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Discussion in 'Networking' started by fretallack, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. fretallack

    fretallack Thread Starter

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    Attached is my ipconfig/all as it pertains to wireless.

    My lan connection is working fine, and other computer can connect to the internet via the same router.

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  2. etaf

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    is the wireless secruity enabled - if so - remove the security and try and reconnect

    lets see an xirrus screen shot - also do a tcp/ip reset

    what firewall do you have on the PC or ever had - Norton, mcafee etc



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

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

    Note: Type only the text in bold for 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.

    If you receive the message
    The requested operation requires elevation.
    Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
    Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.


    Post back the results here - we need to know these commands worked correctly
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

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    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

    Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reboot the machine.

    Post back the results here
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste
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    Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
    Download and install

    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
    Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
    Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    Run the program

    post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
    Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

    Note:
    For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

    If you are using the Mac OS then use http://www.istumbler.net/
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  3. fretallack

    fretallack Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    2 of the CMD commands ran successfully, but "netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log" returned:

    "reseting Echo REquest, failed. Access is denied"

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

    This message was returned despite me running CMD as administrator.
     
  4. etaf

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    try in safe mode

    keep tapping the F8 key as the PC boots
    choose safemode from the menu

    repeat the tcp/ip reset
     
  5. fretallack

    fretallack Thread Starter

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    I got the same error message running the ipv4 reset in safe mode: Reseting Echo Resquest, failed. Acces is denied.
     
  6. etaf

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    uninstalling and re-installing the network adapter may fix the access denied by re setting all the TCP/IP drivers

    if you goto device manager and then right click on the wireless adapter and uninstall - then reboot the PC and allow windows to re detect the adapter and install

    what firewall do you have on the PC or ever had - Norton, mcafee etc
     
  7. fretallack

    fretallack Thread Starter

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    I reinstalled the WIFI network adapter, but it didnt help. I don't think I've ever had norton or mcafee. right now I'm only running windows defender.

    Any chance this could be hardware related? My fan recent stopped working and i had to replace my harddrive.
     
  8. fretallack

    fretallack Thread Starter

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    I'm wondering if the heat couldve damaged the wireless card as well?
     
  9. etaf

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    yes it may be an issue

    can we see a screen shot of xirrus - see my 1st post
     
  10. fretallack

    fretallack Thread Starter

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    Here is my xirrus screenshot. hope this is the right screen, best i could tell from your post.
     

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  11. etaf

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    the wireless adapter is working and picking up the signals

    i suspect theres an issue with windows

    you have uninstalled the adapter via device manager and on a reboot allowed windows to redect the adapter and re-install

    lets see the services

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    Services

    We would like to see some status information for each of the services listed below to do this goto
    Control Panel>
    Administrative Tools>
    Services>

    then for each of the servies listed below - Please post back the following status information -
    If the service is Started/Stopped
    and
    If the service is Automatic/Manual

    • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
    • Computer Browser
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
    • WLAN AutoConfig (Windows 7 & Vista wireless configurations only)
    • Workstation


    If a service is not running,
    right click on the service
    then click on properties and now check the dependencies.

    Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running.

    Also to help us identify what may be causing the issue
    Check the event log, there may be clues to what is failing. To do that
    Start >
    control panel >
    administrative tools >
    event Viewer>


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  12. fretallack

    fretallack Thread Starter

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    Hi, sorry for the long delay. I posted the status of services in the quote above. As for the event log, the error category alone has 8700 events... what is of interest to you in that event log?

    Thanks,
    Fraser
     
  13. etaf

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    would you goto device manager and uninstall the adapter and reboot the PC and allow windows to find new hardware and install the adapter again

    repeat the tcp/ip reset and post the results

    anything that's flagged as an error when the pc starts

    as this is quite old post - can we see another ipconfig /all and xirrus screen shot

    Norton, Mcafee etc - have a look at control panel - programs and see if can see anything like Norton, Mcafee, Symantec
     
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