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Limited Connectivity - Unable to identify wireless network

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  1. Spart

    Spart Thread Starter

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    Hi there!

    Over the past couple of weeks my Windows Vista 32bit partition has randomly stopped being able to recognise and connect to my wireless network. After searching through other threads I saw that most answers required a copy of the results from an ipconfig /all dos command, so here's the results of that:


    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-52-D4-75-DA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8058 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
    net Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-63-BD-48-35
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-52-7F-99-3B
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c853:d515:83e4:96d3%8(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.150.211(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 134225490
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{66AF97FB-8946-4538-BF2F-F8EE33B5E
    277}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.150.211%15(Preferred)

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{FE9E3848-783C-465A-8D26-2BF807A40
    1B4}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{59FD8E12-2D55-4652-B2FC-B16DEAF39
    A4F}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    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

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    Make and model of PC
    make and model of router/modem

    it may be a firewall blocking - can you switch the firewall off

    Does the PC work if connected to the router by cable
    Do you have other PCs working on wireless ?

    Is the wireless secruity enabled - if so log into the router and take the secruity off - see if that works -

    Download, copy to the none working PC and install
    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php

    Then run the program and post a screen shot of the program running
    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.
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  3. Spart

    Spart Thread Starter

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    I'm running a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz iMac with a Vista 32bit partition.

    My wireless router is a Netgear ADSL2

    I'm running the internet fine on my the Mac side of my machine and my four other housemates are all connected up fine on their PCs. It was running fine on the windows side of my computer since October and it has only recently stopped working.

    I've turned Windows Firewall off and changed the security settings; turning off protection mode, moving the slider down etc. I'm not sure about the router security itself. I'll ask my housemate who set it up.

    I'll give that program a go and get back to you.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Spart

    Spart Thread Starter

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    Here's the screenshot.

    Strangely, when I rebooted onto my Windows partition, the computer could identify and connect to the wireless network but I still could not load any web pages.
     

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  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Can you show us the rest of the networks that are listed? From the channels I see, I'd pick channel 11 for my router channel.
     
  6. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    you may also want to remove the wireless profiles and then reconnect and re-enter the password for the wireless

    Wireless Profiles
    - Vista:

    - delete the wireless profiles
    Start
    control Panel
    classic view
    network and sharing center
    manage wireless networks

    Delete the profiles
    you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to
    --

    - XP
    - delete the preferred networks
    start
    control panel
    network connections
    right click on the wireless connection listed
    wireless networks tab
    in the preferred network list
    click on each one and - remove button

    you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to
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