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I am having so much trouble connecting to the internet?

by JAnimaniac / May 3, 2012 2:59 AM PDT

Hello there.

I am having so much trouble connecting to the internet.

Ever since I renamed our WiFi network and added a WEP key to it, I'm having trouble connecting wirelessly on my
Windows XP Desktop Computer which is, a Dell Dimension 4700.

The issues I am getting from connecting are...

"windows was unable to find a certificate to log on to the network"

"Limited or No Connectivity."

I have done every solution that I could possibly try to fix the connection trouble!

1. After I recieved the "limited or no connectivity" message, I right clicked on the connection and hit repair. It still didn't connect for me and I got the "limited or no connectivity message."

2. Then I disabled the network connection, and then enabled it. That didn't work either.

3. I tried removing it from the ordered connections list, and that still didn't work.

4. I checked the Driver Manager, and at first the Ethernet Driver was outdated and missing it's driver. It had a big yellow question mark with a black and yellow sign with an exclamation point in it.

5. I used DriverZone, downloaded the driver, installed it, and restarted the computer after it installed. It apparently worked. But I still couldn't get connected.

6. I then made sure I entered the correct WEP Key and adjust the settings correctly. I did this like 10 times in a row and it still wouldn't connect.

7. I tried going to the Command prompt and typed in IP Config/All and this is what I am getting.

Windows IP Configuration

Node Type: Unknown
IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No
ETHERNET adapter Local Area Connection
Media State: Media Disconnected
Description: Intel <r> PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix: (BLANK)

8. After that, I typed the command: ipconfig/release
and then I got this error...

no operation can be performed on local area connection while it has its media disconnected.

9. After that, I tried googling some solutions, and the solutions I found weren't any use.
One solution was

10. Opening Services...
Start | Run | Type: services.msc | Click OK |
Scroll down to and double click DNS Client | Set to Automatic under Startup
type |
Click the Apply button | Click the Start button | When it starts click OK
Do the same for DHCP Client.
Do the same for Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

and it still wouldn't work.

11. When I look in the Network Connections menu, I see my connection with a lock on the side, with a red X underneath the lock. In the description, I see Not Connected, firewalled. How could I remove the firewall from the internet connection? I turned off the firewall and that didn't work.

12. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Network adapter and that wouldn't work either.

It's not the network itself that's the trouble. It's not the modem or any cables. There are no wires disconnected or anything like that. We have other computers in the house and the internet works fine on the other computers. Like I said, ever since I renamed our WiFi Network and added a WEP password, I've had trouble with connecting to my Windows XP computer.

My computer has updates that need to be installed as well. Would any updates fix the problem? I just need to have internet.

What do I do? Thank you for your time.



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WEP does that a lot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2012 3:46 AM PDT

I'd go back to what you used or forward to WPA2 and AES (personal).

Your details about the Ethernet do not apply here. Did you say this connection is with WiFi?

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RE: WEP does that a lot
by JAnimaniac / May 3, 2012 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: WEP does that a lot.

Yes, this connection is WiFi. But I thought I tried WPA2 and AES and it wouldn't let me enter my key. I'll try again though.

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Keep in mind that XP didn't do WPA2
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2012 11:19 AM PDT
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