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Q: Solved: One device won't connect to home wireless network

I recently upgraded my wireless router from D-Link DIR-615 to D-Link DIR-685. Before the changeover, all of my devices were connecting to the router, although I had several problems with dropped connections, etc. The devices in use were:
- Desktop computer
- Laptop computer
- All-in-one touchscreen computer
- Netbook
- iPhone (original model)
- HP TouchPad tablet
- Sony Blu-Ray player
- Two internet radios (Aluratek and Livio)
- Wii

ALL of these devices were connected wirelessly to the network. When I set up the new router, I used a different network name/SSID, but kept the same security key/password. All of the router settings were kept the same (e.g., WPA-2, etc.). After the new router was up and running, every single one of the devices listed above connected (after an initial setup with the new network name, of course) EXCEPT the All-in-one/touchscreen computer. I've tried over and over, and it refuses to accept the security key/password. (The desktop, laptop, and touchscreen are all running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.)

After doing some research, I tried some suggested solutions, but nothing seems to work. Nothing on the problem computer has changed since it was last connected to the old router. I checked the "Properties" of the network device on both the Desktop (which has no problems connecting) and the Touchscreen, and they are identical: WPA-2, AES, etc. And I'm 100% positive I'm entering the security key correctly. I've rebooted the router and the computer several times, and now I'm at a loss as to what to do next. I suppose I could try connecting with an ethernet cable, but I'd rather not move the computer if I don't have to, and of course, that wouldn't really solve the problem.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any advice.

P.S.: If it would help, I can paste in the log of the router showing the various ACK/NAK action, which I freely admit I don't really understand.

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A: Solved: One device won't connect to home wireless network

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Hi all,

Before we start:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16340 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122001 MB, Free - 84839 MB; D: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 809338 MB; F: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 810548 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AD5
Antivirus: None

Additional info on my machine:
http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03295940

Background:
I was surfing yesterday when all the sudden my connection dropped. I have never been able to reconnect since then (see attachment "Network" for current state).
Interestingly enough, all my other devices connected to the same network continue to work perfectly fine (2 phones, 1 tablet). Only the PC seems to refuse to connect.
Prior to this issue, all 4 devices were connected on the same network for 2+ years without any problems at all.

What did I try?
Pretty much everything that I could think off and found on internet, including:
Check that the password I entered was correct
Reboot computer / modem
Deactivate / reactivate all possible configurations of network cards
Uninstall / reinstall Wireless LAN Card drivers (including newer versions of the drivers)
Update motherboard / chipset drivers
Virus and malware scans with AVG anti-virus
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A:Solved: Cannot connect to home wireless network... after trying everything I could !!

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Hi,

Yesterday my computer disconnected from the Internet and wouldn't reconnect. It said that something was unplugged. I have a home wireless network with several computers and the others still work fine, so I assumed it was a problem with the PCI Adapter (Edimax IEEE 802.11g Turbo Mode). I bought a new one (Tenda TWL541C(P)), but that doesn't work either. It installed OK and I set up the wireless network without any problems, but it just says "Card Unplugged" and Site Survey is greyed out, so I can't get onto the network.

Please can someone tell me what I need to do to get back online?

Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Solved: Can't Connect To Wireless Home Network

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My laptop will not connect to my wireless network, it only gives me an "Limited or no Connectivity" message. My wireless network does appear on the windows "Wireless Networks" screen, but when I try and connect to it it gives me that message. I have already entered the network key from the bottom of the router. Me router is an e-wire home portal 1000HW. I know that I am not doing something right from my , but since I am no pro with this stuff I cannot figure what it might me. If you all can give me any step by step instructions as to set up the network I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

I am running windows xp in both my desktop and laptop. I am able to connect to other various wi-fi networks (ie. barnes & noble).
 

A:Solved: Cannot connect to home wireless network

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.
Make/model of the broadband modem.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

I suggest disabling encryption on your router to see if you can connect, then enable encryption as a separate step. Also, use only the HEX key option for WEP, don't use the passcode option. If possible, use WPA encryption.
 

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i've problems connecting to my wireless network. i do not face this problem in the past until recently i've some problems with my laptop. after i re-format my laptop, i faced with this problem.

here are some of the images i took. hope it helps on your understanding.

i need help!
 

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connect vista to wireless home network

how can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 xp machines.

I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.

My router is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
160gb HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system
 

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I had my home network set up, and it worked just fine. Desktop w/ XP Home (SP2), laptop w/ XP Media Center (SP3), Linksys WRT54G – desktop hard-wired, laptop wireless. File sharing, printer sharing, all good. Explorer.exe file on laptop corrupted, had to burn out the hard drive and recover/reload. Now can’t get network back up. Set up fine (apparently) on desktop, but can’t make the connection with laptop. Have run network setup wizard several times, tried every different permutation I can think of with my low level of tech experience. Wizard on laptop seems to set up network, but desktop MSHOME network only sees desktop, and when I try to see MSHOME with laptop, it tells me it's unavailable and to ask network administrator, may not have rights, etc. I saw you help another with similar problem, but haven’t been able to get her fixes to help this one. What should I try next, or what further info can I give you?
 

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Hello,
We have two laptops at home which connect to the same wireless network. I just took one of them on a roadtrip and when I got back, I could no longer connect to the wireless network - I can't even "see" the connection. It keeps saying "no wireless networks were found in range." (obviously I am posting on the other laptop!)

I suspect that my frequent connecting to other wireless networks while on the road may have squirreled up the wireless settings but I have no idea how to fix it!

Thanks for your help!
Rob
 

A:Solved: Can't connect to home wireless network after travelling w/ laptop

Assuming that your SSID broadcast is enabled try a System Restore to when the connection was working.
 

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She keeps loosing connection, then has to wait until it decides it can connect again. She would wait about five minutes and then click on something and would gain access.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...reconnect.html

the symptom has been occurring for at least a month and more.

We are on a wireless network (Uverse) and have not had any problems with this wireless network

One thing i notice is that her icon for the connect shows one less bar than mine shows. I should be the same. they are both HP machines and sit in the same spot.

when it is not connected and the icon is clicked it does not show our connect name as an option. Sometimes rebooting solves the problem, sometimes clicking 'connect' does. It will work for a while and then she looses the connect.

I am not sure that her problems started when she got that "conduit" search malware. I had only partially removed it, it was still resident when another tab on her firefox was opened. Yesterday i found some additional information to remove the settings from registry and thought that had cured it. But apparently it did not, we are now back to the disconnect problem. last i tried it it wouldn't even connect on restart. Right now she is saying that its been doing pretty well for about five minutes. Probably wont last long.

I don't really know why this all started I think it went back before the 'conduit' thing got installed. She usually doesn't say anything to me she si... Read more

A:still looses connect/doesn't connect - win 7 wireless home network

How far away from your computers is the router? Also; have you tried to power cycle the modem and router? If not; i would try that. Unplug both the modem and router; wait about a minute; then plug in the modem first; let that boot; then plug the router back in and let that boot. Try doing that and see if it helps the situation.

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Hi

I have a laptop Asus G55 with Intel Advanced 6235N Wireless Card. This laptop has been working fine all this while, but off late i started getting a weird issue.
1. This laptop started dropping wifi connections atleast once a week.All my other devices: Phone and Nexus 7 are able to connect fine.
2. I did a factory reset and installed the latest drivers but it still didnot solve the problem.
3. Tried resetting the Wifi Adapter multiple times but it didnot help.

When nothing worked, I just reset my wireless router(ActionTec from Verizon) and now I was able to connect successfully. Everything worked fine for a week and then I got this problem again. I reset my wireless router and it started working fine again.
What I dont understand is: why is it only my laptop that is facing the problem? Why dont other devices in the network(tablets,phones,other laptops) get the same issue?

Please help me out.
I have Windows 7 64bit OS.

Thanks
Nishant
 

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hello i am trying to connect to my fiances home network on my dell inspirion 8200 it connects fine at home with out having to configure anything, but at my fiances house its giving me problems the connection will pop up as soon as i click connect it tries to but then this comes up. unable to connect to selected network network may not be in range but the thing is that im right in front of the wireless router. someone please help
 

A:trying to connect to my home wireless network but it odesnt connect,

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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Hello all,

My laptop is the only device that is unable to connect to the wireless internet in my new house. There are at least two other computers and three other phones (including mine) that have no problems connecting to the network. My laptop is a Dell XPS M1530 running on Windows Vista. The wireless router is a Cisco Linksys Model No: WRT310N.

I have never had a problem connecting to any wireless networks in the past, but when I try to connect to this new network it fails every time. After the first two minutes it says "Connecting to network taking longer than usual" and then it says "Connection failed" because the network timed out.

I have Norton Antivirus, and have disabled the both the Norton and Windows firewalls. And I tried to find a driver to download, but I couldn't find any that were compatible with my computer and the router.

I have run out of options and am close to just buying a new router. I would appreciate any help you all are able to provide.

Thank you in advanced!!
 

A:Laptop is the only device that cannot connect to wireless network

are you paying a subscription to norton ?

can you connect to the router by cable- and does it workok

whats the model of the wireless adapter - should be in device manager - see below

we have seen issues with a particular adapter and vista like this - AR5007(EG) and a driver update often resolves it

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Remove the wireless security
Is your wireless security enabled?
if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect.
if it does - log back into the router and try with the wireless security enabled again

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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 install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link Read more

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Although my laptop indicates the network and good signal strength, I cannot connect to the internet

A:Can't connect to home wireless network

You have to contact your ISP and they give you specific instructions to connect through them, assuming you already have an account.

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for some reason... i cant connect to wireless coneection..it says/ "windows was unable to connect to 2wire"
here's the screenshot.
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1148/18565954.png
anyone please help me
 

A:Can't Connect To Wireless Home Network

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Hi there,
I am hoping that someone can help me with my problem.

i am unable to connect to my home wireless network although i can see it and the strength seems to be high. i have tried making the network unsecured but still cannot connect.

other computers in the house (one running windows xp the other a mac) seem to connect with no problems what so ever.

this has happened since i bought a new router ( a linksys wrt54gx)

i am running it in mixed mode as my wireless card is type b while others in the house are type g.

i am running vista and my wireless card is: AM1772 wireless lan

when i tryed typing ipconfig /all run flashes up very fast and writing scrolls down then closes before i can even attempt to read it.

any help would be great
thanks
 

A:Cannot connect to home wireless network

when i tryed typing ipconfig /all run flashes up very fast and writing scrolls down then closes before i can even attempt to read it.

You are probably doing that in the Run command box. Instead type cmd first then the IPCONFIG command, or simply go to Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.

Not too sure if the router can handle both .b and .g simultaneously. Other than that, I would suggest checking the SSID and key and make sure that the info on your machine matches the router's configuration. Also if you are using permit/deny access, make sure your notebook's MAC address is allowed to connect.
 

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I have a work supplied laptop. Used to be able to connect to my home wireless network - this stopped working last week. It can connect to other wireless networks, both at the office and other public places, but can't connect to my home network.

I've tried:
Manually creating the wireless network
Removing the profile from regedit
Removing the profile from ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvcs\Profiles

It sees the network and attempts to connect, but never successfully connect. I have other laptops at home that are working just fine. The network is setup with WEP security, and I've entered/reentered the password several times.

Note, when I started this, the home network did not appear under the Manage Wireless Networks list in the Network and Sharing
Center.

I'm at a loss on what to try next....
 

A:Can't connect to home wireless network

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful then re-enable encryption and try to reconnect.

If WEP doesn't work try WPA(2)-PSK. Vista and newer versions of Windows sometimes struggle with WEP, especially with older routers. A firmware update, if one is available, may help.
 

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Hi,

My laptop with Windows 7 64-bit is not being able to connect to the home wireless network. But other devises like iPad and iPhone and Mac laptop can connect to the same wireless network. However I can connect to the network if I connect my laptop directly to the wireless router using a network cable.

I have tried upgrading the firmware in my wireless router but no luck. THis laptop had no problem before connecting to the same wireless network. But since I came back from the back home couple of days back I am seeing this problem. But my laptop can still connect to my my-fi devise wireless network.

I have tried running the netsock commands listed in a similar thread in this forum but no luck.

netsh winsock reset catalog

netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

I ran all three above and rebooted the laptop but lo luck.

Please help!
 

A:Cannot connect to home wireless network when other devises can

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Hi guys thanks for taking the time to check this out.

Basically I have a mates laptop that I have tried to get connected up to our wireless network. In the network there 4 laptops and one desktop, and apart from the laptop in question, connect fine to the router (netgear).

The laptop is an Advent 7099 (G335 Advent) with an Intel Pro 3945ABG wireless LAN network card,XP Media Center Operating system. When trying to connect up, it complains that it has Little or No Connectivity, and the connection status claims "This Problem Occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer"

According to Network Connection Details the IP Address has been set to 169.254.222.133, Subnet Mask 255.255.0.0,!

I have also checked whether the DHCP service is running and it is fine.
Also it had the same situation in Service Pack 2, and is now on Service pack 3!

If anyone could share some light on this would be very grateful! Thanks
 

A:Laptop Won't Connect To Home Wireless Network

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Hi,
I am unable to connect to my wireless home network. All the other wireless networks work but not my home network. It just wont connect. Wont even give me the option to type in the password.
I have tried restarting both the laptop and the modem to no use. Also, I have reinstalled the wireless driver but to no use....Help?
EDIT: btw, I used to be able to connect to this network a few hours ago, my modem was acting strange so I reset it....and now this

A:unable to connect to wireless home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tilsid


Hi,
I am unable to connect to my wireless home network. All the other wireless networks work but not my home network. It just wont connect. Wont even give me the option to type in the password.
I have tried restarting both the laptop and the modem to no use. Also, I have reinstalled the wireless driver but to no use....Help?
EDIT: btw, I used to be able to connect to this network a few hours ago, my modem was acting strange so I reset it....and now this


How did you reset the modem? was it a reboot, or a full reset?? Try disabling encryption (turn off passwording)

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Hello,

I have Verizon FIOS modem/router. Have a PC connected to it via hardline, works fine, the laptop cannot connect wireless to it. The Laptop was able to connect to other wireless networks. When I try to connect to home, it says "limited or no connectivity". When I connected to a router port with cable, but it worked fine when I disconnected. So it seems to me that it is having trouble with acquiring ip. When I chose "repair", it tried renewing ip and got 169 ip address instead of the usual 192.168.1.x. and could not connect. I tried giving it a static ip, but it did not work. Also, I tried changing the channel once, did not work. And I disable the XP firewall. I am wondering if perhaps changing the ip addresses on the router itself may fix the issue (perhaps in the 192.168.10.x range), perhaps with multiple open networks in the area, there is some kind of mixup. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have tried with another laptop sitting outside the house, and it went online and acquired ip correctly.

Thanks,
Marlon
 

A:Unable to connect to wireless Home network

depazm said:


Hello,

I have Verizon FIOS modem/router. Have a PC connected to it via hardline, works fine, the laptop cannot connect wireless to it. The Laptop was able to connect to other wireless networks. When I try to connect to home, it says "limited or no connectivity". When I connected to a router port with cable, but it worked fine when I disconnected. So it seems to me that it is having trouble with acquiring ip. When I chose "repair", it tried renewing ip and got 169 ip address instead of the usual 192.168.1.x. and could not connect. I tried giving it a static ip, but it did not work. Also, I tried changing the channel once, did not work. And I disable the XP firewall. I am wondering if perhaps changing the ip addresses on the router itself may fix the issue (perhaps in the 192.168.10.x range), perhaps with multiple open networks in the area, there is some kind of mixup. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have tried with another laptop sitting outside the house, and it went online and acquired ip correctly.

Thanks,
MarlonClick to expand...

Mine did the same thing this afternoon, I typed in the WPA/WEP key again and it worked.
I did try the one I created a while back but didn't work, then I used the one that was written on my modem/router and worked 100%.

Hope it helps.
 

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Hi all

I have a toshiba windows 7 Laptop, and its always been connected to my Virgin Internet wirelessly for bout 2 years. However now when i switch the laptop on, it does not connect to the wireless internet anymore. My network comes up in the wireless network connections box but as soon as i click on it it pops straight up and says windows was unable to connect to xxxxx etc.

I have tried turning of router etc for 10 seconds and plugging it back in but nothing. i have checked my wireless adapter card for drivers and it says i have latest drivers.

Everything else in the house, ie phones, playstation etc connects to the network fine, and when i hard wire my laptop to the router again it works fine (am using laptop now to type this)

So i am at a loss....

Anyone any ideas?

Thanks all

Chris

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I personally would first check drivers for updates and make sure they're all working correctly.

You could also completely remove the wireless configuration that you have for the access point. Then re-add it.

If that doesn't fix the problem I would try a system restore if it was available.

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After doing a clean install of Win XP Pro on a friends laptop I am having the following issues connecting to his secured wireless connection. An Apple Macbook in the family has no issues connecting wirelessly.

After selecting his wireless network and entering in the password when I had the settings set to "Obtain an IP Address automatically" in TCP/IP Properties it kept on attempting to acquire the address. When I selected "Use the following IP address" and entered in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway it told me I was connected but I still was not able to view web sites either through IE 7 or Firefox. I had the "Preferred DNS Server" and "Alternate DNS server" fields empty.

I will attempt to use 208.67.222.222 as the "Preferred DNS Server" and 208.67.220.220 as the "Alternate DNS server". If that doesn't work could the supplied password be incorrect? Are the DNS Server addresses I will use pretty standard?

What would prevent me from using the "Obtain an IP Address automatically" option to connect successfully?

When I tried to access the settings of the Linksys G router I did not have the correct user name and maybe password also. I hope my friend knows the correct user name to modify the settings of the Linksys router.

Thank you for your expertise and time.
 

A:Unable to connect to home wireless network

Try to connect without encryption first. A router reset to factory default settings will allow you to login!
 

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My son just bought a brand new Dell Inspiron M5040 laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium), and we can't get it to connect to our home wireless network. Other computers and devices on the home network can connect with no problem. He can connect at home via ethernet, plus he can connect to a different wireless network at a friends' house, both with no problem. I have tried contacting our ISP provider, trying online recommended fixes, resetting router, etc. - nothing works. Wireless connection symbol on his laptop shows our home network is there, that it is connected (yes, we are using correct security key) but that the laptop has no internet access .
I saved screen shots of ipconfig; they are saved as jpg files and attached to this post. Also, here is further info on the laptop:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3692 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 285143 MB, Free - 248494 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RXDMJ
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled
 

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Hi I have set up a wireless network in my home using s d-link N+ 300 DIR-655 and the desktop that is directly connected to the modem and router can connect to the internet and my laptop can access the wireless network and get online but I have another desktop that cannot connect to the wireless network. It can see it but when i try and connect i get the message that it was unable to connect or sometimes that i was able to connect but have limited connectivity. Im not really computer savvy but i follow directions well so any help would be greatly appreciated. This has been driving me crazy and i have done everything i know how to correct it and I am sure that i have the correct WPA password in there so that is not the problem.
 

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I have a friend's laptop (Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4040) that she recently got and I can't get the wifi on this thing to work. The built-in wifi card shows fine in Device Manager, but, if I attempt to use it in a network, I get a vague error about driver issues. She got a USB wifi adapter, as well, and the same thing is happening with it. I've installed the drivers from the Toshiba website and made sure they were up to date with Windows for the built-in card and used the CD that came with the on networks wifi adapter to install that driver. Neither adapter shows up in ipconfig /all, either.

Might anyone know where to go next? I could reinstall Windows, but I fear there's something simpler I'm missing.

A:Wireless card(s) show in Device Manager but cannot connect to network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd recommend for you to boot in Safe Mode with Networking by restarting the laptop, continue tapping F8 then select this option. Disable any AV or Security programs, go to Device Manager uninstall the Wi-Fi adapter(s), then reinstall the drivers again.

An update will be nice.

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Connect vista to wireless home network

how can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 xp machines.

I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.

My router is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.


Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
160gb HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system
 

A:Connect Vista laptop to XP wireless home network

How to connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista.

Come back if you have problems.
 

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--I wasn't sure if home server was more based on XP or Vista, so i put it here--

hi all,
I have a router and a wireless internet connection, and i recently installed windows home server on an old desktop (something i've been meaning to do for quite some time). However, on the first bootup (when it had completely finished installation), It automatically loaded up an internet explorer page with a microsoft url. It said the page could not be displayed - great - No internet (sort of needed for a server).

I went to new network connection, and chose "always on", and it said it should already be working... chose repair. Well the thing is i don't know where the icon is that's usually in the system tray on XP and vista to connect to a wireless network.

How do i connect via to a wireless network?
Does it need to be plugged in directly via ethernet to my router?

Thanks,
Nappymonster
 

A:How do i connect Windows Home Server to a wireless network?

home server was not designed to work wirelessly, this is explained within it's documentation. you do need to hard wire (cable) your home-server computer back to your network switch or router for it to log on and receive the internet. hope this helps
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I am not sure what the problem is but my laptop wont connect to the wireless in my office, it connects fine to my wireless network at home... plz help!!
 

A:pc only connects to my wireless at home but wont connect to the network in my office

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Hi, I tried to post this yesterday with no success:-

How can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 [COLOR=#000096 !important][COLOR=#000096 !important]xp[/COLOR][/COLOR] machines.

I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.

[COLOR=#000096 !important][COLOR=#000096 !important]My [COLOR=#000096 !important]router[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.

Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
[COLOR=#000096 !important][COLOR=#000096 !important]160gb[/COLOR][/COLOR] HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system

 

A:connect a vista laptop to existing XP wireless home network

you did and had replies
please do not start new posts
continue here - reply required
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1088071-connect-vista-wireless-home-network.html

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Good evening I am having problems with my home network named Dlink Jones, I use a WiFi based adapter off my laptop to pick up the connection but for some reason it hasn't been connecting. Currently I'm picking up another connection but this one is much weaker than my home network connection. I tried to reset the firewall settings but I didn't have any luck getting the connection to become established. That being said I'm not the most computer literate person in the world so I don't know if I reset it properly. My WLAN is on and I can see the light, I have internet connection but not to the preferred network, and I also have this (System Info Utility):

[version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 288345 MB, Free - 93852 MB; D: Total - 16594 MB, Free - 2394 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1604
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled]

Please tell me if there's anything else I need to add for you to help me out.
 

A:Having Problems With Wireless Internet connection, Cant connect to home network

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help. I have an Acer Inspire laptop running Windows XP. A few months ago it suddenly stopped connecting to my home wireless network, while all of the other computers in the house connect to the network without a problem. The network still shows up in the list of available networks; when I click on it to connect, it looks like it's trying to connect but it never actually does. My dad thinks that using my laptop at an airport wifi hotspot may have something to do with the issue (the problem started right after I returned from a business trip...).

Any suggestions?
 

A:Laptop suddenly doesn't connect to home wireless network anymore

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I have tried everything changing settings in my router and on the printer to no avail I cannot get the printer to connect to my Wi-Fi network no matter what I do, any help?
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I have tried everything changing settings in my router and on the printer to no avail I cannot get the printer to connect to my Wi-Fi network no matter what I do, any help?
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I have tried everything changing settings in my router and on the printer to no avail I cannot get the printer to connect to my Wi-Fi network no matter what I do, any help?
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I have tried everything changing settings in my router and on the printer to no avail I cannot get the printer to connect to my Wi-Fi network no matter what I do, any help?
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A:Cannot get my HPEnvy 4501 wireless printer to connect to my wifi network at home.

i have closed ALL your other posts - Please do NOT multiple post across the forum
Some of the threads went into moderation so not seen on the forum

whats the make and model of the router

When you follow these steps
http://support.hp.com/us-en/product...ies/5304875/model/5368518/document/c03753241/

at which point does it go wrong ?

you should be able to print out the wireless settings
user guide here
http://support.hp.com/us-en/product...-Printer-series/5304875/model/5368518/manuals
 

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I have tried everything changing settings in my router and on the printer to no avail I cannot get the printer to connect to my Wi-Fi network no matter what I do, any help?
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I have tried everything changing settings in my router and on the printer to no avail I cannot get the printer to connect to my Wi-Fi network no matter what I do, any help?
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Here is the deal. I am running Windows XP SP2 on my home tower (custom built). The tower is hardwired to a Linksys WRT54GS router. The tower does not have a wireless NIC. There are a few other computers that access this small network at various times.

The router is using WPA-PSK encryption. Wireless MAC address connectivity is enabled.

I bought an HP 1022NW Laserjet printer and tried connecting it to the wireless network using the enclosed getting started guide. I initially tried connecting it in ad hoc mode because I believe this is what I should use in my home office. No dice. Nothing was recognized. The only printing success I got was when I hooked an Ethernet cable directly to the router. After unplugging the cable, I had no luck printing wirelessly, even though I tried also configuring the installation for infrastructure mode, where the printer was recognized but still would not print once the cable was removed.

I have taken the printer's MAC address and added it as a trusted endpoint in both my router's configuration table and in my firewall (Norton Internet Security). However, that has also not helped.

Some advice I have read is making sure QoS is disabled on the router and also making sure that the SSID and pass key for the printer match that of the router. It should be easy to make these changes to the printer, but I cannot access the embedded web server in this printer to make these changes. Also, one source said to make sure the printer is on the sam... Read more

A:Solved: Network ready printer will not connect to home office network

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I'm trying to setup/connect a wireless printer (HP All-in-one) so that a user can use his laptop wireless and print from anywhere in the house.

He did not have any network set-up previously.He had dialup and just purchased a new laptop (with wireless) and this new printer and has just gotten this new Rogers "Rocket" Stick. (It's a USB internet connection uses cell phone frequency.)

Normally this is pretty straight forward when conected to a wireless router.
(I brought over a wireless router to test out)

When Rogers "Rocket" stick is connected (for internet), Can I connect to another wireless home network for sharing at the same time?

Computer Vista Laptop with Rogers Rocket Stick.
I tried a couple of things.

Setup a wireless network:
1) I used the setup internet connection wizard to configure a computer to computer wireless adhoc network (appears to work for very short distances - 30 feet) I was able to print a test page but not anything else - so I thought about using my Dlink Router for greater distance (if it was a distance thing as indicated.

2) I setup the (Dlink) wireless router as a standalone wireless network - not conected to the internet (configured it) and then configured my HP printer (wireless) to connect to that network. I successfully configured the printer via wizard to connect to the found network.
- I then connected to this wireless network and added the network printer (using it's HP Wireless wizard) - it found it ... Read more

A:Solved: How to - Wireless Internet & Home network with wireless Printer

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Hi there, I use Wireless internet for both my pc and laptop, and connect through my BT Homehub. But whenever I open the wireless connections tab, it always shows a Talk Talk Wireless option along with the BT one which I use (and sometimes a 3rd connection that is unknown to me).
I think my network is secure, as I have to put a network key in before it will connect to the internet on the PC, but when I connect to the internet on the laptop no key is required, (so unsure a bit now) but I just wanted to make sure that the Talk Talk connection and the other one that is showing, is not somebody who can see all of the files on either my pc or laptop.
Just wanted some advice really, to make sure I dont have anybody viewing my files etc. Thank you in advance.
 

A:Solved: Home Network Picks up unknown wireless network

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Up until this afternoon, i had been able to access my wireless network fine. However, I had taken my computer outside, and tried to connect. I was not able to, and had xp try to "repair" the problem. No luck. I brought it back into my room, but it still didn't work. It will say "acquiring network address" on and off, but never connect. Everyone else in the house can connect to it fine, and i can still connect to it through ethernet cable, and to other wireless networks besides this one. I ran a diagnostic, where it said that the network keys did not match up, i checked them, and the diag report gave me this.

Can anyone help?

Last diagnostic run time: 12/21/11 17:02:46 IP Configuration Diagnostic
Invalid IP address

info Zero (0.0.0.0) IP address detected
action Automated repair: Renew IP address
action Releasing the current IP address...
error Error releasing the current IP address: The system cannot find the file specified.
info Zero (0.0.0.0) IP address detected
action Automated repair: Reset network connection
action Disabling the network adapter
action Enabling the network adapter
info Network adapter successfully enabled
info Zero (0.0.0.0) IP address detected
action Manual repair: Reboot modem
info Zero (0.0.0.0) IP address detected
action Automated repair: Renew IP address
action Releasing the current IP address...
error Error releasing the current IP address: The system cannot find the file specified.
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A:Solved: Cannot connect to wireless network(can connect to others)

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect that way. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.
 

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Seasons greetings all

I have a new PC that I am using for my home studio set up (see pic), but yet again I seem to be having difficulty getting certain directories on this machine to see and be seen by our other home PC's/Laptops.

I have no internet access issues, and can send/receive email etc on the new PC, but can't get any of my other machines to see shared dir's on it, or to get it to see any other shared dir's on any other machines.

I have run the network setup wizard to no avail.

What do I do?

OS = XP Home Edition
 

A:Solved: Trying to connect new PC to home network...

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Well I am typing to you all from my linux box. I have a desktop that runs Windows XP SP3 and have not been able to get it to connect for months now. I use an smc2862w-g USB card to connect from it ordinarily but like I said, it hasn't connected to my home network for months. It reads and connects to my neighbors networks just fine but for some reason it is isolated to my home network. My home router/modem is an Arris model.

Today while I was talking to some guys I know in IRC who work the IT field, I got it to work for all of about 10 minutes. The problem is, is that it was an intermittent sync. I noticed that when I were to change channels in my router it would follow to let's say channel 11 but the card would bounce back and forth between 11 and 10 causing intermittent sync. If I changed to channel 4 then it would bounce between that and 5. Channel 6, same thing and so on and so forth. I read somewhere that it could be a problem with conflicting chipsets between the router and card but that doesn't make much sense to me. I've been in the computer field for a few years now as a Security Specialist and tech support agent so this does not add up.

This is the first time I've seen this happen.

Symptoms of Problem and Remedies Tried Summed Up:
Does not pick up ONLY home network (points that it is a computer or card problem).
Intermittent sync after looping it to try and connect.
Reinstalled drivers.
Firmware up to date.
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A:[SOLVED] Can't connect to home network.

These are MS's solutions for this problem How to troubleshoot home networking in Windows XP which may help.

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I have 1 pc using vista ultimate and 2 laptops using vista home premium. I use a BT homehub 2 to which my pc is connected via ethernet and the laptop are connected via wireless connection. Network discovery has been activated on all 3 machines and all machines are visible on the network.

The problem I am having is: each of the laptops can share files and folders via the network, laptop 1 can share with the pc in both directions but laptop 2 can not access the pc even tho the pc can access laptop 2. When accessing the pc via the laptop i get an error message stating "\\FRANCIS-PC is not accessible. You may not have permission to use the network resource"

This problem has only come about since the laptop (os) was re - built. As a tempoary stop gap I have been using net-op remote control host and guest to allow laptop 2 to access the pc which was working fine, but now it states that the pc cannot be found even though it can be seen in the network window. I have tried pinging the pc and that was successful with no loss.

Any help would be great
 

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Everyone here seems really knowledgeable, so I'm hoping that you can help me. I have two computers that I connect to the internet through a Linksys BEFSX41 router. The other day my cable modem went caput, so we exchanged it for a new one. I connected the new one to the router, and one of my computers connected right away, with no problem. The other, however, repeatedly gave me a "limited connection" error. I tried unplugging the cable modem and router and restarting the computer. Still no connection, so I tried to ipconfig/release, then ipconfig/renew. That didn't work, so I assigned the trouble computer a static IP address hoping that it would solve the problem. I no longer receive the "limited connection" error, but I am still unable to connect to the internet. I also tried pinging the other computer connected to my router with no success; it simply timed out. I'll include the results of my ipconfig below:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mi
ni PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-23-69-30-79

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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A:Solved: Home Network- One Computer Does Not Connect

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My desktop Dell Inspiron 531S, 64 bit, 4Gb Ram (NOT WIRELESS) running WINVISTA HOME PREMIUM has been having for the last 2 weeks, a lot of problems connecting to my VERIZON FIOS NETWORK. I have to struggle in order to connect by going to CONTROL PANEL/NETWORK-FILES SHARING and trying to find a way to connect, sometimes it takes up to hour before I make it work. PLEASE HELP ME to FIND a solution to this annoying situation. I have 2 more LAPTOPS and NO PROBLEM.
Your HELP will be greatly appreciated!
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
 

A:Solved: Hard to connect to home network

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