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Wireless Network Connection balloon keeps popping up!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bigb123, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. bigb123

    bigb123 Thread Starter

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    I'm hoping someone here can help with a problem I'm having with my wireless network connection. Here's the background. I recently reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled XP on my HP Pavilion ZE4500 laptop. I have a Microsoft wireless B router that I've had for a couple of years now. I set up my wireless connection and everything after I reformatted my hard drive, and I can access the internet using my wireless card, but about every 5 minutes a balloon pops up saying "One or more wireless networks are available". I click the balloon and re-connect to mine. Then about five minutes later, it does it again. And it just goes on and on like that. I think I had this problem several years ago when I first got this laptop, but I can't remember what I did to fix it. It seems like I disabled the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service in Administrative Tools, and when I try that, the balloon stops popping up..... but anytime I restart my computer or it goes into standby and I restart it, it won't find any wireless networks and I have to go turn "Wireless Zero Configuration" back on, connect to my network, then turn it back off to keep the balloons from popping up! Help!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

    What country are you located in.
    Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
    Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
    Make and exact model of the router (if a separate unit).
    Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
    Connection type, wired or wireless.
    If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
    Make and model of your computer.
    Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
    The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

    Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.




    On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

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

    Type the following commands:

    PING 216.109.112.135

    PING yahoo.com

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL


    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    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.
     
  3. bigb123

    bigb123 Thread Starter

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    HP Pavilion ze4500
    TDS.net
    USA
    Speedstream Modem for broadband
    Microsoft Wireless B Router (MN500 I believe)
    Wireless connection using WEP encryption
    XP Home SP2

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>PING 216.109.112.135

    Pinging 216.109.112.135 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=116ms TTL=57
    Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=117ms TTL=56
    Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=118ms TTL=56
    Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=118ms TTL=56

    Ping statistics for 216.109.112.135:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 116ms, Maximum = 118ms, Average = 117ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>PING YAHOO.COM

    Pinging YAHOO.COM [66.94.234.13] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 66.94.234.13: bytes=32 time=169ms TTL=57
    Reply from 66.94.234.13: bytes=32 time=170ms TTL=56
    Reply from 66.94.234.13: bytes=32 time=171ms TTL=57
    Reply from 66.94.234.13: bytes=32 time=171ms TTL=56

    Ping statistics for 66.94.234.13:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 169ms, Maximum = 171ms, Average = 170ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>NBTSTAT -N

    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.2.37] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    BLS <00> UNIQUE Registered
    BLS <20> UNIQUE Registered
    MSHOME <00> GROUP Registered
    MSHOME <1E> GROUP Registered
    MSHOME <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bls
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : WorkGroup
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-48-4A-D7
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.37
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:30:28 A
    M
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 17, 2008 1:30:28 PM


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : National Semiconductor DP83815-Based
    PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-9D-82-90-94

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    Use a different wireless utility; the one that comes with your wireless adapter or maybe you have an HP WLAN.
     
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