Laptop with Vista can't connect to wireless router?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Javi0084, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Javi0084

    Javi0084 Guest

    Before I moved to my new apartment, my set-up was as follows: Cable modem ->
    Vonage device (built in router) - > Wireless router -> PC and laptop.
    Everything worked fine. After I moved I changed it to: Cable modem ->
    Wireless router -> Vonage device (built in router), PC and laptop. Vonage
    device and laptop were not able to get online so I had to switch back to my
    old set up. Everything works fine except my laptop.

    The error message that I get when I click on "Diagnose problem" is that
    either the DNS server is down (cannot ping www.microsoft.com) or that it
    pinged the DNS server but no response. I'll get a "no response" error message
    when the DNS server is set to 192.168.15.1 which is the IP scheme for the
    Vonage device. I have DHCP set-up but I still manually changed the DNS server
    to 192.168.0.1 (wireless router scheme) and thats when I get the "DNS server
    is down error".

    Why would the DNS be set to 192.168.15.1 when the IP and gateway are
    192.168.0.xxx and 192.168.0.1?

    I already reset both the Vonage device and wireless router (reconfigured
    both, had to be on the phone with Vonage to get the Vonage device
    reconfigured), ipconfig /flushdns, disabled IPv6, checked hosts file, nothing
    works.

    What can I do? Whats going on? Thanks!!

    PS. Laptop can't connect to internet even if I plug in an ethernet cable and
    it CAN connect to the internet just fine using my neighbor's wireless network.
     
    Javi0084, Feb 6, 2008
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