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Network Connectivity Issue

Q: Network Connectivity Issue

Hi, I’ve been having some network connectivity issues, and I’m looking for some guidance on resolving them.

I’m home from college for the summer, and I connect to the internet wirelessly from my home’s basement using a Linksys wireless USB Network Adaptor, model no. WUSB54G to a Verizon DSL home wireless network (my modem is a Westell, Model 327W). However, since I got home, I have been unable to connect. I called a cousin who’s got a little more experience in this realm to see if he could fix the problem, which he did. A kink in the scenario is my cousin and my father, who is the primary account holder (more on this a little later) aren’t on good terms, so whenever my cousin is around for whatever reason, there’s a problem.

My cousin spoke with Verizon, and succeeded at restoring connectivity (I don’t know the exact steps he took, but he said there was some issue regarding the account passwords) however, within two days, I was once again unable to connect. I’ve spoken with Verizon tech support between 7 and 9 times over the last two weeks to solve this issue, and on the first several calls, operators succeeded in restoring connectivity; they walked me through changing some settings on the modem, but the crux of the issue was the passwords. Resetting the password (I’m not sure if it was the password for the account or the modem, and if they had to match [this is really the area where I’m stuck]) would restore connectivity. The other side of the password issue is that over the next week, my father would change his Verizon account password daily, saying he didn’t want me to know his password; this I think [ital] was the reason for my inability to access the internet wirelessly. This has been a very touch/messy issue, so it’s something that I don’t want to approach my dad with again without a very clear step of steps I can take toward the solution.

Despite all of that, there was one occasion where a Verizon technician who succeeded in helping me fix the problem temporarily with out doing password reset, and again, I had wireless internet for only about a day and a half. His directives were to change the modem’s channel from 6 to 11, which I did, and flushing the DNS Cache via the Window Command Prompt.
Aside from that messy, amorphous password mess, of which my diagnosis and reading is entirely speculative, I’ve spoken with Verizon tech support reps on several other instances, and they’ve essentially just had me check my modem settings, ie read them the unit’s status lights (btw, wireless has and continues to be green and blinking), and making sure there was no WEP Security Key enabled. At the end of those exchanges, the operators checked with a higher up, and they then reported that they could no longer help me, and then recommended I call Linksys tech support, which I did.

I spoke with Linksys tech support twice. On the first call, at their directive, I downloaded the product’s driver from their website from another computer, saved it to a disc, and installed it on my computer. I was unable to connect using that driver’s software (the message given read as “Cannot Associate with Access Point”, which I assumed was just jargon for “Can’t connect”), and thought that the issue was not a matter of whether I used Windows’ Wireless Networks to connect, or the Linksys driver. The second time I spoke with Linkys tech support, I was walked through uninstalling and reinstalling the device literally four to five times, before being told that it sounded like there was a problem with my device, and that he would check with his chief engineer to see if the product’s warranty would cover product replacement. The operator got back to me, saying it did not, thus terminating the exchange.

Other items of note: Using both the Windows View Wireless Networks function, and the Linksys driver, I am able to view my home network on the available networks tabs, but am unable to connect to them. Though I receive the “Cannot Associate with Access Point” in the Linksys driver window, in the Windows tab, I click “Connect” to my home network, and receive a message box that reports “Waiting to connect”, and an unending moving progress bar.

My Linksys adaptor’s Power light reads as lit, but the Link light is unlit.

Preferred Solution: Network Connectivity Issue

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

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

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

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All of the sudden I have limited connectivity on my WiFi network which is working fine with ANY other device!
Please assist. I'll paste the SysInfo below. Thanks so much!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4030 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1791 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 453413 MB, Free - 400783 MB; E: Total - 18101 MB, Free - 2716 MB; F: Total - 5103 MB, Free - 5091 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 167C
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

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

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

how are they connected to the router wireless or cable ?
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

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

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

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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

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

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Getting to the point, I have a network where my computer is connected via ethernet to router, and then 4 computers connected to router via wireless connection. I have come to the conclusion that the Internet is fine since my computer doesn't have any problem connecting and opening web pages. But the other computers have an interesting problem connecting. The wirelss icon in the quick launch tool bar shows connected, but when I open up iexplorer it will not open ANY webpages. Since this could be many things I don't know where to start, but here are some things I tried:

I thought it would be pointless but I tried restarting computers at one time, and resetting the router another time and neither worked.

I am running Utorrent on my computer and in the past it somehow has interfered with my web page viewing despite the fact it was not downloading or uploading anywhere near max, so I thought that maybe had something to do with it, given my deduction I closed Utorrent and then tried to connect, that did nothing.

Thanks for any and all help provided to me.


A:Wirless Network Issue-Connectivity

Do you have a firewall active on these wireless computers? I've seen it where a firewall has interfered with connection like this.

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To begin with, I want to apologize for such a long post. I'm get trying to give as much relevant information as possible to figure out a problem with my network that seems to baffle me and I'm hoping someone here might be able to share some insight on what I'm doing wrong.

Here is the setup at my house:


Cable modem that is connected to a Linksys E3000 router running stock firmware. IP of the router is set to default and its IP range is from 100 to 199. All other settings set to default other than the SSID and WEP key. From the router, I have four ethernet cables going through the walls to connect the router to 3 bedrooms and the living room.

Bedroom 1 setup:

Cable from the wall to a hub that connects a Windows 7 PC and an Xbox 360.

Bedroom 2 setup:

Cable from the wall to a switch that connects a Windows 7 PC, an Xbox 360, and a print server.

Bedroom 3 setup:

Cable from the wall to a Netgear WGR614v9 router. The router has DHCP turned off and an IP of SSID and WEP are also different from the Linksys router. This router is primarily used as an access point inside the house since the one in the garage has a weak signal upstairs. A Windows 7 computer is connected via ethernet to the router as well. Devices that connect wirelessly to the router include a Windows XP work laptop, an Ipod touch, a couple of Android phones, and any devices any friends bring along.

Living room setup:

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A:Home network connectivity issue

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I am using two Windows OS using dual boot. Previously 1st I had Windows XP and my latest addition is Windows Vista Ultimate.
However I am stuck up with a weird problem for network connectivity. I have
configured network settings of Vista exactly same as my XP, however I am
unable to ping my ISP's gateway from Vista.
Is is showing error message as "Destination host unreachable"

The same is working perfectly
from XP. I disabled Firewalls of Vista, but no result.
I do have Norton 2007 AV on both the OS and have allowed to run all default configurations on both them.

Can anyone help me in zeroing on the issue?

A:Vista Network Connectivity Issue

Please supply the following info.

The name of your ISP and country of residence.
Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows, i.e. XP-Home SP2.

On the Vista machine, do this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hi. I posted here with this issue a few months ago, but never got around to fixing it due to it taking me months to finally get a small enough screwdriver. The thread is here: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1027652-laptop-suddenly-says-connected-limited.html I have since attempted what TheShooter93 suggested and there's still no change. The wireless card was labeled 'WLAN' and had one screw that I had to remove in order to pop it out and then put it back in. Afterwards there was no change. My wifi still works and I still am able to connect to the network, but it's continually telling me that it's "Identifying..." and is "connected but with limited connectivity." What else can I do? If the issue really is with the wireless card, can I just replace it?

A:Laptop network connectivity issue

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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ok heres the deal I have a desktop with vista ultimate and a Asock Motherboard also a dual core processor with 2 gb of ram but when I try to connect to the internet I get the Low connectivity issue thats not all I try and put in the ip manually and i put in everithin as it should but when I click ok twice and come back to the same windows it has deleted the ip adrres and net-submask :S my router is a speedtouch 500 series

Thanks in advance

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Here's my predicament:

I recent bought an Asus G74SX-A1. While the machine runs like an absolute dream, it does seem to have a networking problem that I have been attempting to address for about a week. In my college dorm there is an ethernet port that carries an active internet connection. When my laptop is plugged into the port via ethernet, I receive no connection (well mostly no connection, every now and then I will connect for a split second allowing me to load my homepage, Google). This problem also exists on my dorm's WiFi. My LAN card is a RealTek BGE Family Controller (PCIe)

However, on my netbook (an Asus 1000HE, which I am typing this post on) everything is fine. I am quick to blame the retailer who sold me the G74SX seeing as they replaced the stock WiFi card with a Bigfoot Killer 1102 card, and my first assumption is that something was not installed properly during my laptop's assembly or that I simply messed up a driver update. I became quite frustrated with the whole situation and in order to find a quick solution I formatted the laptop back to factory defaults.

Something magical happened. For about a day and a half, my LAN card worked. I packed up my gear this weekend and headed back home, and at my parents' house my WiFi card worked wonderfully. I thought my networking woes were behind me, but this was not the case. When I returned to my dorm this afternoon, my LAN and WiFi cards began experiencing the same problems they experienced bef... Read more

A:G74SX Network Connectivity Issue

Sounds more like a problem with the college's network.
Do they have a network support group you cancontact?

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I have been using an Unidentified network for free internet connection where I live for sometime. I do not have access to the router or anything.
But suddenly internet has stopped working and it states Limited Connectivity.
I have tried few things like rebooting, disabling and and then again enabling the status of the connection, etc without any luck.
What should I do?
Please help me guys....The internet connection was awsome and completely free for me!

A:Unidentified network-Limited connectivity issue

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I'm helping someone with their home network. He has three ethernet PCs. All can connect to the Internet. All are on the same workgroup. One has Vista home, the other two have XP home, SP3. I'll call them XPHm1 and XPHm2.

There is a shared folder on the Vista PC. I can connect to it from XPHm1 but not from XPHm2. I can ping the Vista PC from XPHm1 and from XPHm2. I can ping XPHm1 from XPHm2 as well. I cannot pint XPHm2 from either of the other PCs.

I cannot connect from XPHm2 using the ip addresses or the share name. I turned of the firewall on all PCs. I made sure that netbios over TCPIP is enabled on all PCs. I tried disabling the computer browser on the XPHm2.

If I browse the workgroup it shows itself and XPHm1. If I browse the workgroup from XPHm1 it shows itself and XPHm2 only. I can however connect to and map drives to the Vista PC from XPHm2.

This was all working fine until user had FIOS put in and got a new router. I can't see why that would make a difference. Also from within the Verizon router, it has a "test connectivity" button, and it also times out. So the router cannot ping XPHm2 either.

Any suggestions or things I can try?


ADDED: I can ping it from the router when I access the router from XPHm2. But if I access the router from any other PC I cannot ping it.

A:Solved: Home Network Connectivity Issue

First off, disable ALL firewalls on XPHm2 and then see if you can ping it.

I'd also like to see this for the Vista machine and for the XPHm2 machine.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

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

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.



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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I just installed a wireless router for a home network in which my computer is linked directly to via network cable and the other computer in my home is using a wireless network card.

Now I'm having an issue with my computer -which is linked by a cable- to the wireless router. I continue to receive a message about my "Local Area Connection" informing me that "A Network Cable is disconnected". This message appears about every 15 seconds (down by my clock) and is nonstop during the period my computer is turned on. It has also become annoying since it is always showing up and disappearing (almost like a blinker that has been left on).

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it may be?

Just so ya know, this NEVER happened when I was connected using a different router that did not have wireless capabilities.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:Connectivity Issue - Network Cable Unplugged

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Hi, I have a somewhat odd connection problem on my home network. First off my Internet provider is comcast and I'm paying for the 12mbs speed. (usually receive around 4) and until this morning I haven't had any major issues with my network. However today my connection has been fluctuating to such an extent that I sometimes get disconnected. I've spoken to my provider and they ran a test on my modem and whatnot and it seems as if everything on their end is normal. (I do have my doubts.) Any help would greatly be appreciated as I would have to pay for a comcast technician to come out here.

Here are a few additional details:
I have 5 computers on the network, 3 desktops and two laptops, as well as an xbox an an iPod that is used on the wifi. I am experiencing the slow speed on all devices.

I tried switching the router with a spare, and the speed still fluctuates. (It tends to be around 20 mins of high speed, then another hour of dial-up like speeds.)

I also tried turning all devices off and only running one. Still slow.
I've tried connecting directly to the modem, still slow.
I've also tried powercycling and all the usual basic troubleshooting.

The only thing I have to go off of is that it seems to help sometimes when I disconnect the modem and reconnect. But this isn't a sure thing and even if it was its definetly not a fix.

A:Solved: Unusual network connectivity issue.

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For years, my computer (home theater) had no issues connecting to my home network via the onboard ethernet chip (nForce controller).

Now I get the message that the ethernet cable is unplugged. I tried various fixes, but nothing worked, so I disabled the onboard ethernet and installed a PCI wireless card. The wireless card works fine in other computers. For some reason, it cannot find any available networks. Several other computers connect to the same router, so that's not the problem.

Is it possible that my computer has a more general hardware issue, maybe with the motherboard, that prevents it from all network connectivity?

I've even tried reinstalling Windows 7, but I get the same error messages.

Thanks for any help!

A:Hardware issue that can prevent all network connectivity?

Quote: Originally Posted by ferv0r

For years, my computer (home theater) had no issues connecting to my home network via the onboard ethernet chip (nForce controller).

Now I get the message that the ethernet cable is unplugged. I tried various fixes, but nothing worked, so I disabled the onboard ethernet and installed a PCI wireless card. The wireless card works fine in other computers. For some reason, it cannot find any available networks. Several other computers connect to the same router, so that's not the problem.

Is it possible that my computer has a more general hardware issue, maybe with the motherboard, that prevents it from all network connectivity?

I've even tried reinstalling Windows 7, but I get the same error messages.

Thanks for any help!

Yes it's entirely possible that the board is having problems. Best way to find out is to clear the cmos on the board. After that uninstall any A/V software that could be blocking the connection. Be sure and return bios settings back to normal. Try to connect again using the wired connection, if it was a board problem it should now connect.

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[SOLVED] (yay simplely shut down everything computer,router,dsl modem for 5 minutes, booted everything and back to normal)
hmm i recently bought a wireless router and a friend told me i should shut the wireless router off every once in a while. told me that it would have problems if i left it on for a month
hey guys, i need some help with my internet

I'm having a really bad connectivity problem. I first noticed it today using IE.
Most web sites (90%) I go to takes a long time to load, longer than usual. Around 2-4 minutes to load.
After this load two things happen

1. it never really "fully" loads (some pictures, ect. are missing)
2. it goes to the "The page cannot be displayed"/"Cannot find server" page

I'm not sure whether this problem has to deal with my computer or my router.
I recently got a wireless network up, it's been up for about 2 weeks now.

I have a feeling it's my network, all 3 of the computers seem to have this problem loading web sites. (2 wired, 1 wireless)

anyone know where my problem lies? if you need more detail just ask, i tried to upload some pictures of what the not fully loaded sites look like but this problem i'm posting about didn't let me do that -.-

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Dear 7 Community,

I have an issue with my Windows Firewall. From time to time my internet connection fails. The connection tells me that there are outgoing packets but I cannot receive any packets. To fix the problem, I have to disable the network connection, entirely disable the firewall for the public profile (my network is set as public), re-enable the network connection and then I can re-enable the firewall.
Simply setting all inbound and outbound connections to allow doesn't fix the problem, only setting the firewall state to "off" does. If the bug happens and I do not disable the firewall the network connection does not identify.

I had the same bug with another router and a different connection type so I'm fairly sure it's only related to the firewall.

It almost seems like some sort of security feature going bonkers and cutting off the network. It happens much more often when watching youtube videos.

Thanks in advance for any help on that matter!



A:Windows Firewall network connectivity issue

Please download VEW by Vino Rosso http://images.malwareremoval.com/vino/VEW.exe
and save it to your desktop.
Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.
Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left
Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).
Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run
Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad
Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply

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Hi, this is anirudha I am using HP pavilion G6 but unable to connect any WiFi router or hotspot.As source I am using digisol WiFi router and one plus 3t mobile set as WiFi hotspot. Please reply to solve my problem.Thank you

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This problem has me at my wit's end so I thank you vigorously in advance for any help you might be able to provide.

First, the technical specs. My ISP is Road Runner through Time Warner with a Surfboard SB4100 cable modem. I have the above mentioned Belkin wireless router updated to the latest firmware. There are two computers that use the connection.

Toshiba Satellite A105-S4014 w/Windows XP SP 3 and an Intel (R) 3945ABG wireless card that is factory original.

HP Pavilion w/Windows Vista (hers is NOT having a problem so not as detailed here).

I have WPA+WPA2 PSK security enabled, channel is set on router and in my wireless settings to 11, protected mode is on, and all other settings are factory default except for things like time zone.

The problem is that I have intermittent bouts of no/low connectivity. Using an Ethernet cable during these periods results in connectivity being restored. This problem oftentimes manifests after my computer goes into screen saver mode. Disconnecting from the network and reconnecting fixes the problem. If I try to ping the router during one of these periods wirelessly it results in a time out. My wireless driver is current, power management is set to highest, and the computer is not allowed to turn the device off to save power.

I think that is all relevant information. If anything else is needed, let me know and I will provide it.

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A:Wireless Network Connectivity Issue SPECS INSIDE Please help!

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Good evening from Aus.

I'm having some very serious problems with Windows 7 at the moment. I've been running it since about 30th November last year, and it has run flawlessly... until about 3 weeks ago.

To sum up the issue before i start getting into its history, on startup (every one now, without exception) I get the blue "busy" circle around my network icon in the toolbar. It stays like this for 15+ minutes, and will randomly either accept the network and internet connection, or stay on permenantly. The real issue (apart from not being able to access the internet/network) is that while doing this, i cannot access the network and sharing center, or any service to do with internet or networking.

When i try, i get the blue circle of doom next to my cursor for 5-10 seconds, like it is preparing to open whatever i tried, and... nothing. No window opens, nothing is running as far as i can tell from the task manager. It tries to open and just doesn't. It's a little different with the network and control center, as the window opens, but it is just blank-white.

A short list of things that this happens with include:

-Windows firewall
-Windows defender
-Network and control center
-internet options
-internet explorer
-windows live
-right click > troubleshoot problems on network icon in toolbar
-system restore (works 50% of the time)

Troubleshoot steps i have tried:

-Various network cables
-A different hub and plugging the cable directly into my comp
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A:Grave issue with internet/network connectivity on start

Looks like you have tried everything under the sun. If not, lets assume you have.

Do a system restore.

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Several users are getting a delayed response when trying to open a network drive. There are several instances where it would take 15-30 seconds to open a network drive.

Also users are having issues saving a document, receiving the error message "access denied you do not have rights to do this" seems like the network connection is breaking at some point to making the computer think there is another copy open.

Lastly, some users are having issues connecting to an application that points to a network drive. After several attempts logging off and on usually solves the problem

What I've done so far:

latest windows updates
latest word processing and client updates

A:connectivity issue with windows 7 64bit and network drives

anyone have suggestions?

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Hi, can someone please help me. I have a Samsung NC10 laptop. I have complete restore it because there were viruses on it. Every since, I can't seem to connect to my wireless network. It detects the network but when I try to connect I get " Limited or no connectivity".

The details are:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
C:\Documents and Settings\ ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Christine
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 10/100 Mini PCI Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-76-4D-CC-3D

My router/modem (?) is an AirStation TurboG BUFFALO model whr-g54s

Hope someone can help me as I'm absolutely stumped and have tried fixing this for months now.

A:Solved: Limited or no connectivity - wireless network issue

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Hi everyone. My internet connection is provided through the use of a wired LAN connection in my building. I recently upgraded my computer and since the upgrade I have been unable to connect to the internet - The network is unidentified and only has limited connectivity. I have tried the standard Vista troubleshooting solutions (trying to get the IP address automatically, resetting network adaptor) plus other potential fixes such such as changing Speed & Duplex of network cards, disabling windows firewall/security alerts etc. installing the latest LAN drivers, disabling IPv6, enabling/disabling network discovery, changing the network to a private network and so on. I have even purchased a new LAN card to ensure it wasn't a specific hardware problem, but this hasn't solved the issue. My ipcongig information is as follows: (I am currently using a borrowed wireless internet card at the moment)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

PPP adapter Telstra Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Telstra Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
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A:Another Vista Limited Connectivity / Unidentified Network issue (Wired LAN)

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 Product name : HP Pavilion Notebook - 14-n201TX    Operating System : Windows 8.1 Using mobile access point i'm trying to connect to the internet in Laptop. After the Device is connected  it is showing as "The connection is limited" so not able to connect to inernet. In Network and charing centre also device is present but "No internet access" message is shown above. Currently the network driver is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. I tried with other network adapters present, but no luck.  Please help me to solve this issue.

A:Limited access Wifi network connectivity issue in HP pavilio...

Hello sanchi, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that your notebook is having difficulty connecting to your wireless network, and I would be happy to assist you in this matter! Since you have attempted to connect with different network adaptors, I recommend following this document on Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8). This should help re-establish the connection between your notebook and the network. For further assistance, I will need to know:The model of the router you are attempting to connect to.How far away this router is from your notebook.If this is a recent, or on-going issue.Please re-post with the results of your troubleshooting, as well as the requested information above. I look forward to your reply!Regards  

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Wonder if anyone can assist please?

Spec: Dell Insipron 1545
Win 7 64 Bit
Intel Pent Dual Core 2.2GHZ Processor

All of a sudden the laptop will not connect to the internet wirelessly. I have done the following

Installed Chipset
Installed all Network Drivers from DELL website
Ran ipconfig release/renew
Removed and replaced the Wireless Broadcom Card

I am unable to access the properties of the iPv4 in the LAN settings. In Device Manager I have the following:

Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card (No exclam or cross working normally)
Marvell Yukon 88E8040 Fast Ethernet (As above)
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter (Yellow exclam)
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface (Yellow exclam)
WAN Miniport (IKEv2) (Yellow exclam)

I have removed the ISATAP and re-added using legacy.

In ipconfig I get

Windows IP Configuration

In ipconfig /all I get

Host Name.............. julie-pc
Primary DNS Suffix..
Node Type.............. Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled... No
WINS Proxy Enabled No

When I try to access the DELL Wireless Lan Card Utility

There are currently no wireless adapters available and enabled

Please enable any available wireless adapters before accessing this configuration

I have also tried system restore, but no points are available

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance


A:Network Adaptor Issue - Dell Insipron 1545 - Limited Connectivity


Your ipconfig /all output is incomplete, please try it again then post it.

Verify that all your Network Services are Started from Control Panel and its Dependencies.
Click on the Start button and type services.msc press enter.
• COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
• WLAN AutoConfig (needs to be Started if you're not using any wireless utility manager)
• Workstation

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Does anyone have information on when a security update will be available for the issue?
On 10/18/17 MS Article Stated: "Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release of the security patch. This is expected to be available in another 2-3 weeks or earlier."

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

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I've been looking around the forum for posts to follow other advice from other threads, but I just can't seem to make the network work. The laptop is old and little room on the C drive, so my girlfriend tried compressing the program file. The next morning the internet didn't work, so she expanded it back out. Now the internet still doesn't work. It doesn't help that i'm not that knowledgeable about computers. Any help would greatly be appreciated. The internet still works on my other laptop, so i'm assuming the router is fine? I tried connecting the laptop to the router by wire and it still gives the same problem.
I opened up cmd and the ipconfig /all is in the attachment
(also the computer is in partially in Chinese... Sorry)
Thank you

A:Network connection "Limited connectivity" issue

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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

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I've instaled TuneUp Utilities on my PC. It was working fine. Then I've run some optimisations and now I don't have an internet connection.

I've tried all the fixes in the site, but nothing works.

Here is the info:

" Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :
%.`#(-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter %'&(g- ,`%&." "`j'* :

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-39-E5-28-84-C2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 04, 2015 3:05:19 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 04, 2015 5:26:48 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled"
Please save me!

A:Unidentified network / Limited Connectivity to a wireless network

moved to network forum

those utilities can often cause issues - if they do a registry clean-up - not recommended

lets start with a tcp/ip reset


TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista - Windows 7 - Windows 8 and Windows 10

For Windows Vista through to Windows 10Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on the screen ):For Windows 8 To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold and red for the following commands.Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter
Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter
Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter
ReStart (reboot) the machine.

If you receive the message The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box (A new dial... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

System...Win7 7100 all updated.

Browsers IE8 and Firefox are effected (updated)

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A:Interesting connectivity issue, just a browser issue

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

If anyone could help it would be amazing..

router settings also say that its connected

and I am using a Mac

Thanks in advance

A:Connectivity Issue.. Please Help

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

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

A:Connectivity Issue

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

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

A:No connectivity issue

You have spyware

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

A:ie 7 connectivity issue

Hello and welcome

what firewall do you ahve

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

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

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

Relevant Information:

Windows XP Service Pack 3
IE version 7.0.5730.11

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

A:IE7 Connectivity Issue

Using Geo Spider, = Google.

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

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

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no laughing please, i truly am computer stupid!

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

A:connectivity issue

how do you have everything configured?

Can you see the wireless router from your laptop?

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

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Good morning everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Connectivity issue.

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Hey all,

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much,


A:Odd connectivity issue

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

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

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

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