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Unable to connect to home network but can to any other network

Q: Unable to connect to home network but can to any other network

I need real help. I had cable internet 12mbs installed last September (2010) in my one bedroom apartment. Before that, I was connecting to a spotty 1.5mbs network that was open next door (with their permission). I was able to obtain fast and efficient internet access for about 3 or 4 months and then it became intermittent. For the past 2 months I have been unable to connect through my home cable modem/router at all. I have been to the cable company and they have tested the cable modem/router and the signal which comes into the router and out at fast speeds. I have been to the place where I bought my laptop (purchased at Staples last summer). Others can connect though my wifi, but I cannot. It connects but gives me a DNS error. It doesn't matter whether I am hard wired or on wifi.

I am running:

Win 7 Home Premium (64bit) on a compaq CQ62-225NR Notebook with a Vision AMD Athlon II P320 Dual-Core processor.2.10 ghz with 3.00 GB ram (2.74 GB usable)

It contains an Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n WiFi adapter
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Realtek High Definition Audio
Built in pointing device (mouse pad) with a wireless mouse connected through USB 2.0 port.

hard drive: Hitachi HTS725032A9A364 SATA Disk Device

Apparently, for some unknown reason, my computer networking modules can connect to but won't or can't talk to the cable modem/router supplied by my ISP (Charter Communications) but can access the internet though any other wifi service or hot spot without a problem - INCLUDING the very same ISP through other wifi spots in town. They have tested and retested the cable modem/router and have told me, that without a doubt, there is nothing wrong with the device even though, normally (I thought anyway) a DNS error like this would be a server side error.

Please, someone, help me. I am paying for this internet service and would love to use it!!

If you require anymore information, please ask and I will provide it for you. I am sorry if this was covered in another post. I searched and searched and was unable to find a post that adequately came close to the problem that I described above. Sorry if I am so wordy. HELP!!

Regards to All, William

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A: Unable to connect to home network but can to any other network

Connect the system to your network and then
please get a command prompt (Start->RUN->CMD) and enter ipconfig /all >myTcp.txt
follow-up with the attachment myTcp.txt which will be in the directory shown in the CMD prompt window.

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Hello,
My laptop is unable to identify my home network even though I can see my network. Every other laptop get internet just fine. Please Help, already called tech support on the phone he asked me to turn everything of and take the batterie out to reset the system but action did not help.

A:Unable to connect to my home network

Hello,

Try updating the drivers for your wireless card. If you need assistance, please post a MSINFO32 file.
Quote:





Originally Posted by JK


Enter msinfo32.exe into the start menu, and press enter. Go to File>Save, and save a copy on your desktop. Right-click on it, and select Send to>New compressed folder. Then attach the file to your next post.

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My PC has not been able to connect to our Internet (2Wire) for about a month now. All other computers connecting to it are working fine. In the past I have been able to connect very simply without any problems. Then one day I restarted the computer and haven't been able to connect since.

It does recognize that it is connected to a network when I check the Local area Connection Status. One thing that has been acting strange is the Windows Firewall. Every time I try to open it up it gives me this message:

"Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service?"

Everytime I click "YES" it says it cannot start the service.

Also, I've tried using a network setup CD that i created from a working computer and once i restarted the comp it gave me a message saying:

"C:\DOCUME~1\DAVID&~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\IXP000.TMP\WinXPChk.exe could not be found"

I would appreciate any help I can get.
 

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

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

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

Any help would be great
 

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

A:unable to connect to wireless home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tilsid


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your expertise and time.
 

A:Unable to connect to home wireless network

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

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I just got a new laptop about 2 months ago and it worked fine until 3 weeks ago. I am unable to get on the internet anymore, the other computer connected to this router can get on it. When I run the Windows Network Diagnostics it says that it cannot communicate with Primary DNS Server, and to reset the Network Adapter "Wireless Network Connection". I do this but it always comes up saying there is a problem that they couldnt fix.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this? I would appreciate it! Thanks!

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Hello,

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

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

Thanks,
Marlon
 

A:Unable to connect to wireless Home network

depazm said:


Hello,

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

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

Thanks,
MarlonClick to expand...

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

Hope it helps.
 

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Hi there,
I have just recently bought a Dell Inspiron laptop and am unable to connect to the network I have already set up at home. The desktop connects fine, my old laptop did and my sister's laptop (or anyone else for that matter) is able to connect to the network.
My computer recognises that the network is there and records a stron signal however, when I click to connect it doesn't ask for the password (which I know) and automatically says it is unable to connect.
Which settings do I need to change? I am hesitant to change the home computer settings as mine is the only laptop that has problems connecting.
Thanking you
 

A:Unable to connect to home network on my laptop

Remove all the stored network profiles from the new laptop and search for a new wireless network. It should ask for the password in this case.
 

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Why is it that I am able to connect my laptop to my home network, but my cousin is unable to connect his laptop to the same network? He and I have both been unsuccessful in trying to make a connection with his laptop. We were very careful to enter the correct information -- Security Type; Encryption Type; and Security key/passphrase -- so I cannot understand why his laptop won't connect, especially since entering the same info allowed my laptop to connect. Obviously, there is some other reason why we've failed thus far. Could it be that we're missing a vital step in the process? At one point I unplugged my router for 20 seconds and plugged it back in. Obviously, that didn't work.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who might be able to help. Thank you.
 

A:Laptop unable to connect to my home network

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I'm having a weird wifi connectivity problem. My computer is suddenly unable to connect to my home network. Other devices can connect to this network fine, and my computer can connect to all other networks fine, it's just my computer with this one network. It recognizes the network with good signal strength, but it doesn't connect.

I had been using this home network for months without any problems. I don't remember exactly what I was doing at the time, probably streaming some tv show or something, and my computer suddenly disconnected, so I don't think there were any changes made on my end. For a couple weeks there was intermittent connectivity (like an hour or two a day), but now it won't connect at all. I share the router with a few other people in my building, and no one else has had any problems. My phone also connects without any problems. I've tried connecting to other networks at my friends' apartments and at my school and everything works normally. Naturally, I've restarted the computer and the router several times. I've reentered the password countless times and I'm positive it's correct.

Also, I don't know if this information is useful, but I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04, and neither are able to connect.

Does anybody have an idea of what could be going on here?

A:Suddenly unable to connect to home network

Having the same issue in both Windows and Linux make me think it is either hardware or the only other common is the router. Did you try factory resetting the router?

Run in cmd:

Code:
ipconfig -all | clip
it will not display anything, paste (CTRL+V) here after you run it

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Hi guys,
I just got back from vacation and suddenly can't connect to my Wifi network at home with my netbook anymore. It says validating identity but never connects. When I try to repair the connection, it keeps authenticating and then says that windows is unable to find a certificate to log me on to the network. I did some googling and it was suggested to uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box under the Authentication tab in Wireless Network properties. I tried that but then I get an error message saying "The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration".
I have no idea what to do or what the problem is. My other laptop works fine from which I have set up this network works fine. My phone seems to work fine, too. I already restarted the router and my netbook but that didn't help either.
I would appreciate some help!
Thanks
 

A:Solved: can't connect to home network- windows unable to find certificate?

fixed it
 

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Here is the deal. I am running Windows XP SP2 on my home tower (custom built). The tower is hardwired to a Linksys WRT54GS router. The tower does not have a wireless NIC. There are a few other computers that access this small network at various times.

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

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

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

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

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

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i'm using a dell inspiron 8600, sp3. i've never had problems accessing the internet until a few weeks ago when i moved. i was slated to join in on my roommmates network, but for some reason I cannot connect. Or more precisely, I connect for about 2 seconds, and I'm immediately bumped off. My roommates tried to fix it, but in vain. the signal is coming in strong on my computer, so I'm not sure what the issue is. any help is definitely welcomed.
 

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Unable to see home network computers in Windows Explorer Network screen.

I have a home network with 2 laptops and 1 desktop. The desktop I use as a "file server" in that all work done on the laptops is stored to the desktop. The desktop computer name is HAL. One laptop is fine and sees the network. The other just stopped seeing it; rebooted the laptop; rebooted HAL; did a number of refreshes without any luck. I opened EXCEL and found a worksheet that was listed that I knew was saved on HAL. Was able to open the file and when I tried the SAVE AS I could navigate through all of HAL just as normal. Went to Windows Explorer and still no HAL listed as a COMPUTER on the NETWORK. I have a internet connection so I know I am making it to the router at least. And when I check NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER it shows an active home network. The laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Build 7601. Thanks in advance for any help! George

A:Unable to see home network computers in Windows Explorer Network scree

Still working on the problem. Tried to do a system restore back to the point where everything was working. Still no HAL showing as a network computer; Excel now does not recognize the path that worked yesterday. But now I am able to create a shortcut that will take me to HAL on the network. Guess this is a good enough fix for right now. When I go to Windows Explorer, Network it still only shows the 2 laptops and not HAL......WHY????

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Hi,

I am hoping that someone can help me.
We have three computers at home two which are connected to router and working fine and my laptop.
My laptop was connecting to my home wireless network until my daughter used it last. Now it will not connect at all
I used to have to follow the steps below for some reason and then it would connect fine:
Wireless network connections
Change advanced settings
Wireless Networks tab
I would have to tick the checkbox USE WINDOWS TO CONFIGURE MY WIRELESS NETWORK SETTINGS
Then into properties for my wireless network and in association retype my password and then it would connect. (it seemed like to much work every time but it still worked)
There was other networks in the list which i deleted and wireless network connection shows that the network connection strength is excellent but it just seems to get stuck aquiring the network address. I have tried repair etc.

Can someone please help me with this as maybe it's just something simple!!
 

A:Unable to connect to wireless network acquiring network addressaddress

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My laptop can no longer connect to my home network. It used to connect fine, but I was having problems with my graphics card as every time I went on Youtube it would crash. As a result, I sent it into ASUS (it is an ASUS K52J Series) and got the motherboard and the hard drive replaced. After this, my laptop seemed to be working great. It connected to a variety of networks, including 3 home networks, and 2 public networks. However, it cannot connect to the network in my apartment.

I know this network works and is connectable as my roommate's laptop works perfectly fine. So I know it is not a problem with my laptop since it connects to other networks, and I know it is not the network since other laptops connect to it. I've tried resetting my adapter, I've tried turning off the firewall, and I am simply out of ideas. Also, I've tried the trouble shooting option numerous times after trying a variety of things that usually fix the connectivity, but it always says that the problem cannot be detected.

It's starting to be really frustrating, especially since I'm in university and sharing a laptop when both my roommate and I need to do work is not convenient.

Thank you,
Prudence
 

A:Laptop will connect to every network except my home network

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Hi... I've just installed Windows 10 Home under bootcamp on a 13" Macbook Pro Retina (Late 2013) and cannot connect to my wifi... it sees my network but every time I click on connect I get the unable to connect to network error. So far I've uninstalled driver and re-booted... windows installed driver to no avail, I've rebooted router, and googled the problem but for the life of me cant get win 10 to connect.... everything works fine on the mac side... can anyone help? thanks
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also show ...

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

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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I have a home desktop computer, and a work laptop. Over the years I've changed laptops and home computers, and have always been able to get network sharing working so I can transfer files between them by using \\<hostname>

I've had my current setup for about 6 months now, and have been able to share files. Let's call my home computer "alien" and my work computer "laptop".

A couple of days ago, I found I was not able to connect to alien from laptop, but I could connect the other way. Also, alien can ping laptop, but NOT vice versa. alien has a static IP of 192.168.1.200, and laptop has an IP address of 192.168.1.8 via DHCP.

Any ideas about why laptop cannot ping alien (which would explain why I can't connect to it)?

A:Can no longer connect to home computer over home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mbh9700


I have a home desktop computer, and a work laptop. Over the years I've changed laptops and home computers, and have always been able to get network sharing working so I can transfer files between them by using \\<hostname>

I've had my current setup for about 6 months now, and have been able to share files. Let's call my home computer "alien" and my work computer "laptop".

A couple of days ago, I found I was not able to connect to alien from laptop, but I could connect the other way. Also, alien can ping laptop, but NOT vice versa. alien has a static IP of 192.168.1.200, and laptop has an IP address of 192.168.1.8 via DHCP.

Any ideas about why laptop cannot ping alien (which would explain why I can't connect to it)?


You may want to disable the antivirus software for testing. With the ping not working it would seem like something is blocking the connection. Do the machines appear in the network folder under network?

Obviously you should make sure that Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing are turned on in the Advanced Sharing settings.

Make sure they are on the same Workgroup etc. and that file sharing is enabled through the sharing tab >Advanced Sharing> of the C:>Users folder.

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When I try to connect to my home network in Windows 7 RC 1 it says : The following error occured attempting to join the domain "My domain": The specified domain either doesn't exist or could not be contacted. What I do when I try to connect is I open up the start menu, then I right click computer and click properties. I then click change settings under computer name, domain, and network settings, I click change and type in the domain name and the error above comes up. Is this the right way to do this, or is there a different way to do this? I am also sure it is a samba network. If you need more details I can asked my dad.

Please help.

-EvilHugBear

A:Can't Connect to home network

Do u have a domain controller at home?

I think u probably want to change to workgroup

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I am running two other XP Computers using the updated version of Network magic, and they connect no problem. Every time I try I get a message saying "Router or access point issue". I have restarted it many times and still can't get it to go....I can see it on my list of wireless networks, but can't connect to it. Home group isn't enabled. So why is it a router issue with this computer but not the others?? I can connect to the internet via my internal network card, but the connection is much slower then if I could connect to my home network. It's frustrating. Can someone advise??

A:Can't connect to my home network w/7

Your post is a little hard to follow. I think your problem is that you cannot connect your Windows 7 computer to your wireless network. Is that correct?

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I can't seem to find a current thread that can resolve my issue.
I can not get my computer to connect to the internet.
I am getting the red X between "unidentified network" & "internet".

I have Time Warner Cable. Wireless Internet. The computer I can't get to connect is an eMachine.
I have had the issue before and was able to resolve it, by adding some new Network code into device manager, but I can't find that how to anymore.

So. I've tried changing the TCP/IP4 via the "how to set up a static IP" info here.

So.
eMachine
Vista
red X between "unidentified network" & "internet"
Error states "cannot communicate with primary dns server"
Adapter: Atheros Wireless Network Adapter
No internet connectivity (on that computer) to upload or update any information.

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-95-BE-F9-E9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2605:6000:610a:5800:a471:a6b0:dbf0:ec8e(preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . .: 2... Read more

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I have a home network set up and working for a long time. Since a few days ago, I can't connect to it from my notebook. "My Network Places" shows nothing except a "My Web Sites on MSN" icon. Internet and local wireless work fine. Other computers work fine with home network. Rebooting or repeating the "Set up a home or small office network" procedure doesn't help.

What's wrong? What can I do?
 

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Hey all,

My PC, an older AMD Athlon 64 3500+ won't connect to my home network.

I have a D-Link router and all other PC's/Laptops connected to the network are fine ... except this one.

I've noticed that when I go into my Network Connections window, my LAN or High-Speed Internet connections (There's an ethernet and/or a wireless just to ensure it's not my connection) are fine, but my internet gateway is disabled. I try to enable it, it comes up "Connecting" then "Connected", but it remains disabled.

If there's anything specific you need to know, just ask.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:My PC won't connect to my home network...

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L305d laptop with Windows Vista home premium. I am having trouble with my home network. It says that I am connected to my home network but when I go to the network and sharing center it has a red X from my network to the Internet. My wife and my daughter's laptops are able to connect find to the internet. I tried to remove my network on my wireless connections and then re add it and it still does not work. Can you please help me.
 

A:Can't connect to my home network

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Hi

I have a network with a NETGEAR router in my house, by which all the computers connect to the internet/printer. However, my laptop is unable to connect. The network is unsecured so passwords are not an issue but for some reason it never allows me to connect. All the other computers were here already when we paid to have the network setup so I can only assume that these were somehow set to be able to use the network. My laptop can find the signal with high strength but for whatever reason is unable to connect.

I can only assume it has something to do with TCP/IP (something I know NOTHING about) or something like that.

Can anyone help? Any replys are appreciated.
 

A:Cant Connect to Home Network

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So, I was just wondering how I could get my laptop to connect to the network that is connect to my desktop that has win 7 installed on it. I'm trying to get the printer attached to it to talk with my mother's laptop that has win xp on it. Could someone please give me a pointer for that kind of connection?

A:How do I connect to Home Network?

Um I have the same thing LOL my moms laptop is on XP and uses my printer ha ha. Easy fix man.

Setup the homegroup on your computer, make it to share printer, etc. Then in homegroup settings, disable 'password protected sharing'.

Just double check the workgroups as well, to make sure they're both on the same one.

Then go into Network and see if you can see your moms laptop appear on their. Same on her laptop. If that works, then just double check the printers share name and yea

Just ask her again if you need any more help!

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Alright, I've had my laptop for about a year and its worked fine up until recently. A few weeks ago, the internet on it stopped working, but it works on our desktop, which uses XP. I can connect to other networks fine, it's only my home network. Whenever I tried to connect, it would load for a long time and then say 'Windows was unable to connect to [Network name]". I went to my grandparent's house for the weekend and i could use their internet fine, but now i'm back at my dad's house and it gives me an option to enter the network security key, but whenever i do it says 'possible network security key mismatch' and won't let me in. I actually got past the 'possible network security key mismatch' thing once and it just said 'windows was unable to connect to [network name]". Please help!! 

A:Can't connect to home network?

Hm? Try power cycling the router and see if that helps in any way.To do this, you will need to unplug the router and modem from the wall socket and wait a few minutes for the memory to clear. Then plug the modem back in. Wait a couple minutes, then plug the router back in. Next, try to connect.Only thing I could think of at this time. If that doesn't help one of the other members might have a solution that works.Donna

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Hi,

I wonder if anyone can help. We recently installed a new wireless router, and all the other computers in our house can access the internet. But for some reason I can only connect to the network, even though it says there's full connectivity.

I called the customer careline for our internet providers, and they said it was a problem with my computer settings, rather than the router. But they said they couldn't advise me any further unless I paid for it, hence my need to look for advice elsewhere....

Thanks!
 

A:Can connect to network, but unable to connect to internet

Hi carrickfergus, and welcome to TSG!

Please do the following:

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type CMD.

Press OK.

In the Command Prompt, type ipconfig /all.

Press Enter.
Copy (right-click and Select All > press Enter) the entire content of that window and paste it to your next reply.
Next,

Use a working computer to download and copy HijackThis to a USB flash drive. Plug it into your faulty computer and install the program:

Please click HERE to download HijackThis.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything
 

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As a total beginner at connecting to a network via wifi i could use some info to get me connected.
I have found the correct network at my flat which is used by all other people in the property.
I have the password too.
When trying to connect i am getting the error message telling me the network is out of range.
The previous flat owner and fellow flatmates can acces the network.
The hub is in the property next door a floor lower (approx 50ft at most).

Please help!!!!
 

A:Unable to connect to network

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Hi,

I tried to connect my laptop with "Airtel 4G Hotspot" Device. Sometimes it connect with wifi but some times it says "Unable to connect this network". Using some youtube videos, I have done "Forget" method and something "Enable" process in wifi driver software.

Still am so much frustrated with it. Please help me for the same. Am also something technical and developer. Please guide me, what is the reason for it and what is solution for it.

Regards

Aditya Sharma
 

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Hi,

Since recently I am no longer able to connect to my router from one of my laptops. The connection is failing wireless as well as by cable. My other two laptops are having no problem at all so I think it is a problem with the laptop.

I check other posts and found I could do a TCP/IP reset so I have done that.
If have executed these commands on a elevated command line:
- netsh winsock reset catalog
- netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
- netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

I have restared the laptop afterwards but the problem remains: I am unable to connect to the router.

This is the output of the "ipconfig /all" command (command is ran while I've had only the adapter with the cable enabled, wireless adapter was disabled):

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Robin-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D3-84-4E-AF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.214.91(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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A:Unable to connect to network

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Recently I switched ISPs to Qwest, after switching I noticed a severe lag in my wireless internet feed to my PC. I was able to connect to my network and access my internets as I pleased. Recently after that my mum had her laptop's wireless card fritz out. She called a gent from Geek Squad to come out and he re-worked the wireless set-up and updated the firmware for our router and everything. He was unable to get to my computer in time to set me into the network and as usual with them, their directions on how I am to set it up were forgotten and then never written down.

So, that night when I went to access my network it did not show up in the list of available networks. My wireless card is 2 weeks old and works fine, it's just a matter of integrating myself into the network. Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:Unable to connect to network on my PC.

Well first off, don't go to Geek Squad, they seriously don't know anything.

OKay and 2nd, I need more info, what is the wireless router model, what kind of secruity, what is your new ISP and if it comes down to anything, you may have to install a new update onto your ISP or for your router. My mother had the same problem when she got her new Vista laptop.

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I have been trying to connect to my university's network, but I am unable. I USED to be able, but now something changed and I can't. I am pretty sure that my Ethernet card is working properly, since when I plug in the cord I get a blinking green light, and it says that the driver is installed and working properly. Plus, when I run IPCONFIG, it gives me an IP Address and Subnet Mask. However, it does NOT give me either a Connection-Specific DNS Suffix nor a Default Gateway. I checked, and I am pretty sure that I have no firewalls (including the built-on XP one) running. Any idea why I can get an IP address and not connect to the network? My computer is registered with the university, and I used to be able to get online.
Thank you!!!!
 

A:Unable to connect to network

Can you connect to any other site on the Internet? If you can the problem is probably not with your side of the connection.
 

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Ok so Ive recently reinstalled my Dell Laptop, I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64&Bit and I could connect to other wireless networks but I can't connect to my home one!? I did try shutting the modem/router and starting it again but didnt work, I did install the right drivers? Please help me!

Thanks

A:Unable to connect to this network

and welcome to the Forum

I moved your threat to the Networking Forum. Has this pc ever connected to your home network before?

Lets take a peek at your network environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then:

Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.

Then:

with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL


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

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

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.

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error a... Read more

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HELP.

I've just installed a new modem as a result of upgrading by broadband and my windows 8 PC won't connect. I've googled and followed almost every tip

ipconfig /release
ipconfig / renew

ipconfig /release6
ipconfig / renew6

ipconfig /flushdns

plus whatever else is out there. Every other device worked a treat except my desktop on windows 8.

When I try and do a ipconfig /renew it goes away and eventually comes back saying it could not find the DHCP server, what am I missing???

help please
 

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hello,

I've got a laptop that cannot connect to network anymore, both wireless and fixed. when it tries to connect to the network, it sets an ip address in the range of 169.254.0.0 -169.254.255.255
further more, i saw that the HP Wireless Assistant starts all by itself after a few minutes that I start the laptop, although the wireless adapter is disabled.
now, i keep the computer completely disconnected from the network trying to figure out what is it to be done.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by user at 8:49:37 on 2011-11-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1250.40.1033.18.2991.2042 [GMT 2:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
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HelloI Would like you to do the following.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links. I want you to save it to the desktop and run it from there.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you. Note 1: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote 2: If you recieve an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registery key that has been marked for deletion." Please restart the computer"information and logs"In your next post I need the following
Log from Combofixlet me know of any problems you may have had
How is the computer doing now?Gringo

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I have set up a small network in my office - the computers included all use the same Workgroup Name = WORKGROUP. We use a combination of Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. I just set up the newest Windows 7 Professional pc and I am getting the following error when trying to access:

\\FISCHER-PC is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Logon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

I am setup on all PC's as an Administrator. I have confirmed that the Workgroup Name matches. I can see the PC when I "view devices on the network". I can't seem to even gain access to the computer to see if I can access the folders I've shared.

I followed the same procedures with a PC running Windows 7 and have had no issue getting access to the computer.

Help!
 

A:Unable to Connect on Network

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I have been automatically been getting logged into my wifi network from day one. My laptop came with windows 10 pre loaded.Now all of a sudden i get "unable to connect to this network" when i try put my wifi password in.The network is running all fine. Its this laptop that doesnt work.I have turned all updates off so i dont even get them so that cant be the problem.What can i do please to get my wifi up again. Nothing works from what ive read in the forums.Rossross1

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Windows XP Pro
3.0 Mhz P4
1 GB PC3200 RAM
On-Board NIC

Let me run down the spiel of this network saga:

Power surge happened Sunday afternoon. Sunday morning, I was connected fine. The orange light on the NIC shows it's on, but no connectivity. I have Comcast. Comcast modem is showing 4 lights - Power, Receive, Send, and Online. There is also a PC/Activity Light. That is suppose to show orange and nothing is blinking there. I also have a wireless network setup. The wireless router is responding and it seems to be getting activity from the LAN. I have a laptop that is setup wireless, but it won't connect to the internet since my modem doesn't have LAN activity.

I was on the phone w/ Comcast trying to figure this out. Replaced out network cables, reset modem numerous times, reset PC numerous times, hard-wired modem to the PC, hard-wired modem to my laptop with LAN enabled, still nothing. Comcast said to replace out modem. Replaced it out and still no connectivity. Brought my PC up to work to determine if it's a bad NIC or not. I had a live connection and I notice the orange light on my NIC is still on with or without any ethernet cable. Powered the PC on and still no connectivity. Uninstalled NIC and the PC detected the NIC. Still no connection. Checked in BIOS to see if on-board LAN is on and it is on. Reset BIOS and still no connectivity. Any other suggestions or bad NIC?

Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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My son's computer will not connect to the home network. He has Windows 7 and has a wireless adapter in his computer. He was able to get on just fine. He downloaded Windows Movie Maker and Microsoft Security Essentials and suddenly his computer could see the network but could not connect to it. We did a system restore to before the things he had downloaded but still unable to connect. When I do ipconfig this is what I get:

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

C:\Users\Jake>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
8
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4C-C3-74-7A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4C-C3-74-7B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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Hi there, unfortunately I had to go onto a website last night called "Audible" because I have a payment on my credit card showing and I wanted to know what it was. My pop up browser warned me that the site may contain harmful content but I had to proceed to be able to find out what I was being charged for. I accessed the site via an email. I have tried to open up my laptop this morning and a sign popped up saying a corrupt file had changed my homepage. I cannot click on it to set is as my default. I cannot connect to the internet either, when I click on network places and highlight my usual one it comes up with a message "This is taking longer than usual". Can anyone out there help me please ?
 

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I accessed the site via an email.Click to expand...

??? Do you mean that you received a fake email with a malicious link, clicked on the link and ignored the "harmful content" warning? If so I suggest you post the info requested by Everyone MUST read this BEFORE posting for help in this forum and then click on Report and request this thread be moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum.

If that's not what you meant please explain, and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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I've been trying to help a friend fix her computer. I seem to be stuck and can't figure it out.

I scanned it with AVG and the only infection that shows up is Trojan horse BackDoor.Generic14.BZSZ. I also scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and quite a bit more infected files showed up. It crashes whenever I try to repair anything. The computer is running Windows 7 32bit. The only obvious symptoms I can see is it's not able to connect to any network.

Any help would be appreciated!

DDS and GMER logs have been attached.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Maria Valdes at 14:16:42 on 2012-02-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1050 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Unable to connect to network

Hello luie620,

Welcome to the forum and apologies for the delay. If the issue is not resolved yet please update me on the current of the condition.

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