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Q: Solved: Strong network signal but can’t connect

I just installed a D-Link wireless router (DI-524). The network shows up with a strong signal when I do a site survey from my laptop (Dell Latitude D400), but it wont connect to it. Ive tried connecting using both the PCs built-in wireless card and also the USB wireless adapter (DWL-G122) that came with the D-Link kit, with no luck. Other relevant facts:

--I have no trouble connecting to other networks with the built-in wireless card
--Tried changing my network's channel; didn't help
--Im sure I typed the WEP encryption key correctly
--Laptop is only 3 ft. from the router, no barriers or interfering devices present (2.4Mhz phone, monitor, etc.)
--Router has the latest firmware upgrade
--Tried several network mgt. utilities (Dells, D-Links AirPlus, Network Magic), including their repair network features

Im stumped. Can anyone suggest anything else I might try?

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Strong network signal but can’t connect

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

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

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

A: Solved: Strong network signal but can’t connect

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I've looked over some threads in this forum and have tried some things. When I typed ipconfig/renew in my cmd promt I got this error: An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.

The computer is an Averatec Laptop, circa 2002, running Windows XP service pack 2. It's been in a drawer for 3 years waiting to go to a repair shop to possibly have it's screen replaced.

What else can I try to get this door stop back on the net?
 

A:Solved: Signal is strong but won't connect to internet

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Hello, I have 2 PCs in my home both running windows 7. My PC is directly receiving internet (10mb/s broadband). I have tried a few times to set up wireless for my mother who has her PC in the other room. The problem I have is that all though her PC recognizes the signal from my wireless, when I try hit connect, nothing happens and it gives me troubleshooting options.

The signal strength is excellent, I entered the WEP key manually to the correct KEY when adding a new connection which everything seems fine.

I can connect to my neighbours wireless fine, even though the signal isn't as good as my wireless.

I am using a NETGEAR Wireless-G Router WGR614.

My mothers PC is using a NETGEAR Wireless USB Adapter WG111v3.
I installed the driver for her USB and have tried the software provided to connect as well as windows 7.
Maybe I'm missing something simple?
 

A:Solved: Unable to connect to strong signal wireless

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hi, i have an advent 7105pa that i have just swapped the wirles card into, i loaded up the softwear that i came from the hard drive of the same laptop the card came from, it is a realtek 8139, my problem is i cant get the thing to connect to my netgrear router, it shows in the windows wireless conectio wizard as a good strong signal, it should as i am sitting next to it. I can connect to it via 4 other wirles lappys so i no its not the router. i have disconected all firewalls even removed my norton anti virus.it asks for my key which i put in the box, repeat is as requested then it goes to connect, it says its conected then as soon as it connects it drops the connection. i am at my wits end please please help.
kind regards
andy
 

A:Solved: wont connect to router but is showing as strong signal

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I can't figure out why my desktop can't keep a network connection.

I have a wireless network (802.11g) at home, consisting of a desktop, laptop, and printer. It's been stable for almost three years, and I've had no connection issues until a few days ago. My desktop (which is about three months old and has been in the same location since I got it) started having internet connection problems about a week ago due to a "weak" network signal. Today, it started out fine, but as the day has progressed, it has degraded to the point that my desktop functionally has no connection to the network. It will see the network briefly but not be able to maintain a connection.

I don't believe the issue is with my router. Neither the laptop nor the printer are having problems. In fact, the printer is next to the desktop and works fine, and the laptop shows a very strong signal when placed near the desktop. I can only conclude that the problem is with the desktop.

However, I can't see what could be causing this. The wireless card (Gigabyte GN-WP01GS) came new with the PC. I've not installed any new software recently. There has been no change in furniture or appliances in my house. I live in a neighborhood of small houses and can pick up on, at most, three other networks in the neighborhood. I'm stumped.

Any recommendations on how to sleuth this?
 

A:Solved: PC thinks network signal weak, though it's strong

Any recommendations on how to sleuth this?Click to expand...

It sounds like (or should I say reads like) you already did--the wireless card is the culprit. Overheating seems like a reasonable possibility given the gradual fading.
 

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I have two desktops in the same room. Both are Dells running Windows XP. Computer A is attached to a Linksys Wireless G router. The cable modem is also plugged in to the router. Computer B has a Zoom Wireless G USB unit. The setup worked fine for several months. Now computer B says it has a strong signal, but it won't connect to the internet. I downloaded the latest driver from Zoom, installed it, and was able to get on to the internet for a few minutes. Then the connection was lost.

The next day I uninstalled the Zoom Wireless G USB unit, then reinstalled it. It worked for less than a day

Windows offers to check the network, but then can't do anything because it says Windows was not used to set up the network

I have a laptop that connects very easily to the network, so I am pretty sure it is something in the way computer 2 is set up.
 

A:Wireless signal strong, can't connect

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Hi,

I picked up a nasty virus over the wknd, but finally got it wiped & my pc is running normally, except for the internet. I cannot connect to it. It shows I have a strong signal, & I also have a LAN, but there is no communication between my laptop & internet. I've tried resetting winsock; ipconfig shows NO ip, & I continually receive a "unable to query host" error. I've checked drivers & reinstalled drivers on the network cards, downloaded MS Mr. Fixit tools, etc, all to no avail. I have not reloaded XP. I suspect there should be a quick & easy registry fix (I hope). Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Cannot connect to internet despite strong signal

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I have two desktops in the same room. Both are Dells running Windows XP. Computer A is attached to a Linksys Wireless G router. The cable modem is also plugged in to the router. Computer B has a Zoom Wireless G USB unit. The setup worked fine for several months. Now computer B says it has a strong signal, but it won't connect to the internet. I downloaded the latest driver from Zoom, installed it, and was able to get on to the internet for a few minutes. Then the connection was lost.

Please help me

Here is the ipconfig /all

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Marcus>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : COMPUTER2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : wowway.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet A
dapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-BF-53-97-CD

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wowway.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Zoom Wireless-G USB
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-BF-6B-C3-04
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 19... Read more

A:wireless signal strong, but won't connect

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I have two desktops in the same room. Both are Dells running Windows XP. Computer A is attached to a Linksys Wireless G router. The cable modem is also plugged in to the router. Computer B has a Zoom Wireless G USB unit. The setup worked fine for several months. Now computer B says it has a strong signal, but it won't connect to the internet. I get a message asking if I want to repair the connection, but it doesn't complete the operation. It suggests that I contact the person who manages the network. Well, that's me, and I don't know what to do. I uninstalled, then reinstalled the Zoom unit. It worked for a few days, but now it is not working again.

What can I do?
 

A:wireless signal strong but can't connect w/internet

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I recently re-installed xp on my t43 ibm laptop because the wifi stopped working. After installing all drivers it still wont connect to wifi so I tried a usb wifi adaptor. It gets a strong signal but states that windows can't find a certificate to sign me on. It will connect now to my system via hardwire. How do I fix the certificate issue?
 

A:usb wifi won't connect even though it shows a strong signal. Invalid certificate

Check the date and time. Sometimes you can get a "certificate" error if they are incorrect.
 

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Hello folks, I'vr just spent more than a couple of hours reading thro' the first 40 pages in this excellent forum.Alas I bet my answer is page 41
i have an existing home network based around a 4 port Alcatel Speedtouch Home500 Router/ADSL modem.I have 3 desktops connected into 3 of the ports via cat5 plus a laptop into the 4th port via cat5.All work well, they can all browse each other and access the internet.Since the Laptop has a built in wireless adaptor,an "IEEE 802.11b MiniPCI Wireless Network Adaptor",I have disconnected the laptop from the router and plugged in a Belkin F5D6130 802.11b access point.
On the laptop I get a signal strength "Excellent", and the Led's on the AP flash ocassionaly to show activity.
My problem, is that although I am getting a strong signal I am unable to access the network, including pinging the other computers.
I can ping the AP (10.0.0.20) and also the Router (10.0.0.138)with the cable connected,but as soon as I disconnect the cable and rely on Wireless ...nothing.
I have all security turned off/disabled, including passwords, firewalls etc.
To summarise...Entire network works fine on Cat5 including the Laptop....Laptop is getting a very strong signal from the AP...but just does not see the network...
Oh, and just to throw a spanner in the works ...Network connections show:
1.Wireless net connection IEEE 802.etcMiniPCI Wireless..
2.Local area Connection Bridged Via Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adaptor
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A:(wireless)Laptop getting strong signal ...but no network

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Wireless network with two macs and one pc-- all was working great, with wpa2 protection-- but then changed to WEP (because my Olive Musica only uses WEP) and reconfigured the computers. But now only the macs work. The PC connects to the network and sometimes shows a strong signal and sometimes show limited connectivity, but in no case connects to the internet. And when I try to configure the pc it ultimately reverts back to the WPA and when it opens available networks it describes the network i use as a wpa network, even though i reconfigured the whole thing to wep!
If I sound like I know what I'm talking about, alas I do not. But I have tried opening, redoing, reading info, and everything else to get my pc back on board this wireless network.... but nothing seems to work.
What do you think? Thanks for any and all help. best, charlie
 

A:Laptop has strong wireless network signal but no internet

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I am using a Linksys 2.4 ghz router in the basement of my house. On the second floor, I have a laptop. It is an iBook with an internal wireless card (airport), which has been receiving minimal signal upstairs. I thought it was just a dead spot, but I added a linksys usb adapter and the signal began clearly going from very strong to out of range every couple of seconds. Why is this changing so rapidly? How should I aim the router's antenna/ usb adapter for maximum range?

I should also note that i have 900 mhz cordless phone a few feet away and a 2.4 ghz phone about 30 feet from the laptop (both upstairs).
 

A:Solved: Wireless Signal Strong Then Non-Existent

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Ok, I've seen problems similiar to this but there resolutions have not worked for me. I'm running Win 2000 Pro and installed a Motorola wireless pci card that should connect to a Motorola wireless router. I have a computer running xp connected directly to the router and that works fine. The router settings are all correct, as per normal installation instructions. Here's the specific lowdown on the problem:

When you try to establish a connection, the network taskbar icon says that "network cable unplugged." The signal indicator for the wireless card says networks are available and lists the one on my router when I open it up, however, when I try to connect to it, nothing happens. The site monitor says that the signal is excellent. My winsock is fine. I have restarted all components several times. Tried it with and without WEP. Any help would be appreciated.

Melink
 

A:Solved: Wireless not connecting despite strong signal

Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum

post results of ipconfig
run
start
cmd
ipconfig /all
 

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First time posting but have referred to old threads in the past - thanks to all. I have Windows XP (updated w/ SP2) on a compaq laptop with a Broadcom G-card (updated driver). I have DSL through SBC on a Speedstream 5100b. Finally, tried to hook up a wireless network with a Belkin 54g wireless router - I opted to do this manually and followed the steps carefully. If the laptop is directly plugged into one of the four router ports, I get internet access (through Explorer) with no problem (only when I have the router configured for dynamic connection, interestingly). However, if I unplug it and go wireless, despite an excellent signal I cannot access the internet. Initially set for WPA, but also tried WEP - still unable to browse.
By reading other threads I have some things to try (like maybe just restarting the laptop and hope for the best, disabling encryption, etc.) but is there a more logical approach to this? Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: No wireless internet despite strong signal

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OK, last night I was using my Toshiba L305-S5581 laptop that I purchased last week. I have been connecting to my 2Wire wireless modem fine all week. Slow, but fine. So, after searching some posts for speeding it up, I saw that it could be issues with either Mcafee or Norton. I had Norton, so I deleted it. Then I temporarily disabled my windows firewall. After I did those two things, I lost my connection. I have a strong signal from the wireless modem. However, I get a limited connectivity message. Im getting frustrated. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Additional information: I have attempted to hardwire to modem. Same issue. I am using Vista. Currently Im on my old laptop, which has no issues connecting nor does my wifes.
 

A:Solved: Strong Signal but no connection - Vista

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I use my new Dell Inspiron E1505 for travel only. The wireless was working fine a month ago. Now I get an "Excellent" signal, but limited or no connectivity. The only thing I've done in the last month is update my Norton Internet Security. Can anyone tell me what to click to be able to use the wireless again?

Added question: I tried to do a System Restore to a month ago and it didn't take. Says it cannot restore. Did I turn something off?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Wireless: Strong Signal, no Connection!

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Hi. First of all, I'm not really good in networking stuff so I don't know many terms but I'll do my best to follow the instruction properly.

Now the problem: I'm using windows xp computer that connect internet with wireless usb adapter Aztech. It used to work properly with internet at home. Then one day, when I brought my pc back and forth from my uni and to my home, it suddenly not working. It said limited connection. I tried to dc and re-connect but it's still not working. So I found out that it is the IP address is the same as the default gateway so I change the gateway to the router address. Now it has strong signal but no internet.

So what should I do to get the internet back?
 

A:Solved: Strong signal but no internet, pc with wireless usb adapter

Try following this post from Johnwill in the order he suggests.

Some things you can try here, listed in the order you should try them.
For wireless connections, remove all the stored wireless profiles and search for networks. You'll have to enter the encryption key again, which is sometimes the issue for connection problems.
For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues. __________________
Remember: Data you don't have at least two copies of is data you don't care about.

Microsoft MVP - User Desktop Experience
 

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I have Cable internet and a wireless router. I have internet connection on all computers and other devices on network except for desktop computer (uses wireless adapter). I had internet on that machine until recently. I've reset my modem and router, uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless adapter on the desktop with no success. The desktop indicates a wireless connection and strong signal but again, no internet connection.
Here's my ipconfig data:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Michael>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Desktop-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : eau.wi.charter.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : eau.wi.charter.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-EF-0E-4D-BF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e1c0:2335:164a:70fb%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.117(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 25, 2014 9:12:10 AM
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A:Solved: No internet on one computer, have strong wireless signal

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I?ve been able to connect my pc to same wifi network about 1 year now, however one day suddenly it just won?t connect. All my devices are able to connect to the same network and from same the location of where my pc is. I?ve reinstalled my network adapter and still doesn?t work. My tech friend also has no clue of my it won?t connect. I?m able to connect wirelessly to my mobile hotspot but I?m not sure about other wireless networks. Please help ASAP, thanks very much
 

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Hi

I am setting up a wireless network. I have installed actiontec dsl gate way on a
computer running windows xp. the second computer is running windows me and I have installed s super g wireless pci adapter. Everything appears to be good. I have a connection on the second computer. However when I attempt to use firefox no web sites are available.

I am not sure if this is a security setup problem or a networking problem.

this is really not punny.

Thanks
punnyman
 

A:Wireless network connection is strong but browsers don't connect

Hello, punnyman, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

Please take a look at the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible

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If you could take a minute to fill in some of your profile information that would be helpful to all members of the forum
Knowing someone's location in the world can be extremely helpful, even if you just put a country.

Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

With regards to your problem, it sounds like the router settings might not be set up properly, make sure you have set up your internet connection properly if it a modem and router in one. There is quite the difference between having a wireless conection to the router and having a connection to the internet
 

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Hi there.I seem to have a similar problem to thread http://forums.techguy.org/networking/700062-laptop-wireless-card-says-connected.html . Packets being sent none received.Strong signal,no firewall.I have tried resetting router (Sitecom Wl-173 ) to factory default and re-entered profile in usb adapter to no avail.Had been working fine previously,any suggestions? Thanks

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\>ipconfig/all

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:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Sitecom wireless Network USB Adapter 54G WL-117
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-F6-2A-97-AA
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
C:\>
 

A:Solved: Laptop wireless connection fail strong signal

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Just traveled to another country (idk if that?s something that got to do with it) and I?m trying to set up internet network, but fails. It doesn?t let me connect to a network at all on my windows 10 pc. Yet I connect the same network to my phones and they work. I have tried to disable my antivirus, but that doesn?t seem to help. Anyone help?
 

A:Can’t connect to network on pc but can on phone

Can you see any networks?
 

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Cant connect to wireless network after system restore. It doesnt show up. Drivers seem ok. I tried to connect with a dongle but that ddidnt work either. Heres the basic info:

OS Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count 4
RAM 3766 Mb
Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives C Total - 463525 MB, Free - 312299 MB;
Motherboard Acer, Aspire 5742
Antivirus avast! Antivirus, Not Updated
 

A:Can´t connect to wireless network after system restore.

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Hi guys
I have already seen many threads with the same problem but none of the solutions worked for me.
I am unable to connect to my router (Beetel 450TC1) via wireless network. Even if I enter an incorrect security key, no authentication error is displayed. The wired connection works flawlessly and I can access router admin panel through wired connection. Things I have tried:
1) Called up the ISP customer care
They upgraded the router firmware, did a hard reset and did all settings remotely. This did not fix the problem and the executive reported that I have a faulty hardware. I think my hardware is fine because the same problem exists with other smartphone devices and I can connect to college WiFi easily.
2) Changed wireless security authentication and SSID.
3) Tried a manual hard reset and firmware downgrade (same problem persists with downgraded firmware) and again upgrade.
4) Tried different operating systems (Windows 8, Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04). Same problem exists with each of them.

I think the problem lies with my WiFi router because the ISP executive did all required settings remotely.

ipconfig/all result:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Chirag-HP>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Chirag
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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A:Solved: Unable to connect to wireless network, full signal strength displayed

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I'm using XP on a Dell inspiron 1501 with a linksys wtg-54G router. My other laptop works fine on the network but with this one I get a strong signal but limited or no connectivity.
Wireless Network Connection :
Physical Address...................................00-1A-92-1F-5F
Dhcp enabled....................................... Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled...................... Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address.................. 169.254.129.113
Subnet Mask ...................................... 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway ................................. 169.254.129.113

Any ideas ?

Any ideas ?
 

A:Solved: XP "Limited or no connectivity" with strong signal

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I have two W-XP computers basically setup the same thru a router to Cable.
My old one will connect to a site containing a pdf My new one wont But it used to ??

So far Ive tried disabling NIS 2006 and that didnt help.
Could this be in the Adobe upgrades Ive added lately ?

Here's one example .... http://eq1.download.acronis.com/pdf/TrueImage9.0_ug.en.pdf
I get the "Page cannot be displayed" error.

Any Ideas where to look next ? before I start ripping out programs ?

Many Thanks.
Jay
 

A:Solved: Can’t connect to Webs containing pdfs.

Making headway ...
I ripped out Acrobat, reconfigured my File types to use Reader 7.0.7 .. and it's working again.
 

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Greetings all,

Hopefully my predicament will be a cinch for you...

I've an older, hand-me-down, laptop (thinkpad 1400). I simply got it to start learning about computers in the anticipation of upgrading.

The previous owner had installed xp home, and the system was slow as you can imagine. I reinstalled win2K, but since then, I have lost the ability of my wireless card. I thought maybe 2K didn't support a g card, so i reinstalled xp, and now and am unable to use the card with that system either. Something happened when I initially reinstalled win2k that will not allow the laptop to receive the ip from the router. I get a full strength signal, but no ip. When I hardwire via ethernet cable, I can get online, no problem.

I've been corresponding with tech support from the router/card manufacturer, and it has been determined that those components are not to blame (I proved this myself configuring another laptop with my equipment; problem-free)

Microsoft has sent me a few hotfixes, XP sp2 specific, although this was a problem before I dwnloaded sp2.

So, I think when I 'downgraded' back to 2K from the XP installation, something got fried or deleted that allowed the router/card to assign the ip to the laptop.

I've nothing to lose with this laptop, but a whole lot to learn in the meantime...

Thanks
 

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My son's Ibook isn't receiving a strong signal from my wireless router even though he is in the next room. Another computer in a different room about the same distance is picking up the signal fine. That computer is a PC. Being an Apple person he won't admit that it has anything to do with the computer itself. I asked if he had checked to see if Apple had an update to Airport. He said it didn't need an update. Is it the iBook or some other issue?
 

A:MAC not getting strong signal

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I am using Xirrus WiFi inspector to survey the signal in y house and I notice a very strong signal at 160dBm
My home signal is in the region of -60 dBm so I am surprised to see such a strong signal at 160
I have attached a screen shot so you can see BTOpenzone and BTHomeHub-WM9R with a high power.

Does anyone have an idea of why there is such a strong signal

regards
 

A:Strong Signal

I do not know. A guess is that somebody has a heck of a powerful, probably illegal, amplifier or hi-gain antenna.
 

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How do you remove ads by Strong Signal? These ads are continualy invading my web pages.

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Double-click the adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
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Select the language and click OK.
Accept the agreement.
Make sure the Enable the Free Trial box is deselected and the Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware box is selected, and then click on Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now.
The scan may take some time to complete, so please be patient.
When the scan is completed, click on Quarantine All.
Click on Copy to Clipboard.
Paste the contents into your next reply.
You may be prompted to restart the computer instead, to complete the removal process.
If indeed prompted, upon restart, launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware again and select History.
Double-click on the last scan done, then on Copy to Clipboard.
Paste the contents into your next reply.

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Hey guys! Well I just recently got my computer back from Gateway. I sent it off to them because I was having overheating issues. Well they fixed that by replacing the cpu and fans. But now that I have it back I'm not getting a very good signal from my wireless router. I'm one room away from the router and it use to be full bars...Now I'm at a steady 2 bars, signal strength poor. I used to be able to pick up probably 20 networks that were close to me. Now I don't pick up any of those, just my own. I'm wondering what the heck happened! I've tried restoring my system but it didn't do anything. Also, if I go to Control panel and click on diagnose wireless adapter it will say it fixes it, and then a bunch of networks pop up, all good strength, even mine will have full bars for about 30 seconds, then boom, all the other networks dissappear and mine goes clear down to 2 bars!! So any ideas what's going on with this thing, and how can I fix it??
 

A:Not getting strong signal when I used to!

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This problem has been persisting for a while now, ever since I set up wireless home network. I have have a WRT150N Linksys Router that gives off a perfectly strong and reliable signal I have the computer in my office effectively hardwired from the router and the computer in my son's room is connected to the network as well. For whatever reason, other than my son's computer, no other device will to the network. My phone, wii, and laptop all recognize the signal as being strong, but none of them will actually connect to the signal. I have considered that maybe the chimney which is in the center of the living room may be scrambling the signal, and my son's room is not in line with the chimney. Any other ideas or suggestions?
 

A:Strong Signal No Connection.

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So this started a couple days ago after i did a full re-installation of windows 7, as i do from time to time.
I got all my drivers up to date without any errors or issues. There has been no alteration to the surroundings so i can not believe there is any interference.

I have a
Belkin N600 DB

I used to receive at least 1-3mb of download speed. Im lucky if i get 200kb which is pointless to even come online with.

I changed the channels some are worse than others but it doesn't get better.

Help?

I usually get to 50mbs now its not even close, uploads the same.
 

A:Strong Signal, Bad Connection

Your numbers are a little inconsistent. You show 15 Mbps, but say "used to receive at least 1-3mb" and "usually get to 50mbs." 15 Mbps seems typical for cable service in the US.
 

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i have just found out that my wifi signal is being seen all over my estate all though i have wpa security turned on and i have just turned off broadcast ssid i would like to turn the strength of the router down if that is possible.it is a belkin54g.cant think of the mn at this moment.
 

A:wifi signal too strong.

if it has WPA on it, what's the problem? In a few routers I have used there is a power level, usually 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. Don't worry about it, no-one can hack WPA, consider WPA2 if your router and clients can support it for the extra safe touch.
 

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Hello there,
 
 
I need help with this brand new Acer laptop. It has only been used 4 times including this one. When opening either mozilla or chrome soon a 'Strong Signal' add appears either side of the browser. 
I have already run MBAM, antispyware and adwcleaner, still these appear in the browser.
Also, whenever I click on a link it is redirected to annoying adds.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
MsYvaine

A:powered by strong signal

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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i'm no familiar with wireless technology so juz wan to ask a question
i have a modem which connect to my wireless router, the problem is the signal no strong cos the distance too far alr .
can i use repeater or juz create a new access point ? which 1 better or any good suggestion ?
any suggestion wil be appreciate
 

A:wireless signal no strong

any suggestion ?
 

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i have a wireless network used in my appartments the signal for unknown reasons flucuate drastically and than when i refreash my network browser some signals i can use are 50 to 60% and than drop off the radar or drop to 15% or lower and can't connect help me please
 

A:strong signal but disapears

How many wireless device are your network?
does your wireless network have encryption on it?
How many people use it?

If to many people are on the same device it can get congested and the connectivity and reliability can drop significantly.
 

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Hello!
Ive Acer Aspire 5738ZG Laptop using Windows 7 Professional.
Recently my Laptop hasnt been able to connect to my WIFI.
Which other laptops I have internet connection.
I get the following message-The card wireless network connection is disabled
Can you halp me.
 

A:Solved: Acer Aspire 5738ZG can´t connect to WIFI.

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I have a problem with my Lenovo Y50-70.
My wifi only works when I am close to the router. When I go to the living room (10 meters away) I lose my internet. It doesn't disconnect me I just can't connect to the internet. I have never seen anythibg like this before so I figured I'd ask someone with a little more experience. Does anyone know why this happens? Could it be the network card? Drivers?
 

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Hey there, guys. So, after I came home from boarding school for the weekend, I noticed my browser was infested with ads. Annoying redirections, pop-ups, and simply ads all over. They all are labeled with "strong signal" or "powered by strong signal", and some with "Buzzdock ads". I was already familiar with Strong Signal, and found out it was being caused by a programm with the same name, which would keep adding "Strong Signal" to my Google Chrome extensions. I deleted it, aswell as the extension. 
 
I thought I was free, but just a few hours later, I noticed I wasn't. And it got worse. More ads, and I get redirected with about every third click I make. I checked over and over again through my programms, but none of them are sketchy/adware. I rummaged through my Chrome extensions, and the problem isn't there either. I've got absolutely no clue as to where these ads might be comming from.
 
Every page on the internet I've found about this matter, tells me to uninstall "Strong Signal" from my computer and remove it from my extensions, but I've done that, and it continues. Some help would be very appreciated. If you need any more information of my machine, please do post.
I'm very grateful for every bit of help and advice.
 
- Your ving
 
P.S.: I have AdBlockPlus on google chrome, but it fails to block the Strong Signal and Buzzdock ads!
 
EDIT: I realized just now I posted this in the wrong forum, and don't know how to delete it. Please move it to ... Read more

A:Annoying ads: Strong Signal/Buzzdock

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Then.....
 
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Settings.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
 
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter
 
Source
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Hi
I'm using a laptop and desktop side by side connecting to a router by LAN cable and wireless. The desktop computer connects, by cable, thru the router to the internet without problem, but about 3 weeks ago my laptop stopped getting an internet connection. The computer is connecting to the router but no further.
I have spent the last few weeks checking cables, reinstalling drivers and trying plug in cable LAN cards to no avail. At the start of the problem I connected to the internet by dialup and although I appeared to connect there was no communication.
I have currently installed a Realtek RTL8139/810X family fast ethernet NIC, Intel Pro/wireless 2200BG and a Netgear FA410TX Fast ethernet PC Card.
The IP addresses on the laptop all start with 169 and I have tried to renew thru the command prompt but I get the message "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket"
I'm confused as I appear to connect by several means but get no communication, any one got any ideas?
 

A:Limited Connectivity but strong signal

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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Hello Everybody,

I just got a job at a School district that has an extremly old and basic network setup (No Firewall, only 2 accounts on the server Student and Teacher). They have two small buildings that have 1 wireless router on each floor about in the middle of the hallway.

I am having a strange issue I haven't seen before with a windows 7 laptop that a few of the teachers in the district are having. They can see the wireless router on the network but everytime they try and connect it says "Windows Cannot Connect or is Denied Access". All the other laptops in the building connect fine.

Heres what I have done so far.

-Power cycled the router, nothing.
-ipconfig /release, and renew, nothing.
-Getting closer to the router and connecting, nothing. (Also tried with a differant laptop in the room and it could connect no problem which confused me more)
-Updating the network card.(says it has the latest updates)
-Re-entering the network key, nothing

What I haven't tried is setting up manually a static IP. But do I need to do that? And if so how do I know which IP to give it is there a way I can generate a list of all the IP's on the network?

I appreciate any help, I AM STUMPED!

Thanks

-David
 

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Hello DMH

In regard to your issue, could you please provide us with an ipconfig /all from a computer that is connecting ok and also an ipconfig /all from a computer that is not connecting ok. This is just for our reference to start off with.

What OS and antivirus software are these laptops using?
 

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In my new laptop, I am getting strong signal from the router, but does not result in connection to the net.As I am new to Windows 8, any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Strong wifi signal, but no connection to the net

Laptop make/model? Error messages? Event Viewer logs?

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hi everyone, please help me with this network issue.
ive seen couple of simillar issues but the solutions apply only to them.

my cousin has been trying to access my wireless network, when we
connect from his laptop and type in the key for my router it perfectly connects
but then his wireless connection says "limited or no connectivity"

MY WIRELESS NETWORK AND MY PC info:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\bernis>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : xXbernisXx
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-09-F5-DD-ED
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.65
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:28:56 PM

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A:limited or no connectivity Yet STRONG SIGNAL

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I have a strong wireless connection but no Internet connection. I tried turning off the Norton Interent Security Firewall temporarily and tried to connect - with no luck. Strangely enough, I have turned off my computer, disconnected the power supply, restarted the computer and I get an initial web page (Google) but then it craps out again (and not even that works now). I ran the Norton Securities to check for malware and all it found was one cookie (subsequently deleted). My computer uses the HP wireless connection system. I have tried disconnecting from the Wireless network and re-connecting, again with no luck. I don't know if this means anything, but another guy in my office started experiencing the same problem about one day before I did. I'm going to ask our IT person if my computer has been somehow blocked by the server here. OK, that's all I have. Can someone please help me?
 

A:Wireless: Strong Signal, no Connection!

I would not normally do this, howver, in this case
I would suggest you goto your IT department as this is a company setup and someone else has the same problem, it will be difficult to diagnose as you will not have access to the routers, infrastructure, hubs etc
 

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