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Wtf Is The Matter With My Desktop! Grrrrr

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Here's the Hardware:

Comcast Cable Modem

Linksys Wireless G Router

Dell Laptop running Windows 7

Dell Laptop running Windows XP

Dell Desktop running Windows Vista

Here's the Problem:

The two laptops both connect to the router no problem (wirelessly)

The desktop won't with any browser (explorer, and safari both tried)

What I've tried:

Restarting modem, router, and desktop

I've ran both anti-virus and spyware software, and both say everything is fine

I've ran the windows diagnostic tools also says it's connected fine.

I ran ipconfig in command prompt and it finds an IP and shows the connection is fine.

I've tried typing in alternate web pages to make sure it wasn't a cached page.

I've cleared all browsing history.

I checked the proxy in tools and there was none.

In lan settings I set it to automatically detect the settings.

I also tried connecting the desktop both wirlessly and hard-wired. Each saying that the connection is fine.

It seems like it should be a very simple software setting somewhere!! It's actually my mom's computer and her idea was to wipe the computer.

I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS AND I'M BECOMING EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED!!!

Please help..

Jake

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i tried to go into the router via several default IPs.

192.168.0.0

192.168.0.1

192.168.1.0

192.168.1.1

I couldn't get it to let me it. It was still telling me webpage not available. I couldn't even get a login popup to arise. Is there another way in? Or are there other IPs that might work? And as another thought on that suggestion... Would that only block 1 of the 3-4 pcs or all of them??

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You can check the routers address via the command line. Type in ipconfig /all (there is a space between ipconfig and /all) . And there should be a line that says "default gateway". It should be the address of your router to get into it if someone changed it. If the wireless units are getting online then they should be able to access the router if you know the address.

Other way is too reset your router to factory default settings via the reset button that is recessed on the back or bottom of the unit(It will cause you to lose all your settings.) 'If' it is truly the router and not just one machine and you can not access the routers interface with the other machines either.

You could also roll back the Vista driver on the ethernet port to see if it's another freaking Vista issue.

Edited by zalternate

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Here's the Hardware:

Comcast Cable Modem

Linksys Wireless G Router

Dell Laptop running Windows 7

Dell Laptop running Windows XP

Dell Desktop running Windows Vista

Here's the Problem:

The two laptops both connect to the router no problem (wirelessly)

The desktop won't with any browser (explorer, and safari both tried)

I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS AND I'M BECOMING EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED!!!

Please help..

Jake

Jake,

Do you have the Comcast-provided Norton AV software? If so, try the firewall settings in the Norton setup. They may be conflicting with the Windows firewall settings. You can try turning them BOTH off for a very short time and see if that cures the problem.

Paul

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