Question

Laptop won't connect to wireless adapter

Hello I got this new Acer Aspire 5253-BZ692 with Windows 7 64bit. I
tried to connect to my wireless network and it automatically says I
cannot connect. I did the "ipconfig /all" and I got this. My modem is a
Motorola SB5120 and the wireless adapter is a D-Link DIR 615. This
problem has been happening to my friends laptops when they come over as
well. The computers we have before the one I bought today, their
wireless works fine.

C:\Users\AngeloErik>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AngeloErik-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 92-9F-FA-A0-40-4F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 88-9F-FA-A0-40-4F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-75-08-BD-59-16
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d824:4963:cc46:ea28%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.11(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, June 08, 2011 11:34:51 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:54:41 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::224:1ff:fe75:a275%11
192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{C4C222C0-BFDD-43DD-BE28-EFD9A1A8C1E0}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.hsd1.wa.comcast.net.:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001Shocked:4137:9e76:3c05:31f9:3f57:fff4(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c05:31f9:3f57:fff4%15(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{94F61556-7086-4E63-AE12-ABF6170ADEC4}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\AngeloErik>

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What does the manual say ...

about enabling wireless?

It's often switchable. For example, it should be turned off in an airplane and it is turned off when not in use for having a longer battery live and less risk of hackers.

Kees

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Noo it's not that.

Noo it's not that, my wireless adapter is activated and on. It's connecting to the wireless router that's the problem.

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Re: media disconnected

If you google WIRELESS "MEDIA DISCONNECTED" you'll find a lot of discussions. The general idea is that it is a driver or setting issue. And it's quite often solved in one of many different ways.

Best of luck finding out.

Kees

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BTW, this is proper if we have the ethernet plugged in.

Some try to get a wifi and an ethernet connection at the same time.

Sorry if I don't write at length what's that's about.
Bob

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