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Only one device in the Home Network not able to connect to the Internet

Q: Only one device in the Home Network not able to connect to the Internet


I have a laptop Asus G55 with Intel Advanced 6235N Wireless Card. This laptop has been working fine all this while, but off late i started getting a weird issue.
1. This laptop started dropping wifi connections atleast once a week.All my other devices: Phone and Nexus 7 are able to connect fine.
2. I did a factory reset and installed the latest drivers but it still didnot solve the problem.
3. Tried resetting the Wifi Adapter multiple times but it didnot help.

When nothing worked, I just reset my wireless router(ActionTec from Verizon) and now I was able to connect successfully. Everything worked fine for a week and then I got this problem again. I reset my wireless router and it started working fine again.
What I dont understand is: why is it only my laptop that is facing the problem? Why dont other devices in the network(tablets,phones,other laptops) get the same issue?

Please help me out.
I have Windows 7 64bit OS.


Preferred Solution: Only one device in the Home Network not able to connect to the Internet

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

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

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

A: Only one device in the Home Network not able to connect to the Internet

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I recently upgraded my wireless router from D-Link DIR-615 to D-Link DIR-685. Before the changeover, all of my devices were connecting to the router, although I had several problems with dropped connections, etc. The devices in use were:
- Desktop computer
- Laptop computer
- All-in-one touchscreen computer
- Netbook
- iPhone (original model)
- HP TouchPad tablet
- Sony Blu-Ray player
- Two internet radios (Aluratek and Livio)
- Wii

ALL of these devices were connected wirelessly to the network. When I set up the new router, I used a different network name/SSID, but kept the same security key/password. All of the router settings were kept the same (e.g., WPA-2, etc.). After the new router was up and running, every single one of the devices listed above connected (after an initial setup with the new network name, of course) EXCEPT the All-in-one/touchscreen computer. I've tried over and over, and it refuses to accept the security key/password. (The desktop, laptop, and touchscreen are all running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.)

After doing some research, I tried some suggested solutions, but nothing seems to work. Nothing on the problem computer has changed since it was last connected to the old router. I checked the "Properties" of the network device on both the Desktop (which has no problems connecting) and the Touchscreen, and they are identical: WPA-2, AES, etc. And I'm 100% positive I'm entering the security key correctly. I've rebooted the... Read more

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I have a laptop that whilst it happy to connect via either WIFI or Ethernet, won't connect onto the internet. There is a desktop connected and phone that are quite happy so I've ruled out the modem/router etc. If I turn on another laptop that is also happy so my guess is with the device itself. It's a Toshiba Satellite running on windows 7 home premium.

So far I have disabled and enabled the Network adaptors, flushed the dns (ipconfig/flushdns) cleared any temp files in the c: (recommendation from google) disabled windows firewall and Norton all to no avail.

Any suggestions?

A:Connected to home network but no internet on only 1 device

Is it perhaps configured with a static IP/dns? Change to automatic if so.

- what IP do you see when you run ipconfig -all in cmd?
- 169.254.xxx.xxx is APIPA (automatic private IP addressing), means you can't communicate with the DHCP server, which is most probably your router
- can you ping on problematic laptop: it's own IP, default gateway?

report back

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

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

A:Help! I cant connect to the internet through my home network!

Hi. . .

No, it does not matter if Vista or XP or the number. Multiple Vista laptops plus XPs and others on wifi here.

A few things to try -

Use Ethernet connection to Vista laptop and see if IE7 connects - whether to Internet or just local or not at all.

Go into Device Manager and un-install the Vista laptops network adapters -
START | type devmgmt.msc & hit enter | expand network adapter tree, right-click on each, select un-install. Repeat for each one there until all gone. Re-boot - Vista will re-install them.

What anti-virus are you using and is there a firewall besides/in addition to the Windows Firewall?

Did your laptop come with an Internet Security Suite trial offer - like Norton, Kaspersky, McAfee, etc...? Doesn't matter if you accepted trial or not.

Regards. . .



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My desktop is running XP sp2. It connect to the internet by a wireless card to DSL. Up until this morning it was fine. Now I can connect to my home network and view files on it or from it. But I'm not able to connect to the internet.

I'm not too good at networking. Can someone help me? Please let me know what more info I can provide.

Here's the results of ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ARTM1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR FA311/FA312 PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B5-F5-D0-ED

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG311v2 802.11g Wireless PCI
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B5-05-A0-6B
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:23:25 P
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My PC has not been able to connect to our Internet (2Wire) for about a month now. All other computers connecting to it are working fine. In the past I have been able to connect very simply without any problems. Then one day I restarted the computer and haven't been able to connect since.

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

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

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

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

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

I would appreciate any help I can get.

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I installed windows 7 about 5 minutes ago. I then tried to go to the internet and it says that there is not a properly installed network device. How do fix this? In vista in just worked.

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I had the same problem with the Beta version on one of my machines. But I set up my network adapters manually with the drivers downloaded to a flash drive from another computer. I manually installed the ethernet card drivers. Once I got it online everything updated with no problems, including the wifi. When I installed the 7RC (a clean install, not upgrade) I did not have the same problem on that machine. The adapter worked on install. I was running Vista also.

Hope this helps...

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Pulling my hair out!!!


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

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

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I have an Ipaq 5455 with a wireless network card and a home network using a linksys wireless g cable gateway. My pda can see the router. The router can see the pda. I can't connect to the other computers or the internet. Something in my settings must be wrong but I don't know what it is. Can someone help me out? I checked out the pda manual and it is remarkably unhelpful. Thanks!


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Have you checked under the settings for your wireless card to make sure it is set to get a server-assigned address?

Also, it may be the WEP settings under select networks on connection settings. It sounds like you are getting to see the wireless router but are failing on one of the following:

1. Not getting DHCP address and DNS
2. WEP key is either expected but not set or set and not required

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Any suggestions?

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Good evening I am having problems with my home network named Dlink Jones, I use a WiFi based adapter off my laptop to pick up the connection but for some reason it hasn't been connecting. Currently I'm picking up another connection but this one is much weaker than my home network connection. I tried to reset the firewall settings but I didn't have any luck getting the connection to become established. That being said I'm not the most computer literate person in the world so I don't know if I reset it properly. My WLAN is on and I can see the light, I have internet connection but not to the preferred network, and I also have this (System Info Utility):

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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
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Hard Drives: C: Total - 288345 MB, Free - 93852 MB; D: Total - 16594 MB, Free - 2394 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1604
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled]

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So I just did a clean install of XP (deleted the partition before install). When I booted it up for the first time it basically went directly to the desktop. Immediately after I plugged in my Ethernet cable (using highspeed cable internet) and loaded up Internet explorer, but I couldn't connect to the internet.

I don't really know why it's doing this (because I used to be able to access the internet via ethernet and modem just fine on this computer with XP), but I believe it has something to do with my network adapter not being recognized because neither "Modem" nor "Network adapter" is listed under device manager:

I'm using a Dell Optiplex GX270. Help please!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Quote: Originally Posted by mbh9700

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

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

I am running:

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

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

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I have a linksys wrk54g wireless router connected to my cable modem. Off the router runs my desktop, roomates wireless laptop, my wired xbox360 and my roomates wireless ps3.

My problem is that when i play online games on my desktop, i momentarily get disconnected from the internet....for a couple seconds and drop the game I'm in whenever either the xbox or ps3 are turned on. I also get disconnected from other online programs such as aim/xfire but thats not as bad cuz i just log back in right away. It is pretty annoying and i believe it is a problem with my router somehow?

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sounds like you have a duplicate IP address on one the the boxes

get a connection and make sure you can browse the Internet using google
and search for anything you like (we'll use this as a test)

Connect a device and make the browser search again (even on the same words).
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Go to that device and REMOVE any static IP address and make sure you have
Automatic DHCP for the IP and DNS addresses on that device.

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Have a USB wireless WiFi unit. To connect to the Internet. Have to disable the Local Area Connection. When connected to the Internet. If I enable the Local Area Connection. Unable to connect to the Internet. When I disable the LAC, the Internet connection is restablished. Using a D-Link boradband VPN router.

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sounds about right! Your big issue will be the VPN, as it is frequently specifically
config'd to use a specific adaptor AND to force all tcp traffic thru that connection,
even though you want to do some trivial google.com search.

Consider using a Hardware Profile to define
1) a LAN connection environment (ie no WiFi)
2) a WiFi environment (w/o a LAN)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-95-BE-F9-E9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2605:6000:610a:5800:a471:a6b0:dbf0:ec8e(preferred)
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So, I was just wondering how I could get my laptop to connect to the network that is connect to my desktop that has win 7 installed on it. I'm trying to get the printer attached to it to talk with my mother's laptop that has win xp on it. Could someone please give me a pointer for that kind of connection?

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

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

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

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

Just ask her again if you need any more help!

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

What's wrong? What can I do?

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

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

Can anyone help? Any replys are appreciated.

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

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

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

Please help.


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Do u have a domain controller at home?

I think u probably want to change to workgroup

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

A:Can't connect to my home network

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Hey all,

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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I lost connection to the Internet and to my home network and have since been unable to reconnect. My computer was the only one in the house that was affected. I am connected directly to the modem via Ethernet.

Simultaneously, Windows gave a warning that an unknown USB device failed. All devices connected to USB ports are functioning normarlly. I do not have a WiFi transceiver connected to a USB port.




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Hello all,

My laptop is the only device that is unable to connect to the wireless internet in my new house. There are at least two other computers and three other phones (including mine) that have no problems connecting to the network. My laptop is a Dell XPS M1530 running on Windows Vista. The wireless router is a Cisco Linksys Model No: WRT310N.

I have never had a problem connecting to any wireless networks in the past, but when I try to connect to this new network it fails every time. After the first two minutes it says "Connecting to network taking longer than usual" and then it says "Connection failed" because the network timed out.

I have Norton Antivirus, and have disabled the both the Norton and Windows firewalls. And I tried to find a driver to download, but I couldn't find any that were compatible with my computer and the router.

I have run out of options and am close to just buying a new router. I would appreciate any help you all are able to provide.

Thank you in advanced!!

A:Laptop is the only device that cannot connect to wireless network

are you paying a subscription to norton ?

can you connect to the router by cable- and does it workok

whats the model of the wireless adapter - should be in device manager - see below

we have seen issues with a particular adapter and vista like this - AR5007(EG) and a driver update often resolves it


Remove the wireless security
Is your wireless security enabled?
if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect.
if it does - log back into the router and try with the wireless security enabled again

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link Read more

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I have a lenovo u160 running windows 7, a couple of days ago it seemed my computer was infected with something, giving a series of security warnings I had not seen before (not av security suite). It slowed the computer down for a few minutes.

After closing these messages, there seemed to be no problem, but then my computer was no longer connect to the internet. It connects to our router/wireless network, but not to the internet.

I tried resetting and unplugging the router and the modem, but still no luck. We have two other computers on the same network that are connecting to both the network and the internet.

I tried running rkill and malwarebytes twice and no malicious items were detected.

I restored the computer to an earlier point (2-3 days earlier)

On the toolbar in the bottom right of the taskbar, it shows a 5 white signal bars, with a "!" inside a yellow triangle.
If I click on the network button it states it is "connected" to the network. It describes the connection as "excellent" (4-5/5 bars).

Above the display of the available networks, it states

"currently connected to:
Unidentified network
No Internet access"

I am not computer savvy and have not run into this problem before. Thanks for your time and help.

A:possible infection, now can connect to router/wireless network, but does not connect to the internet

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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I have set up a home network using a broadband wireless router. I know how to share the printer and any folder on any of the 3 computers. But can I share the USB scanner that is connected to one of the 3 PCs?


A:Is sharing a USB device (scanner) possible over home network?

Not normally. Most scanner drivers are not designed to allow sharing. Since you have to be next to the scanner to load the material to be scanned, it's somewhat pointless for most folks anyway.

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Windows 7 home premium sp1
Bitdefender tell me it become unresponsive an recommend to reboot
system message tell me  Windows update is deactivated
window defender full scan found nothing
comodo antivirus deactivated and cannot be reactivated
a reboot do not change anything
can you help me please

A:W 7 home cannot conect internet and home network even in safe mode

Welcome aboard
Can you operate computer normally?
Are you running two AV programs (BitDefender and Comodo)?

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OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
Running Internet Explorer v.8
We have a computer at our office, that as of this morning, IE won't connect to any webpages. We've gone through the diagnostic tool - but the remedies it presents do not affect the problem.
Email (through Outlook 2007) connects fine and is receiving email fine.
All network drives can also be reached with no problems.

There is also no other computer in our office experiencing this problem.

I'd appreciate any suggestions anyone has. thx

A:Internet Explorer won't connect - but all other items connect to network

What error message are you getting using IE8?

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Well I am typing to you all from my linux box. I have a desktop that runs Windows XP SP3 and have not been able to get it to connect for months now. I use an smc2862w-g USB card to connect from it ordinarily but like I said, it hasn't connected to my home network for months. It reads and connects to my neighbors networks just fine but for some reason it is isolated to my home network. My home router/modem is an Arris model.

Today while I was talking to some guys I know in IRC who work the IT field, I got it to work for all of about 10 minutes. The problem is, is that it was an intermittent sync. I noticed that when I were to change channels in my router it would follow to let's say channel 11 but the card would bounce back and forth between 11 and 10 causing intermittent sync. If I changed to channel 4 then it would bounce between that and 5. Channel 6, same thing and so on and so forth. I read somewhere that it could be a problem with conflicting chipsets between the router and card but that doesn't make much sense to me. I've been in the computer field for a few years now as a Security Specialist and tech support agent so this does not add up.

This is the first time I've seen this happen.

Symptoms of Problem and Remedies Tried Summed Up:
Does not pick up ONLY home network (points that it is a computer or card problem).
Intermittent sync after looping it to try and connect.
Reinstalled drivers.
Firmware up to date.
Disabled 3rd party software to use Wireless Ze... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Can't connect to home network.

These are MS's solutions for this problem How to troubleshoot home networking in Windows XP which may help.

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Win8.1 all up to date and a new router.

I decided to change the Gateway with the new router so used as the base address for the router which would be become the Gateway for all other PCs here. That all worked OK and I have Internet access on the other PCs by changing their Static IPs.

The only thing not working is the Network. None of the other PCs can see eac h other. With the old router and the base IP of as the Gateway all was fine.

I am now wondering if windows doesn't like the Gateway being ".97.12" instead of the conventional ".1.1"

Before changing all the PCs again, I thought I would ask here t save some work. Since all PCs can access the Internet it is not a big problem right now, but I would like to be able to transfer files between PCs.

So, do I have to have the Gateway router set to .1 or should .12 work?

What do I need to make this work with the new Gateway setting?

A:Can't connect to home network - new router

It should be 1 or 254.

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We have two HP pc'c running Win7 on my home network. The wifes' has the ethernet connection and I am connected via a network adapter. The connections have been the opposite at one time. In the distant past we could both use the printer connected to her pc and see each others files. Now I can't connect to the network at all. Her pc says she is connected and mine says I am not. I have the password I got by asking the pc for it and have tried to log on with it and every other password I have used for anything. I get a error for incorrect password every time. I would delete the network but can't find a method that doesn't involve more entries than I am confortable making. So, anyone know why I can't log on or a resonably easy to delete the network and start a new one? Thanks as always for the help I get here.

A:Can't connect to my Home Win7 Network

When you state "network adapter", do you mean a wifi adapter?
Is the adapter connected through a USB port, or is it a dedicated card?
Have you tried connecting through a Ethernet cable to see if that works?
Is this a laptop or desktop?

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First off I have no tech knowledge and am computer illiterate. I don't think that I even know how to ask the right questions in the right way to find the solution. I had Verizon fios a couple years ago. Switched to Comcast for a while but now back to fios. Since switching back to fios I've lost the ability to get my Dell Inspiron B130 laptop connected to the home network. When the fios guy was here to install the router he even tried a wired connection with the laptop, but no dice. My PC connects. My tablet connects. My cell phone connects. But my laptop only finds the network. It doesn't even give an error message, it just acts like it's going to connect but never does. I can get online via an unsecured network, but not fios home network. Laptop runs Windows XP. HELP?

A:Getting old B130 to connect to new home network

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I have a wireless router with highspeed. My Mac OS X wireless laptop and wired Mac OS X computer are connected through the router and sharing files just fine. I just got a wireless Windows XP laptop and all three can connect to the internet. However, the Windows can not see any options to connect to or share with either Mac computer, and they can't see it. Trying to map a network drive from Windows, all that shows is it's own folders to be shared. I set the virus protection software on the Windows to fully trust the other two IP addresses showing on the network, the Mac's.
On the wired Mac I set it to use TCP for sharing, I assume windows uses TCP/IP, for this setting on the Mac it says (will not be encrypted). However in the similar options on the windows computer it has options set to encrypt, didn't get to experimenting with that yet.

What are some common problems/reasons they may not be communicating cross-platform, I read elsewhere it should be fairly easy. I had turned Airport? on while trying new settings. Much more of a Windows user, so this may be a beginner Mac mistake. What all other information would be helpful? None of these computers are the spec from profile.

A:Can't connect Windows PC to home network with two Mac's

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Okay so I just bought a NETGEAR switch (model FS605) to make a small network at my apartment so I can connect 2 computers to the internet. One of my computers (NIC: 3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated) can connect fine after I installed the switch. But my other computer (NIC: Linksys NC100 and NIC: SiS 900-Based PCI) will not renew the address. It keeps giving me and thus I cannot connect to the internet.

Ive tried repairing both NIC's on my comp (and before you say it: No they are not conflicting because I make sure one or the other is disabled) But to no avail. Ive ran Windows XP wizard and will not work either. Ive ran out of ideas... Can anybody help me? any ideas what it could be? Any other information you might need?

A:Home network will not connect one of my comps

Unless you have a very unusual ISP, you can only get one public IP address assigned. You need a broadband router, which will allow you to share the Internet, as well as network the two computers.

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I am trying to get my PS3 to connect to my home network.

For some reason it can obtain an IP address, but it timing out when trying to find an internet connection. Was just wondering if someone more network savvy than myself can take a look at my settings and tell me what I'm doing wrong?

I need to enter the following information:

IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Router
Primary DNS
Secondary DNS

The following is what I have entered currently:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Router:
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:

What's obviously wrong there then? I know the answer will be staring me right in the face.

Here's my ipconfig info for the main computer:
Anything wrong? I am rubbish with networks, etc.

A:PS3 can't connect to home network (DNS error)

As you can see it says

Lease Expires: 21 December 1932

Surely that is something to do with it!?

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I have a belkin home network and all the computers in my house can connect except mine, so it isn't a network issue. When I log onto my laptop, it says no networks are available so I can't even attempt to connect. Can someone please help me and tell me what to do? Thanks.

A:I can't connect to my home network while other computers can

Do you have the correct wireless drivers for your laptop?

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I have little computer knowledge so please be gentle with this. I have just set up a secure home network with a Vista computer. This has happily picked up an XP computer but not one running Windows 7. The network key just does not work although it says that it does on the USB flash drive. The 7 computer picked up the internet connection before it was security enabled. So:

1 Does anyone have an answer to make the 7 connection work; or

2 Can I remove the security and go back to an unsecured network which the 7 computer will work on once again?

A:Windows 7 will not connect to a home network

Hi peterjustin,

Please read this tutorial, follow its instructions, then come back and let us know if you were successful: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows


Windows Outreach Team

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