Okay, I need your help now when I've been trying to solve this network issue, that so many people seem to have. It's the Internet, LAN and wireless. Problem is that after a time period X they just all want to go to "local only mode". Just to mention, I have three Vista laptops, which all are doing the same thing, and my only XP laptop works just fine. So it's pretty much narrowed down to Vista laptops...No matter what Microsoft wants to say.
So what happens? -> I have a private network (wireless is encrypted with WPA/PSK and the password is correct...), it connects allright and the mode is "Local and Internet". After some time, it can be two minutes or one hour, it just suddenly goes to "local only mode" and stays that way.
What I've done so far:
- Tried various ADSL modems and Wireless routers -> all gives the same result
- Disabled IPv6
- Laptops came with Norton 60 day trial, which seemed to occure problems for someone. I unistalled it with Norton removal tool with no help.
- A couple of different firewalls, no help. Now using Comodo and it's not the reason
- Changed my LAN adapter speed to 100Mb fixed and half duplex
- Tried different Wireless channels
- Added a DisabledComponents DWORD with value 0*ff to registry, which should really disable the ipv6 -> didn't help
- Yes, I get an IP from the router
- Yes, I've upgraded all my wireless routers and ADSL routers firmwares
- Yes, my wireless and LAN cards are abled and working
- No, my Wireless card is not going to power save mode
- No, the windows "network repair tool" can't solve it out
- Intel Wifi 5100 newest drivers
Now two things are fixing this, but not permanently, I have to run one of these manually every time I connect to network:
- For some reason when I type to command prompt "Route print" it shows there 0.0.0.0 on the first row. If I now type "Route delete 0.0.0.0" and renew my IP address it starts working, and it will stay "local and internet" for a week if I don't reboot my computer.
edit: Sorry, my bad, just as I said this it did the local only -trick after the operation described above.
- I found this one from some forum, which also works, but not permanently: If I type "netsh interface ipv4 set address name="Wireless Network Connection" to my command prompt and renew IP address it also fixes the problem until the first reboot.
One thing I found when "googling" around for a couple of evenings, that there's a huge amount of people having this same problem and not a single "works for all" solution. Unbelievable. The most annoying problem ever. It's annoying because you can use your browser etc. but still it keeps cutting your internet connection. If you surf for some time, it cuts you of for some time. It's so random.
So I'm asking what is the permanent solution for this problem?