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You are not connected to a wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by PsykoDragon, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. PsykoDragon

    PsykoDragon Thread Starter

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    Hi, I hope someone can help me. I'm relatively ok with computers but haven't done much in networking.

    Today, I'd been surfing the internet for a coupla hours, when suddenly my connection failed & i got the little balloon message saying "Local Area Connection; A network cable is unplugged", with the icon of 2 blank monitors & a red "X" on them. I checked all the wires & my modem, everything seemed a-ok, but there wasn't anything I can do. Tried restarting the modem, it didn't help. Finally I restarted, & everything was back to normal.

    10 minutes later, the same thing happened. Now I believe this may be a virus, or possibly an ISP problem, but in case it wasn't I thought I might drop a message here.

    My modem is connected to my PC via a RealTEK RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC card. The modem itself is a Speedtouch510 v6. Any help would be appreciated. In case it was just a temporary thing, I'll come back tomorrow (it's rather late here) to post whether or not it happened again. Hopefully not.

    Thank you!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    To what/whose wireless network are you connecting? Please show ...

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

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. PsykoDragon

    PsykoDragon Thread Starter

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    It's a wired network, & not much of a network at that. A wire from my ethernet port to my modem, a wire from my modem to a wall socket for telephone cables. I dunno if there's a specific term for this kind of connection.

    Here's the info you requested:

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    
    E:\Documents and Settings\Karma>ipconfig /all
    
    Windows IP Configuration
    
            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hellhole
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : lan
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
    rnet NIC
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4C-B0-A9-11
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
            Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
            DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
            NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
            Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 03:15:10
            Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, 15 October, 2008 03:15:10
    
    
    PPP adapter Yo:
    
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 79.173.195.176
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 79.173.195.176
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 196.27.0.230
                                                196.27.0.35
            NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    
    E:\Documents and Settings\Karma>
    
    Oh, & it hasn't disconnected again so far, but let's not let the computer know that :p
     
  4. TerryNet

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    OK. There's no evidence of wireless hardware there, so I have no idea why you got that message.

    If it happens again try to grab another ipconfig /all before correcting the problem.
     
  5. PsykoDragon

    PsykoDragon Thread Starter

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    Crap, I just realized my mistake, & why you thought I'm using a wireless network -_- the message I was talking about was "Local Area Connection; A network cable is unplugged".

    So very sorry for my mix-up. I'll correct my first post immediately. I can't correct the thread title though.
     
  6. PsykoDragon

    PsykoDragon Thread Starter

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    Aight, it hasn't happened to me since. Yay. Sorry for the bother. if it happens again I'll come back here.

    Musta been an ISP thing, or just a bug that got cleared out. It was like the PC forgot that the modem was connected, even though the modem LED's said everything was connected & in working order.
     
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