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Q: weird issue, no connectivity

got a windows update for a new driver. marvell yukon 88e8038 pci ran it and re booted with a few other updates. now i can no longer get online. i can ping www.google.com or yahoo, as well as the gateway and my own machine.

i tryed to roll back the driver
i tryed to uninstall the device completely
updated the driver throught eh updaet driver

you can watch the Status send and recive packets while doing this, but i can not get online???

i have done the full stack reset as John will posted
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.
Start, 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.

still nothing.

all of the services are running.

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
when i try to boot in safe mode i get a media test failure screen.

Preferred Solution: weird issue, no connectivity

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Since you can ping Google by name, I'd be looking at firewall and/or IE configuration issues.

Disable ALL firewalls as a test, and if that doesn't do it, reset IE to defaults: Reset Internet Explorer 7 Settings

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I am connected to my router by ethernet on my desktop. On my laptops, I am connected wirelessly.Only on my desktop do I see this issue: Quite often, a page will sit at Firefox's "Problem loading page" until I click the "Try Again" button a couple times and it works. This happens to sites like Google, Yahoo!, and many others. Then sometimes, a page will be loading (visibly, you can see the page coming up) for about 3 seconds then switch to that page, where I'll again have to refresh until it works. This only happens on my desktop, which is using a stronger (wired) connection. Why?

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Have you tried running FF in it's safe mode status ?

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Hello you wonderful people! Let me just cut right to it, my internet connectivity on my laptop has been a bit wonky to say the least. Every time I try to open up Google Chrome, Firefox, Skype or even Internet Explorer, it insta-crashes and asks if I want to re-launch. If I do that, it just keeps insta-crashing in a vicious, seemingly never-ending cycle. But what's weird is that internet-reliant games such as Hearthstone, Smite and Steam games all work just fine. Chrome, Firefox, Skype and IE were working perfectly fine yesterday, they just seized up when I came back to my mom's house (where they worked just fine every week before this one). There were no changes to the firewall, and the internet has no lag on any of the games, which normally there is some, so it's weird. Nothing changes when I run the computer in Safe Mode. I've shut down and restarted my computer, i've run all the related options in the f8 menu at start-up, and I don't believe there is a virus, as I didn't use the computer all too much before and everything else works fine. I would tell you the specs, but I don't know them off the top of my head and I had to use one of the computers here to be able to get this question out. Best I remember is Windows 7 and 32-bit. Any ideas how to fix this?

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Hi -

Run Windows System Restore -

START | type rstrui | select a restore point prior to the start of trouble

Regards. . .



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I've searched around a bit but nothing was really helpful as I have sort of a strange situation. Internet went out 3 days ago, cable company said there was an outage. When it came back up I still couldn't connect through wireless. Hooked my desktop with windows 7 straight up to the modem, got a 169 address. Hooked my laptop up with xp and got the same thing. Tried my sister's vista laptop and it works, no problems at all. Linksys router gets for an ip when hooked up to the modem. Xbox 360 gets no connection.

All machines worked without a problem before there was this so called outage. I've tried the following:

1. Release/renew ip through ipconfig.
2. Winsock fixes
3. Disabled/enabled network adapters, Qos, DHCP, etc.
4. Uninstalled and reinstalled network adapters
5. Disabled firewalls/virus protection
6. Ran virus/spyware software
7. Try setting a static ip/gateway/dns
8. Full system restore

Called the cable company and they sent someone out. They replaced my ancient modem and said that everything is coming into the house fine and that one computer works so they can't do anything else for me.

I'm really still leaning towards it being a cable problem as the odds off all of my hardware going at once seems crazy. Any help would be appreciated. More hardware info below.

Modem- Motorola SB4100 (old one) and Ubee U10c018 (new one)
Router- Linksys WRT45g
Cable- Charter Communications
Machines- 1 Vista laptop (works hardwired)
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Does anyone have information on when a security update will be available for the issue?
On 10/18/17 MS Article Stated: "Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release of the security patch. This is expected to be available in another 2-3 weeks or earlier."

For Issue:
JET provider is no longer able to connect after the October update. This update (released October 10<sup>th</sup>, 2017) includes a security update release that inadvertently affects the JET provider. The update was kb4041678 and included in
the patch kb4041681.  These patches affected the Operating System, which adversely has an issue with the following technologies: Microsoft Windows Search Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows
kernel, Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows SMB Server. It is important to note that the changes were not to these technologies themselves.

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Today while I was playing a game on my PC I heard the Windows alert sound, but when I checked to look there was no alert to be seen. Shortly afterwards my PC was disconnected from the Internet. Chrome said that my device is offline, this usually never happens. My phone could still connect to the internet without any problems though. I checked the recently modified files on my PC and there were changes made to both my LocalService and NetworkService folders around the time I heard the alert sound. Also a few changes in System32.
I ran Avira and Malwarebytes scans and neither found anything. Just last week something similar happened where my PC was connected to an unknown network and was playing windows alert and Skype sounds that were not caused by me. A member of this forum said that it was a malware issue. I have since reset my PC twice, removing all programs and personal files.
My PC is connected to my router via LAN and has no Wi-Fi connectivity. Could there be something wrong with my network?

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Hello and thanks to all of you that are reading right now.

I have a question about someting that I never saw before, and believe me, I worked on many computers. I have this laptop, and it sais in the upper down corner that there aren't any networks, but actually I am typing this now so I am ont the web... Can anyone help me? It's really annoying.

Thanks for your help,


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if the network is set to Public it will not show networks

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This may not be the best thing for fixing my problem with msn, but ive tried everything else and i can't seem to figure out the problem.

I was looking through my processes and i found this one running PRISMXL.SYS, i thought it seemed kind of funny so i googled to find out was it was, i then saw alot of posts saying stuff about hijackThis and thought that if someone could look at the log and see if there is any problem issues that would be great

Here is the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 7:25:38 PM, on 2/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Ink Monitor\GWInkMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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I've been looking at a colleague's PC for him. He's not been able to get his internet connection working after a reformat and I've not been able to either!

He has an Asus P5N-E SLI mobo and does not have the drivers CD as he bought it from a computer place, who don't provide them. I've managed to find most of the drivers (chipset, graphics card, soundcard) but still can't get the internet connection to work, using either the ethernet or USB connections.

It seems like some driver is still missing, but I'm not sure what. In the network adapters section of the device manager, it shows the USB cable modem, the 1394 net adapter and an nVidia net adapter, but not the specific ethernet connection, which I believe is a Marvell 88E1116 PHY.

Can anyone give me any advice or tell me what drivers should be installed for this mobo?

Many thanks,

A:Help! Weird internet connectivity problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your need to download and install the lan drivers from HERE.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi everyone.

I'm trying to fix my roommates computer, and I can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

The internet on it selects which programs it wants to work for. He can run IE, MSN perfectly. But when he tries to run WoW, or any other client game, anything in Firefox, and a lot of other updated, like windows defend and AVG, they won't connect to the internet.

I have run AVG, and took a look through the HiJackThis log, and can't seem to find a problem. It's not the firewall, since I disabled it, and they still wouldn't run. Its also nothing to do with the modem, as I can run all those programs on my PC which is connected to the same one. (DSL, not Dial up, built in router).

I have no idea what to do. I don't want to reformat but that is looking like the only option unless someone here knows what might be causing the problem.

Thanks for taking time to look at this,

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Basically, if I use MSConfig to disable services (Non-Microsoft) or if I use Safemode with Networking I cannot connect to the internet. (It says it cannot connect to the DNS server.)
This is a recent problem, but I haven't made ANY system changes before this problem happened and now.
It's like my internet connection has somehow become 'dependent' on another service? Any help?

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Safe Mode does not provide networking so it should NOT be successful.
Why are you into msconfig if everything works anyway? What are you attempting to achieve?

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Hi there all I have some issues with my HP Envy 15-ah151sa laptop wifi. ( Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 ) I used to use it in my room where it's always connected to AC and I had no problems until decided to take it to another room.  Few minutes after disconecting AC cable the exclemation mark appeared next to wifi icon. Though it shows as still CONNECTED but there is no internet. Chrom browser starts not respond and so on and on... I have to disconnect wifi, reconnect again. And it works fine for around two minutes and it's all over again. Browser freezes, exclemations mark and so on. Basicaly it looses connection every time I disconnect AC cable. So after I realised that the issue is unpluged AC cable now I always have to connect it to AC in order to be able to use wifi connectivity. It's a bit anoing because it looses it's point of beeing portable. 

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Okay, today was the second time I've been to my favorite local wireless cafe and been unable to get online.

The frustrating thing is my computer is telling me that it's detecting the router and that I'm receiving an excellent signal--so the limited possibilities Windows offers for troubleshooting the connection don't work (it tells me hardware, firmware, et al are all just fine).

Everyone else in the cafe has no trouble connecting.

One possible clue: When I try to use the 'repair' option, Windows tells me it can't disable my wireless card, and that I should check to see it's installed properly. But as far as I can tell it is installed properly, because it works on my home wireless.

I'm using a Dell and Windows XP.

Thanks for any advice.


A:Weird Wireless Connectivity Problem

at home you have encryption enabled and the hotspot can't use it

try your Wireless Network Wizzard to create a NEW connection.

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Hello, folks... this is driving me out of my tree.

My web connection (wireless DSL) is suddenly failing to load (or blocking?) certain regularly-visited pages. It loads some others painfully slowly, and pulls up most -- but not all -- others with no problem at all, including randomly entered top URLs I don't normally visit.

Examples of pages I cannot access: Flyertalk.com, which I visit almost daily... the post-login page of Hotmail.com... Hilton.com... and CNN.com... I mean, about half my usual, bookmarked racetrack is suddenly dead. I just get 60 seconds of trying, then the "The page cannot be displayed" message. (The other half of my "Favorites" load just fine, and with those that are cookie-d, I see my usual welcome.) Some Yahoo! sub-top-level pages load incredibly slowly or not at all, but that could just be Yahoo! being Yahoo!.

Not all the inaccessible pages are regular stops, though. About 20% of the random well-known URLs I entered refuse to come up.

Email works fine.

It feels like my IP address or SMTP particulars may have been messed with, either by a Windows update, malware or some .dll conflict... but the effect is so irregular, I just don't know where to start. If you have any ideas, or if this sounds familiar, thanks very much in advance!

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I can access Google.com but not microsoft.com. I can go to bensbargains.net, but not yahoo.com.

I have no idea what happened! We have a Linksys router and use Alltel as our DSL provider.

I've flushed the DNS, I've reset the router, rebooted, wiped the hosts file....


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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, if it's not, I'd be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction

Sorry for the vague title but I feel like I can't really sum it up in just a few words.

So basically, during the morning at around 9am, my internet somewhat loses connection, but only for certain things.

For example, I can't stream youtube using google chrome. It just doesn't work. If I click on a video, the screen will just stay white and nothing will load. However, I can stream youtube, even in HD, perfectly fine with no buffering problems if I use firefox.

Most online games also just lose connectivity. If I try to play Dota 2, sometimes it works fine for a few minutes but then my packet loss just becomes crazy high and eventually I just disconnect from the game.

If I play clash royale on my phone, it fails to connect. I just get a red connectivity error sign in the middle of the screen.

battle.net frequently disconnects.

A few online multiplayer browser games which I tested also suffer from the disconnection issue.

Interestingly, league of legends is fine during this whole 9am connectivity problem. I don't get any connectivity issues with that game.

Skype also loses connection every now and again during the mornings.

If I try to test my ping using pingtest.net, it will just continue testing forever but no number will ever be displayed. I guess it just times itself out or something. This happens in both ... Read more

A:I have weird internet connectivity issues during the morning

Try using a different browser for a few days and see if you have the same issues with it?

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Problem: I'll turn on my laptop and get on a wireless network. After about 2 - 10 minutes of browsing the web regular websites will no longer open. However, I can still browse websites that are https. Sometimes iTunes will still be able to connect and download stuff. World of Warcraft will also work. But all regular sites will not open in firefox, IE or chrome. The only way to get regular http sites to work again is to do a complete restart of the laptop. Resetting the network adapter has no effect. Running the diagnose and repair will tell me that there is a problem and windows can't fix it, then it'll load the help pane and tell me that I lost my internet connection. Well..... DUH!!!

I think it's something on the laptop that's causing this, because other laptops on the same network are not having these issues.

I've tested this on three wireless networks and one wired network which also did this occasionally.

I'm running Vista SP1.

Any ideas?

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Jordan on 2008-03-23 1217
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
65: 2008-03-23 1621 UTC - RP863 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
64: 2008-03-23 15:30:04 UTC - RP862 - Configured VeohTV BETA
63: 2008-03-22 00:36:21 UTC - RP861 - System Checkpoint
62: 2008-03-20 20:15:15 UTC - RP860 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
61: 2008-03-19 15:53:29 UTC - RP859 - Installed AVG 7.5

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-23 18:58:01 UTC - RP799 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Jordan.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:13:39 PM, on 3/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

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Well I was my laptop normally, and then when I tried to load a page it said no internet. I checked and it had the little yellow exclamation mark and said "no internet access". I disconnected and connected again, but to no avail. I reset the router, but still no help. Finally I restarted my computer as I have had this problem before and it was solved by restarting my computer. When I restarted it connected and showed "internet access" but when I opened Chrome and went to a webpage, it stopped while saying "resolving host" and then said no internet. Some other programs as well couldn't connect, such as Avast! I had the trial for internet security and it said a secure DNS connection wasn't available or something. I connected to the Ethernet cable and my browser worked fine. I disconnected and reconnected to wi-fi and the browser worked fine. However I still have the problem with Avast and other applications. Avast can't sign in and it says can't connect to internet. I actually just checked and it seems to be having the same problem even when connected by Ethernet cable. I need this problem rectified soon! It is important that I get these programs to work!

A:Weird internet connectivity problem!- Only browser works

Did you reset your modem and router?

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Opps, maybe not so unique since I just noticed an ENTIRE forum for browsers...perhaps moving this is appropriate...if so, please do. I will be reading up in there.

Its interesting because I can't find any mention of it anywhere on this site. Specifically browser connectivity is lost after a little while (guessing 7 minutes, though it may be a number of browser pages displayed trigger i went 3 hrs today) after I start browsing. If I don't start a browser, the death clock doesn't begin until I start browsing. Now, at the same time, all shares, the other machines on the network, work fine. Also if I am playing an online game, I will not have any issues. Just IE and firefox can't display pages and other programs (like updates of AVG) are soon to follow.

***Important to note this is new, the network was fine for over a week before this started a couple days ago.

I notice, when it works, net info states Homegroup - ready to connect (I am using a workgroup to connect to other machines) but last night, during a browser outage it said it was connected. I notice now it calls my workgroup a homegroup (I think is used to say workgroup)

(This problem may have started around when I tried to synchronise a folder to "always available offline", but there are other things that were done in that period of time unfortuately, all have since been undone.

System...Win7 7100 all updated.

Browsers IE8 and Firefox are effected (updated)

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A:Interesting connectivity issue, just a browser issue

I would doubt if it is really a browser problem since I tried safari, firefox and IE and still giving me this dropage... But continue your search I will follow ur footstep

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Hope someone out there has come across this... Bellsouth (DSL) using a Westel Modem directly connected to the Computer (ethernet), no switch, hubs, etc.... All connected to a UPS which I turn off nightly. When you first turn it all on, cannot connect to Internet, E-mail, etc... The DSL Modem shows steady power light, steady sync light and ethernet light flickers as it is working, but nada... disabled Firewall (Zone alarm) but nothing. Cannot ping or get to the outside. Most of the time, after a reboot it will then work as it should. No viruses on the computer, all updates are done (Windows 2000 Pro, SP4, IE6 with all updates, etc). It is becoming frustrating to say the least, and takes nearly as long as my dial up connection did just to get online... I contacted Bellsouth who tries to claim it is a hardware issue which I do not agree with... I changed the DSL modem to it is always on, independent of the computer and that didnot help... Next I am going to try a different Ethernet card... All dsl modem updates are done as well... Has anyone else had this problem? Please advise.. thanks

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Dear HP Experts, I am facing the WiFi connectivity issue. Whenever I connect to a WiFi, the system displays all the nearby WiFi and when I porceed selecting the relevant wi-fi after entering the password, it takes too much of time to coonect, but remains unsuccessful. Later, the error message displays that " This is taking longer than the usual time: Connection Unsuccessfull".  Best RegardsSurendhar

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Running Vista and IE 7 and connecting over att 3g wireless card. After updating virus protection (Kapersky) ie cannot connect to the internet. I have uninstalled the virus protection, and can ping common web sites from a command prompt and outlook works as well. When I try to connect to a website using ie, i get "internet explorer cannot display the web page". Please help

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Hello and welcome

what firewall do you ahve

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Hi Everyone.
I have a Netgear JFS516 switch which is directly connected to the D-link DES-3026 switch.The problem is up-link lED on netgear switch keeps blinking for 1 minute and then goes off, resulting no network connectivity on the part of Netgear JFS516 switch.

These 2 switches connected with straight cable and I crimped the cable on both side but the problem still persists.

A:Connectivity Issue

Did you test the cable with a cable tester? Sounds like a cable issue or perhaps a bad switch. Did you take the switch close to the other switch and connect it with a short patch cable as a test?

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Hello all,

I am new here but hoping still that someone might have the answer to an ongoing issue within our network.

I am dealing with a large network (large in the physical size not necessarily how many PCs connected). There are 4 different buildings that connect with a fiber optical connection. Each building has it's own internet source. I deal with two of these buildings. The connection runs underground. When I link our two buildings, the networked PCs communicate but the internet connection is lost.

I am not sure if the other buildings have these connection issues but I've noticed that at one end it looks like an adapter is connecting the fiber optical possible to a cat5 looking jack. Is it possible that that's the issue?

Have you heard of this before. I happens to be a POS system that we need working between the two buildings. So apart from one or two office computers on the network that needs internet we need it for processing credit cards as well.

Any help will do. Sorry if I wasn't all that specific or clear... I'm still new at this stuff.



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I am currently trouble shooting a network problem for a medium size company, aprox 250 users. The issue is as follows:
A connectivity problem occurs on random clients which leaves them with an ip address received from DHCP server but the client only has connectivity with its own vlan. (DHCP server on different VLAN) The switch has ip helper set up so the communication to get an ip address is being done via the switch and on to the DHCP server.(The primary function of IP helper) The client can't ping anything outside its own VLAN.
Our only work around is to assign a static DHCP ip address on the DHCP server using the MAC address of the client. Issue an ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew on the affected client to get the assigned static DHCP address and full connectivity is restored.
There is a mix of Cisco and 3com switches, mostly Cisco with a Cisco 3750 multi layer switch at the heart of the network.
I have analysed the configuration of the devices and everything looks good.
I know its hard to diagnose from this brief description but any similar problems experienced and solutions discovered are appreciated.

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My laptop which i have recently installed a fresh xp copy on, is having internet connectivity issues. there is only 1 driver that works for the wireless lan and 1 driver for the wire lan that but that wont work for some reason but im not concerned as long as the wifi works on it. the issue is that every 2-5 mins the wireless disconnects, and reconnects taking anywhere from 1 min - several mins to aquire ip address. i could understand if it was clear across my home away from the wireless router, but its stationed right next to the router, so there should be no interferrance problems. i use halfdone's unknown devices driver informer and that tells me that the proper drivers are all installed on my laptop and that i dont need anything else. device manager confirms. i dont understand why my wired internet wont work if it has the proper drivers, and i dont understand why the wifi cuts out like it does. would you assume that its the router ( though its brand new and doesnt cut on my other wifi systems ) or the computer?

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I've recently (in the past few weeks) been having trouble with Internet Explorer, version 7.0.5730.11. When I first open the program, the page is blank, and the status bar (bottom of the IE window) briefly flashes "Detecting proxy settings" and then sits at "Connecting to site" for several minutes before displaying the typical "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" screen.

In dealing with the problem, I've found that whenever I get the "Connecting to site" message in the status bar, I immediately close IE, then reopen it. Sometimes the first time I do this results in Google (homepage) loading, but most of the time I must repeat this proces several times (up to about 10) before IE loads Google.

When already working properly, I've noticed that IE has no problems opening links in new windows or tabs. Does anyone have an idea of what could be causing this problem?

Relevant Information:

Windows XP Service Pack 3
IE version 7.0.5730.11

Please let me know if additional information is required, and I will do my best to provide it. Thanks for reading.

A:IE7 Connectivity Issue

Using Geo Spider, = Google.

Are you using something like the Google Toolbar? Try using Add/Remove Programs to uninstall it. If this solves your problem, you can try reinstalling Google Toolbar.

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Hi, Can anyone please help, I have a problem on my son's computer. we have lost access to the internet I just keep getting a message stating "limited or no connectivity" I have tried resetting the network wizard in Windows XP but to no avail, I have tried the repair connection facility but that says " unable to set IP address" We connect through a D link wireless router. my computer down stairs connects fine.
I don't know if this is connected to the problem but when I boot up the computer I get a message stating that Rundll C:\PROGRAM~1\NEWDOT~\NEWDOT~1.DLL is missing or cannot be loaded has that caused the problem?
Thanks in anticipation.

A:No connectivity issue

You have spyware

NEWDOT is spyware that hijacks your web browser and host file. You need to remove it. First you need to remove this key from the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\new.net startup
After you have deleted this key you need to reboot your system. Then run msconfig and go to startup and stop these process
(may or may not exist):
Then you will need to do a file search for newdot(here is an example list)
You will have to unregister each of then and then delete them. If you don't know how go to this site http://articles.networktechs.com/111-p1.php
Then remove the folder %program_files%\newdotnet
And to finish it up run a regcleaner if you don't have one here is a link to one
Hope this helps.

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I asked this in web/email but no one wants to help me...

I play C&C Renegade (on WOL) religiously. About 2-3 weeks ago, my computer got virused and i had to reset a bunch of things, and i think something messed up my 'net connection settings or something, because since then Renegade has been disconnecting randomly (always at the good times, too).

to further verify, my AOL/MSN (well ok, i use trillian) has been experiencing these disconnects too:
36] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 08:36:27 2006.
[08:59] *** You have been disconnected. Wed May 24 08:59:55 2006.
[09:00] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 09:00:07 2006.
[09:08] *** You have been disconnected. Wed May 24 09:08:20 2006.
[09:08] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 09:08:31 2006.
[09:20] *** You have been disconnected. Wed May 24 09:20:45 2006.
[09:20] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 09:20:56 2006.
[09:25] *** You have been disconnected. Wed May 24 09:25:29 2006.
[09:25] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 09:25:39 2006.
[10:15] *** You have been disconnected. Wed May 24 10:15:06 2006.
[10:15] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 10:15:17 2006.
[11:10] *** You have been disconnected. Wed May 24 11:10:44 2006.
[11:10] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 11:10:57 2006.
[11:47] *** You have been disconnected. Wed May 24 11:47:22 2006.
[11:47] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 11:47:33 2006.
[12:08] *** You have been disconnected. Wed May 24 12:08:59 2006.
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A:net connectivity issue...

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I have a ISA server which i use to connect all my systems to the internet. But there are times when i want direct access to the Internet without any firewall in between ( i know its not safe). For that i connect my DSL modem to an 8 port switch and from there to two of my systems and it works perfectly fine, i can browse...download and play games etc. But when i connect a third system...i cant connect to the internet although i can access systems connected to the switch.
I checked up DNS, IP and everything....still no good.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Connectivity issue.

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Hey all,

I'm finally posting here after having read around on the site before and gotten good info.

I set up a wireless home network between two computers (a laptop and a tablet) a few months ago. The laptop is the "base" computer and the table has a wireless receiver; the router is a DLink 524.

I never had any connectivity issues (internet) until last week on the laptop when my free version of Zonealarm started acting screwy and not displaying any info when I would open the program up. I updated the version, and since then cannot use the internet while Zonealarm is running. I'm confused, though, because the tablet has Zonealarm and has no problems accessing the internet at all. DLink tech support tells me that the problem is in the configuration of Zonealarm, and that I should contact them, but I'm running the freebie version and so don't anticipate getting much help there.

Is this an issue of ports (opening/forwarding)? If so, I have no experience in that and would appreciate if someone could take a second to let me know what they think should be done. I'm willing to just scrap Zonealarm and try something that works better with the router if need be, but I'm willing to bet someone who knows what they're doing could fix this easily, and that the problem is with me.

Thanks so much,


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Go into the router and turn off the blocking of computers not running ZA. I'm not sure if this is the problem but I do know that I've seen such as problem in DLink routers before because some models now have a feature(some added with firmware update) which will allow you to configure the router with ZA so they don't interfere with eachother, it aslo has a feature which will let you block computers not running ZA so that you don't have unprotected machines on the network. While this is a good idea in theory, it also causes problems for people who don't know it is there.

BTW, the setup you mention where one laptop is "base" as you call it, is incorrect. When using a router to share your internet, the router itself is the server and all computers are the clients. This misconception causes a lot of confusion and sometimes makes it difficult to diagnose a problem when you call one machine a "base" or "server" when it is not.

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I have just bought a new router and am trying to connect it. I did the basic set up with an install disc to the problem is that when I connect to the Wireless network it only gives me limited access to the internet for instance I am able to use Skype and other applications that rely on internet connection, but when it comes to web browsers (both Mozilla & Safari) it shows the url section loading but only ever makes it mid way (the page always stays blank) . I also have access to the router settings using I cloned my MAC address on the router settings as that was prior advice.

If anyone could help it would be amazing..

router settings also say that its connected

and I am using a Mac

Thanks in advance

A:Connectivity Issue.. Please Help

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My companies building was struck by lightning last week. All of our computers have been knocked offline. Some employees that use WYSE boxes smelled smoke after the lightning strike.
i performed an ipconfig/release /renew
that returned some results such as "unable to contact your dhcp server. Im not sure if some of my netwirking devices are fried as well, or theres just a configuration problem.we unfortunately have no internet connection but are connecting to an "unidentified network"
Our company has been without internet access for two weeks now..any answers would be highly apreciated.


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no laughing please, i truly am computer stupid!

i have a dell laptop inspiron B130. amazingly enough, made it though setting up a linksys wireless G broadband router! however, seems that the dsl cable modem is not "reading" the router. have not been able to connect to the internet via wireless...have reset the cable modem, the router...nothing. do keep getting an annoying popup balloon telling me that my wireless signal is excellent...any advice? thanks in advance for any help.

A:connectivity issue

how do you have everything configured?

Can you see the wireless router from your laptop?

Ideal setup is to have the "uplink" port (labeled as WAN or Internet" from your wireless router going to one of the LAN (or "Ethernet") ports on the DSL modem.

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Dear Sir/Ma'am  kindly be informed that after installing WIFI DRIVERS my laptop signal strength is very low could not connect to wifi though my wifi router is next to my laptop its not connecting could you please help me finding the soultion thanks 

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Good morning everyone,

slowly but steadily I am nearing the edge of sanity. I am not overly technically gifted and, to my dismay, certain members of the WoTC support staff aren't, either. I'm not sure I actually expect a solution as much as I hope for an explanation of an issue that's presented itself to me.

The issue is as follows: One particular application (namely Magic the Gathering Arena (yes, I am aware that there's a game subforum, but this really is a networking issue - promise!)) refuses to stay connected to the host for any amount of time. In these trying times (being a teacher and confined to my home desk due to Corona) I spend way too much time on online games, none of which are giving me any sort of grief. I'm on a gigabit fiber connection that's, similarly, never acted up on me before. But for some reason I have not been able to maintain a connection to the MtGA host for longer than about 2 minutes in the past 3 days (never had an issue with the game before). I contacted their support who, as they usually do, presented me with a list of off-the-shelf solutions. Suffice it to say, none of them worked, except for the last one.

A VPN. I'm in Germany and the CSR suggested I try a US-based VPN and this fixed it. I don't plan on making use of a VPN as a long-term solution, but at least I get to scratch the itch in the meantime, right? Well, I wrote back to the support who said, and I quote:

"Thank you very much for work... Read more

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I have a brand new computer. I am living in a house with 3 other people. We use a wireless internet router (Linksys BEFW11S4). I had no problem connecting to it for several weeks. All of a sudden I can't. Everyone else still can, just not me.

My computer sees the wireless network, and it says it has excellent signal strength, but it can't connect. If I use the repair function I get a message saying that it was "unable to assign an IP address".

Nothing has changed. The WPA password remains the same as it always has. It's just all of a sudden that I can't connect. Now if I connect an ethernet cord from the router to my computer I get connected. And if I got to school (or try to connect to the open network down the block) I can get on with no problem. The issue seems to be this router/network specifically. I can't understand why that would be, but needless to say it's incredibly frustrating.

I am using an Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection on a brand new IBM Think Pad Z61t. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

A:Wireless Connectivity Issue

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Hello, I have a problem with the wifi.It detects connections but once I try to connect the result is an error.I tryed to install all the latest drivers but is not working.I tryed automatic updates.... does not work. Using the device manager it seems the problem is related to the PCI and Ethernet device, but I do not know how to fix them.Thanks for your help.

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Hello. I am a new user to Techguy.org

I just purchased a new computer. It works fine except for 1 thing. The internet. Every so often I will get disconnected from the internet because of Limited Connectivity. When this happens, I close the internet and after about 20 seconds I get Local and Internet Back. It is very annoying. It happens mostly when I play World of Warcraft. I will log in, play for 30seconds to 2 Minutes and then get disconnected because of the Limited Connectivity problem.

I have tried resetting the router, I have called verizon and had many live chats with thier agents and none have helped me..
Here are some information I think would be usefull to someone trying to help me fix my problem.

I am using an Actiontec M1424-WR Router.
I am using a Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11b/g Wireless Device. Its the antenna in the back of the computer that gives me my wireless connection.
I am using the connection Wirelessly.
I have Verizon FiOS internet service.
I am using Windows Vista Home Premium

Also there is no possible way for me to wire the computer and the router
I have gone into the router settings and tried to mess around with stuff and still nothing works.

I have tried to update drivers for the devices and everything seems to be up to date.
It will work for maybe 15-20 minutes using the internet and maybe 2 minutes before getting the limited connectivity issue playing World Of Warcraft.

Here is an Ipconfig/all of my connection now while I am ge... Read more

A:Limited Connectivity Issue. Please help!!!

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my laptop was running fine i was using my wifi to share my lan internet through my wifi. but suddenly my all wireless feature like bluetooth and wifi is deactivated and on the keyboard f12 wireless button is amber which suggest that wirelesss adapters are deactive i cant activate it. i am literaly frustrated i am on my exam time and i cant use the wireless i have done all the trouble shoot but i cant turn on the wireless adapters of my laptop. if anybody can help me it will be a great help.
model number : Product name: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
Product number: D5F89PA#ACJ
[Personal information removed]
Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit  

A:wifi connectivity issue

Hi @nabo04,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the WiFi connection. I will be glad to help you. The following pages are helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 8)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Forget the network: (Windows 8)1. Press Windows Key + C2. Click Settings.3. Click Change PC settings.4. Click Network on the left.5. Click Manage known networks.6. Click the network name.7. Click Forget.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens typ... Read more

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Alright, I bought an Acer notebook today that came pre-installed with Vista. I have a cable internet connection and it connected when I plugged it in, but the connection isn't stable at all. It cuts in and out regularly. I saw the threads on the problems with McAfee, but I have Norton. I uninstalled that. I don't even know where to start now.

A:Yet another internet connectivity issue

have you tried call your cable company? and ask them?

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Just had to reinstall os on my dell desktop. its running xp. all was working fine including access the internet. after i installed ms office components, i lost the familiar ie icon and all i get when i click the ie icon is the internet explorer options dialogue box instead of the internet.
please help!

A:Internet connectivity issue

1. Delete the shortcut of IE.
2. Make a new shortcut of IE FROM PROGRAM FILE.

Solved or Not ?

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Please help me as i am unable to connect wifi normally. Whenever i want to connect my wifi i have to fight with my computer for atlest 1/2 hour. For some time it shows my network in network list and after selecting and pasword it throws an error can't connect to network. At this point my wifi compltely turning off. Sometimes it luckyly connects, but dropps in middle. I tried installing latest driver software from 'HP Support Assistance', uninstalled installed it many times. But no use. Other devices working with my network are connecting smoothly. Please help me resolving this issue. Thanks in Advance.

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A:Wifi Connectivity Issue

I don't know the correct reason why my laptop was not connecting througb wifi. but it was solved automatically when my upgraed my os from 8.1 to windows 10.

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Hi! I have a strange one here, I think. The internet is working fine in our house, but there is one website that cannot be accessed on any device. I am getting an "ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT" error in Chrome, and similar messages in other browsers. The website works fine if I am on 4G on my phone. I have tried resetting the modem and router, cleared my cache and cookies, and changed the DNS settings on my wireless connection to Google DNS ( and None of this has fixed the issue. The website in question is http://www.reptilebasics.com. This started about a week or so ago - I placed an order with the company from my computer on October 12. Any ideas?

A:Connectivity issue to one website?

I'm on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox 41. The site loaded fine for me in both browsers.

You didn't say which Windows version and browser version you're using. Have you tried a different browser?


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Firsty, apologies if this has been posted before, but I am losing my mind so hope you friendly folks can help!

I recently purchased a HP desktop running window 7 home premium. Very happy with computer except it will not recognice my Sony DCR-HC22e camcorder.

I tried connecting it via USB no luck so bought a PCI adpter card with firewire port, installed the drivers for that. Still no luck.

I next searched the net and discovered I might need to roll back the driver to the legacy one. This I tried with still no luck.

I have checked it is compatible. I have contacted Sony who have been no help what so ever and I am now going nuts. It really shouldn't be this hard to plug in a DV camcorder and edit my family movies and all I can find is people saying roll back to the legacy driver. Help!!

BTW at one point the system for a brief second did recognise the camcorder, no idea how or whybut it has not happened since!

A:Device Connectivity Issue

Here is some info that might help:
Connecting Sony Handycam to Windows Vista Via USB

What stood out was the line where it says the driver must be installed in administrative mode and in XP compatibility mode.


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Okay... so, I've had this cheap laptop for a year and a half. It's actually been great so far, and I've never had any issues with it.

Unfortunately, I am now posting from my desktop, in the hopes that one of you fantastic tech support gurus can help me.

I'm having an issue connecting to the internet. The laptop clearly finds the network, says it's connected and even says the connection is Excellent... but once I get to opening a browser, nothing happens. It's wireless, same network/router I've been using since before I got the laptop.

So I ran a diagnostic (below), because I figured you guys would need it. Hopefully somebody can help me!!


Last diagnostic run time: 03/14/11 17:15:24

DNS Client Diagnostic
DNS - Not a home user scenario

info Using Web Proxy: no
info Resolving name ok for (www.microsoft.com): no
warn Unrecognized WinSock NSP: Bluetooth Namespace
No DNS servers

DNS failure

info Query [www.microsoft.com] against DNS Server, (Type = 0x1, Options = 0x10e8) returns 0x5b4
action Automated repair: Renew IP address
action Releasing the current IP address...
action Successfully released the current IP address
action Renewing the IP address...
action Successfully renewed the current IP address
info Query [www.microsoft.com] against DNS Server, (Type = 0x1, Opt... Read more

A:XP Internet Connectivity Issue... Please help!

Can you connect using an Ethernet Cable? If so, download an updated driver for your wireless adapter from your computer manufacturers support/download drivers web site.
You can also try this. go to Start/Run and type CMD and press Enter. In the command prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. You IP address will change to now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew and press enter. You should get a new IP address (ex) Try connecting now

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