Dell Inspiron 1520 with Vista Home Premium won't connect to the web at home

Discussion in 'Networking & Internet' started by Ren, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Ren


    Aug 7, 2007
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    Machine - Dell Inspiron 1520

    OS - Vista Home Premium

    Wireless device = Apple Airport Base Station (oldest model)

    laptop will connect fine via dialup

    laptop will connect fine to other wireless networks (at lunch today at Panera Bread)

    Uninstalled Macafee as I heard that can block things

    turned off Microsoft firewall

    it shows I am connected to the internet in "network and sharing center"

    network is private and sharing/discover is on

    When I open either IE or can't find any pages.

    I had heard that it can be a problem with not pulling a DNS from the older hardware (airport) and there were some registry modifications that could be made. I made dice.

    Any other thoughts before I unplug the airport and go buy a new router?

    Ren, Aug 7, 2007
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  2. Ren


    Apr 14, 2007
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    I don't know much about the Airport but see if there is a setting for a DMZ and put your computer's IP address in there. Of course don't leave it there but just for troubleshooting purposes.
    jmztaylor, Aug 7, 2007
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  3. Ren


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    Open a command window and type "ipconfig /all". You will get a list of network adapters. The one connected to the net will have a list of DNS ip addresses at the bottom of its list. If you don't get those addresses, then do the following:

    -- type "ipconfig /release"

    -- type "ipconfig /renew"

    After the command returns do the config /all again -- you should now see DNS IP addresses.
    WAW8, Aug 8, 2007
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