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25-Feb-2009, 11:17 PM #1
Lightbulb Solved: Wireless Network Times Out
Wireless Router: Linksys WRT54G2
Encryption: WEP

I had just got my HDMI cables and new monitor for my PS3 and hooked everything up. Everything was working fine: I could go online on my PC, and then change the monitor input and be online on my PS3.

In the morning, however, I could not connect to the wireless network with my PC or PS3. In Windows it just times out on the first step. Testing the internet connection in the PS3 fails on the first step as well. My landlord (who owns the router) said that he could not get on the internet either.

After uninstalling and reinstalling my wireless adapter (D-Link DWA-552) in my PC, all the saved network settings were gone, and instead of just timing out when trying to connect to the network, it then gave an error message after a few seconds. The message was something like "Windows cannot connect to the wireless network." After entering the setting and key for the network, it went back to just timing out trying to connect.


Any ideas would be appreciated.
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26-Feb-2009, 09:50 AM #2
If nobody has internet access perhaps the ISP is down or there is a problem somewhere before (towards the ISP) the router. Has anybody checked for this yet?

If also nobody can connect to the router the router is probably sick or dead. Reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.
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26-Feb-2009, 01:49 PM #3
I just asked my landlord about it and it seems that he and the other tenant both have the internet back and are experiencing no problems. It seems only my PC and PS3 are still affected.

I thought it might be interference between the two, so I unplugged and removed the PS3 from the room. Still nothing. I've done a system restore to the day before the problems started with no luck.



Error messages:
[when trying to connect to the network] Please wait while Windows connects to the 'Agnes' network.
Waiting for the network...

[when trying to access the router in a browser] Connection Interrupted. The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading. The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

ipconfig /all results:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

E:\Documents and Settings\G Man>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : blackmesahive
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-58-47-79-3E

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Adapter:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link DWA-552 XtremeN Desktop Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-5B-55-1A-56

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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26-Feb-2009, 08:29 PM #4
Try these ...

Start - Run - ipv6 uninstall - OK

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
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26-Feb-2009, 10:34 PM #5
I have it working now after my landlord gave up and created a new network from scratch.

This was after calling Sony (which just got me to do a PS3 system restore), Linksys (which wanted the router serial number), and Shaw who knew it wasn't their fault but offered suggestions anyway. Shaw was the most helpful.

(I tried those netsh run commands before and they didn't work).
Thanks for your efforts, though.
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