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Solved: Wireless network takes +2 minutes to connect

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rchoi54, Jun 22, 2012.

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  1. rchoi54

    rchoi54 Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone,
    First time posting here but I've seen some great responses to other posts here, seems like a very well-knit community. :)

    For the past month, my laptop has taken over 2 minutes to connect to various wireless networks. Not always, but most of the time.

    This happened after a series of events, I don't know which one could have if at all caused my current problem:
    - I had modified some settings on my laptop to fix a previous wireless issue I was having - randomly losing my wireless connection to router networks that would still feed great connections to other laptops. This modification included changing my power management settings to not being able to turn off my USB and wireless chips to save power, along with doing the CMD ipconfig release, renew process.

    - I had some ping issues I wanted to fix for online gaming purposes. My modifications included going into regedit.exe to modify the registry keys, the standard TcpAckFrequency and TCPNoDelay edits along with MSMQ.

    - I had dropped my laptop while walking down the hallway. Nothing of immediate notice was wrong except for a small scratch on the side.

    Anyone have a guess as to how to fix this issue?

    Here are my current specs:

    DELL XPS L702X
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8172 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, -1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 461837 MB, Free - 226381 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 433185 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03RG89
    Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

    Windows IP Configuration

    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.mi.comcast.net.

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.mi.comcast.net.
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-72-89-08-71-95
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::101f:12fc:5ecb:3ac4%16(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.185(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, June 22, 2012 9:55:14 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:55:14 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 212628105
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-9B-A1-4C-14-FE-B5-B7-56-E7

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.mi.comcast.net.
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 14-FE-B5-B7-56-E7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.hsd1.mi.comcast.net.:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.mi.comcast.net.
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:305a:196:b811:52ee(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::305a:196:b811:52ee%14(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site. If you already have it reinstall it anyhow in case the installed instance is corrupted.

    If your laptop is the type that allows easy access to the wireless adapter (through a cover on the laptop's bottom) remove and reinsert it carefully and firmly; also make sure the antenna leads are secure.

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

    Start - All 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.
     
  3. rchoi54

    rchoi54 Thread Starter

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    Everything has been perfect for the past few days. Thank you so much!
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    You're welcome. :)
     
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