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Feather526

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We have a wireless router, and for the past few weeks, it says I have Excellent Signal Strength with Limited or No Connectivity. I will repair the connection, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, and then I lose it. I've tried all the rebooting stuff to no avail. My roommate's works fine. My question is, do wireless cards go bad? I've made no changes to my computer recently, and it's driving me crazy. Thanks
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Also, I should add that when I use the Repair function, it stops on Renewing IP address and says it can't be renewed and to check with my provider. I have been unable to get on the Internet for two weeks.
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Eventually wireless cards can "Go Bad," but are you able to connect fine with an Ethernet cable to the back of your router?
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No I also tried connecting that way too, and it didn't work.
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What exactly did happen when you attempted to connect using the Ethernet cable?
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I just had no internet connection. I tried restarting and that didn't help either.
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UPDATE: I went to hotel last night and my connection worked fine, didn't lose connectivity once. Could this be the router even though my roommate's works fine??
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What type of router is it (the one at your room)? Have you done any Windows Updates or Patches lately? What operating system? Are you able to ping - see below?

Go to "Start" "Run" and type cmd
Type (without quotes): "ping www.google.com"

Please post what the result was.

When you are in Command Prompt also type (without quotes) "ipconfig" and post what the result was.
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I have a Linksys Router, Windows XP, Dell Inspiron Laptop. To my knowledge I have not installed anything like patches.

Pinging www.1.google.com [74.125.47.104] with 32 bits of data:
Reply from 74.125.47.104: bytes 32, time 28ms, ttl243
Reply from 74.125.47.104: bytes 32, time 27ms, ttl243
Reply from 74.125.47.104: bytes 32, time 36ms, ttl243
Reply from 74.125.47.104: bytes 32, time 26ms, ttl243

Ping statistics from 74.125.47.104:
Packets: sent=4; received=4; lost=0
Approximate round trip milliseconds
minimum=26, maximum=36; average=29

Results of ipconfig:
Ethernet adapter LAC:
Media state ... media disconnected
Ethernet WIC:
connection specific DNS suffice: nc.rr.com
IP Address: 192.168.1.100
Submet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
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When you are in your dorm and have limited connectivity, go to Internet Explorer and Firefox and attempt and connect to your router by typing 192.168.1.1.
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try setting a static ip
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