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Solved: Wireless Connection - Limited connectivity - Vista

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Steph_Relle, Aug 25, 2007.

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  1. Steph_Relle

    Steph_Relle Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    I have a slight problem with my wireless connection.

    I get a signal but it says limited connectivity, the light that indicates the wireless is active ( on the router) is on strongly - no flickering and whatnot-.

    but i can't access the internet wireless-ly.

    = (

    any suggestions.

    Oh and i have tried all the workarounds suggested on the microsoft site.

    Ta

    Steph
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    If your network is secured, try disabling encryption on the router until you get a successful connection.

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. Steph_Relle

    Steph_Relle Thread Starter

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    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Steph
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : BigPond

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : BigPond
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Speedstream Ethernet USB Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-A3-DA-C5-6F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e50d:ee93:9d10:86c5%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.7(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, 26 August 2007 5:08:29 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:33:39 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 301994915
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
    10.0.0.138
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7D-8C-1E-22
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b8dc:1788:f1ca:3cd3%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 139.168.120.73(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 61.9.194.49
    61.9.195.193
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : BigPond
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-D6-9F-68
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{4BEB7784-E6AB-4374-91F0-809F6CC0A
    75F}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::200:5efe:139.168.120.73%14(Preferre
    d)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 61.9.194.49
    61.9.195.193
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : BigPond
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.BigPond
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:10.0.0.7%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
    10.0.0.138
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1826:1496:7457:87b6%10(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:8ba8:7849::8ba8:7849(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 61.9.194.49
    61.9.195.193
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    I'm not sure about the encryption... (dumb question ahead!) Do you mean the WEP key?
    >.>

    I really don't wanna break it because it runs the desktop comps via Ethernet
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    By encryption I mean WEP or WPA or WPA2. Ethernet connections are not encrypted--I guess the thinking is that you can easier detect somebody trying to connect to your router via ethernet. :)

    But your ipconfig showed another problem, before worrying about encryption.

    Your ethernet is using a dynamic connection to a router with LAN address 10.0.0.138. Your wireless is using a static PUBLIC IP address with no Gateway specified. Assuming that you are trying to wirelessly connect to your router change the TCP/IP Properties of the wireless connection to 'obtain IP auto' and 'obtain DNS auto.' If still no connection, then disable encryption on the router and try that way.
     
  5. Steph_Relle

    Steph_Relle Thread Starter

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    oooooooooooooohhhhhhh

    -happy girl-

    I am unsure exactly what i did

    but

    It works now

    Thankyou so much

    n.n

    <3 lol some e-Love for you
     
  6. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    You're welcome. Please mark this 'solved' using the Thread Tools at the upper right.
     
  7. AyaGrant

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    I am having problems with my connection also. I can go to various sites and my connection is fine. Its says local and internet, but when I go to one site in particular...MySpace I loose my connection and it says local only. And now that I am on this site it say local connection only!!! I did what you told the above member to do...use the run command and type inconfig/all and these are my results....I need some help. This is frustrating!!!! Oh yeMicrosoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>
    C:\Windows\system32>upconfig/all
    'upconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Windows\system32>IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ms-Aya-Toshiba
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-E3-F9-64-0D
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3cc8:8729:643a:33ab%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:16:36 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 31, 2007 3:16:36 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251664099
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mc.at.cox.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Etherne
    t NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D4-F4-7B-C7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.mc.at.cox.net
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    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

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    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
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.3%21(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4136:e388:2c38:2946:3f57:fefc(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2c38:2946:3f57:fefc%10(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Windows\system32>ah one more thing, when I go to diagnose my problem automatically it says that there could be a problem with my DNS www.microsoft.com
     
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