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Connectivity Issues

by b-lump / January 17, 2013 6:41 AM PST

My laptop stopped accessing my network. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1520 with Windows XP and a Netgear router. The signal was good but had a yellow exclamation mark saying "limited or no connection". When I did an ipconfig /all search it came up with no numbers in the Default Gateway, DHCP server, and the 2 DNS servers. I have a desktop and another laptop that have connectivity and have numbers in the above spots. When I manually entered these numbers instead of using Connect Automatically, the signal was strong, the yellow exclamation mark was gone, but still no connectivity in the status box under the icon in the tool bar. I took the laptop to the library (which I am using right now) and it connected just fine; it had numbers in all the spots. Any suggestions?? Here is the info that came up at home and below from the library. Do I need to reconfigure my router??

Microsoft(R) Windows DOS
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1990-2001.

C:\DOCUME~1\>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-23-B4-1A-29

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLA
N Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-4C-30-BC-23
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.137.156
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\DOCUME~1\>

This does not have a Default Gateway number or a DNS number. I manually added them and internet gets good signal but no connectivity.

This is ipconfig /all from the library
It has Default Gateway, DHCP Server, and DNS servers.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : *******
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ippl.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-23-B4-1A-29

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ippl.local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLA
N Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-4C-30-BC-23
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.229
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 1.1.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.114.220
192.168.114.210
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:54:34 P
M
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 17, 2013 6:54:34 P

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All that and I can't find out what router.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2013 7:03 AM PST
In reply to: Connectivity Issues

Netgear with some models on latest firmware does not work well. You will find owners losing a lot of time and since I've written it before I will no longer duplicate it.

Try Netgear's prior rev of firmware.
Bob

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All that and I can't find out what router.
by b-lump / January 18, 2013 11:08 PM PST

Yeah... I didn't post the router info because I thought is was the compter since the other 2 computers worked. Turned out it was the router. After hours of emailing with tech at Netgear I trashed it and got a new one. Everything works fine. Unfortunately, the original router was supposedly still under warrantee...not phone assistance. To save time and aggravation I just dumped it.

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Here, similar issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2013 5:04 AM PST

But rolling back a rev fixed it (more than one router!) and I don't want to upset you but details can help others help you. It's a known issue with Netgear's latest firmware and it's going to cost them unless they can admit it's a bum version and move on.

Sadly I've been around such companies and the head cheese slams others over the issue because they programmed it to "the spec" and the "real bug" is in the other devices.

That cheese usually gets old and tossed out.
Bob

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