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aphilli

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Having a TON of problems with my wireless I hooked up. M laptop does not recognize wireless OR the LAN anymore. IT says "Unidentified Network" My laptop connects to the network but the network doesn't connect to the internet. Before I got it and added a password it worked fine! Except it said
Limited Connectivity" I'm not sure what happened?
Here are the system settings for my laptop (I don't think wifi works for my PC either):

Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
Model: Satellite A215
Windows Vista
Rating 3.0
Processor: AMD Turion (tm) 64 x2 Mobile Technology TL-52 1,60 GHz
Memory: 894 MB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System

Full/Comp Name: Amanda-PC
Workgroup: WORKGROUP

Windows is Activated
Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00237

I thought IP Routing had to be enabled but I don't know how to do so.


Problem is I can't do the "config/'' thing since I can't access the internet OR turn it on here. This is really irritating and I'm so dumb at trying to fix it.

This is what I typed from IPCONFIG /ALL since I cannot access internet to paste it directly to you guys.
I can tell you from the .cmd IPCONFIG /ALL that it does say:

IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address: 00-1B-9E-2C-EE-0F
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration enabled: Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::e923:975f:a3bd:3e8d%9 (preferred)
Autoconfiguareion IPv4 Address: 1169.254.62.141 (Preferred)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: (blank space)
....
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State: Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix: hsd1.nj.comcast.net
Description: Raltek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address: 00-1B-38-15-AD-B9

....
Tunnel adapter Loc. Area. Conn*7:
DHCP: Disabled
Autoconfig: Enabled

Please if you guys could help me this would be great. I've been trying to work on this thing for days with the little knowledge I have! I am counting on you!
 
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Welcome to TSG:
First thing I might do is turn off encryption on the router.
Then:
From a Johnwill postConfigure DHCP for Windows Vista.
1. Click on the Start menu, and select Control Panel.
2. Click on Network and Internet. (Skip this step if you do not see this Control Panel item.)
3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
4. Click on Manage network connections.
5. Right click on Local Area Connection and choose Properties. If Windows say it needs your permission to continue, click Continue.
6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
7. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
8. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically.
9. Click OK to close the TCP/IP Properties window.
10. Click OK to close the Local Area Connection Properties window.
11. Click Close to close the Network Connections window.
12. Click Close to close the Control Panel window.
13. Restart your computer.

Then:
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)



In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Note above how you can do it from a non working pc
 

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Here is the txt from IPCONFIG /ALL:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Amanda>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Amanda-PC
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 AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-9E-2C-EE-0F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e923:975f:a3bd:3e8d%9(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.62.141(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 218110878
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.nj.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Etherne
t NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-38-15-AD-B9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.hsd1.nj.comcast.net.
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 . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{95EAF612-77FB-4146-BA4E-A03745E62
24C}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.62.141%12(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* 9:
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
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:
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\Amanda>
 
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The autoconfig address of 169. xx indicates that the pc is not getting a valid network address from the router.
I would do the first thing i suggested in post #2.
Now,to clarify,did this wireless environment ever work ?
We have been seeing some issues with that wireless adapter.Primarily in the encryption/security area.That is why I suggested disabling encryption as a test.
And a few other things you could do to further isolate the problem.



Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
• COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
• Computer Browser (computer browser will start when needed)
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
• Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
• WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
• Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic
If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
__________________


And,to check for stack corruption.
Stack repair for XP and Vista.
Courtesy of Johnwill of the Networking forum.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.

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

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

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.
 

aphilli

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Thank you Pedro. I did step # as you said in your first post because I sent you the cmd.exe

I also did everything as the system admin for resetting and rebooted the machine.

The wireless worked when I was in college 3 years ago. It also worked yesterday, as we just got wireless yesterday. It stopped working after my dad put a password to get in. I don't know if that has anything to do with it?
 

aphilli

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I also made all of the options automatic from manual that you stated above, but the internet is still not working.
 
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Did you disable encryption on the router?
Also,might disable any firewalls that you have running on the pc.This includes windows default and any third party antivirus suites that are running.
And are other pc's having this issue? If so,you might try a router reset.Hold reset button in for at least 15 seconds.
 

aphilli

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I'm not sure how to disable the encryption, unless that was one of the steps you had me do earlier. I did reset the router about 3 times yesterday and once today as well and nothing happened. My firewalls are disabled and it says "network connection: public network" although I could've sworn it was set to private.
 

aphilli

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Wireless is not working with my PC either. Could it be the router? Although we bought it yesterday and it seemed to work fine then.
If it helps one network I have is WNDR3400 (Gateway)

The other solutions in the forums with the same issues don't seem to be working.
 
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To disable encryption,you have to log onto the router and disable it,probably in the security section,depending on the router.
Let's do another thing.Might not help,but let's do it.
Delete all wireless profiles and then try to connect to your home network,if it appears on the pc as an available network.
http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/t109-removing-an-existing-wireless-profile

If wireless is not working on another pc also,this would logically seem to be a router issue.So I am back to encryption or a router malfunction.I lean toward encryption.
And no wireless on any pc ?
How about lan connections ?
If you have a pc that is working,please let me see an ipconfig /all from it.
 

aphilli

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I do not see anywhere that says to disable encryption. I looked at every link once I logged in.

I have a PC with LAN connections that is working that I will paste below. The PC or the laptaop have no wireless.


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\owner>IPCON /ALL
'IPCON' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
C:\Users\owner>IPCONF /AL
'IPCONF' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
C:\Users\owner>IPCONF /ALL
'IPCONF' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
C:\Users\owner>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connec
tion
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-8C-2A-9B-82
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3d84:5045:2d9c:5437%8(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 06, 2011 3:06:59 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 07, 2011 3:38:24 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201333756
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0E-DF-64-C1-00-1E-8C-2A-9B-82
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:381a:28fe:3f57:fefd(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::381a:28fe:3f57:fefd%10(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6C10EA18-B7C2-45D7-A274-83D5BA89E
86B}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
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\owner>

The type of router I have is:
WNDR3400
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
 
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