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Hi,

I'm getting a limited or no connectivity status on my laptop. The laptop's fresh off a reformat, windows xp, sp2. The desktop I'm using though, which connects to the same network through a usb wireless adapter, works fine.

On my laptop if I double click the internet/connection icon on the task bar where the clock is, says that i'm sending packets but not receiving any. When I try to "repair" the connection under the support tab, I'm told that my ip address could not be renewed. I've tried reinstalling the wireless device on my laptop, and restarting my router (linksys)... with no luck.
I don't konw if this helps, but in command prompt, ipconfig/all gives me this:


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : roni
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-86-A3-A5-1D


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-6B-C6-A3-C8
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.112.226
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


I'm quite new at all of this and would appreciate help!
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After formatting did you install all drivers, starting with chipset drivers?
Any errors in Device Manager?
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Windows prompted reinstall and device manager indicates no problems.
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Turn off computer. Disconnect router, and modem from power source for 30 seconds.
Power them back on.
Restart computer.

If that doesn't work, bypass router, and connect computer straight to the modem.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

In Command Prompt window, type in following commands, and hit Enter after each one:
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew


Restart computer.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

At Command Prompt, type in:
netsh int ip reset reset.log
Hit Enter.
Type in:
netsh winsock reset catalog
Hit Enter.

Restart computer.


If that doesn't work...
Download, install, and run WinSockFix: http://www.softpedia...inSockFix.shtml
Restart computer, and check again.
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Of those instructions, only connecting the computer straight to the modem bypassing the router works. I get a good signal and an ip that starts with 92. .. something (sorry, the only ethernet cable we have connects the router to the modem and my roommate was trying to watch the oscars online).
When I type in ipconfig/renew in command prompt, it says that "an error occured while renewing interface Wireless network connection 3: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."
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See, if your settings are correct: http://support.myfis...lan_dhcp_xp.htm
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It is set as both obtain an IP address automatically and obtain DNS server address automatically.
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OK. Bypass the router, and run the other commands.
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Did you mean netsh int ip reset reset.log and netsh winsock reset catalog? I've done this and still get a limited or no connectivity status for the wireless connection.

Edited by blend, 22 February 2009 - 10:37 PM.

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Did you run WinSockFix?
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I just ran WinSockFix - still limited or no connectivity.
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I think, you need a new router.
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Just to throw in my 2 cents here, I see the Limited or no connectivity message alot on wireless connections where there's a misconfiguration. For troubleshooting purposes, disable encryption and MAC filtering on your router (via the web interface) and see if you can connect. Also, try connecting to your router via an Ethernet cable; can you connect to the Internet?
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! I disabled encryption and MAC filtering on my router and the wireless connected!
Connecting to my router via an Ethernet cable also gave me connection.
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I am at school, and can connect to the internet fine.
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