Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12230 Members
65 Forums
72763 Topics
980715 Posts
54 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
90 registered (11kendo, 16 invisible), 1783 Guests and 217 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Doris is on her way 1419
USB to wall socket 525
Internet Explorer Not Working 456
Is This ART ? 449
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 398
Chef's knife. 395
Wirral Bus Review 298
roofers 290
Aerial engineer 267
Tranmere Rovers 201
New General Forums
Photographic Competition
by granny
16 minutes 0 seconds ago
Story
by venice
Yesterday at 12:10 AM
Nigel Farage speaks at the CPAC.
by snowhite
24th Feb 2017 6:28pm
Is This ART ?
by granny
23rd Feb 2017 9:56am
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Photographic Competition
by granny
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by granny
11:44 AM
Samsung NC10 Notebook PC
by gerrymoore
10:12 AM
USB to wall socket
by casper
09:40 AM
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by saltytom
07:10 AM
Brother printer
by saltytom
07:07 AM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
01:23 AM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
09:15 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by _Steve_
05:52 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#631178 - 30th Nov 2011 4:30pm help me help my dad
rocks Offline

Wiki Guide

Registered: 2nd Apr 2011
Posts: 6637
Loc: 3/4 of the way there....
hi guys you may be able to help but with me not being a tech person i dont talk the lingo but here goes...my dad has broadband at home and other laptops work fine but even tho his connects it wont connect to the net and says it cant find DNS server but when i click to find help for the problem microsoft say there is no problem, iv tried with IE and google crome, iv brought it to mine to use the dongle and still it wont connect do you think its an easy/cheap thing to fix?
_________________________

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Superior Heating by Stephen Foster (Dodie) * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#631188 - 30th Nov 2011 5:00pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5349
Loc: Birkenhead
being a simpleton, when it happened to me I just reloaded the BT Totalbroadband cd and it fixed it. Best I can do I'm afraid. Good luck.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#631189 - 30th Nov 2011 5:01pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
bitch Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 15th Jun 2010
Posts: 127
Loc: wirral
Hi if its wireless your connecting to threw a router check your wireless is switched on
_________________________
I suggest u go take them!

Top
#631199 - 30th Nov 2011 5:31pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
j_demo Online   Know_it_all
Forum Addict

Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1858
Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
yeh it needs to be connected to the modem. stupid question, is his laptop wireless enabled?

if so the best way to fix it is if someone came round and just did it... i did it for my dad, it could be one of a million fiddly things but unless someone like me or someone who knows what they're doing gets hold of it, we can't say what'll 100% fix it, just we need to mess about and sort it by "trial and error" but not so much random as the saying suggests.

Top
#631210 - 30th Nov 2011 5:40pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
DJ_Karl_David Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 4th May 2009
Posts: 1151
Loc: Birkenhead
Hi

I rub a mobile pc/laptop repair service if you need any help pm me and i could take a look. No fix No Fee.

Top
#631211 - 30th Nov 2011 5:41pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
rocks Offline

Wiki Guide

Registered: 2nd Apr 2011
Posts: 6637
Loc: 3/4 of the way there....
thanx for replying guys it said it was connected to his 02 broadband in his house so i thought that would mean his wireless was on but i'll check tomorrow and it said it was connected to 3 on my dongle in my house and it still wouldnt connect and find the net ??
_________________________

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

Top
#631213 - 30th Nov 2011 5:45pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
FiremanFil Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 17th Sep 2011
Posts: 574
Loc: Wirral
You have my sympathy. There's nowt worse than having problems with your dongle is there!! :-)
_________________________
Keepsmilingworkswonders!

Top
#631214 - 30th Nov 2011 5:46pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Well it's obviously a DNS problem, did you flush the DNS cache?

start > run > cmd > ipconfig /flushdns

Once that's done do ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew

Should fix it.
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#631224 - 30th Nov 2011 6:05pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
rocks Offline

Wiki Guide

Registered: 2nd Apr 2011
Posts: 6637
Loc: 3/4 of the way there....
ex0 would i have to do that at my dads house on his broadband to connect the two together and not via my dongle at my house?

i'll certainly TRY and do it (im laughing as i type ha)
_________________________

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

Top
#631246 - 30th Nov 2011 6:55pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Doesn't matter where you try it, all it does is force the computer to recheck the DNS.
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#631247 - 30th Nov 2011 6:55pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Follow the steps above in that order, should be fine.
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#631250 - 30th Nov 2011 6:58pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
rocks Offline

Wiki Guide

Registered: 2nd Apr 2011
Posts: 6637
Loc: 3/4 of the way there....
thanx i'll give it a go tomoz and post up what happens
_________________________

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

Top
#631252 - 30th Nov 2011 7:01pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: rocks
thanx for replying guys it said it was connected to his 02 broadband in his house so i thought that would mean his wireless was on but i'll check tomorrow and it said it was connected to 3 on my dongle in my house and it still wouldnt connect and find the net ??


It can still show connected if the Network key was changed at the router.

Ok re-read the first post.

It could be a firewall setting, as some Fire wall software actually will block an application if you don't give an accept or reject with in 50 seconds (web root). He could have also installed a second Firewall software so there fighting each other and no one will win and no connection. Look in the add removed programs if there isnt a icon on the desk top with something obvious.

Flushing the DNS as Ex0 recommends isnt going to hurt.
It will flush the DNS on your dads laptop only.

Final point is that a Reboot after all the changes can help things settle down.

Please list the Operating system and any extra internet security programs.

If its a Dongle, just try plugging it into a different USB on the laptop that could re-install the drivers and you may just catch that firewall prompt.

Hope that may help.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#633775 - 6th Dec 2011 10:53pm Re: help me help my dad [Re: rocks]
Digital_twiddler Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 19th Apr 2011
Posts: 23
Loc: Bebington
Check DHCP is on and Obtain 'IP Address' and 'DNS' are set on automatic in network settings...

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Photographic Competition
by granny
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by futurepast
06:32 PM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 10:08pm
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 5:58pm
USB to wall socket
by venice
26th Feb 2017 1:04pm
For Sale & Free
Aluminium Ladders
by jaymc
05:07 PM
Blaupunkt 32" tv
by jaylow
25th Feb 2017 3:04pm
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
24th Feb 2017 7:47am
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
23rd Feb 2017 9:25pm
Brother printer
by saltytom
23rd Feb 2017 11:02am
Featured Member
Registered: 23rd Apr 2010
Posts: 543
Newest Members
chaptronix, chrisjon, Mike_White, HELENmichelle, catchthepigeon_
12230 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by futurepast
06:32 PM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 10:08pm
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
25th Feb 2017 1:31pm
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
News : New Topics
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
24th Feb 2017 11:42am
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
23rd Feb 2017 2:03pm
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
New Enthusiast Forums
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 5:58pm
USB to wall socket
by venice
26th Feb 2017 1:04pm
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
25th Feb 2017 9:17pm
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
22nd Feb 2017 3:07pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con 130
Photographic Competition 0
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:00am
Sunset Tue 5:48pm
Local Time Tue 4:54pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .