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Internet Problems in Poland, need help connecting.


popems 3 | 15  
18 Aug 2009 /  #1
Hello Everyone,
I've got a problem and need some help. I have recently moved to Poland and I am trying to hook my laptop up to the internet, but I am having some difficulty. I am running Windows Vista, and the network and sharing center indicates that I am connected to the network but for local access only. Are there some different protocols or drivers that I need? Has anyone run into this before. I am think about buying a wireless router. Would this help me or just make things worse?

Thanks everyone.
tomekcatkins 8 | 130  
18 Aug 2009 /  #2
Sometimes it helps to assign a static ip-address to your laptop.
google.nl/search?hl=nl&q=windows+vista+assign+static+ip-address&btnG=Google+zoeken&meta=&aq=f&oq=
Vincent 9 | 852   Moderator
18 Aug 2009 /  #3
network but for local access only.

When you open your, "Open Network Connections. " Does it say "Local Area Connection"?
Do you have problems opening websites?
OP popems 3 | 15  
18 Aug 2009 /  #4
I am unable to open websites or connect on a program like skype. The other computer that is at the residence is working fine, but I have to use mine for work.
Vincent 9 | 852   Moderator
18 Aug 2009 /  #5
My first thoughts are that you will need a router to share the same internet connection on two or more pc's. With my cable modem provider, each network card in a pc needs to be registered with them to work separately. Having a router connected would help your problem, as it basically, sees all network cards as one.
mephias 11 | 304  
18 Aug 2009 /  #6
Try start-> run -> cmd
in dos screen type command <ipconfig /renew>

If this don't work soft reset the modem and run same command again.

But you want to use connection at the same time Router is best solution. You can buy a very cheap one from saturn.
milmber - | 9  
18 Aug 2009 /  #7
Hi,
Try the following. First off you'd want to check if you have a connectivity problem. As some other readers have suggested, click on "Start->Run" and enter "Cmd".

1. In the DOS terminal that is presented type "ipconfig". You should have a IP and a gateway assigned. An example is shown below:

IPConfig Example

The gateway will usually be of the form "192.168.1.1" or "10.0.0.1" or "10.0.1.1". Try to ping the gateway by typing "ping 192.168.1.1" or "ping 10.0.0.1" (depending on the gateway address that was displayed).

If this step does not work, there is a problem with your computer's network connectivity.

2. Next (if things went well in step 1), you want to check your actual internet connectivity. Try typing "ping 195.112.4.7". This should provide output similar to that below:

ping 195.112.4.7
PING 195.112.4.7 (195.112.4.7): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 195.112.4.7: icmp_seq=0 ttl=50 time=124.770 ms
64 bytes from 195.112.4.7: icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=125.017 ms

This output would indicate that you are connected to the internet but you probably have a firewall or DNS issue. If this does not the output you receive, it means that there is a problem with your connection to the internet. You fault lies either with your router or gateway or provider.

3. Next (if things went well in step 2) try "ping news.bbc.co.uk". "news.bbc.co.uk" will now be resolved to a IP address by your DNS server. If all works well, you should see the following:

ping news.bbc.co.uk
PING newswww.bbc.net.uk (212.58.226.73): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 212.58.226.73: icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=158.019 ms
64 bytes from 212.58.226.73: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=147.142 ms

4. If none of the steps above have worked for you, you probably need someone with some basic networking knowledge to help you out in person.

Hope it helps and good luck.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
18 Aug 2009 /  #8
Is the problem something to do with 'network key'

I've just had a 'key' problem and the above seems similar.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254  
18 Aug 2009 /  #9
Aha, no, I know what the problem (probably) is.

My cable company (INEA) makes you pay for each connection seperately - you get one connection 'free' with the internet, and every subsequent connection costs 5zl on top of the rental. They're tied to the MAC address of the network adapter, so it's per computer as opposed to per network port.

The symptoms described are exactly the same - you can connect, but nothing works and it's a local connection only.
Vincent 9 | 852   Moderator
18 Aug 2009 /  #10
But surely a router would solve this problem.;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
19 Aug 2009 /  #11
Are you sure your computer is plugged in?.
Myszolow 3 | 157  
19 Aug 2009 /  #12
But surely a router would solve this problem.;)

One would have thought so. :)
OP popems 3 | 15  
19 Aug 2009 /  #13
I am going to pick up a router now, I'll let you all know if this solves my problems. Thanks for all the advice.

Ok I have picked up the router, and my roommate is using INEA. Has anyone ever set up a linksys wrt54gl router to use an INEA connection before? I have done it a couple times back in the states, but never overseas. Is there anything different or anything I should be aware or cautious of? Thanks again.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254  
19 Aug 2009 /  #14
Ok I have picked up the router, and my roommate is using INEA. Has anyone ever set up a linksys wrt54gl router to use an INEA connection before?

Aha, that definitely explains why the internet wasn't working!

inea.pl/strony/1/i/194.php

Everything you need to know is on there - but I can't help because we just use an ethernet switch with INEA that just passes the connection through. But it should be pretty straightforward, I guess :)
dnz 17 | 710  
19 Aug 2009 /  #15
Can you help me get mine connected in my new flat? :D
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254  
19 Aug 2009 /  #16
Of course :D

Might be worth phoning the landlord up and asking them who the cable company is there :P
Wroclaw Boy  
19 Aug 2009 /  #17
I have experienced monumental internet connection problems in Poland all through Neostrada, everytime it has been the ISP's fault, and this is after numerous phone calls, taking my PC to the repair shop and one occasion three Modems. Dont ask the me the specifics as i dont speak enough Polish to make the phone calls and source the issues i had somebody do that for me.

I have ran three computers through one modem an Edimax, but this no longer works since the last alterations to the line.
dnz 17 | 710  
19 Aug 2009 /  #18
Might be worth phoning the landlord up and asking them who the cable company is there :P

She said i can choose who i get it with, definately not going with TPSA though,
ukpolska  
19 Aug 2009 /  #19
Sounds like a network MAC number is missing, just contact the network and ask them to come out and sort it if you are not up to it yourself, seems the most logical answer really.....
michaltk  
19 Aug 2009 /  #20
Missing MAC? Do you even know what the MAC address is? LOL you can't miss a MAC, and for that matter you can't assign it either, it comes with the device;

Try 'ipconfig /all'; if your physical address (MAC address) isn't present then you network adapter is screwed, otherwise it's ISP.
ukpolska  
19 Aug 2009 /  #21
Wow! who is throwing his rattles out of his pram calm down boy...
The advice still stands in that it's better to call out your ISP than try to sort it out yourself, or you can try to listen to the turd bandit above :)
michaltk  
19 Aug 2009 /  #22
lol, who said I’m angry? It was just kinda funny when you started with the whole mac thing without any knowledge abut that… hopefully you learned something today lol plus the only numpty person here would be u mister.

Please, keep it nice.
dnz 17 | 710  
19 Aug 2009 /  #23
Computer geek fight FTW :)
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254  
19 Aug 2009 /  #24
LOL you can't miss a MAC, and for that matter you can't assign it either, it comes with the device;

Actually, he's right. INEA need you to set the MAC address with them for each unique port/IP address, so yes, it does need to be assigned.
OP popems 3 | 15  
20 Aug 2009 /  #25
Ok the linksys router has a MAC address cloning capability. Hypothetically speaking, one could set this clone address to the original provided to the company. Hypothetically speaking this would allow one to use a router to provide access to multiple computers. But this is all just hypothetical, of course.
mw78 3 | 29  
20 Aug 2009 /  #26
Hi, I just had a man from inea come to my place to sign papers for internet and tv etc..

He said as mentioned above we could pay 5zl to connect more than one computer to the internet.

He also said you can either pay this 5zl or buy a router, which is what I plan on doing.

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