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ethernet connection but not wireless

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pdxpoe, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. pdxpoe

    pdxpoe Thread Starter

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    My wireless was working fine... didn't touch anything and then it stopped.

    My roommate can connect fine and I can connect with the ethernet cable.

    I ran the Xirrus and it's not detecting any networks and i'm right next to the modem.

    I did a system restore, ran a virus scan and no dice.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. pdxpoe

    pdxpoe Thread Starter

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    here you go...
     

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  3. etaf

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    your room mate can see the wireless signal and connect ok - is that what you mean ?
    Is the wireless switched OFF on the machine
    Whats the make and exact model of the PC

    can we see a screen shot of device manager , Services and also try a tcp/ip repair


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    {Device Manager}
    Post back the results in device manager
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
    Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
    windows 7
    start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

    network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
    are there any ! ? or X


    post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here

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

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

    Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

    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.

    If you receive the message
    The requested operation requires elevation.
    The please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
    Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.


    Post back the results here
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

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    {Services}
    post back the status - started/stopped and automatic/manual
    Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
    • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
    • Computer Browser
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
    • WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations only)
    • Workstation

    Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

    All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

    If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running.

    Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
    Start > control panel > administrative tools > event Viewer

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  4. neil21stirling

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    Your IPconfig state under your wireless card "media disconnected"
    I would assum by this that your wireless is turned off.

    Some machines are different to others, but mostly there will either be an actual button on your laptop (normally along the top op the keyboard under the screen) to turn wireles on and off.
    Other laptops use the function key by holding FN and then pressing F2. This also turns wireless on and off. Have you looked at or tried either of these?
     
  5. pdxpoe

    pdxpoe Thread Starter

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    I may have run the IPconfig when i had my wireless turned manually off... oops. it's def NOT working when I have it turned on either.

    here is the shot of my device manager... i have to run out the door so i can't do the rest just yet.
     

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  6. etaf

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    In addition to the info requested and another ipconfig /all with the wireless switched on
    also
    make and model of PC
    you need some drivers
     
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