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The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

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    The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?



    "Limited" connectivity, though signal strength excellent for wireless internet.
    Tried resetting network adapter.
    Tried updating driver software in Device Manager: immediately computer claimed drivers are all fully up to date (how could it know this if it isn't online?). NB - no red or yellow marks next to the network adapter in Device Manager. Is Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adaptor. Windows Vista Home Premium x64.
    Tried ipconfig/release:
    the requested operation requires elevation
    Tried Ipconfig/renew:\
    An error occurred unable to contact DHCP server. Request timed out. no operatino can be performed on Local area connection while it has its media disconnected.
    Trying full virus scan.



    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CarolComputer
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-0F-8D-55
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8dbc:90f9:74e9:38de%11(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.56.222(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201335630
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-10-E8-18-01-00-1D-72-D6-D8-DA
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8071 based Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-D6-D8-DA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{BCCFC428-626C-4A47-A3BD-8EF220E6DFD4}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{D8972D25-9923-4F87-BC8C-8439CB334109}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    First thing you should try is removing the security settings from your router, then try to connect.

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    Hmm... I think my landlord actually has the router - that's why I'm on wireless and can't connect the cable. He definitely wouldn't know anything about how to change the security settings on the router - he told me to check that my computer was plugged in when I told him I couldn't connect. Is there anything else I can try?

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    Oh... Hmmmm Its much harder to diagnos this way.

    Is there any "unsecure" networks, or a friends network you can try to connect to?

    What I'm trying to do is see if your computer has the issue, or the router. So Connecting to any other network will hel.

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    Oh, I don't think it's the router, because I'm doing this on my netbook and it's connecting to the internet fine (it's on XP, not Vista, btw.)

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    I've also tried the following fixes from other forums, and reran the ipconfig commands above as an administrator:
    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

    click on Start, now type cmd, and right click on it (Command Prompt), select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.
    To Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: TYPE: netsh winsock reset catalog
    Hit ENTER
    Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
    Hit ENTER
    Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
    HIT ENTER
    REBOOT COMPUTER.

    make sure that hte device is not being automatically turned off when the computer not in use - Device Manager --> your wireless USB adapter --> properties --> Power Management --> uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"


    The standard fixes are:

    1. In Device Manager, Properties, [select wireless NIC], Properties, Power
    Management, uncheck "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power."

    2. a) type regedit and press enter

    b) path:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\

    c) registry option: DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, double click on it, in
    the value data box change the 1 to a 0

    3. In Network & Sharing, select Manage Wireless Connections. Select your
    wireless network and right click. Select properties. Uncheck Connect to a
    more preferred network if available.

    4. In Network & Sharing, select Manage Network Connections. Select the
    Wireless Network Connection. Right click and select Properties. Uncheck
    Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6). Uncheck QOS Packet Scheduler.
    Click OK.

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    NB - I can ping myself but not an external address (could not find host).

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    So I went to a cafe and found that the laptop which is having problems will connect to an unsecured wireless network there. I can connect to the wireless network at home with my netbook but not the laptop. Can an?yone suggest what I could do? Should I get the landlord to switch off and then on the (router, is it?) Or is there more I can do

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    Wow, some how missed all your replies, sorry bout that.

    What I would do now that you know everything works, just not together, is to "Forget" and "Reconnect" the connection.

    Go to: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections

    there you should be able to disconnect and forget the connection. Then try reconnecting.

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    Re: The same old old story, internet woes... would someone please advise?

    Thanks for the help! That has worked - also I got my landlord to unplug the router for a few seconds, just for good measure.

    Cheers!

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