1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Acer Extensa 5430 - 5855 cannot connect to wireless networks

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bball_03, Mar 1, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. bball_03

    bball_03 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    For christmas i recieved a brand new Acer Extensa 5430-5855 installed with windows vista and a built in wireless chip. I never had any problems with the wireless up until recently. i turned on my computer and it normally connects to my preferred wireless network automatically, but it didn't work. So i went to the page where you view the wirless networks available and it showed that my preferred network had a full signal. When i pressed connect again, a page loaded and showed 'Windows Cannot Connect to 'defalt'. I scanned my computer for any malware or anything like that and nothing popped up. I also read a couple of posts that said it might have something to do with windows updates not being installed. I went to go install these updates and they told me i needed the internet.

    ANY help would be GREATLY APPERICATED!

    Thank You!

    Bball_03
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    77,186
    First Name:
    Terry
    Do you have a security suite whose trial period has ended and you neither bought a subscription nor uninstalled it?
     
  3. bball_03

    bball_03 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    not that i know of . It hasn't told me that it was a trial. I'm 98% sure its not.
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    77,186
    First Name:
    Terry
    Can you connect OK by ethernet?

    You can try these repairs ...

    (From a JohnWill post)

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista.

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

    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.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/805433

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice