Solved: Local only problem..

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omgxitsxanna

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Whenever I try to connect to the internet it usually connects for about a min, sometimes a little bit more then randomly goes to local only. Sometimes I can't connect at all for hours because every time I try to connect it just goes to local only. I have Vista home premium.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Anna>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Anna-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-5F-6D-40-16
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.191(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 07, 2010 5:36:36 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, April 08, 2010 6:12:07 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-AE-1A-4C-02
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{99BC4E5A-9A9B-4EEA-B580-D83E9CA9F
A62}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e74:2c66:3fd2:9c7b:56f(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2c66:3fd2:9c7b:56f%10(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\Anna>

Any help appreciated
 

TerryNet

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Does that show the good time or the local only time? If the former, we want to see for the local only time also (unless you can tell us it's the same).

When you can't connect by wireless are you able to connect by ethernet (with internet access)?
 

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Forgot to ask ... Are there other computers on your network? If so, can they get internet access whey you don't?
 

omgxitsxanna

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that was the good time.. local only time looks the same to me, but just in case i didn't notice something, here it is..

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Anna>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Anna-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-5F-6D-40-16
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.191(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 07, 2010 6:47:58 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, April 08, 2010 7:11:12 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-AE-1A-4C-02
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{99BC4E5A-9A9B-4EEA-B580-D83E9CA9F
A62}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:28c8:346d:3f57:ff40(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::28c8:346d:3f57:ff40%10(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\Anna>

don't have any other computers to try to connect with..
 

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I agree--both those show an apparent good connection to the router. My top suspicion at this point is something wrong with the router, the modem or the ISP.

Try to connect by ethernet to see if you get the same troubles.

If you have separate modem and router try a connection directly to the modem (remember to unplug the modem for 30 seconds when switching devices).

Study the LEDs on the modem and router to see if you can tell what happens (e.g., if the modem or router loses "online").

In case it is important information, what is the brand and model of your router? And of your modem?
 

omgxitsxanna

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The router is DIR-655
When I went to the router's page whenever I would get disconnected it would display this message:
Please Wait...

The gateway is currently measuring your network connection.
Accessing this web page might have an effect on the measurement.
This page will refresh shortly

Tried connecting through ethernet, worked fine. I have AT&T and motorola dsl modem model 2210.
 

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Your ethernet test was with the router, right?

Do you detect other wireless networks? You might be suffering wireless interference. You could post a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector for help in determining this.
 

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Your network is "dlink," right? It's good to be on a unique channel, but remember that all channels from 4 through 11 can interfere with channel 8; it's just that the interference is less as the channel separation gets greater. With those strong signals on 11, 6 and 6 I would try channel 1.

Also, note that you are the internet supplier for all those people who don't have their own service. Better get some security on there, preferably at least WPA-PSK, TKIP.
 

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Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Dell for your wireless adapter.

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

If the symptoms don't improve after those steps I think the router is defective. But don't just take my thinking for it.

You can test your laptop on a friend's network or at a free public Wi-Fi hotspot (library, restaurant, ...).

Try to get a friend to test their computer with your router--even by taking your router to their place.
 

omgxitsxanna

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Updating the drivers and firmware solved it :)
Thank you very much, i feel kind of stupid for not thinking of that myself, but i kept thinking its my laptop's fault. Well I'm just glad the problem is solved.
Once again, thank you very much.
 
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