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beginner internet connection problem (toshiba router/virgin.net ISP)



 
 
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Old June 1st 05, 07:58 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
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i'm using virgin.net broadband ISP, and have just installed a toshiba
WBG-1200A router-modem along with a belkin network card. (i was formerly
using a speedtouch usb frog modem)

i completed the web browser based config for the router (using some values
from virgin.nets webpage - in fact by coincidence i used the same settings
as given on the "settings for BT" addendum sheet, except for DNS Relay
Enable), managed to get all the lights lit (power, ethernet port link 1 is
established, wireless lan enabled, adsl link is established)... all looks
good, it says "connected" in the connection status screen of the web config,
so i should be able to view web pages.... but i can't! just get the standard
"cannot access page" error as if i'm not connected at all....

how can i troubleshoot this issue (this is my first ever home networking
attempt, just tried to follow the step-by-step guide, haven't even got to
the linking 2 pcs part yet!)?


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Old June 1st 05, 09:51 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
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On 01 Jun 2005 18:58 GMT, "niz" wrote:

so i should be able to view web pages.... but i can't! just get the standard
"cannot access page" error as if i'm not connected at all....


First check your internet connection settings (eg on Internet Explorer,
Tools, Internet Options, Connections... to be sure you're not still looking
for some 'dial-up'/USB facility... Are you currently using wireless or a
cable (I'm assuming a cable, from mention of the status display, but may
be as good to be sure... if so, is the network connection set to DHCP
to pick up settings off the router ? Peter M.

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Old June 2nd 05, 12:30 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
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On 01 Jun 2005 18:58 GMT, "niz" wrote:

so i should be able to view web pages.... but i can't! just get the
standard
"cannot access page" error as if i'm not connected at all....


First check your internet connection settings (eg on Internet Explorer,
Tools, Internet Options, Connections... to be sure you're not still
looking
for some 'dial-up'/USB facility... Are you currently using wireless or a
cable (I'm assuming a cable, from mention of the status display, but may
be as good to be sure... if so, is the network connection set to DHCP
to pick up settings off the router ? Peter M.


okay got it working now! i didn't have virgin.net's DNS server specified,
finally found 2 ip addresses on an obscure website, of which one of them
worked. can now browse, send/receive mails/post news messages (like this
one).

the virgin.net DNS server is 194.168.8.100

thanks for the help.


 




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