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12-Feb-2010, 08:08 AM #1
Limited Connectivity - Unable to identify wireless network
Hi there!

Over the past couple of weeks my Windows Vista 32bit partition has randomly stopped being able to recognise and connect to my wireless network. After searching through other threads I saw that most answers required a copy of the results from an ipconfig /all dos command, so here's the results of that:


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GregsImac
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-52-D4-75-DA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8058 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-63-BD-48-35
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-52-7F-99-3B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c853:d515:83e4:96d3%8(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.150.211(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 134225490
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{66AF97FB-8946-4538-BF2F-F8EE33B5E
277}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.150.211%15(Preferred)

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{FE9E3848-783C-465A-8D26-2BF807A40
1B4}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{59FD8E12-2D55-4652-B2FC-B16DEAF39
A4F}
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

Thanks in advance!
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12-Feb-2010, 08:25 AM #2
Make and model of PC
make and model of router/modem

it may be a firewall blocking - can you switch the firewall off

Does the PC work if connected to the router by cable
Do you have other PCs working on wireless ?

Is the wireless secruity enabled - if so log into the router and take the secruity off - see if that works -

Download, copy to the none working PC and install
http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php

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12-Feb-2010, 08:54 AM #3
I'm running a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz iMac with a Vista 32bit partition.

My wireless router is a Netgear ADSL2

I'm running the internet fine on my the Mac side of my machine and my four other housemates are all connected up fine on their PCs. It was running fine on the windows side of my computer since October and it has only recently stopped working.

I've turned Windows Firewall off and changed the security settings; turning off protection mode, moving the slider down etc. I'm not sure about the router security itself. I'll ask my housemate who set it up.

I'll give that program a go and get back to you.

Thanks!
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12-Feb-2010, 09:40 AM #4
Here's the screenshot.

Strangely, when I rebooted onto my Windows partition, the computer could identify and connect to the wireless network but I still could not load any web pages.
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12-Feb-2010, 10:35 AM #5
Can you show us the rest of the networks that are listed? From the channels I see, I'd pick channel 11 for my router channel.
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12-Feb-2010, 02:52 PM #6
you may also want to remove the wireless profiles and then reconnect and re-enter the password for the wireless

Wireless Profiles
- Vista:

- delete the wireless profiles
Start
control Panel
classic view
network and sharing center
manage wireless networks

Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to
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- XP
- delete the preferred networks
start
control panel
network connections
right click on the wireless connection listed
wireless networks tab
in the preferred network list
click on each one and - remove button

you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to
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