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Old November 24th 17, 04:01 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
mathedman
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Two computers in the same home.
Wireless internet via cable (with TV)
One computer working fine (Win 7 64) but second
computer (win 8.1 - 64) says it is connected
but no site connection is possible.
Diagnostic says not connected --- connection icon
says it is.
Help !
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Old November 24th 17, 04:04 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Mr. Man-wai Chang
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On 24/11/2017 11:01 PM, Mathedman wrote:
Two computers in the same home.
Wireless internet via cable (with TV)
One computer working fine (Win 7 64) but second
computer (win 8.1 - 64) says it is connected
but no site connection is possible.
Diagnostic says not connected --- connection icon
says it is.


Forget about the Window$ diagnostics. Can those two Win 8.1 computers
ping 8.8.8.8?

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Old November 24th 17, 04:11 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
mathedman
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On 11/24/2017 9:04 AM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
On 24/11/2017 11:01 PM, Mathedman wrote:
* Two computers in the same home.
* Wireless internet via cable (with TV)
* One computer working fine (Win 7 64) but second
computer (win 8.1 - 64) says it is connected
but no site connection is possible.
* Diagnostic says not connected --- connection icon
says it is.


Forget about the Window$ diagnostics. Can those two Win 8.1 computers
ping 8.8.8.8?


Thank you. That sure is helpful
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Old November 24th 17, 04:14 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Mr. Man-wai Chang
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Default connection issue

On 24/11/2017 11:11 PM, Mathedman wrote:
Wireless internet via cable (with TV)
One computer working fine (Win 7 64) but second
computer (win 8.1 - 64) says it is connected
but no site connection is possible.


Forget about the Window$ diagnostics. Can those two Win 8.1 computers
ping 8.8.8.8?


Thank you. That sure is helpful


Maybe those 2 Win 8.1 computers are too far away from the wireless
router... maybe the wall blocked the wireless signals. Ping the IP
address of the `wireless router first (e.g. 192.168.1.1), then 8.8.8.8
for internet.

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@[email protected] Remain silent! Drink, Blink, Stretch! Live long and prosper!!
/ v \ Simplicity is Beauty!
/( _ )\ May the Force and farces be with you!
^ ^ (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10) Linux 2.6.39.3
不借貸! 不詐騙! 不援交! 不打交! 不打劫! 不自殺! 請考慮綜援 (CSSA):
http://www.swd.gov.hk/tc/index/site_...sub_addressesa
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Old November 24th 17, 04:24 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Paul[_32_]
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Mathedman wrote:
Two computers in the same home.
Wireless internet via cable (with TV)
One computer working fine (Win 7 64) but second
computer (win 8.1 - 64) says it is connected
but no site connection is possible.
Diagnostic says not connected --- connection icon
says it is.
Help !

// \\
\\ //
Cable ----------- DOCSIS ------// \\_ Win7
(triple play) Modem/Router
\\
//
\\__Win8.1

So one machine has working DNS and the other one doesn't.

Command Prompt for each

nslookup www.sun.com # queries DNS

ping 156.151.59.35 # proves network connection

ping www.sun.com # fails with no DNS

On the broken machine, this will open a web page.
The Oracle/Sun web page should appear. This proves
the plumbing works.

http://156.151.59.35

If this in turn does not work, then the DNS isn't
set up. The default Windows setting is to get the
DNS server address from the router via DHCP, but
this can be adjusted/disturbed in a networking panel.

http://www.sun.com

HTH,
Paul
 




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