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Laptop (Realtek RTL8187 USB Wireless Lan Utility) will not connect to internet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MikeDezey, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. MikeDezey

    MikeDezey Thread Starter

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    Alright so I was connected to the internet for a while using the Realtek RTL8187 USB wireless card, then the router reset and I cannot get it to reconnect now. None of the settings where changed anywhere.

    PS: I am pretty bad when it comes to networking.

    Things I have Tried:
    1. Replugging the USB card
    2. Restarting PC
    3. Reseting winsock/reset.log

    Ipconfig /all BELOW:





    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g 5
    4Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-EF-04-B0-1E

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-59-20-B7
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 23, 2009 8:08:30 AM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, February 24, 2009 8:08:30 A
    M

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLA
    N Mini-Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-CF-A0-39-D7
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Trusted Advisor

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    I had a problem with my son's laptop after downgrading from Vista to XP. It also has a Realtek RTL8187B. Device Manager showed the wireless adapter working, but was unable to find any networks. Turning on the Wireless switch on the laptop did not work.

    After about a month, I read the manual again (carefully this time). It says to press the Fn key together with the F2 key to enable the wireless radio. After I pressed both keys together, it worked. :)
     
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    Are you trying to connect with the integrated wireless or the USB? What wireless utility are you using? Do you detect your network? If so, exactly what happens when you tell your utility to connect to the network?
     
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