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Laptop not connecting to wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by einnod1996, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. einnod1996

    einnod1996 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, i am new to this thread so forgive me if i dont know how to do something.

    Basically, my laptop won't connect to my wireless network, it just stopped connecting yesterday for no apparent reason, the wifi works with my phones and other laptop but not my laptop. I restarted my router, laptop did a system restore and factory restore but no luck.

    I've spent ages trying to fix this, I would really appreciate some help
    here are specs from ipcongif

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\donnie>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : donnie-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : setup.net

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 38-59-F9-0B-0C-C9
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 38-59-F9-0B-0C-CA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : setup.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 18-03-73-5C-23-C0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7926:4f7a:ebae:fe09%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.8.2(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 26 December 2012 12:43:07
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 26 December 2012 13:28:07
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.8.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.8.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 236454771
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-AF-94-38-18-03-73-5C-23-C0

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.8.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{263EEDA0-B152-4187-BFE1-A6DEE8E5C726}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.setup.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : setup.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{7A3B5460-0A99-4474-A871-AD3C9BED3393}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:953c:1003:337:8f88:f120(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1003:337:8f88:f120%17(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Users\donnie>
     
  2. foxidrive

    foxidrive Banned

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    Your wireless isn't working but your ethernet looks like it is. On an odd looking subnet. Can you use this command from a cmd prompt, and get replies?

    ping 192.168.8.1
     
  3. foxidrive

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    The wireless is often enabled by a hotkey or switch on the front - excuse the basic questions but have you enabled the wireless?
     
  4. einnod1996

    einnod1996 Thread Starter

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    yes i know, i tried unabling and re enabling it but still no luck.

    any ideas?
     
  5. einnod1996

    einnod1996 Thread Starter

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    Anything guys? I'd really like to fix this problem, its been driving me crazy.
     
  6. foxidrive

    foxidrive Banned

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    Can you confirm that the ethernet is working?

    If it is then try disconnecting the ethernet and do a *restart* not a shut down. That should reload Windows and not just a hibernation start.

    If the wireless doesn't spring to life then you can try removing the wireless in device manager and then restart Windows again, let it re-detect the hardware.

    But it could be hardware failure - transmitter/receiver - if it happened out of the blue.

    Resetting the TCP/IP stack is another thing that you can try (google for command/directions).
     
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