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Can't connect to internet via wifi

Discussion in 'Networking' started by stubbsy, Jul 22, 2012.

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  1. stubbsy

    stubbsy Thread Starter

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    Hi, I can only get local only on my desktop at the moment, I have been browsing forums trying to fix it for the last few hours and can't seem to get anywhere. I am running Windows Vista Home Basic. I have disabled IPv6, tried setting static IP etc but so far not getting any results. The adapter is an abit AirPace. The connection works with an ethernet cable.

    If anyone can gie me any help please let me know,

    The relevant results of ipconfig are here (primary test with DHCP and secondary without);

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : abit AirPace Wi-Fi Wireless Network Adapt
    er
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-1A-C9-DE
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 22 July 2012 21:36:44
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 22 July 2012 22:36:44
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Networking
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-54-C2-7A-39
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes



    C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : abit AirPace Wi-Fi Wireless Network Adapt
    er
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-1A-C9-DE
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.6(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Networking
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-54-C2-7A-39
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

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    Try a dynamic connection ...

    To configure a dynamic IP address on your Windows Vista or 7 computer:

    1. Click Start.
    2. Select Network, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Manage network connections or Change adapter settings from the list of tasks.
    3. Right click the connection of interest and click Properties.
    4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and click the Properties button.
    5. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
    6. Select Obtain DNS Server address automatically.
    7. Click OK.
    8. Click Close.

    And repair as follows ...

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

    Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

    Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.

    Show another ipconfig /all if still not working.
     
  3. stubbsy

    stubbsy Thread Starter

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    Thanks will try that as soon as I get home from work and post results
     
  4. stubbsy

    stubbsy Thread Starter

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    This has uninstalled my network adapter, any ideas on where to go from here? I can't give ipconfig as can't connect to any networks...
     
  5. stubbsy

    stubbsy Thread Starter

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    np, installed the drivers from a USB. ipconfig inc.
     
  6. stubbsy

    stubbsy Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : abit AirPace Wi-Fi Wireless Network Adapt
    er
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-1A-C9-DE
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 23 July 2012 18:43:39
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 23 July 2012 19:43:38
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Networking
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-54-C2-7A-39
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
     
  7. TerryNet

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    Nothing I suggested should have uninstalled your adapter. Don't know what happened.

    The ipconfig /all looks good now; the stack repairs worked. Do you have internet access now?
     
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