Over coming Internet connection Problems

Posted: March 20, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Have you ever come across a problem using your home / friends network, where you would normally just connect and of you go???

For example: you take your laptop or mobile phone home or to your friends house and try and connect as usual to the network. usually there are other systems on the network, like a PS3, wii or another. Well an average user would check to see if there was a problem with the network security key and run a windows / linux diagnostics check if this problem arises, but what the average user should be aware of is the IP Routing (RIP) method used in all connections! This is stated below, in the last blog.

RIP is the easiest way to correct this problem, and all you have to do is use the Metric Value stated in the routing.PRINT, this is done as follows:

If you are using Windows, go to the start menu and type “CMD” (with out the “ ”) and right click on cmd and select “Run as Administrator” when the window pops up type “route PRINT”. this will show all the IP Addresses (destinations), Subnetmasks, Gateway’s, Interfaces, and Metric values, like the one shown below;

===========================================================================
Interface List
23…00 1f e2 d0 d6 ff ……Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
12…00 1e 68 8d 5c c4 ……NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
  1………………………Software Loopback Interface 1
15…00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
11…00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
16…00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #3
14…00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
17…00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #4
18…00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
19…00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
20…00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #5
===========================================================================

IPv4 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:

Network Destination Netmask  Gateway Interface  Metric
127.0.0.0   255.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
169.254.0.0  255.255.0.0 On-link 169.254.149.192 281
169.254.149.192 255.255.255.255 On-link 169.254.149.192 281
169.254.255.255  255.255.255.255 On-link 169.254.149.192 281
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 169.254.149.192 281
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 169.254.149.192 281

===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
  None

IPv6 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
If Metric Network Destination      Gateway
  1    306 ::1/128                  On-link
  1    306 ff00::/8                 On-link
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
  None

 

Now you will be able to see the persistent route through the network to your computer, mine is highlighted in yellow to show you an example of this, (mine has another route which you should ignore because i am host a web server through the local host 127.0.0.1). Look at the far right hand side column and you will see that Metric is consistent in all of them, which is …… yes 281.

Now take this value and place it in the network connection properties’ metric section, this is located;

Right click the network connections at right hand side of the task bar at the bottom of the screen,  then click the connection in question and then once the window opens select “properties” then select by double clicking “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4) , next go to the “advanced” button at the bottom of the diaglog and click it. It will then show the Metric section at the bottom, un tick “auto Metric and input your metric code value from before to the input filed, like to one shown below.

And now you will have a fully working internet connection! 🙂 this will only take a few minutes to complete and once you get your head found it you will never have any problems, but if you do, just drop me a line.

Happy Hunting

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