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Can't connect wirelessly!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TheetuGP14, Aug 22, 2009.

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  1. TheetuGP14

    TheetuGP14 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Last year I was having problems getting connected to one of my desktop pc's. 'John Will' offered this advice-

    'Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

    Please respond to all the following steps.

    Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
    Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
    Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?

    Let's see this as well.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.'

    Sorry for the huge delay but I have now followed this information.

    Under Network adapters, these came up-

    '1394 Net Adapter'
    '802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card'
    'MAC Bridge Miniport'
    'Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC'

    There were no devices with a 'X' or '?' '!' displayed.

    When I did the CMD followed by 'IPCONFIG /ALL' this came up-

    Host name-
    Primary Dns Suffix- (nothing was there)
    Node Type- Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled- No
    WINS Proxy Enabled- No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State- Media disconnected
    Description- Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
    Physical Address- 00-40-CA-34-CC-E5

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Netwok Connection 4-

    Media state- Media disconnected
    Description- 802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card
    Physical Address- 00-15-af-50-94-67



    I would greatly appreciate your help and suggestions and this problem has been going on for such a long time!

    Thank you for your help

    TheetuGP14
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

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    Can you successfully connect by ethernet?

    Disable encryption and MAC Address filtering on the router and try to connect that way. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect

    If unsuccessful what exactly happens when you try to connect? Also please (attempt to) connect by both ethernet and wireless and show ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
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