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Computer does not identify home wifi network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SeeTaylorPlay, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. SeeTaylorPlay

    SeeTaylorPlay Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    I recently got my laptop fixed after it being out of commission for about a year (it turns out there was just too much dust collecting in it) and when I got home and tried to connect to my wifi network, I didn't have internet access. I received a message that said I had sucessfully connected to my network but it was only a local connection - no internet. It also shows up as "Unidentified Network." This is peculiar to me because my boyfriend's laptop is able to connect to the internet wirelessly just fine, and I am currently using the wifi on my iPhone.

    I ran the ipconfig and several ping tests in cmd and used a wifi inspector.


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : owner-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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-4C-2D-93-2A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::fd82:1593:8c1a:e73e%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.9(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:44:21 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 20, 2011 11:14:25 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285220428
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0E-F3-95-BF-00-1B-24-EC-1B-4A

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-EC-1B-4A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{3A89E2B5-73F0-467B-B9E8-5BE7A508B
    8F3}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    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

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{2A9F5C6F-6ECB-4F53-8DCB-076A3D470
    6C7}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\Meow>ping 192.168.1.1

    Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.9: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 192.168.1.9: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 192.168.1.9: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 192.168.1.9: Destination host unreachable.

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

    C:\Users\Meow>ping google.com
    Ping request could not find host google.com. Please check the name and try again
    .

    C:\Users\Meow>ping 209.183.226.152

    Pinging 209.183.226.152 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.9: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 192.168.1.9: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 192.168.1.9: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 192.168.1.9: Destination host unreachable.

    Ping statistics for 209.183.226.152:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

    C:\Users\Meow>

    wifi.jpg
     
  2. huggie54

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    hi,any yellow ! or red Xs in device manager? expand network adapters
     
  3. SeeTaylorPlay

    SeeTaylorPlay Thread Starter

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    Nope, it shows both my wifi adapter and ethernet ports are working correctly. thanks for the quick response!
     
  4. huggie54

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    have you tried uninstalling the drivers for the wifi card,reboot letting windows reinstall then try
     
  5. TerryNet

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    We've seen a lot of problems for months with the Atheros AR5007 adapter--can connect to a WPA(2) encrypted network but cannot communicate. WEP may work.

    Small chance that it will work with using Device Manager to let Windows search the web for a driver or with installing the latest driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site. This is the HP Vista in your computer specs, right?

    EDIT: Forgot to ask--what encryption are you using?
     
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