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Vista "Local only" connection problem

  1. #1


    nick.n Guest

    Vista "Local only" connection problem

    I have been running Vista on my laptop with no problems since March
    until this morning. Suddenly I was presented with "Unidentified
    network" and "Local only". I have tried a myriad of suggestions found
    in posts on the net but nothing has helped thus far.

    My router is a Netgear DG834G and the laptop running vista has an
    Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter.

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    Many thanks
    Nick


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  2. #2


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem

    Have you tried Microsoft update? Or these links may help,

    Windows Vista Update and downloadPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 6:03 pm Post
    subject: Windows Vista Update and download, Reply with quote. Microsoft just
    release a new update 941649 on 10/25/07. ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=859

    Vista issuesthe Vista laptop has limited connectivity to "Unidentified
    network". ... The Vista Unidentified Network or Limited Connectivity could
    be hardware, ...
    www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistanetissues.htm



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    <nick.n@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1194398953.785948.263260@xxxxxx

    >I have been running Vista on my laptop with no problems since March
    > until this morning. Suddenly I was presented with "Unidentified
    > network" and "Local only". I have tried a myriad of suggestions found
    > in posts on the net but nothing has helped thus far.
    >
    > My router is a Netgear DG834G and the laptop running vista has an
    > Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter.
    >
    > Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
    >
    > Many thanks
    > Nick
    >

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  3. #3


    Daniel Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem

    Mine is having the same problem as of this morning to and my tech department
    at work advised the in windows XP that there is something called winsock that
    needs to be cleared out. But so far everyone that i have talked to does not
    know how to clear it out in Vista yet i am searching for a way to do it and
    if i find out what to do i will post it or if you find out please post it on
    here i would appreciate it. I hope this helps you as a start in your search
    for answers.

    "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Have you tried Microsoft update? Or these links may help,
    >
    > Windows Vista Update and downloadPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 6:03 pm Post
    > subject: Windows Vista Update and download, Reply with quote. Microsoft just
    > release a new update 941649 on 10/25/07. ...
    > http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=859
    >
    > Vista issuesthe Vista laptop has limited connectivity to "Unidentified
    > network". ... The Vista Unidentified Network or Limited Connectivity could
    > be hardware, ...
    > www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistanetissues.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    > http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    > http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    >
    >
    > <nick.n@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:1194398953.785948.263260@xxxxxx

    > >I have been running Vista on my laptop with no problems since March
    > > until this morning. Suddenly I was presented with "Unidentified
    > > network" and "Local only". I have tried a myriad of suggestions found
    > > in posts on the net but nothing has helped thus far.
    > >
    > > My router is a Netgear DG834G and the laptop running vista has an
    > > Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter.
    > >
    > > Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
    > >
    > > Many thanks
    > > Nick
    > >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    nick.n Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem

    Thanks for your reply Robert L. I had read those posts before posting
    on here. I am trying to recall the exact circumstances of the failure
    yesterday morning.

    When I first powered on my laptop it booted and connected to the
    network without any problems. Now, I am not 100% sure, but I think
    Norton AV 2007 installed an update and requested a reboot after which
    all networking failed. I cannot even connect with a cable to the
    router.

    When I check the status of the wireless adapter it just has a 169
    address and no gateway, dns, etc.

    TIA

    Nick


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem

    If you receive 169 IP, that mean the computer can't receive the IP from
    DHCP. Try to assign static IP. Or disable IPv6 completely. This how to may
    help,

    How to disable IPv6 and Tunnel on Vista
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...pic.php?t=2102

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    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


    <nick.n@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1194426869.052042.278260@xxxxxx

    > Thanks for your reply Robert L. I had read those posts before posting
    > on here. I am trying to recall the exact circumstances of the failure
    > yesterday morning.
    >
    > When I first powered on my laptop it booted and connected to the
    > network without any problems. Now, I am not 100% sure, but I think
    > Norton AV 2007 installed an update and requested a reboot after which
    > all networking failed. I cannot even connect with a cable to the
    > router.
    >
    > When I check the status of the wireless adapter it just has a 169
    > address and no gateway, dns, etc.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Nick
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    PTravel Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem


    <nick.n@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1194426869.052042.278260@xxxxxx

    > Thanks for your reply Robert L. I had read those posts before posting
    > on here. I am trying to recall the exact circumstances of the failure
    > yesterday morning.
    >
    > When I first powered on my laptop it booted and connected to the
    > network without any problems. Now, I am not 100% sure, but I think
    > Norton AV 2007 installed an update and requested a reboot after which
    > all networking failed. I cannot even connect with a cable to the
    > router.
    >
    > When I check the status of the wireless adapter it just has a 169
    > address and no gateway, dns, etc.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Nick
    First try this: in Device Manager, disable then re-enable your wireless NIC.
    Then try this: in Device Manager, uninstall the wireless NIC and then let it
    re-install automatically.

    After doing the above: Disable IPv6.

    Then, do a search on how to edit your registry to set the DHCP Broadcast
    flag to 0 for your wireless adapter.
    Finally, in Network Settings disable "connect to a more preferred network."


    >

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  7. #7


    realkool2 Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem

    i know this is old but i tried everything to fix the same for the last two
    days and nothing worked until i found this. i uninstalled norton security
    center from my acer aspire 5100 laptop. now i am back on the net. during the
    uninstall process internet service return. none of the other advice worked
    but this. norton has not allow windows updates on my laptop since november
    2007. vista has ran smooth since intalling in may 2007 until 2 feb 2008. it
    working now. thanks!!!!!

    "PTravel" wrote:

    >
    > <nick.n@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:1194426869.052042.278260@xxxxxx

    > > Thanks for your reply Robert L. I had read those posts before posting
    > > on here. I am trying to recall the exact circumstances of the failure
    > > yesterday morning.
    > >
    > > When I first powered on my laptop it booted and connected to the
    > > network without any problems. Now, I am not 100% sure, but I think
    > > Norton AV 2007 installed an update and requested a reboot after which
    > > all networking failed. I cannot even connect with a cable to the
    > > router.
    > >
    > > When I check the status of the wireless adapter it just has a 169
    > > address and no gateway, dns, etc.
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Nick
    >
    > First try this: in Device Manager, disable then re-enable your wireless NIC.
    > Then try this: in Device Manager, uninstall the wireless NIC and then let it
    > re-install automatically.
    >
    > After doing the above: Disable IPv6.
    >
    > Then, do a search on how to edit your registry to set the DHCP Broadcast
    > flag to 0 for your wireless adapter.
    > Finally, in Network Settings disable "connect to a more preferred network."
    >
    >

    > >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem

    Thank you for the feedback.

    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


    "realkool2" <realkool2@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BBA3459A-5870-40F8-9A48-4AF11AB7D9D4@xxxxxx

    >i know this is old but i tried everything to fix the same for the last two
    > days and nothing worked until i found this. i uninstalled norton security
    > center from my acer aspire 5100 laptop. now i am back on the net. during
    > the
    > uninstall process internet service return. none of the other advice worked
    > but this. norton has not allow windows updates on my laptop since november
    > 2007. vista has ran smooth since intalling in may 2007 until 2 feb 2008.
    > it
    > working now. thanks!!!!!
    >
    > "PTravel" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> <nick.n@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:1194426869.052042.278260@xxxxxx

    >> > Thanks for your reply Robert L. I had read those posts before posting
    >> > on here. I am trying to recall the exact circumstances of the failure
    >> > yesterday morning.
    >> >
    >> > When I first powered on my laptop it booted and connected to the
    >> > network without any problems. Now, I am not 100% sure, but I think
    >> > Norton AV 2007 installed an update and requested a reboot after which
    >> > all networking failed. I cannot even connect with a cable to the
    >> > router.
    >> >
    >> > When I check the status of the wireless adapter it just has a 169
    >> > address and no gateway, dns, etc.
    >> >
    >> > TIA
    >> >
    >> > Nick
    >>
    >> First try this: in Device Manager, disable then re-enable your wireless
    >> NIC.
    >> Then try this: in Device Manager, uninstall the wireless NIC and then let
    >> it
    >> re-install automatically.
    >>
    >> After doing the above: Disable IPv6.
    >>
    >> Then, do a search on how to edit your registry to set the DHCP Broadcast
    >> flag to 0 for your wireless adapter.
    >> Finally, in Network Settings disable "connect to a more preferred
    >> network."
    >>
    >>

    >> >
    >>
    >>

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  9. #9


    dbcarolina Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem

    I have been having a similar problem..but my toshiba satellite with Vista
    works with the wireless connections for a local and internet access, but then
    if the laptop goes into sleep or hibernate mode if I am not typing on it for
    a length of time, then the wireless connection turns into a local only
    connection and I have to restart the computer for it to reconnect to local
    AND INTERNET (I have tried diagnose & repair, and disconnecting and
    reconnecting but that doesn't work). This restarting is such a waste of
    time, hopefully you can help me...
    thanks

    "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Thank you for the feedback.
    >
    > --
    > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    > http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    > http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    >
    >
    > "realkool2" <realkool2@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:BBA3459A-5870-40F8-9A48-4AF11AB7D9D4@xxxxxx

    > >i know this is old but i tried everything to fix the same for the last two
    > > days and nothing worked until i found this. i uninstalled norton security
    > > center from my acer aspire 5100 laptop. now i am back on the net. during
    > > the
    > > uninstall process internet service return. none of the other advice worked
    > > but this. norton has not allow windows updates on my laptop since november
    > > 2007. vista has ran smooth since intalling in may 2007 until 2 feb 2008.
    > > it
    > > working now. thanks!!!!!
    > >
    > > "PTravel" wrote:
    > >

    > >>
    > >> <nick.n@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:1194426869.052042.278260@xxxxxx
    > >> > Thanks for your reply Robert L. I had read those posts before posting
    > >> > on here. I am trying to recall the exact circumstances of the failure
    > >> > yesterday morning.
    > >> >
    > >> > When I first powered on my laptop it booted and connected to the
    > >> > network without any problems. Now, I am not 100% sure, but I think
    > >> > Norton AV 2007 installed an update and requested a reboot after which
    > >> > all networking failed. I cannot even connect with a cable to the
    > >> > router.
    > >> >
    > >> > When I check the status of the wireless adapter it just has a 169
    > >> > address and no gateway, dns, etc.
    > >> >
    > >> > TIA
    > >> >
    > >> > Nick
    > >>
    > >> First try this: in Device Manager, disable then re-enable your wireless
    > >> NIC.
    > >> Then try this: in Device Manager, uninstall the wireless NIC and then let
    > >> it
    > >> re-install automatically.
    > >>
    > >> After doing the above: Disable IPv6.
    > >>
    > >> Then, do a search on how to edit your registry to set the DHCP Broadcast
    > >> flag to 0 for your wireless adapter.
    > >> Finally, in Network Settings disable "connect to a more preferred
    > >> network."
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >

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  10. #10


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Vista "Local only" connection problem

    The NIC driver or router firmware may need to upgrade. To confirm it, please
    post the result of ipconfig /all after it is local only.

    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


    "dbcarolina" <dbcarolina@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E9C2A585-C5D0-4F15-9BFF-B95B48863A83@xxxxxx

    >I have been having a similar problem..but my toshiba satellite with Vista
    > works with the wireless connections for a local and internet access, but
    > then
    > if the laptop goes into sleep or hibernate mode if I am not typing on it
    > for
    > a length of time, then the wireless connection turns into a local only
    > connection and I have to restart the computer for it to reconnect to local
    > AND INTERNET (I have tried diagnose & repair, and disconnecting and
    > reconnecting but that doesn't work). This restarting is such a waste of
    > time, hopefully you can help me...
    > thanks
    >
    > "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
    >

    >> Thank you for the feedback.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    >> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    >> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    >> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    >> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "realkool2" <realkool2@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:BBA3459A-5870-40F8-9A48-4AF11AB7D9D4@xxxxxx

    >> >i know this is old but i tried everything to fix the same for the last
    >> >two
    >> > days and nothing worked until i found this. i uninstalled norton
    >> > security
    >> > center from my acer aspire 5100 laptop. now i am back on the net.
    >> > during
    >> > the
    >> > uninstall process internet service return. none of the other advice
    >> > worked
    >> > but this. norton has not allow windows updates on my laptop since
    >> > november
    >> > 2007. vista has ran smooth since intalling in may 2007 until 2 feb
    >> > 2008.
    >> > it
    >> > working now. thanks!!!!!
    >> >
    >> > "PTravel" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> <nick.n@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:1194426869.052042.278260@xxxxxx
    >> >> > Thanks for your reply Robert L. I had read those posts before
    >> >> > posting
    >> >> > on here. I am trying to recall the exact circumstances of the
    >> >> > failure
    >> >> > yesterday morning.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > When I first powered on my laptop it booted and connected to the
    >> >> > network without any problems. Now, I am not 100% sure, but I think
    >> >> > Norton AV 2007 installed an update and requested a reboot after
    >> >> > which
    >> >> > all networking failed. I cannot even connect with a cable to the
    >> >> > router.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > When I check the status of the wireless adapter it just has a 169
    >> >> > address and no gateway, dns, etc.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > TIA
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Nick
    >> >>
    >> >> First try this: in Device Manager, disable then re-enable your
    >> >> wireless
    >> >> NIC.
    >> >> Then try this: in Device Manager, uninstall the wireless NIC and then
    >> >> let
    >> >> it
    >> >> re-install automatically.
    >> >>
    >> >> After doing the above: Disable IPv6.
    >> >>
    >> >> Then, do a search on how to edit your registry to set the DHCP
    >> >> Broadcast
    >> >> flag to 0 for your wireless adapter.
    >> >> Finally, in Network Settings disable "connect to a more preferred
    >> >> network."
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>

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