no valid connection is shown for your wireless or wired connection????

Do you have each router configured for PPP/PPPoE for each DSL connection with a user name and password for the DSL account?? If not, this is something that needs to be done. If you are launching a PPP program on your laptop, there is probably only a single profile for your home DSL account with a different username and password than what is required for work. The work account may also be a "business" DSL service and my have a few differences??

Log into your work router and see how the WAN is configured (DHCP, PPP/PPPoE). On the LAN side, see if DHCP is enabled and you will usually also see a DHCP address range for the LAN as well.

Do not change anything yet, just gather information.

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At work the router holds the ppoe user and account info and routes. At home the modem holds the ppoe user and account info and the router just routes.

I did tell the router at work to "enable dhcp"...it already was....didn't make a difference.

I don't think I'm launching a ppoe program from my laptop although I have three "utility" icons on my lower tray. One is the smc card utility icon. One is a windows Icon for the wireless connection....right now it says I am connected....but with 0 packets received. It shows a bunch of info suggesting I am connected.

It's true that the work account is a "business account"...but I don't think structurally that it is any different than the home dsl account.

James I looked at the router from the wired computer. I know ppoe is configure for wan ...otherwise no account info can be transmitted and NO computer could connect
right? I think dhcp is enabled on lan side as I dhcp is "enabled" on a toggle button. Router has "dhcp client list"....that lists my laptop as host with ip and mac address and lists default host with ip address and mac address....

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