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Constant Wireless Connectivity drops on Vista, fine on XP

Q: Constant Wireless Connectivity drops on Vista, fine on XP

I have 2 laptops, one running Vista Home Premium SP1 and the other running XP Pro. Both are connected wireless to the same home cable internet connection.
On the Vista laptop, internet connectivity dropouts have become so frequent that they make web browsing on the machine almost unbearable.

While the Vista machine has problems, the XP machine loses no connection, performing just fine. When I am not experiencing connectivity drops I get intermittant VERY SLOW page loads. I Get etiher "Connection to the Server was reset, Try again" messages or have to continually reclick the link to get it to connect.

The laptop has a Dell 1395 wireless WLAN mini card and it reports that it has the latest drivers.
I have disabled Bluetooth in case it was causing a conflict, I have turned off the lan card, set the wireless power settings to Maximum performance and disables some page scaling thing that vista does all to no improvement.

I am running PCcylinn Internet security 14 as well as MS Defender, have disabled both and again found no improvement.

We have had this laptop for about a year and these problems have become progressivly worse for the past 3 months or so. About 3 months ago Dell replaced the motherboard under warranty (my wife spilled a glass of wine on the laptop).To the best of my recollection these problems began AFTER the MB change, but I can not say that for sure.

Any help in diagnosing this and ultimately solving this would be most appreciated.

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Constant Wireless Connectivity drops on Vista, fine on XP

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.)

A: Constant Wireless Connectivity drops on Vista, fine on XP

What about logging in to your wireless router on the vista machine? Does that seem slow as well? Have you tried transfering data between the two computers via a shared folder to test the connection without going on the web?

I would try going into the wireless router and double checking settings like mac filtering and playing with wep wpa on or off.

Another thing you could probably do and I would try this first is to change the frequency or "channel" of the routers broadcasting signal. Some routers you can change it from ex: channel 9 11 or 6. Some better routers have more options available.

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Hi - I have scoured the boards but can't find a solution for this so any help will solve a big problem for me.

My desktop PC keeps dropping its wireless connection to the router. My laptop (and other devices) can connect fine and never drop. It connects fine on start-up and may allow me to browse the web for a while but then drops out and I can't understand what triggers it.

I'm running Vista Home Prem SP1 and use a Netgear Rangemax USB adapter WPN111 to connect. The driver is up to date.

Any suggestions...?
Thanks
Tom
 

A:Solved: PC wireless connection drops, but laptop is fine

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Was wondering if anyone has an idea of what may be happening. Everything was working fine then this happened out of no where one day. I am on a Windows 7 64 bit machine using wireless. Linksys WRT350N Router all of the other computers on the network are working perfectly fine. I have tried 2 different wireless adapters.

The internet will stay for a few minutes then cutout for about a minute. I have been running ping tests side by side one going to the internet the other going to my router.
The router is constant connection no interruptions the internet cuts out as stated before.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Win7 64 bit Wireless Drops - Rest of network fine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dwd84


Was wondering if anyone has an idea of what may be happening. Everything was working fine then this happened out of no where one day. I am on a Windows 7 64 bit machine using wireless. Linksys WRT350N Router all of the other computers on the network are working perfectly fine. I have tried 2 different wireless adapters.

The internet will stay for a few minutes then cutout for about a minute. I have been running ping tests side by side one going to the internet the other going to my router.
The router is constant connection no interruptions the internet cuts out as stated before.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.


It could be a channel crossover problem or something else but this is difficult to just guess at because it can be many different problems.

If you can download the Xirrus WiFi inspector and post a screen shot of the read out here it would be helpful.

xirrus wifi inspector - Bing

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Hello,

Here is my issue: I got Verizon DSL for my business and hooked it up to the server to allow internet access. If I hook it up from modem to pc, the internet works fine with no drops. If I add a wireless router into the mix, my problems begin.

My hook up: The server already has a wired router with 3 other computers connected to the router for the business Point of sale program. The router is hooked up to the Ethernet port on the PC. When I got the DSL and wanted the wireless router added to the server so I can access the net when I come into the business and have my laptop with me, I decided to add a Ethernet PCI card to the computer and hook up the modem and wireless router to that card so I could do the DSL installation without disturbing the work computers. All seemed well or I thought.

My problem: When I hooked everything up I got internet and thought all was good. After about 20 minutes I lost internet on the server (the wired part) but I had my laptop out and checked it with that and I was browsing the net on the wireless laptop. I rebooted computer, powered cycle the modem and router and got internet access on the server again. 20 minutes later, internet access lost again but my laptop was fine.

After many attempts and phone calls into Linksys, I figured it must have been the router. I returned the router and got another wrt54g router and attempted the configuration again. Same thing happened with the new router too.

My diagnostics: I checked the wired router... Read more

A:Solved: wired internet drops but wireless if fine.

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Hi,

I started some consulting work for a company that uses a wireless connection with 2 access points in their office (one on channel 6, the other on channel 11). They use a WPA-PSK key to secure the connection.

The problem is that with about 70% of the laptops that come preimaged from the parent company the following problem happens.
You try to connect to the wireless, enter the password, the authentication passes, an IP address is assigned, it appears connected, about 5 seconds later the connection is dropped, the computer tries to reconnect, it reconnects, then it drops and stops connecting.

I have tried the following things:
Disable all firewalls/antivirus
Reset the TCP/IP stack (using netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt )
Reinstalled the drivers of the card
Tried different software besides the Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (like the software for that driver)
Winsock repair
The other two things I tried with some success is:
Connecting to another wireless connection - worked but only for unsecure
Reformatted Computer (or Repaired Windows installation) - worked for 4 of the 5 computers I tried.
Now the other 30% have a similar yet annoying issue. Everytime I connect to the wireless network I get a limited, no connectivity message. I tried the same kind of things I did above but nothing worked. I'm not sure what the problem is, with one computer i actually replaced the wireless card (only to get the issue that i was getting at the top). Reformatt... Read more

A:Wireless connection drops/no connectivity

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I have been experiencing frequent internet drops (every 30 seconds to few minutes) ever since I downloaded a new/updated antivirus software (pc-cillin antivirus). Prior to the updated software, I always had excellent/very good connections and never had any drops. Even now it either drops/no connection or is excellent/good. It is never low signal.

I am using a Belkin PreN network notebook card and a belkin pre-n router; windows xp platform. I’ve had the router and card for about 2 years with no problems until now. I have even experienced the same problem away from my home network, when on the road.

Thinking that it might be a firewall problem, I disabled the firewall on the laptop and the desktop (hardwired to my router). But I read that deselecting the IEEE 802.1x setting in the wireless card property settings might work. Does this seem right? And what about disabling the firewall. Is that the right thing to do?
 

A:Constant Internet Drops - Wireless PC

"... deselecting the IEEE 802.1x setting in the wireless card property settings might work."

This may not be your only problem, but you should certainly not have it selected.
 

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Dell Vostro 330 AiO
Core i3 2.53GHz
3GB RAM
Wireless nic: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11 b/g/n;

For about the last 2 weeks, I've been dealing with an issue where my AiO drops WiFi connectivity randomly. At this point i have to manually reconnect/associate with the router. I receive two errors in my log:

Event ID 11002
Wireless network association failed.

Network Adapter: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n
Interface GUID: {00a5676e-0755-4823-9d54-cd31a3cf493e}
Local MAC Address: 38:59:F9:02:25:60
Network SSID: E1QE5
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Failure Reason: The driver disconnected while associating.
Dot11 Status Code: 2

===============

Event ID 8002
WLAN AutoConfig service failed to connect to a wireless network.

Network Adapter: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n
Interface GUID: {00a5676e-0755-4823-9d54-cd31a3cf493e}
Connection Mode: Automatic connection with a profile
Profile Name: E1QE5
SSID: E1QE5
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Failure Reason:The driver disconnected while associating.

===============

So far this is what i've done to troubleshoot.
1) Updated the driver
2) Unchecked the option in device manager to allow the computer to turn this device off to save power
3) Within power options, i've set wireless adapter settings >> power saving settings >> setting: maximum.
3) Configured a static address on this PC
4) Re-configured wireless security which was previously WEP encryption to WPA2 personal AES.
5) Rebooted the router.
I've... Read more

A:Dell AiO Drops Wireless Connectivity Randomly

Hi there,

Can you please provide us with a Xirrus snip capture? Please follow the guidelines here:
Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues

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I have 2 virtually identical Dell Vista laptops (details below), both bought about one month ago. One has a reliable connection to my wireless network, the other initially connects fine but then drops to "limited connectivity" almost daily.

On the problem laptop, everything will work fine, then my daughter goes to use it and the "internet is down". Looking at the laptop, I see it has "limited connectivity". Frick. It can see the network, and signal strength is "excellent". My wired desktop unit and the other wireless laptop work fine, so definitely seems like an issue with this laptop.

If I reboot, it will work fine... right up until the point that it doesn't again. Lather, rinse, repeat. I tried the Vista "fix my problem" wizard last night - I can't remember the exact steps it did but I know the first try didn't work (maybe releasing and renewing its IP addr from DHCP?), the second step worked... so hooray for that. But I don't want my daughter running the "fix my problem" wizard every 24 hours!

I've searched the forums and can't find any answers for the situation where the networking works, then doesn't, then does again.

Details:
Router: Linksys WRT54G, WPA2, DHCP for 5 users w/ max expire time (7 days?)
"Problem" Laptop: Dell Studio 15, Vista Home Premium. One month old.
"Good" Laptop: Dell Inspiron 1525, Vista Home Premuim. One month old.
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A:Vista Drops to Limited Connectivity Daily

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Hi everyone,
I'm helping my girlfriend's dad with his new toshiba satellite L505D, it's running vista, and i have it over at my place. I finally got the wireless working to the point it uses the WEP encryption in place, but at his house everything is wired. When I plug in the LAN cable everything works for a minute or so(i can view web pages) then it goes straight to Limited connectivity. WHen I view the dhcp table on the router it no longer exists. The only way to get it back connected is to reset the network adapter, but then it drops again...I've never seen a case where the connection is there, then drops to limited, any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
 

A:vista wired lan drops to limited connectivity

Welcome to TSG.
Think that since the failing environment is at his house,you will probably have to shoot this bug at his house.
When you say that everything there is wired,do you mean all hardwired to a router,modem,or modem/router ?
From the failing environment we would like to see,when it fails.

From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address> For addresses,follow instructions below&#8230;.

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 206.190.60.37

PING www.yahoo.com
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.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. IPV4 for Vista

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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.
______

This will give us a pc's ... Read more

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Hi I am having some major problems with my wireless. Basically my laptop will connect to the internet fine work for a random amount of time normally about 3 mins with a max about 20mins. Then after it comes up with limited connectivity although it has 4 or 5 bars and nothing I can do will fix this until I shutdown my laptop and then turn it back on and then it works fine again for another random few mins and this cycle just continues, so as you can imagine its very very frustrating.
I have connected it to a wire and this works fine but logistically I cant get a wire all the way to my room. The wireless router works as my 4 other housemates get signal perfectly. Therefore the problem is with my computer, but as it connects and works for a few minutes then my wireless isn’t broke.
Also diagnose doesn’t come back with any solutions. I have turned off my firewall and that doesn’t seem to make a difference. I have also prevented the setting that turns off wireless to conserve power. The wireless isn’t affected by the amount of laptops connected at the same time as it still cuts out when its just me connected.
Can anyone please help? Im not exactly an expert on computers so if your responses are not too complex it would be appreciated.
Cheers
 

A:Wireless is fine for a few mins, then stops with 5bars and says limited connectivity

Turn off the WEP or WPA and see if you are still having the same issues.
 

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Hi,
My Dlink Dir-825 seems to have crapped out on me. I am looking for things I could do to confirm it has indeed died, or if there's some setting that spontaneously changed that would prevent connectivity.

Yesterday, I suddenly lost all internet on 3 PCs (1 running Windows 7, other Vista and other XP) connected via cable to my Dlink. My other devices on the wireless network of my Dlink still had internet though.

This network has been up and running for at least a few months.

I have tried:
Restarting all of the computers
Resetting the Dlink (by unplugging and waiting 20 seconds, and also by pushing the reset button in the back for 20 seconds)
Enabling/disabling MAC address filtering.
Tried connecting a Mac (as in OS X) by cable (to see if it was pc specific. Mac couldn't connect via cable either)
PCs connected directly to Modem get to the internet fine, so I'm thinking it isn't the PC's internal cards taht are the problem.

Sometimes the PCs will say they are connected to Local and Internet, or just Local, but they never really are.
All the lights on the Dlink light up and blink, saying that a connection is established.

Here is the ipconfig /all I get while my vista PC is connected to the Dlink
C:\Users\Brousseau>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Brou
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . ... Read more

A:Solved: Dlink DIR-825, suddenly lost cabled connectivity, wireless works fine.

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I would like to know if anyone else has had this problem. I'd be on the wireless without much of a problem and then all of a sudden it just drops my wireless and when I try to see any wireless signals it says it can't find any. I have to do a complete reboot to fix the problem then it will come back after a while and it's a complete cycle. Anyone know how to fix the problem for good?

Laptop
LAN, Ethernet 10/100
Atheros AR5005G Wireless network adapter

I've got a network bridge that I've tried to delete and it won't let me delete it!!
 

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For some reason my laptop drops the connection every so often.... i know its not the router because my other computers dont drop the connection... any ideas?
 

A:Laptop Drops Wireless Connection - Vista.

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Hello everyone. New user here...great site! I recently had Verizon Fios installed, and it came with a Actiontec MI424WR router. I have a desktop (win xp) connected to it and runs fine. My laptop (vista) can see the wireless network and connect to it. However, after about a minute, it loses the connection, then reconnects, then loses....its really frustrating. I have 4 of 5 bars on the wireless, so range isn't an issue. I spoke with Verizon and they said its most likely Vista....I don't believe it.

Our previous cable connection is still active, so I reconnected the linksys router I had, and had the laptop connect to it....no problems what so ever! I'm thinking its a bad router, they are sending me a new one.

What do you think? It's very intermittent, yesterday it was fine all afternoon but this morning has been bad. I have messed with the radio channels...but nothing, I reset the router, nothing.....any suggestions?

Joey
 

A:Vista Drops Wireless Connection - Fios

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It's quite a long winded problem to explain but I've done my best here.

I'm using an Advent 5313 laptop with a built-in Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter, it works with one router (BT Internet) perfectly well with no problems however it drops out randomly with my other Sky Broadband router.

Usually it loses connection with the Sky router entirely, I have to refresh the list of available wireless networks then wait a few minutes, reconnect etc. and eventually it comes back online.

Concerning solving the problem I have updated the Realtek driver several times, that stopped the random dropping out with the BT Internet router but not with the Sky router. In case you're wondering why I don't just quit Sky Broadband and use BT Internet, the routers are at two different houses.

Not sure if the problem is with the Sky router itself; we had it replaced a few months ago due to faults and my other Windows XP computer works perfectly (using a Netgear WG111v2 Wireless USB 2.0 Network Adapter).

Since I have a spare Netgear wireless USB I decided to plug it into my laptop and install the software then use it instead of my built in Realtek wireless adapter, which made the connection drop out slightly less frequently. It didn't however entirely solve the problem.

The only way I can stop the wireless connection dropping out is to plug the laptop directly to the Sky router with an Ethernet cable, this does the trick but def... Read more

A:Vista wireless connection drops out randomly

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Linksys PCI G Wireless Adapter has stopped working after a semester at college. The network was wired there, so my desktop was plugged into it for 3 months, but the adapter itself was safe.
It worked before I left for college, and I just got back, set everything up again, and it is detected in device manager, I enabled, disabled, reinstalled drivers after removing the old ones, and tried installing and uninstalling it.

When at college, because this is a Vista machine, I had to update my drivers that manage my wired connection, because they were not working when I first got to college. I was wondering if this may be the cause of the problem.
 

A:Wireless fine, wired fine, back to wireless, not fine.

can we see a device manager and also an xirrus screen shot
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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
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

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

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

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 ... Read more

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I've Core2Duo intel processor with 2 GB RAM and Artheros wireless card in my laptop. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP Professional. Most of the times when I am trying to connect to wireless network from Vista, it is showing either Local Only or Limited Connectivity. But whenever I am trying to connect from XP, I never faced any such problems. The same problem happening with other friend's those who are using Vista as single OS. How to solve this issue?Also, how to disable Limit Reservable Bandwith in Vista? I can use gpedit in Windows XP but I could not find that in Vista.Ram

A:Wireless Connectivity in Vista

I've Core2Duo intel processor with 2 GB RAM and Artheros wireless card in my laptop. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP Professional. Most of the times when I am trying to connect to wireless network from Vista, it is showing either Local Only or Limited Connectivity. But whenever I am trying to connect from XP, I never faced any such problems. The same problem happening with other friend's those who are using Vista as single OS. How to solve this issue?Also, how to disable Limit Reservable Bandwith in Vista? I can use gpedit in Windows XP but I could not find that in Vista.RamHere is the Group Policy Editor hack that might work for your situation in Vista.here is a tweak to Disable the Limit Reservable Bandwidth in Vista.Hope that helps

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I know this is a common problem but I need help. I am trying to connect to the internet with my wireless laptop. It is the only computer on my network. I can connect to the network but not the internet. I have read other posts and what worked for other people. So, here is my IPCONFIG/ALL info.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Brian>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Brian-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-29-B4-AE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-FC-C8-BA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::44ae:2ecd:2d38:ce91%8(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.... Read more

A:Limited Connectivity with Vista wireless.

You got a good IP configuration from the router. Open a Command prompt and try these pings. You can show the results the same way you showed the ipconfig /all

ping 192.168.2.2
ping 192.168.2.1
ping 206.190.60.37
ping yahoo.com
 

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ok so, i have read other posts here, and i have tried following the helps but none of them have worked. I have a Toshiba satellite laptop that stopped working the internet wirelessly. It will only work with the cable connected. it shouws for the wireless connection that it has limited connectivity and unidentified network.
Please any help would be thanked.
 

A:limited connectivity wireless vista

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

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version 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)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


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


If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?


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

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:

PING 206.190.60.37

PING yahoo.com

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

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Hi
I have 2 laptops with vista and 2 with windows 7.
I was with sky and now with bt and both have told me i cant get wireless on the vista laptops due to an error with vista.
The windows 7 laptops work fine wirelessly.
Can you help me with advice about this problem and any workrounds. It connects wirelessly then disconnects and keeps doing that.
BT just spent an hour taking over my laptop and referred me to vista.

A:Vista problms with wireless connectivity

Need some more info. What is the make and model of your router?
Open Device Manager and see if there are any red x's or yellow flags next to your network adapter. Next, open a command prompt, Windows Key + R, type cmd and then type the following without the quotes and paste all the results back here, "ipconfig /all". Also check, open IE, click Tools, Internet Options, Connection Tab and then the LAN Tab and in the window that opens make sure that all the check boxes are clear, if not clear them and close IE and re-open IE.

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Hi! I am having the same problem as some others with spotty connectivity on my laptop, although my signal strength shows that it is strong. I followed the directions that were given to some other poster to get my ip config. I really appreciate any help you can give me!:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Kennedy Playroom>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : KennedyPlayr-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
nection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-BF-AD-EB-5D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::69fd:3e59:1a85:163%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, May 15, 2009 5:01:36 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:05:43 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
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Hi

I bought a new HP Laptop recently in Jan 2009, coz my Dell Inspiron 6000's(Windows XP) LCD is damaged and it's old. My husband also has the same Dell laptop with same configuration and bfore buying HP, we setup our wireless network with our 2 dell laptops and a VOIP phone in the network. After buying HP Laptop with Vista home premium SP1 and 64bit, i connected this laptop to our wireless N/W. It was good for like 20days. Then HP laptop started giving problems with wireless. It started connecting to Internet thru' my dell laptop and not the wireless router. It used to get disconnected several times in a day. I used to unplug everything and plug everything and for a half hour or so, internet used to work fine and then it disconnects. I tried everything like shutting off my dell laptop always but nothing worked. One day i re-configured our wireless router so that the n/w name is also changed and i changed everything so that the access point is the router and not any other device. It worked for like 15 days and now i have the same problems again. I always get disconnected from Internet. Everytime i get disconnected, i unplug modem, router everything and plug them back and internet stays connected for half hour and the problem is back. I heard bfore that Vista has lot of problems performance wise. Can anybody let me know if this is Vista's known problem? What are the possible things that you can suggest me to fix this thing. I bought this laptop for $1200 and its giving a v... Read more

A:Wireless Connectivity Problems in Vista

hi have you spoken to hp this may be the wireless adapter you could try going to hp support website and download the latetest driver for your card and install it

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Hiya
I have a toshiba laptop and while trying to connect to my wireless router it says my connection is limited.
I cannot get onto any internet website.
I tried disabling the IVp6 , and this did not help ?
Other laptops in my home using the router can cannot fine wireless.

Would appreciate any help,
Thaanks
 

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I have a HP laptop G60, running Vista, and internet wireless adapter Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g, driver version 7.6.0.114 and have, all of a sudden, started having problems with my wireless internet connection. Getting message limited connectivity. I have tried following instructions on previous threads related to this problem, including disabling and enabling the adapter. About 3 times of doing this repeatedly the last couple of days, I have gotten a brief home page and subsequent page, but then it times out, seems like it started loading something to cut off the connection. The signal strength is Excellent, but it either times out and more often, it is saying limited connectivity.

I have also done a system restore to a date when it was working fine.

Wondering if it has something to do with the driver.

Any help/ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Wireless limited connectivity - Vista

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from HP's web site.

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

Do you have any problems when connecting this laptop by ethernet?

Are any other computers using your wireless? If so, how are they doing?
 

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista.
Everytime I turn on my Laptop, the wireless work okay for around 1 hour more less, and then stop working and says limited connectivity. I have Windows Bitdefender 2009 firewall. Right now I have the ethernet conection and its working fine, but as soon as I unplugged the cable, the problem reappears. The way I always fix it is turning off the laptop and then restart the system and then I go to Diagnose and repair, and Theres one option that says Turn wireless ON, and then i click on that and problem solved. I dont want to continue like this. Please help. Heres is my IP CONFI

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Roberto>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ROBERTO-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-0C-32-12
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.66(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
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A:Wireless Limited Connectivity VISTA

Let's start by making sure you have the latest Intel wireless driver from your PC manufacturer's web site. If you already have the latest driver reinstall it.
 

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hi guys,,
Can someone pls help me out with my wireless connection? i hav an xp laptop works good with my wireless adsl router but with my vista toshiba laptop wirless error saying "limited connectivity"

thanks ppl.. appreaciate your help..
 

A:vista wireless - limited connectivity

from the vista PC can we see

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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, 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 > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and 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

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I got a new thinkpad for work which uses XP and have a personal dell laptop that uses Vista at home. I have a netgear box that enables wireless connectivity through TW Cable. When I got my new work laptop of course I couldn't connect wirelessly and after a few calls with TWC and talking to my work techies found that netgear was set to WEP which wasn't compatible for work laptop. Worked with TWC and changed to WAP Pers and work laptop now connects wirelessly no issue. However personal laptop allows me to only go to a few sites like son's school website, but not CNN.com or anything else which is very odd. A hard connection provides full internet access on personal laptop and the network signal shows fine - no limited or other messages so it seems to me this is some Vista issue and it only impacts wireless connectivity. Here are details:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\selena>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : selena-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-70-7C-1B-9E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:spordic wireless interest connectivity on vista

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Dell's web site. Use your Service Tag for easier searching.
 

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I'm having a hugely frustrating problem regarding my wireless internet on my vista laptop. It is connected to the internet via a wireless connection on an XP desktop.

The internet connection on the laptop regularly switches to limited connectivity and I am unable to browse any websites at all. The only way I have found to rectify this is to unplug the wireless and plug it back in. The internet then works perfectly for a while, but limited connectivity soon shows up again.

I have tried countless ways to stop this and looked on just about every troubleshooting site on the internet with no luck. Disabling IPV6 does not work, there is a problem with IPV4 too. Automatic Ip addresses do not work, fixed IP adresses do not work, resetting the wireless adaptor in the laptop does not work and neither does any way of trying to reconnect.

My ipconfig follows from my laptop. This was taken at a time when the internet is working so if you need one when it's limited just ask me and I'll be sure to post it when it goes down again.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Chris>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Descr... Read more

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Hi,

I have a new PC with Windows Vista 64bit Home Premium and am having problems getting the wireless internet connection working. I am connected to the router wirelessly but get a "Limited Connectivity" notice and cannot connect to the internet.

I have updated the drivers for both the router and the usb wireless adapter, and have tried rebooting my modem, router and PC, but cannot get the wireless internet connection to work.

I have WEP enabled on the router, and get the following when I type ipconfig/all on the command prompt:

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-8C-A1-AB-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9871:d822:5bc4:dfa3%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.223.163(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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Solved: Wireless LAN Limited Connectivity - Vista

Vista and WEP sometimes has issues. I'd remove all encryption and get it working, then use at least WPA, and preferably WPA2-AES.
 

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The problem is with an HP laptop with Vista SP2. It will connect just fine with an Ethernet cable.

When connected wirelessly, it will connect to the network but no Internet is available. Connection is shown as "Unidentified Network" and access is "Local."

ipconfig is as follows:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GREG-PC
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 Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-16-72-45-68
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-DA-67-9F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4d0d:1291:f495:fc5c%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.145(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
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I've search forums for solutions to this, but haven't found one that fixed this exactly, for me.
I bought a Toshiba laptop with Vista a month ago. I used it on the open wireless network at my workplace and at other locations for several weeks.
When I tried to use it Monday, it claimed it was connected to the correct network, but i could not pull up any pages with Firefox or IE. It has been that way all week, both at work and at wireless hotspots at coffee shops.
I did not install or uninstall or make any changes to any programs over the weekend, to my knowledge.
I have tried:
disabling UAC
disabling windows firewall
disabling TCP/IPv6
un/reinstalling the wireless adapter
...maybe another thing or two.
*Also*, other programs that require an internet connection work fine, just not web browsers.
This problem is driving me crazy. I have DSL but not wireless at home, so I can't try to fix the wireless somewhere where i have a connection.
Please help.
 

A:Windows Vista Wireless Connectivity problem

you may have a virus

does it work when connected with cable all OK ?
I have DSL but not wireless at homeClick to expand...
 

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So i recently had my harddrive replaced and now I am having trouble connecting to my home wireless network. It tells me I am connected to an unidentified network, followed by the networks name in brackets, but only with limited connectivity and thus no access. I've tried everything I can think of to try, with no results.

For reference, my network properties are currently as follows:

Security type: No authentication (open)
Encryption type: WEP
 

A:Wireless Connection - Limited Connectivity (vista)

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Hi. Nice to meet you all. Before I throw my router out the window, I figured I'd ask you guys. After hours on the phone with Netgear, I set up a wireless network. My friend has Comcast (the infamous "Comcast Triple Play". My friend's computer is connected to the router (an older Netgear MR314 cable/DSL modem) and is working fine (NOW). My laptop can see the network, signal strength is great, and I have limited connectivity. I am brand new to Vista, and new to wireless networking (I am from the DOS days when you built your own PC...), so if I'm missing something stupid, PLEASE save me. The only reason I'm on here now is because someone else in the area has an unprotected network!

Here's the results of the ipconfig /all on my laptop (and yes, I figured out how to copy and paste from the command prompt window....yay me)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Mom>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Deleted for privacy...
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-77-91-31-EF
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A:Vista -- wireless -- can see network but limited connectivity

One point of confusion, that IPCONFIG appears to show a good connection to the router.

Try these simple tests.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

PING 216.109.112.135

Tell us the results.

PING yahoo.com

Tell us the results.
 

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I have a vista laptop and i can connect to the internet but only get about a 20% signal most of the time even when the laptop is next to the speedtouch 585 wireless modem.
This makes pages load up really slow and sometimes dont even come up. The IPv4 says connected to the internet but the IPv6 says limited. Could this be the problem?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Wireless connection - Limited connectivity - Vista

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Hello all. i did some research and... well, although there were a lot of questions asked for this problem already, Im a little ignorant when it comes to computers, let alone the vista (Its my friends, I, myself, prefer, the Mac). So, I thought i would explain what ive done already, and go from there.
Since her internet was shut off, she keeps her computer here, where our office is. I am using the wireless linksys router WRT55AG Ver:2, through my mac. Have ever since we got the mac. She was also using the router wirelessly. Then... it stopped connecting to my network. And, i wanted to change the name and password, so i asked linksys to direct me through what i need to do to do that. We did. Also, I asked if it would help if I downloaded the latest firmware for my router. did that. That evening, my friends computer connected right up. No problems.

Well, it froze on a screen... and when she restarted the computer. it was saying it couldnt connect. We tried again, and it said connected, but limited connectivity. And could not connect to the internet. Like another forum I seen... the same thing was said, If you are connecting to a wireless hot spot, then start up explorer and ... something something... but it didnt do anything but say it couldnt load bc you arent connected to internet.

Like i said, my mac is connected just fine wirelessly, i have another laptop thats old as heck, NOT running vista, and it connects perfectly. Were not too far away from the router. And... when... Read more

A:Vista, Limited Connectivity with wireless Linksys Router

Make sure it has the latest wireless driver. Should come from Toshiba's web site if the adapter is integrated.

It sounds like you got the latest firmware for the router, right? If you did not do so after upgrading the firmware, reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure it.
 

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Hi, I just moved into a new house and cannot connect to the wireless network. My housemate have no problem connecting to the internet via the wireless network. Her notebook is running on Win XP; mine is Vista. I tried manually setting the IP address but it still didn't work. Can you please advise? Below is the result of my command prompt:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Nikita>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-65-1E-A3-92
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f554:8d02:7cb8:624b%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.98.75(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443237
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-0B-00-9A-00-1E-33-CD-20-44

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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Hi,

I realise this appears to be a common problem but I am having problems with my wireless network. We've got two pcs here, one vista, one xp. The XP machine is hooked up to a local network connection and the wireless router is beside it. The Vista machine is in another room and works off the wireless router.

The Vista machine has been displaying the limited conenctivity message for a while now. It had been working perfectly up until about 3 weeks ago. It connected fine onto the home network and also another large unsecured network in the area. Both router and wireless adapter for the Vista machine are by Netgear.

To troubleshoot the router I've disabled the local area connection on tha xp machine and used the just the wireless and it works fine, full internet access, despite the internet light on the router not being on. It's also working fine via another laptop in the house.

in the ip config for the Vista it shows a 169. ip address which I've been told means its not receiving a correct ip address

I've tried pretty much everything I can find suggested anywhere to get it to work to no avail.I've turned everything on and off/unplugged and that, reset ip caches, not sure what that is but was worth a try, netsh something something in the command prompt, also something to do with winsock in the same vein. I've tried taking the working ip settings and default gateway and that off the xp machine and setting the vista machine manually. I'... Read more

A:Solved: Limited Connectivity Problem, Wireless, Vista

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I am running Vista Home Preimium on a HP laptop and I am having problems connecting to a wired and wireless connections at work (Public un-secured networks). However I have no problems connecting to my secured network at home. I attached my ipconfig problem I am having at work. Can some please help me diagnose what the problem is , thanks in advance

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
nection #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-2F-64-C2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.219.111(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection #
2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-D5-81-E5
DHCP Enabl... Read more

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Have been experiencing major difficulties connecting to the Internet via Sierra Wireless 881U Device on AT&T network. I am using Sony Vaio VGN-NR220E.

The problems started with installation of Vista SP1.

Can connect to the AT&T Network fine - no issues there. Can connect using AT&T Client, Manufacturers Client, or by configuring the modem in DUN.

Specifically, the device always provides "local only" access to the network, but no Internet connectivity EXCEPT between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. During these hours, everything connects properly with no different settings or changes being made.

When I attempt to diagnose/repair the connection through windows - get "ip setttings are invalid" message, and auto-repair (get new settings option and reset apapter option) do not work. The error message I get is

"cannot connect to dns server"

I have tried netsh int ip reset and netsh int ip resetlog.txt (per AT&T) and get "echo request" error - access denied.
 

A:Internet Connectivity: Vista SP1 and Sierra Wireless 881U

The fact that it's time dependent seems to scream that it's a ISP issue to me.
 

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Hello,
I have an Acer 5520G I bought 2 months ago and friday I started having problems with the internet. We use a Telefónica router and me and my mom used to use the connection pretty well. On friday I was playing at battle.net and while 'alt-tabbing' to go to some websites, I noticed my Firefox didn't want to load the pages.
I stuck from 19h to 1h trying to fix it. I thought it was a driver incompatibility because Windows Update was running [ I have Vista Home Premium ]. I tried Windows' diagnostic and repair a lot of times [it said I couldn't connect to the main DNS server ]. I also tried restoring the Windows for 2 days ago [ from 6 of june to 4 of june ]. And still the internet was not working good. When I turned my pc on, the MSN Messenger logged in and I could chat. But the websites, the mIRC and the battle.net were impossible to enter.
I installed the Broadcom 802.1b/g most recent drivers from Acer Europe website and still didn't work.
The most radical thing I did [ on the saturday morning, after waking up ] was to restore with the Acer eRecovering Management tool to the day I bought the Notebook. Still didn't work.
The internet is intermitent and I now I can enter some websites [ almost just one per time. ] and I can log into MSN Messenger but I can't talk, my friends don't receive the messages and neither do I.
Some hours ago I downloaded the Vista Service Pack 1 in my mother's notebook and transferred to me wi... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless Connection - Limited Connectivity - Vista

The ipconfig /all in Spanish is not much of a problem, except I cannot find the difference between the two you posted.

Unplug the modem and router and shut down all computers. Plug in modem; then plug in router; then boot your PC and please show ...

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

Type the following commands:

ping 206.190.60.37

ping yahoo.com

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.
 

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Hey,

I have a slight problem with my wireless connection.

I get a signal but it says limited connectivity, the light that indicates the wireless is active ( on the router) is on strongly - no flickering and whatnot-.

but i can't access the internet wireless-ly.

= (

any suggestions.

Oh and i have tried all the workarounds suggested on the microsoft site.

Ta

Steph
 

A:Solved: Wireless Connection - Limited connectivity - Vista

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Hi there, Have a Dell laptop on windows vista, BTHomehub 2 router, and I'm just getting Limited connectivity when trying to connect to router.

IPconfig listed below, any help would be great.

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-C5-24-74
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::957a:45e7:77ee:695f%10(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.105.95(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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-60-A6-31
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

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A:Limited Connectivity, Windows Vista, Wireless Connection

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Hi! I just purchased a Gateway MT3707 laptop a few days ago. When I first started using my D-Link DI-624 router to connect wirelessly, it worked great! Sometimes, I also use the hard-wired ethernet cable that is connected to the DI-624 when downloading music, but just yesterday my wireless connection stopped working, because everytime I turn my laptop on it wouldnt connect automatically to my home network anymore, instead it would just say LIMITED CONNECTIVITY. My internet only works when the ethernet cable is plugged in to the laptop. I have searched this topic online and I have found several issues which are similar to mine. I just want to know what to do to be able to go wireless again. Is this a problem with the router's incompatability with Windows Vista Home Premium (which is the OS I have), or is it a problem with my laptop's wireless adapter?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

A:Limited Wireless Connectivity on Windows Vista Home Premium

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Our household just installed a new, Netgear, router. The wireless network works for all devices except for my laptop, which runs Windows Vista. The network, for me, is listed as "Unidentified" and the connection switches between Local Only and Limited Connectivity. If I plug the router directly into the laptop, then internet works perfectly. How can I connect to the wireless router?

In case it helps, here is my ipconfig/all:
C:\Users\Jordan>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-64-DD-D8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f517:ff74:7564:f69%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.5(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 08, 2011 5:01:10 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 5:01:10 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890062
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-... Read more

A:Solved: Limited Connectivity, Windows Vista, Wireless Connection

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Hello and thanks in advance for your assistance.
 
My mom's laptop will not connect to the/any wireless network.  It connects to the network "local only" and "public network" on a secured network that she had to enter the password to get on to.  
It has been problematic for the last 3 months or so.  At first, it was an intermittent loss of connection for a few minutes here and there, or low connection quality.  We got her a WAP to get her closer to the signal and that didn't solve a thing.  We got her an amplified deal but no dice.  On the network, we have a lot of machines that do overnight backups (and she's normally only on her machine late at night) and considered that their traffic was blocking her out; so we set up a second wireless network just for internet but that didn't help either.  We replaced the router somewhere in there too.  [I should note that we have an IT guy that does most of this for us, but he just got out of brain surgery last week, so he cannot help us now; nor am I sure of every last thing he did previously to try and fix her stuff].  More recently, I started seeing this "Local Only" business, but it DID sometimes go away and give her internet access after a brief outage.  Last night, it went to "local only" and never went back to normal.  Considering all of the equipment changes and stuff, (and the fact that I didn't want to be at her house all night banging my head on the wall) I decided to... Read more

A:Vista SP2 Wireless "Local Only Public Network" No Internet Connectivity

Forgot that I also set the 'connection specific DNS Suffix" in the ipv4 advanced settings dialog at some point.  I did this based on comparing my IPCONFIG to hers.

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Hi. So last year I bought a Lenovo G50-80 laptop. I know it's not necessarily a gaming laptop, but with an i7 processor and a dedicated AMD card it should be able to handle a lot of games. Anyway, the only two games I currently play are Paladins and League of Legends. They both used to work fine, keeping at above 60 FPS until recently, when it keeps going in a series of 90-50-25 fps constatly. I've tried everything that has to do with software. Some more info lower. Is it overheating? Is it a GPU overheat? I'm not very technical myself so. Help? Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_rtm.130821-1623)Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: LENOVOSystem Model: 80E5BIOS: B0CN75WWProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHzMemory: 8192MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 8106MB RAMPage File: 4203MB used, 9087MB availableWindows Dir: C:\WindowsDirectX Version: DirectX 11DX Setup Parameters: Not foundUser DPI Setting: Using System DPISystem DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)DWM DPI Scaling: UnKnown













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A:Constant FPS drops

Probably you GPU/CPU is overheating, causing thermal throttling to protect the circuits. I would recommend cleaning the air vents from dust and if you feel confident, reapplying thermal paste, because it may be dried out. Be sure not to apply too much thermal paste though. 

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