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Q: Connectivity issue

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:

"Thank you very much for working with us to try and find a fix to the issues you?re encountering. Based on the information you've supplied and the steps you've already tried, I?m sorry to say that we don't have any known solutions to the problem you're experiencing and are unable to advise you further."

So, having all but given up on actually finding a solution that will work in the long-term, I've boiled down to just the one question: How is it possible that the client won't stay connected to the host using my usual connection, but will via VPN? A neighbour who also plays the game has not been having any issues. I've tried myriad solutions including, but not limited to: clean un- and reinstallation of the game, clean re-installation of windows 10, updating all drivers, setting up a ping-chain to my router to make sure the connection doesn't idle, port forwarding, (...).

Now again, I am not expecting anyone here to come up with a coin-op-solution or anything. I am merely hoping someone with a more substantial grasp on networking issues than me (on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is a geriatric hamster and 10 is Lt. Commander Data, I'm a solid 1,5) can come up with some ideas!

Kind regards and stay healthy


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Preferred Solution: 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.)


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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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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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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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

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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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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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Hey all,

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much,


A:Odd connectivity issue

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

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

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no laughing please, i truly am computer stupid!

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

A:connectivity issue

how do you have everything configured?

Can you see the wireless router from your laptop?

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

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

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

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

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

Relevant Information:

Windows XP Service Pack 3
IE version 7.0.5730.11

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

A:IE7 Connectivity Issue

Using Geo Spider, = Google.

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

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

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

A:No connectivity issue

You have spyware

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

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

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My 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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Before I write further...I desparately need help and as soon as possible..

I have had factor reset to my Thinkpad latop...and I am trying to connect through the VPN to connect to my client systems..

I had to work my way out doing following to be able to connect to the VPN successfuly..

1. Resolve the den2000.sys error by updating the DNE files
2. Resolve the Blue Screen Error after connection by removing vsdata.dll files from the system.

Now the connection to server is succesful, but I am not able to ping the DNS server on my client's domain.

Ran out of ideas...

Seeking an divine intervention...

A:Cisco VPN connectivity Issue..

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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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Hey all,
I'm having some difficulty with my WiFi connection. The problem began over the summer, and has been getting progressively worse. When the problem began, I was living in a different house. I recently moved to a new house and the problem has continued and worsened at the original rate without skipping a beat. In the specs below are the data for my CURRENT modem/router device, idk what my old one was. My laptop is usually able to connect to the network extremely well; high download/upload rates and strong connection, etc. However, occasionally and with no clear correlation to any other conditions or events, my connection drops. There are 3 other computers (2 laptops and a desktop, the laptops are Macs and the desktop is running Windows 7) and an xbox in my house. All of these have no such issue in connecting to the network. My laptop is the only victim. My drivers are all up to date. The strange thing is that when my connection 'drops,' it doesn't really drop. My laptop is able to see the network, but will not connect. ThinkVantage Access Connections (TVAC) attempts to connect after losing the link but, after about 2-3 minutes of trying, gives up and tells me that the wep/wpa-psk information is not being accepted by the network. Windows Network Connections (WNC) shows the yellow exclamation symbol and alerts me that I am connected, but that I have "no internet access." Even after TVAC gives up and fails to connect, WNC still says I'm c... Read more

A:Strange Wi-Fi connectivity issue

Try with the router's encryption disabled. If that works OK then try WPA-PSK TKIP encryption.

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I'm also having this same problem. Have tried every suggestion proffered here to no avail. Running Windows XP SP2 (in Bootcamp on MacBook running Leopard), connecting to D-Link wireless ADSL 2+ Router. This same computer connects flawlessly in Mac OS X.

As soon as I boot up in Windows XP, however, the wireless connection shows up, indicates that my computer is connected to it, and that there is strong signal, but weak or no connectivity. On attempting to repair the connection, it informs me that the IP could not be acquired. The computer's IP shows up as, a private IP. My Dell laptop (also running Windows XP SP2 and connecting to the same D-Link router), on the other hand, connects without any hitch, and shows an IP of Indeed it shows up in the router window under DHCP clients, whereas the bootcamp computer does not show up at all in the router window.

Have attempted to manually change the IP to connect to the router as, but this also is not working. The router is set to WEP (I know, it's lame), I've double-triple checked the key is correct.

As far as I know (or am informed by the computer when I attempted to update the driver to a more recent version), the driver is the correct version: Atheros AR5008 wireless network adapter, driver date 6/16/2007, v.

On trying to "repair this connection", Windows tries to renew the IP, and reports "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because... Read more

A:Wireless connectivity issue

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I am not able to connect the bluetooth in the Laptop with other devices. It is keep on searching for the device. Other devices also not able to find the Laptop. Please help.

A:Bluetooth Connectivity Issue

Hi: I see your notebook came with DOS. Did you install the Realtek bluetooth driver?  If not, you need to.  Windows installs a generic bluetooth driver which usually is not enough for the bluetooth to work. This package contains the driver installation package for the Realtek Bluetooth in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. File name: sp73250.exe

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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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I am laptop ignorant. I personally prefer a desktop, but my wife desperately desired a laptop.

This expensive pain has a RJ-45 connection on the side. Under the network connections, within the LAN or Highspeed Connections, are an Ethernet Controller, Bluetooth Network and a Wireless Network Controller.

She used to have a dekstop too, so there was obviously an internal modem and a wall splitter.

We normally connect using Broadband DSL with a user name and password into the ISP. Stupid me thought this would work with the Ethernet card as an internal modem - not!

Where in the world should I go from here? Should I get an external modem? A wireless router? What?

I'm sincerely looking for advise.

A:Laptop Connectivity Issue

A wireless router would be your best option, if she wants to be able to use her laptop wirelessly, but she can also use it wired as the laptop has a LAN port.
You could hook the desktop up as a permanant wired connection, so if wireless fails, you have access to the router config.

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hi all,

I am having a problem with my wifi. i am currently using a 1000HE netbook. my pc crashed a few days ago and need to reformat my hdd and reinstall everything

everything was working like a charm in the past though

basically i am using a modem cum router to connect to the internet

if i uses the LAN line, i can connect to the internet without problem

but when i try to connect using wireless, it gave me the "limited or no connectivity issue"

again, i used the same netbook and same modem cum router in the past without problem.

not sure what's wrong this time

pls help

A:Limited or no connectivity issue

Did you install all the drivers for your netbook after you "reformatted"?

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Hi I believe to have a severe problem with my network connection on my laptop. I have a Gateway MS2274 with a Atheros AR5B91 wireless adapter.

One day, shortly after I returned from a trip home, my adapter suddenly refused to establish and internet connection with my schools network, which requires a username and password to login upon opening the browser, but this time the page would not even load, saying "Server not found". Even though it appears to be connected to the network "Enabled, Bridged". Which brings me to my next concern because I had messed with the Network Bridge previously to connect to Xbox Live using my laptop, which worked and had no problems and had not even recently used it when the connect went bad. And now the Network Bridge is connected to "Unidentified Network", and I am connected to the colleges network which is listed as "Unidentified with Limited Access". Also, under the activity it says that I am sending packets but I am receiving 0. I have done virus and spyware scans and do not believe my computer is infected. Also, Google will occasionally load for a few seconds so I know I am connected but it won't last!

I have already tried resetting winsock and IPv4 and IPv6. I have tried turning off my firewall which was standard Windows (though I'm not sure if this problem should be ruled out). I have also trip disabling the bridge and reinstalling the Cisco Clean Access Agent that the school uses. I'... Read more

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I can't find a solution to my wireless issue (as I seem to be the only one with it) where my computer takes about 2 minutes (sometimes longer) to connect to any wireless router every time I wake it up from sleep mode or turn on/restart it. This has happened ever since I updated my Intel PROSet/Wireless driver. Trying to troubleshoot the problem myself, I disabled everything that has to do with Intel PROSet/Wireless services and noticed that my wireless connection still works without it. It was a while ago when I updated the drivers and have been unable to fix the problem since then (Uninstalling PROSet/Wireless made my wireless adapter not work, saying it did not have any drivers installed). I wish to get this issue resolved so I can easily fix the next ones.

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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 have strange problem with my PPP connection. I'm using DSL with no router.
Suddenly after few hours i'm losing connectivity of both Firefox and IE, i can't open any page.
But at same time my Internet connection hasn't dropped.
With MS-DOS prompt i have normal ping and tracert to any public host even my 2nd PC(winXP) has internet.
In order to go back to normal i have to reboot and then till next time....

If no one can resolve that problem, the only hope will be SP1.....


A:Strange connectivity issue

Are you using your computer as a router, with the xp machine accessing the internet through it?

I had a similar issue on an old rig where one computer would cause the other to lose internet connection.

Have you tried looking at ipconfig?

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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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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
info Query [www.microsoft.com] against DNS Server, (Type = 0x1, Opt... Read more

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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I am not able to connect the bluetooth in the Laptop with other devices. It is keep on searching for the device. Other devices also not able to find the Laptop. Please help.

A:Bluetooth Connectivity Issue

Hi: I see your notebook came with DOS. Did you install the Realtek bluetooth driver?  If not, you need to.  Windows installs a generic bluetooth driver which usually is not enough for the bluetooth to work. This package contains the driver installation package for the Realtek Bluetooth in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. File name: sp73250.exe

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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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System I am looking at has 2 NICs in it. One nice has an IP configuration of with a subnet of and gateway second nic has an ip of subnet as and gateway as

the is the main router from bell and the is a second router by linksys.
i need to be able to use nic one settings and still be able to connect to the internet. currently we have to enable first one to get on the Point of sale server but when we do that we have no internet on that connection. and when we enable the second connection then we dont have access to the point of sale system.

sytems are still running xp

A:Pos and internet connectivity issue

On the NIC that connects to the server set a static IP address without entering an IP for the default gateway, then all internet traffic will go through the other connection.

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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?

A:limited connectivity issue

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My laptop seems to have a problem in using the onboard wifi adapter.I use my phones mobile hotspot currently and although my phone is not even half a metre away it shows only one bar of signal but when i use my usb wifi adapter  the problem is solved.Although the problem is solved i can't cotinue to use it always  and carry it everywhere.I've also tried every possible solutions -Reinstall Windows -Reinstall updated drivers      and so on but nothing seem to work and i also recognized that when i keep my phone on top of my keyboard the wifi signal increases. 

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First, below is the TSG SysInfo log:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 Series, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 135948 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U7077
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
My issue is that I cannot connect to the internet from my desktop PC, but I am able to connect wirelessly with my laptop via the same router. At the risk of providing too much info, I'll include as much detail as I can remember:

This problem starts a couple of days ago when I went to upgrade iTunes (after successful installing more RAM on my machine that same day) and revived a message that the iTunes upgrade couldn't be completed because bonjour could not be found in the expected location. After searching online, I read that I needed to delete and reinstall bonjour. I tried deleting with Add/Remove programs, but wasn't able to. Then I downloaded Revo Uninstalled to remove bonjour. My first attempt wasn't successful, so I then selected "Advanced" mode of Revo and deleted all the bolded items suggested by Revo that might be bonjour related. This is when I realized I probably deleted too much.

After the "successful" bonjour uninstall my computer started running ... Read more

A:Limited or no connectivity Issue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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

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

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Hello Community.  I am truly hoping you can help me as I know the call in support can't. In December I bought a Y-50, 16gb, i7-4710, 8.1, 64 bit, GTX860M, 512SSD, no hard disk.  I use a FIOS 50up/50down connection. I have wanted to post many times about just how awesome this computer is.  It runs ridiculously quick compared to what I'm use to. I start quickbooks and it literally just starts... no waiting for 1 min.  Heck, I boot the computer and I can be online in 15 seconds.  Games are crazy fast too...  Technology rocks. Symptoms: Anyway, I'm having a frustrating issue.  My internet connection "seems" to stop while I'm surfing the web occasionaly and it's typically when no one else is home with me and no devices other than my laptop are online.  Chrome or IE will not connect to anything and even my scanner software reports that it's no longer connected.  The other crazy thing is the wireless bars remain high and the wireless never says it's disconnected. It happened once two weeks ago.  And for the past 3 days has been happening at least 2x per day.  The only way to fix this is to restart the computer--which is just not practical as I have to save everything and reopen etc... I've installed no out of the ordinary programs: Office, Quickbooks, Guild Wars 2, Google DriveI've not let windows update any drivers--only updates and drivers are not allowed to be installed through update. I imm... Read more

A:Y50-70 Wireless Connectivity Issue

Does your Ethernet port work or does it present the same issue? It could be your network messing up your IP on the router or something. Excluding that, have you checked the physical connection between the WLAN card and the computer, and also the antennas' connection to the card?

Y510p: i7 4700MQ (Overclocked to 3.6GHz), SLI GT 755M (Each Overclocked 111MHz), Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2133MHz, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot 128GB, Intel Wireless-AC 7260, Windows 10 HomeDell XPS 13 (2015): i5 5200U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB 1600MHz, 128GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 802.11ac WLAN, Windows 10 Home (School Laptop)

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I have configured the printer on windows server 2008R2 and, I have hosted the printer URL with the help of IIS manager.
when I am trying to connect the printer with the help of URL from IE Version 9,10,11. I cannot find the connect option on the browser, the same thing when I am trying to connect with IE Version 8. I can find the connect option and able to connect successfully.
please provide me the suggestion on this.

Thanks in advance.

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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

A:Network Connectivity Issue

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my laptop was running fine i was using my wifi to share my lan internet through my wifi. but suddenly my all wireless feature like bluetooth and wifi is deactivated and on the keyboard f12 wireless button is amber which suggest that wirelesss adapters are deactive i cant activate it. i am literaly frustrated i am on my exam time and i cant use the wireless i have done all the trouble shoot but i cant turn on the wireless adapters of my laptop. if anybody can help me it will be a great help.
model number : Product name: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
Product number: D5F89PA#ACJ
[Personal information removed]
Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit  

A:wifi connectivity issue

Hi @nabo04,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the WiFi connection. I will be glad to help you. The following pages are helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 8)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Forget the network: (Windows 8)1. Press Windows Key + C2. Click Settings.3. Click Change PC settings.4. Click Network on the left.5. Click Manage known networks.6. Click the network name.7. Click Forget.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens typ... Read more

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Using Windows 8.1
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8106 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 916 GB (681 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, ZORO_BH
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
This is a bit of a unique problem and I have never encountered an issue like this before. So, two days ago I was using the internet in my apartment without any issue. Then, yesterday both my roommate and I encountered this. Our devices would be connected to our Xfinity internet connection, full bars shown on both my laptop and my phone. However, when trying to access certain sites the internet would not work, we could not connect. The site would either endlessly load or give us an error message stating a problem with the network. The weird part is some websites load fine with no issues, Youtube being a notable example. However others such as https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ and my university website would not work. I do not think this is a computer side issue considering my roommate also could not access the educational website Blackboard and could access Youtube and do Google searches. So, yesterday after resetting the router by unplugging and waiting then plugging back in the power, that seemed to fix the issue. I thought that would be the end of it, but today the issue returned... Read more

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Hi, I have HP 15-r014TX Notebook pc with Windows 10 ( 64 bit). My internet was working fine until I upgraded to Windows 10. Now my laptop isn't connecting to router and it shows massage "cannot connect to this network" everytime. I have mediatek driver version (Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn wifi adapter). Internet is working fine in my mobile and other laptops so there isn't any problem in router. Please help me.

A:Wifi connectivity issue

Hi @Dhruvjariwala, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that the laptop does not connect to WiFi after upgrading to Windows 10. You have the WiFi driver mediatek driver version whcih is updated one. Please test the wireless module in the component test:HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8) Let me know if it passed. Looking forward to your reply!

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