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Odd connectivity issue

Q: Odd connectivity issue

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,


Preferred Solution: Odd 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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System...Win7 7100 all updated.

Browsers IE8 and Firefox are effected (updated)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Connectivity issue.

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

If anyone could help it would be amazing..

router settings also say that its connected

and I am using a Mac

Thanks in advance

A:Connectivity Issue.. Please Help

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

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

A:No connectivity issue

You have spyware

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

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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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Here is what happens when I run my diagoostic group and what not. It is effecting other programs that I use.
Someone please tell me what to do?

Last diagnostic run time: 11/05/06 16:34:15 HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity

warn FTP (Passive): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
warn FTP (Active): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
warn HTTP: Error 12029 connecting to www.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to www.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
warn HTTP: Error 12029 connecting to www.hotmail.com: A connection with the server could not be established
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to www.passport.net: A connection with the server could not be established
error Could not make an HTTP connection.
error Could not make an HTTPS connection.
error Could not make an FTP connection.
info Redirecting user to support call

DNS Client Diagnostic
DNS - Not a home user scenario

info Using Web Proxy: no
info Resolving name ok for (www.microsoft.com): yes
No DNS servers

DNS failure

Gateway Diagnostic

info The following proxy configuration is being used by IE: Automatically Detect Settings:Enabled Automatic Configuration Script: Proxy Server: Proxy Bypass list:
info Could not get proxy settings via... Read more

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

Thanks for everyone's help in advance.

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We have Comcast high speed internet and a linksys router and have one desktop and 3 laptops that connect wirelessly and have been fine for 18 months.
Last week I installed a new Lexmark wireless printer and now everytime a computer restarts I lose my internet connection and get this mesage:
LIMITED OR NO CONNECTIVITY and my IP address goes to 169
I was told by Comcast to unplug and then replug the modem and router to get the correct IP address
and it works but then each time a computer restarts we lose the connection again and I have to unplug
the modem and router again.
I have uninstalled the printer and gone back to my old one but the issue still persists.
How can I fix this?


A:Limited or No Connectivity issue

i have moved to network forum

but then each time a computer restarts we lose the connection again and I have to unplug
the modem and router again.Click to expand...

Sounds like a Router issue , if this is happening with more than one PC

how many PCs are connected - by cable and by wireless
make and model of the router and modem

can we see an ipconfig /all from any working PC and then again when disconnects
{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 here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste

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

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

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

A:Internet connectivity issue

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

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Okay... so, I've had this cheap laptop for a year and a half. It's actually been great so far, and I've never had any issues with it.

Unfortunately, I am now posting from my desktop, in the hopes that one of you fantastic tech support gurus can help me.

I'm having an issue connecting to the internet. The laptop clearly finds the network, says it's connected and even says the connection is Excellent... but once I get to opening a browser, nothing happens. It's wireless, same network/router I've been using since before I got the laptop.

So I ran a diagnostic (below), because I figured you guys would need it. Hopefully somebody can help me!!


Last diagnostic run time: 03/14/11 17:15:24

DNS Client Diagnostic
DNS - Not a home user scenario

info Using Web Proxy: no
info Resolving name ok for (www.microsoft.com): no
warn Unrecognized WinSock NSP: Bluetooth Namespace
No DNS servers

DNS failure

info Query [www.microsoft.com] against DNS Server, (Type = 0x1, Options = 0x10e8) returns 0x5b4
action Automated repair: Renew IP address
action Releasing the current IP address...
action Successfully released the current IP address
action Renewing the IP address...
action Successfully renewed the current IP address
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A:XP Internet Connectivity Issue... Please help!

Can you connect using an Ethernet Cable? If so, download an updated driver for your wireless adapter from your computer manufacturers support/download drivers web site.
You can also try this. go to Start/Run and type CMD and press Enter. In the command prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. You IP address will change to now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew and press enter. You should get a new IP address (ex) Try connecting now

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Hey guys,

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

Please help!

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

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Just had to reinstall os on my dell desktop. its running xp. all was working fine including access the internet. after i installed ms office components, i lost the familiar ie icon and all i get when i click the ie icon is the internet explorer options dialogue box instead of the internet.
please help!

A:Internet connectivity issue

1. Delete the shortcut of IE.
2. Make a new shortcut of IE FROM PROGRAM FILE.

Solved or Not ?

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

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I am working on a clients machine:

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

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


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

Tried Firefox & Google Chrome with same results.

All browsers function properly in SafeMode.

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

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

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

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A:Internet Connectivity Issue

167 views and no assistance? Thanks.

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Recently, I have been experiencing an issue with maintaining connection when my wireless laptop is near my Linksys router. The connection continues failing when close to the router, but I stay connected whenever I move away from it.

My laptop is an HP Pavilion running Windows Vista...I am using a Linksys WRT110 wireless router which has the latest firmware update installed. My WIFI adapter is a Broadcom 4322AG...which has the current drivers installed.

I have my router set to channel 11...the least traffic in my area is using this channel. The RSSI number runs between ( -65 to -75) when away from the router, & about -38 RSSI when sitting next to the router.

Just wondering if anyone has experienced a similar situation & perhaps offer a solution.


A:Wireless connectivity issue.

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My HP 650 Notebook PC, serial nos 5CB2413905 recently had a board problem during which it wouldnt power up.I recently changed the board and has been having wireless issues since then. First, it detects wireless networks in range but cant connect, brings up a 'cant connect to network message"  I use the Ralink  RT3290 driver. I then tried to update the driver which was successful but after then, my notebook cannot detect any wireless network in range.Also the notebook trips off suddenly anytime at intervals while working.Kindly help resolve.

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Hello, I realize that this is a reoccurring issue, so I apologize for yet ANOTHER thread regarding this problem. I've searches the forums and have tried all of the troubleshooting I've come across. Anyways, I saw in other threads that the following information was requested to move forward. Oops, I almost forgot. I have an HP Mini 1000. I have had no issues whatsoever connecting to numerous networks, the only issue I have is with this one in particular, which happens to be my new home network... Thanks in advance.

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Judith and Ralph>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1797NOTTINGHILL
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-56-69-47-48
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver
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Alright, I bought an Acer notebook today that came pre-installed with Vista. I have a cable internet connection and it connected when I plugged it in, but the connection isn't stable at all. It cuts in and out regularly. I saw the threads on the problems with McAfee, but I have Norton. I uninstalled that. I don't even know where to start now.

A:Yet another internet connectivity issue

have you tried call your cable company? and ask them?

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Please help me as i am unable to connect wifi normally. Whenever i want to connect my wifi i have to fight with my computer for atlest 1/2 hour. For some time it shows my network in network list and after selecting and pasword it throws an error can't connect to network. At this point my wifi compltely turning off. Sometimes it luckyly connects, but dropps in middle. I tried installing latest driver software from 'HP Support Assistance', uninstalled installed it many times. But no use. Other devices working with my network are connecting smoothly. Please help me resolving this issue. Thanks in Advance.

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A:Wifi Connectivity Issue

I don't know the correct reason why my laptop was not connecting througb wifi. but it was solved automatically when my upgraed my os from 8.1 to windows 10.

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last one month i am trying to connect  to wifi network always itshows this connection is limited..pls suggest a solution

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

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Hello, I have a problem with the wifi.It detects connections but once I try to connect the result is an error.I tryed to install all the latest drivers but is not working.I tryed automatic updates.... does not work. Using the device manager it seems the problem is related to the PCI and Ethernet device, but I do not know how to fix them.Thanks for your help.

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Hi, Iíve been having some network connectivity issues, and Iím looking for some guidance on resolving them.

Iím home from college for the summer, and I connect to the internet wirelessly from my homeís 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 whoís 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) arenít on good terms, so whenever my cousin is around for whatever reason, thereís a problem.

My cousin spoke with Verizon, and succeeded at restoring connectivity (I donít 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. Iíve 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 (Iím 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 Iím stuck]) would restore connectivity. The other side of the password issue i... Read more

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This issue started about a week ago. Everytime i try to connect it tries to connect then says limited connectivity. What can i do?

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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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Hello All, I need some suggestions on a specific issue im having and cannot seem to get sorted.
The details: When I connect my laptop to the household wifi it works beautifully however the primary desktop and home phone lose all connectivity. We have a standard net package from TWC at 15mps. When running a speed test without wifi on the line is showing upload speed of 16.9. When connected to wifi the speed drops to 16.2. I do understand that running multiple machines will cause slower speeds but considering the very small drop in connection and the fact that the laptop is being used for read only purposes(no downloads or streaming) it seems to me like the connection at the desktop shouldn't drop out completely? Ive contacted TWC and all they suggest is buying a more expensive package with higher mps, however this doesn't seem like a solution considering we aren't even dropping below the 15mps we pay for now. Both machines are windows 8.1. Any suggestions or education would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stumped on Connectivity Issue

So all three (laptop, home phone, desktop) are connected to the same WIFI network? Is the WIFI coming from a dedicated router or is it integrated into your Internet Gateway?

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got a windows update for a new driver. marvell yukon 88e8038 pci ran it and re booted with a few other updates. now i can no longer get online. i can ping www.google.com or yahoo, as well as the gateway and my own machine.

i tryed to roll back the driver
i tryed to uninstall the device completely
updated the driver throught eh updaet driver

you can watch the Status send and recive packets while doing this, but i can not get online???

i have done the full stack reset as John will posted
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.
Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.
In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
Reboot the machine.

still nothing.

all of the services are running.

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
when i try to boot in safe mode i get a media test failure screen.


A:weird issue, no connectivity

Since you can ping Google by name, I'd be looking at firewall and/or IE configuration issues.

Disable ALL firewalls as a test, and if that doesn't do it, reset IE to defaults: Reset Internet Explorer 7 Settings

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Ok so i have home premium 64bit and a d link 624 and im getting a limited connectivity issue. If i restart the router while the computer is on it will connect just fine, but not if the router is on before the computer.

However that is only if I have WPA enabled. If i have the router unsecured it works fine even if the computer is on before the router. I am using WPA TKIP and PSK. Any ideas?

A:Limited Connectivity Issue

i would say it is the router, personally i have had nothing but issues with d-link.

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

A:"Waiting for" connectivity issue

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

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Hello, this is my first post on this particular forum, I am trying to find some help to get the internet running on my Windows Vista PC.

I have a 2WIRE950 router and a Belkin USB adapter that I just installed. I've installed one of these Belkin adapters before and had the same problem I just can't recall how I fixed it last time. Under "Network and Sharing Center" it simply says "Unidentified Network (Private Network) (I have to change it back to private from public every time I change ANYTHING), Access: Limited Connectivity, Connection: Wireless Network Connection (2WIRE950)." I checked my IP configuration and under autoconfiguration IPv4 address starts 169.254 which I have read is a problem, but I do not know how to fix it. My IPv6 address is a mixture of letters and numbers and from what I've read so far doesn't really matter but if you need it I'll post it.

I've tried re-booting everything including my PC, router, re-installing my adapter, etc. I used to have an ethernet cable I could just plug in and screw the wireless problems but it was damaged and I don't have another cable long enough to run into my room and I cant move the router/modem out of my father's room so it seems my only choice is to get a wireless connection.

Any ideas or assistance would be greatly appreciated. If you need anymore information please let me know. I'm using a friend's PC to check for replies for now. Thank you in advanc... Read more

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Hello. I am a new user to Techguy.org

I just purchased a new computer. It works fine except for 1 thing. The internet. Every so often I will get disconnected from the internet because of Limited Connectivity. When this happens, I close the internet and after about 20 seconds I get Local and Internet Back. It is very annoying. It happens mostly when I play World of Warcraft. I will log in, play for 30seconds to 2 Minutes and then get disconnected because of the Limited Connectivity problem.

I have tried resetting the router, I have called verizon and had many live chats with thier agents and none have helped me..
Here are some information I think would be usefull to someone trying to help me fix my problem.

I am using an Actiontec M1424-WR Router.
I am using a Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11b/g Wireless Device. Its the antenna in the back of the computer that gives me my wireless connection.
I am using the connection Wirelessly.
I have Verizon FiOS internet service.
I am using Windows Vista Home Premium

Also there is no possible way for me to wire the computer and the router
I have gone into the router settings and tried to mess around with stuff and still nothing works.

I have tried to update drivers for the devices and everything seems to be up to date.
It will work for maybe 15-20 minutes using the internet and maybe 2 minutes before getting the limited connectivity issue playing World Of Warcraft.

Here is an Ipconfig/all of my connection now while I am ge... Read more

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