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Unidentified Network/Limited Connectivity

Discussion in 'Networking' started by LaptopUser4, Oct 10, 2009.

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  1. LaptopUser4

    LaptopUser4 Thread Starter

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    Hello.
    I tried to set up a home network so I could print to the printer connected to my desktop running XP and my new laptop running Vista. I used some wizard that had me put the network settings on a USB drive and then plug it into my laptop. Nothing good came out of that. (I didn’t really know what I was doing) Now when I try to connect to my wireless network on my laptop it says: Currently connected to:
    Unidentified network (network name)
    Access: Limited Connectivity

    I could connect to the internet fine before, but when I messed with the settings something got messed up. I know for a fact that the problem has to do with my laptop, not router. I’ve tried:
    Changing from IPv6 to IPv4
    Resetting the network adapter on my laptop


    Doing ipconfig yields:

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b472:90df:c137:5688%10
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.86.136
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
     
  2. warrior19

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    Not sure if this will work. The gurus will add more I am sure. But........
    Can you recall the date you made the changes? In XP goto START ---ALL PROGRAMS---ACCESSORIES---SYSTEM TOOLS---SYSTEM RESTORE. If a date prior to the changes is available or the actual date. Try a restore to an earlier date as this may restore everything without the headache.
     
  3. LaptopUser4

    LaptopUser4 Thread Starter

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    No, sorry. I've actually had this problem for a while but haven't gotten around to fixing it. I made my first system restore point after I messed the computer up.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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

    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, each followed by the Enter key:

    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.



    I'd then like to see this.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type 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.
     
  5. LaptopUser4

    LaptopUser4 Thread Starter

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    When I tried to reset the IPv4 it said:
    "Reseting Echo Request, failed.
    Access is denied.

    Reseting Interface, OK!
    A reboot is required to complete this action."

    The two others worked fine.

    ipconfig /all:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AJ-Laptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-16-69-58-C0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-6D-FE-3A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b472:90df:c137:5688%10(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.86.136(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    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. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{7D84398E-F5CC-4D90-A697-AD4A69EB3
    ACB}
    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 . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{CC914686-0E35-45C1-B534-EA56619FB
    C42}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    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* 12:

    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
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.
     
  7. LaptopUser4

    LaptopUser4 Thread Starter

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    Would that actually do anything? Because I can connect fine on another laptop...and I don't want to mess anything up with my router.
     
  8. TerryNet

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    Tell me what's causing your problem and I can give a good prediction of whether that will fix it. :) When trouble shooting this kind of issue we tend to start with procedures that resolve the issue at the same time as discovering the cause. Another such procedure ...

    Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site. If you already have the latest use Device Manager to uninstall it; reboot and let Windows discover the adapter and reinstall the driver.
     
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