WiFi AP - limited connectivity message

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My daughter is (will be) in the hospital for several days and the
hospital haas an AP with SSID = visitor. When I tried to connect to it,
it took a while to get an IP, which it finally got (connection is very
strong, but the start menu bar shows a wifi connection with a yellow
triangle/exclamation mark).  I cannot get to web with IE or FF.
Evidently, I am not getting their DNS server. How can I get through
this problem? Thanks.


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BTW, the AP is open/un-secure, does not ask for WEP/WAP.


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Got to ask the obvious, have you asked if this *should* work?

It could be possible that they haven't finished the deployment or that
there is an upstream problem.  Just because you've got an association
and an IP address doesn't mean there's necessarily a connection to
anything else!

David.

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I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


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No, that would be 169.254.y.z.

Again, have you made enquiries as to whether this is a true visitor
network that you should be able to connect through?

It could be a rogue hotspot for all you know otherwise.

David.

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I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


Re: WiFi AP - limited connectivity message


I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


Re: WiFi AP - limited connectivity message


I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


Re: WiFi AP - limited connectivity message


I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


Re: WiFi AP - limited connectivity message


I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


Re: WiFi AP - limited connectivity message


I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


Re: WiFi AP - limited connectivity message


I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


Re: WiFi AP - limited connectivity message


I am getting IP = 194.254.74.8 and if past posts on this problem still
hold, this could a bogus IP when the network failed to supply me a good
IP via DHCP.


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cmdrdata wrote:

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OK, 9 repeats of the same message is more than enough...
--
derek

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Derek, sorrry for the multiple post. I swear it wasn't me. When I
refresh after that post, I noticed that too and deleted all but one. I
don't know what happen to that posting. Sorry (nine times!).


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cmdrdata wrote:
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Ask nursing staff to give you the telephone number of the IT staff.
They will answer all your questions.  ...if they can be found.
Normally, one goes to the floor with their offices and follow the trail
of Cheetos crumbs to the locked closet where they play Everquest while
eating Cheetos and drinking Mountain Dew.  You might get lucky.

Q



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You didn't actually get an IP -- that's what the yellow triangle/exclamation
mark means.

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