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

A:ie 7 connectivity issue

Hello and welcome

what firewall do you ahve

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

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

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

Relevant Information:

Windows XP Service Pack 3
IE version 7.0.5730.11

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

A:IE7 Connectivity Issue

Using Geo Spider, = Google.

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

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

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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 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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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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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,


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

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

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

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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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My computer has begun telling me that I have limited or no connectivity from my wired connection. I have had this problem once before and fixed it by replacing the network card, but that did not work this time. My roommates? computers are wireless and are running fine off the router. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drives. Changed cords, rebooted the router (many times), called the internet provider and they reset the modem and have tried to do system restore but that fails to restore to any prior points as well. Any ideas would be welcome.

A:limited or no connectivity issue

please give more info
as to setup
dsl cable router modem type
nic using ??????????????

Welcome to the the techspot forum

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

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

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver
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A:Limited or no connectivity issue...

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After some very il-advised tinkering with my PC, my edimax 802.11n PCI card will not connect to the internet despite detecting a strong signal. I disbled all "un-essential" PC processes to free up some power, only to realize this was crippling; I had to re-configure them all as eithe manual or automatic start up (guess work)- I have deleted nothing; I did attempt to create a new connection so it may be that I need to re-install some drivers.

It may be too vague for me to helpfully convey, but I wanted to lay down the gist of it incase a quick fix or general, glarring point strikes you that would not have struck me.

Thanks for your time.

A:Edimax Connectivity Issue

I'd uninstall the Edimax card totally, then install it like a new installation.

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Hey guys,

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

Please help!

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I 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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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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I'm having a wifi issue. My wifi signal will all of the sudden stop seeing available networks and my wifi connection will say "connected, no internet access." This issue does not occur with any other device I own.  I've tried: - turning my wifi adapter on and off - using the network troubleshooter, all this came up with was an error that says "network cable broken or not plugged in."       - i don't have an ethernet cord plugged in - searching for an update to the network driver - uninstalling and reinstalling the network driver       - this serves only as a temporary fix ( 5-10 mins) - uninstalled and reinstalled with a driver that was downloaded online - turning off bluetooth and ethernet connection options under "change adapter options" none of these have resolved the issue and i'm out of options. Also, sometimes the wifi icon in the system tray will disappear along with the driver for the network adapter. 

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Hi All

I have a Linksys Wireless ADSL Router and when I try and connect using the wireless adapter I get a message saying limited or no connectivity, however I have a different laptop which connects without any problems.

When I disable the WPA security on the router I can connect no problems...

Any advise would be helpful.

A:Wireless Connectivity Issue

Make sure you have the latest driver for the wireless adapter. Does it support WPA?

Any chance of wireless interference (e.g., 2.4Ghz cordless phone or another network on the same or close channel)? Sometimes interference has a bigger negative impact on secured networks.

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

A:Yet another internet connectivity issue

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

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I have a client that has a Dell Latitude D620 running Windows 7 32 bit. It was previously able to connect to the company wireless, but now doesn't even see any available connections. I have downloaded all of the current drivers. We run ESET anti virus and Barracuda WSA. Other similar computers running the same programs have no issue. Any suggestions?

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

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

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

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


A:Wireless connectivity issue.

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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 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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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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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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My computer gave me a blue screen and after the restart my connection kept saying "limited or no connectivity." I tried resetting my router, modem, and computer with no success. In addition it would not allow me to access my router configuration wizard in firefox or IE. I am convinced that this issue is the result of a virus or some other malware. I am using windows xp. I am not very computer savvy and I would appreciate any help. I have included the log files requested below.

Hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:44:36 PM, on 10/18/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\A... Read more

A:Limited or No Connectivity issue

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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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Hi! I have a strange one here, I think. The internet is working fine in our house, but there is one website that cannot be accessed on any device. I am getting an "ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT" error in Chrome, and similar messages in other browsers. The website works fine if I am on 4G on my phone. I have tried resetting the modem and router, cleared my cache and cookies, and changed the DNS settings on my wireless connection to Google DNS ( and None of this has fixed the issue. The website in question is http://www.reptilebasics.com. This started about a week or so ago - I placed an order with the company from my computer on October 12. Any ideas?

A:Connectivity issue to one website?

I'm on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox 41. The site loaded fine for me in both browsers.

You didn't say which Windows version and browser version you're using. Have you tried a different browser?


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Hi Guys,

Last saturday me and my dad bought this new samsung NP350V4C laptop. The specs are nice and all but the whole week I'm having connectivity issues with it (Pardon me, I'm not that knowledgeable with tinkering with computer settings and such). So my problem is that my laptop can detect and connect to our home wireless network (through TP-Link WR740N) but cannot identify it and give me internet access. What I do (to connect me to the our wifi) is that I reset my router by accessing it through a web browser or pushing the on/off button at the back of the router...... and that seems to fix the problem.. temporarily. But it does not end there, if I restart/hibernate/sleep/shut down my laptop or just simply disconnecting/reconnecting the wifi, I find myself facing the cycle of "identifying wireless network" process and "no internet access" again, so, I need to restart my router all over just so I could use the internet on my laptop. My sister's macbook, our ipads, my ps3, are all connected wirelessly with no problems but this laptop of mine is the only one facing this issue... any help?

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

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

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

A:Internet connectivity issue

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

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Firsty, apologies if this has been posted before, but I am losing my mind so hope you friendly folks can help!

I recently purchased a HP desktop running window 7 home premium. Very happy with computer except it will not recognice my Sony DCR-HC22e camcorder.

I tried connecting it via USB no luck so bought a PCI adpter card with firewire port, installed the drivers for that. Still no luck.

I next searched the net and discovered I might need to roll back the driver to the legacy one. This I tried with still no luck.

I have checked it is compatible. I have contacted Sony who have been no help what so ever and I am now going nuts. It really shouldn't be this hard to plug in a DV camcorder and edit my family movies and all I can find is people saying roll back to the legacy driver. Help!!

BTW at one point the system for a brief second did recognise the camcorder, no idea how or whybut it has not happened since!

A:Device Connectivity Issue

Here is some info that might help:
Connecting Sony Handycam to Windows Vista Via USB

What stood out was the line where it says the driver must be installed in administrative mode and in XP compatibility mode.


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