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network randomly conks out

by plaintastic / December 13, 2008 4:19 AM PST

My wireless router randomly stops detecting connections out of the blue.

First, my internet browser doesn't work, So i go and check to see what's up with the network connection, and then it says that It's connected, but with limited connectivity. I then disconnect from it, hoping to maybe reconnect and fix the problem, but then no other networks are detected after disconnecting. I then tried to disable the network adaptor, but the window where I'm disabling it just freezes up and doesn't disable it after clicking out of the non-responsive window. What gives?

I have a laptop btw
And I know it's not a connection problem, because this has happened in other places, and my other friends have no problems with networking

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ******-PC <---i personally blocked that out.
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-74-13-0E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d9b:2e89:e0b8:2d2a%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 07, 2008 2:19:10 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, December 08, 2008 2:19:09 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : access.bestbuy.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-33-69-17-D3
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.access.bestbuy.com
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{84AFA9BD-6C1D-490A-915C-0F060A6DE
130}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\Owner>

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So it's Vista?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2008 4:39 AM PST
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Adaptor I mean.
by plaintastic / December 13, 2008 5:34 AM PST
In reply to: So it's Vista?

Oh my bad. I meant my adapter. Not router.

Sorry for the mix up

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oh...
by plaintastic / December 13, 2008 7:45 AM PST
In reply to: So it's Vista?

Oh, and it actually says connected with limited access. Again, my bad.

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And?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2008 9:36 AM PST
In reply to: oh...

Please detail what steps you tried. Also if you did the change I noted.

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Actually...
by plaintastic / December 13, 2008 9:40 AM PST
In reply to: And?

Actually, I googled the error, connected with limited access (instead of connected with limited connectivity) and got a result. I downloaded a hotfix that seems to have fixed the problem for now.

I'll post here again if my wireless adapter stops working again.

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oh no!
by plaintastic / December 16, 2008 12:53 PM PST
In reply to: And?

It was working fine the entire day yesterday, and then it all of a sudden conked out again, saying the same old thing, Connected with Limited Access. I'm going to proceed to try the fix that you provided me, and I'll post an update later.

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GUID?
by plaintastic / December 16, 2008 1:05 PM PST
In reply to: And?

I can't figure out which is the right one. How do i find out the GUID?

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We apply it to all adapters.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2008 11:56 PM PST
In reply to: GUID?

While it's been discussed at length before the answer at the end of the long discussion was to apply it to all. Sorry if I don't feel like going over it again and heading straight to an answer.
Bob

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It's better...
by plaintastic / January 25, 2009 1:16 AM PST

But It's still going at it.

I used the Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools and ran the diagnostic provided there and on the Ping Test, it failed, saying Response: AP, default gateway No Response: DCHP s.

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Today, the tests can fail and yet...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2009 1:23 AM PST
In reply to: It's better...

The connection works. I am not the author of the tests but shake my head in wonder as they keep trotting out such things not ready for the consumers.

Back on topic. There are new issues that are only addressed by using our forum sticky's suggested router settings.

Please start a new post all your own and share these settings. If posts go to page 2 I won't see them.
Bob

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