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Q: net connectivity issue...

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.
[12:09] *** "" signed on at Wed May 24 12:09:09 2006.

I'm running on comcast cable,
my house has a router that runs between 3 other PC's. I don't think any of the other PC's are having this issue, so i'm pretty sure whatever's happening is a result of virus killing.

thread from my virus fix:

thread in web/email:

and just for kicks, a fresh HJT (maybe some program is running that's killing my net?)
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:07:59 PM, on 5/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\YPOPs\YPOPs.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Vbox\Common\vboxm.dll
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HiJack This\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://inkinc.hostedz.com/
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /startintray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [googletalk] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" /autostart
O4 - Startup: Google Talk.lnk = C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
O4 - Startup: Outlook Express.lnk = ?
O4 - Startup: Trillian.lnk = C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
O4 - Startup: YPOPs.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.medionusa.com
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/kws/kavwebscan_unicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1094995388640
O16 - DPF: {917623D1-D8E5-11D2-BE8B-00104B06BDE3} (CamImage Class) - http://webcams.mtu.edu/webcam6/AxisCamControl.ocx
O16 - DPF: {A662DA7E-CCB7-4743-B71A-D817F6D575DF} (Autodesk Dwf Viewer Control) - http://www.autodesk.com/global/dwfviewer/installer/DwfViewerSetup.cab
O16 - DPF: {AEF76437-F960-4EBC-97EA-7BBB4230CF38} (OcarptMain Class) - https://oca.microsoft.com/en/secure/ocarpt.CAB
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WRNotifier - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WRLogonNTF.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe Active File Monitor V4 (AdobeActiveFileMonitor4.0) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee WSC Integration (McDetect.exe) - McAfee, Inc - c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com McShield (McShield) - Unknown owner - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Scheduler (McTskshd.exe) - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager (mcupdmgr.exe) - McAfee, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com VirusScan Online Realtime Engine (MCVSRte) - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine (svcWRSSSDK) - Webroot Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O23 - Service: WAN Miniport (ATW) Service (WANMiniportService) - America Online, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe

Preferred Solution: net connectivity issue...

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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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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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)

Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family P... Read more

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,


A:Odd connectivity issue

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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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

A:ie 7 connectivity issue

Hello and welcome

what firewall do you ahve

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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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A:Re: issue regarding laptop connectivity

Welcome and thank you for posting on the HP Support Forums @Rahul_12, I will do my absolute best to help you come to a resolution with your Notebook's connectivity. If I am correct, I believe that the connectivity you are referring to would be for the WIFI.  When we have come to a resolution, please share what worked for you with others by marking this post as an Accepted Solution. If that is right, my suggestion would be to use the Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet Tool. At the bottom it will ask you questions to help narrow down the issue.  To better assist you and look at your product specifications, I would need some information from you. Could you please provide me with your Model Number (How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?) and Which Windows Operating Systems you are running?  If you require further assistance, I would be happy to help. Please make sure that you include the results from the troubleshooting tool, your model number, the exact issue you are having, and the operating system you are using.  If you would like to show your appreciation for my efforts today, please take a second to click the Thumbs Up button below. I look forward to hearing your response. I am glad that you joined in!Have a great day!    

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Issue regarding my laptop connectivity

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A:issue regarding laptop connectivity


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I can't find a solution to my wireless issue (as I seem to be the only one with it) where my computer takes about 2 minutes (sometimes longer) to connect to any wireless router every time I wake it up from sleep mode or turn on/restart it. This has happened ever since I updated my Intel PROSet/Wireless driver. Trying to troubleshoot the problem myself, I disabled everything that has to do with Intel PROSet/Wireless services and noticed that my wireless connection still works without it. It was a while ago when I updated the drivers and have been unable to fix the problem since then (Uninstalling PROSet/Wireless made my wireless adapter not work, saying it did not have any drivers installed). I wish to get this issue resolved so I can easily fix the next ones.

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In both IE and Chrome, i can't connect to any websites.  Just get a "Waiting For" forever.  I pinged google.com from command prompt and got response on all four hits.  Other devices on same wireless work just fine, and this says its connected without issues (via "troubleshooter")
Any ideas of what could the issue?

A:"Waiting for" connectivity issue

Have you tried temporarily connecting by a wired connection to see if that helps?

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Hi everyone, I'm having an odd issue with my 5 year old Sony Viao. I have my router connected to a Cable modem and the Sony computer is connected directly to the router via network cable. Sometimes I lose all connectivity on my Sony, but at the same time my laptop continues to work just fine in the house so I know its not the internet connection directly. I try powering down everything (including the computer, cable modem and router) and then sometimes I get good connectivity back for about 1/2 hour. Then what usually happens is after about 1/2 hour I start to lose connectivity on the Sony but only to web sites that I have not visited in the past half hour. So if I use google and CNN.com I can continue to use those sites, but when I try going to other sites that I didn't use during the 1/2 hour of good connectivity I get the standard "This page cannot be displayed message". Has anyone seen anything like this before, its really very confusing.

Thanks for everyone's help in advance.

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Hi I believe to have a severe problem with my network connection on my laptop. I have a Gateway MS2274 with a Atheros AR5B91 wireless adapter.

One day, shortly after I returned from a trip home, my adapter suddenly refused to establish and internet connection with my schools network, which requires a username and password to login upon opening the browser, but this time the page would not even load, saying "Server not found". Even though it appears to be connected to the network "Enabled, Bridged". Which brings me to my next concern because I had messed with the Network Bridge previously to connect to Xbox Live using my laptop, which worked and had no problems and had not even recently used it when the connect went bad. And now the Network Bridge is connected to "Unidentified Network", and I am connected to the colleges network which is listed as "Unidentified with Limited Access". Also, under the activity it says that I am sending packets but I am receiving 0. I have done virus and spyware scans and do not believe my computer is infected. Also, Google will occasionally load for a few seconds so I know I am connected but it won't last!

I have already tried resetting winsock and IPv4 and IPv6. I have tried turning off my firewall which was standard Windows (though I'm not sure if this problem should be ruled out). I have also trip disabling the bridge and reinstalling the Cisco Clean Access Agent that the school uses. I'... Read more

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I am currently having a very frustrating internet connectivity issue with my windows install. I cannot access anything on the internet, through any means, ports, or programs possible on my windows install. I can see all my lan stuff perfectly but cannot access anything outside of that.

I have multiple computers hooked up going through this one connection onto the internet without issue, so the problem is specific to this computer only. Well actually to this (Windows) operating system on this computer only. I can access everything fine on my Ubuntu install on the same computer, yet when i try and access anything on my windows it does not work.

I have tried rebooting my router, my cable modem, my computer and it still doesn't work. Anybody have a solution to this problem? Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Internet connectivity issue

What version of windows is this? Was this a clean install? Can you give me the specs to this computer. If you go to the device manager do you see any yellow or red exclamation points. Please post if you do. You may have to install the drivers.

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I am working on a clients machine:

Lenovo X230 ThinkPad Laptop Tablet
Windows 7 Professional x64 w/ SP1

Connected to a network domain (able to browse network folders/files/other machines) Both wireless & wired.


Cannot connect to any websites using Internet Explorer. Pages come up 'unable to load' ... Google search works up until the search results display...clicking on a result doesn't produce anything. Also able to get to Yahoo but clicking on any links also produces nothing. All other URLs 'unable to load and show up with a %20 before the url (ie. %20msn.com) Both wireless & wired.

Tried Firefox & Google Chrome with same results.

All browsers function properly in SafeMode.

Ran multiple scans (MalwareBytes, Spybot S&D, Super Antispyware, CCleaner, Glary Registry Cleaner etc). Returned very little results and cleaned. Repeated until 0 results displayed. Rebooted with same negative results connecting to internet.

Machine is picking up a network IP address and able to connect to network. Also, the network icon in the taskbar will sometimes have an exclamation mark
and sometimes not, with same results either way.

Configured msconfig for selective startup with only MS services enabled. Rebooted and seems to work fine. However on numerous reboots the exclamation mark seems to come and go whenever it pleases. Mostly it remains present. But still connects to internet.

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167 views and no assistance? Thanks.

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I'm having a wifi issue. My wifi signal will all of the sudden stop seeing available networks and my wifi connection will say "connected, no internet access." This issue does not occur with any other device I own.  I've tried: - turning my wifi adapter on and off - using the network troubleshooter, all this came up with was an error that says "network cable broken or not plugged in."       - i don't have an ethernet cord plugged in - searching for an update to the network driver - uninstalling and reinstalling the network driver       - this serves only as a temporary fix ( 5-10 mins) - uninstalled and reinstalled with a driver that was downloaded online - turning off bluetooth and ethernet connection options under "change adapter options" none of these have resolved the issue and i'm out of options. Also, sometimes the wifi icon in the system tray will disappear along with the driver for the network adapter. 

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After some very il-advised tinkering with my PC, my edimax 802.11n PCI card will not connect to the internet despite detecting a strong signal. I disbled all "un-essential" PC processes to free up some power, only to realize this was crippling; I had to re-configure them all as eithe manual or automatic start up (guess work)- I have deleted nothing; I did attempt to create a new connection so it may be that I need to re-install some drivers.

It may be too vague for me to helpfully convey, but I wanted to lay down the gist of it incase a quick fix or general, glarring point strikes you that would not have struck me.

Thanks for your time.

A:Edimax Connectivity Issue

I'd uninstall the Edimax card totally, then install it like a new installation.

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Hi, I think my internet connection is continually being interrupted by my next door neighbors. We live in a condominium and there is only a thin wall between us. Perhaps they are running an xbox or cell phone. I have a Netgear N150 USB wireless adapter. What can I do to keep my internet connection from constantly being broken?

Also, my Microsoft Essentials Antivirus won't update any more. Thanks.

A:Internet Connectivity Issue

Probably best to re-install MSE, as for your neighbour possibly interfering with your connection, it may just be a channel change in your router is all that's needed.

Download/Run this prog Download inSSIDer and Discover the Wi-Fi Networks Around You | MetaGeek and it will show the channels that are being used by yourself and those around you. Ideally setting your channel to 3 away from the nearest is best (because of overlap) but that isn't always possible depending on the congestion.

Do what you can with this and you are looking for a channel that will give you a RSSI of around -50dB. It's when you are close to or using the same channel as someone else and the RSSIs converge that causes this type of problem.

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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.


A:weird issue, no connectivity

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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My laptop seems to have a problem in using the onboard wifi adapter.I use my phones mobile hotspot currently and although my phone is not even half a metre away it shows only one bar of signal but when i use my usb wifi adapter  the problem is solved.Although the problem is solved i can't cotinue to use it always  and carry it everywhere.I've also tried every possible solutions -Reinstall Windows -Reinstall updated drivers      and so on but nothing seem to work and i also recognized that when i keep my phone on top of my keyboard the wifi signal increases. 

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I got a new laptop from Italy with a pre-installed Windows in Italian, I re-installed the Windows and everything works fine except for the Wireless network.
I have installed the Network Adapter driver, but it doesn't see any Wireless connections.
It says "No connections are available".
I can connect fine via cable or 3G Modem, but not through Wi-Fi.
The Wireless signal is ON, yet when I troubleshoot the Wireless Network Connection I get the message:

Windows cannot resolve your wireless connectivity issue.
*after I click Next*
Problem found: Problem with wireless adapter or acces point Detected!

I've been reading various forums, but so far nothing has worked.
Can someone, please, help me?

Thank you very much.

A:Wireless connectivity issue

1 - do we know for sure the router is properly configured?

barring that it sounds to me like you may have gotten the wrong driver, but it's just close enough for the device to detect.
Would help to have more specific information regarding the the hardware in question.
i.e. model number of computer

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I'm using Vista Home Premium 64 bit with an Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g wifi adapter. I just moved and I had a working wireless connection to a router where I moved from. Now I'm getting limited connectivity to an SMC8014W-G Broadband Wireless Gateway. I've tried turning off the router...I haven't tried re-setting it because at least 4 other people are on the network and I don't want to mess up their connections. I'm not sure what else to do! Help please?

Here's what comes up when I do IPCONFIG:

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

'ipcnfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-2C-CE-7C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9033:652c:222b:6f84%18(Preferred)
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Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-2C-CE-7C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9033:652c:222b:6f84%18(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


Just incase you really need them? Make a note of the setting for the IPv6 & IPv4 settings.

Then remove the "preferred" IPv6 & IPv4 addresses & connect again.

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I have Firefox 3.0.5 installed on an XP based system. It works fine when it is connected, but that is the problem. Every time I try to open it I get an error messege. It says "Proxy Server Refused Connection". I can go into tools/options/network/settings and it always shows "Manual proxy configuration". If I change it to "No proxy" or "Auto detect" and click through the OKs, it works fine, but when I close it down it reverts back to "Manual" the next time I start it up.
How do I get it to stay?

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have several devices... ipad2 toshiba laptop dell laptop... the problem is that only the dell 1501 connects to the network at my friends location all three devices connect at my location meaning they all connect to the network so the problem seems to be an ipconfig issue or default gateway problem... how can i resolve this give me a step by step if possible i suppose it has to do with router not recognizing the specific devices
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A:Network Connectivity Issue

lets see an ipconfig /all from the working dell and then an ipconfig /all from the faulty pc

how are they connected to the router wireless or cable ?
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
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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I have a client that has a Dell Latitude D620 running Windows 7 32 bit. It was previously able to connect to the company wireless, but now doesn't even see any available connections. I have downloaded all of the current drivers. We run ESET anti virus and Barracuda WSA. Other similar computers running the same programs have no issue. Any suggestions?

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Hi All

I have a Linksys Wireless ADSL Router and when I try and connect using the wireless adapter I get a message saying limited or no connectivity, however I have a different laptop which connects without any problems.

When I disable the WPA security on the router I can connect no problems...

Any advise would be helpful.

A:Wireless Connectivity Issue

Make sure you have the latest driver for the wireless adapter. Does it support WPA?

Any chance of wireless interference (e.g., 2.4Ghz cordless phone or another network on the same or close channel)? Sometimes interference has a bigger negative impact on secured networks.

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I am not able to connect the bluetooth in the Laptop with other devices. It is keep on searching for the device. Other devices also not able to find the Laptop. Please help.

A:Bluetooth Connectivity Issue

Hi: I see your notebook came with DOS. Did you install the Realtek bluetooth driver?  If not, you need to.  Windows installs a generic bluetooth driver which usually is not enough for the bluetooth to work. This package contains the driver installation package for the Realtek Bluetooth in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. File name: sp73250.exe

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cannot connect to wifi signal,  wifi signal shows up , gives option to connect, but just spins and spins, when i try to connect.  recognizes wifi siganl when i am in the room with router gets 5 bars. I get a red x on the 802.11 wirelesslan card but it shiws 5 green bars and the wifi network shows up when i click on it. , when  i do a trouble shoot it indicates, noe of the networks you have previously connevted to are in range.

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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

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I am not able to connect the bluetooth in the Laptop with other devices. It is keep on searching for the device. Other devices also not able to find the Laptop. Please help.

A:Bluetooth Connectivity Issue

Hi: I see your notebook came with DOS. Did you install the Realtek bluetooth driver?  If not, you need to.  Windows installs a generic bluetooth driver which usually is not enough for the bluetooth to work. This package contains the driver installation package for the Realtek Bluetooth in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. File name: sp73250.exe

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Before I write further...I desparately need help and as soon as possible..

I have had factor reset to my Thinkpad latop...and I am trying to connect through the VPN to connect to my client systems..

I had to work my way out doing following to be able to connect to the VPN successfuly..

1. Resolve the den2000.sys error by updating the DNE files
2. Resolve the Blue Screen Error after connection by removing vsdata.dll files from the system.

Now the connection to server is succesful, but I am not able to ping the DNS server on my client's domain.

Ran out of ideas...

Seeking an divine intervention...

A:Cisco VPN connectivity Issue..

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Hi, Product name : Pavilion g6- 2202txProduct number : C0P15PAOS : windows 10 (64 bit) v 1607location : Mumbai, India. Router: TP-Link TD-W8968 N300 Wireless ADSL2+ RouterSecurity Details:Network Authentication : WPA2-Personal (best/recommended)WPA group rekey interval : 0WPA encryption : AESWEP encryption : disabled. ISP : bsnl wifi driver : Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi adapter   This hp laptop is connected to router using wifi connection. Issue :  Each time my laptop is started/ restarted, I can not see the this network in network window. I have to try following things in order to connect to network :I reboot my router.I change WPA encryption from AES to (TKIP+AES)rebootagain change WPA encryption from (TKIP+AES) back to AES.rebootThen laptop connects to wifi. I have to try about steps several times with few variation in order to connect to router. This issue is specific to this laptop. My mobile devices and other lenovo laptop connects just fine.  Troubleshoot steps tried : troubleshoot option of windowstried updating the wifi adapter - but its already up to datereconfigure wifi routercontacted router team Pl provide some solution. Thanks! 

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Hey guys,

I have an issue specific to my USB 3.0 ports, and its interaction with my external HDD(E-HDD). Whenever I plug in my USB 3.0 capable E-HDD, the computer recognises the drive for a few seconds and then disconnects. This keeps happening while the the E-HDD is still plugged into the port, so it just keeps connecting and then disconnecting. There's hardly enough time to access the drive. The problem seems to be non-existent when I plug the device into the USB 2.0 port. My father has a similar E-HDD and has similar issues with this PC. I've looked high and low on the web for solutions. The ports are part of the motherboard and their drivers I assume come along with the Intel chipset drivers, which I updated but to no avail. I tried adjusting my power options; I disabled, 'USB selective suspend setting' which was also unsuccessful. I'm using an ASUS B-85 plus motherboard and my E-HDD is a WD My Passport 500GB. This E-HDD is accessible on my laptop via its 3.0 port. I think it is safe to say that the E-HDD is not the issue but rather the ports on the computer.

Please help!

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I have 6 wireless devices at home: Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64
pre-installed, Dell Inspiron ONE 2320 with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 pre-
installed, an iPod Touch gen 3, Acer laptop with Ubuntu Linux 11.10, my wife's
Android Blackberry 8230, and a Sony Blu-Ray DVD player. All of these devices--
except my 2 Windows 7 boxes--connect to my wi-fi flawlessly, and they stay
connected without error.

The two Windows computers go through this cycling process of connecting and
disconnecting every few minutes (many times per day). Sometimes just clicking on
my wireless connection in the lower right-hand corner of the screen with the
little yellow triangle with an ! in the middle, clicking disconnect, then clicking
re-connect fixes it. Sometimes I just have to walk away and do something else for
either a short while or a long while, and it will have resolved the problem

When the 2 Windows PCs have disconnected and are taking a "longer" time to
reconnect (10 minutes), I can at that moment walk over to my Ubuntu laptop or pull up my iPod and get online and stream video or whatever. Or I can stream Netflix to my DVD player or I can browse the web on my wife's Blackberry--and I get the little
arrows that show it's using the wi-fi and not the cellular connection.

I have gone into the properties of the network adapters and have deselected the
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A:Intermittent wi-fi connectivity issue on Win 7 PCs only

Congratulations, you one of the few posters here who has already self diagnosed most every problem I can think of. The ipconfig looks fine. Usually when I see this type of problem it's from channel overlap but it looks like you have that covered.

That said I have no idea what the problem might be. The only thing I can suggest is to make sure you are using the latest drivers for your Windows 7 machines. The manufacture's web site is the best place to look for those.

It may be worth while to update the firmware on the router, which ever one is being used I'm not sure.

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