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    laptop connects,desktop doesn't

    I live in an RV in a campground whose only internet comes via wifi (Tengo ISP).

    My desktop does not have a wifi adapter (yet). Itís Win7 Home Premium 64 bit. I'm going through a router via lan cable. Although the internet toolbar icon indicates I have a connection, the green light on the router is intermittent. I can't bring up a browser page. I get 404 Page Not Found.

    So I go to my laptop. Try the router, again, no go. So I disconnect from the router and go to G1 Tengo, our wifi provider. I do get a connection. .

    The router is called a WiFiRanger, developed for the RV community, runs on 12V when necessary, though I am currently on standard AC. When I go to my desktopís network control center and direct it to sign on to the broad band connection, I get a little signup dialogue box, so i put in my Tengo signon stuff and i see first a box saying "connecting via WAN miniport PPPOE". After a minute or so it comes up with "error 651" and tries to start over again. On the desktop Win 7 machine, when I show network map I see a second device, which is marked as default via a checkmark. My connects should be going through my Realtek Family Controller. I donít know where this second device came from, although I installed a new graphics card yesterday.
    So I right clicked and took WAN miniport PPOE off as the default network access.
    My Realtek controllerís properties show that itís connected via Ipv4 and is receiving data.

    I am one confused networker!

    Thanks
    Art
    www.artsdigitalphoto.com

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    Can we assume the router you are using is the one at the link below?

    http://www.wifiranger.com/


    Connect the desktop computer to the router via cable, reboot, and then open a Command Prompt window and enter the followinf command:

    Code:
    ipconfig /all > ipconfig.txt
    Open the ipconfig.txt file (should be on the location shown by the prompts in the Command Prompt window, or you can search for it) and post the contents here.

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    laptop connects

    I didn't go anywhere with that prompt. I cut and pasted, tried it all kinds of ways. it just
    repeats the c:/users/computer_. When searching, the only ipconfig.txt file is in the image backup I made and sent to my external hard drive. I used Copernic to do the search. Where did Search go in Win7? BTW, I have finally gotten online with both computers. Yes, I'm using the WiFi Ranger you linked to. It has worked well most of the time. We're having a big electrical storm, if that makes any difference.

    Thanks
    Art
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    How to open a Command Prompt window in Windows 7:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...nd-prompt.html


    How to search for files in WIndows 7:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...file-or-folder

    Copernic will search for the file also. However, it likely wasn't created.


    Yes, an electrical storm can play havoc with radio signals.

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    Between a lunar eclipse and a big storm, it's a wonder anything works. Where did the Search box at the bottom of my Start button go? I never noticed it wasn't there.
    Art
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    Aha, I hadn't installed the search box, is where it went
    Art
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