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Wireless keeps dissconnecting windows vista

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Hi Guys,


First off thx in advance for the help.


I am having an odd networking issue with my wireless connection. it keeps going from local and internet to local only. I have tried to renew the ip with ip config, updated drivers as well but the problem persists. I am connecting through comcast on an EMTA wireless gateway technicolor. The odd part is if I use my wireless hotspot on my phone and it stays connected so I am kinda lost as to what to do next. I am a former comcast employee so I did verify that all the correct rate codes are set on the backend at comcast for the wireless to be active. I am happy to post any data needed for help. thanks again.. I am running windows vista home basic 32 bit service pack 2. My phone will connect to the wireless just fine as well with no issues. When I run ip config it tells me all media is dissconnected.


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
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Windows IP Configuration

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : home.network
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::85a6:1cbb:462e:1153%17
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Edited by chrisw1100, 22 June 2014 - 10:21 AM.

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With the computer connected via ethernet follow these steps.



Open your device manager, hit the start button then copy and paste devmgmt.msc into the start search box hit enter.

Left click the + next to network adapters, right click and un-install your wireless driver and your ethernet driver, make sure and do not tick the box that says delete driver.

Then, click the View menu and select Show hidden devices
Then hit view again and select devices by connection.

Then scroll down right click and uninstall the drivers listed below,dont worry these will be reinstalled upon reboot by windows.

  • Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock
  • Net BT
  • Http
  • Net Io Legacy Support Driver
  • Tcp/ip Protical Driver
  • Tcp/ip Registry Compatibility
  • NSI proxy Service
  • ide channel
  • Nd Proxy
  • Security Driver
  • Security Processor Loader Driver
  • Windows Firewall Authorization Driver
Each of these files will request a reboot after uninstall wait until the last one to reboot.

Run This to find the best dns server for your machine, shut down your antivirus while it runs.

Then once the tool has completed, and displayed the best DNS for your machine, apply the settings.

Run a Command as Administrator from the Windows 7 ...
Copy and paste the content of the code box, one at a time hitting enter after each.

    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /registerdns
    nbtstat -R
    nbtstat -RR



Then disable Ipv6 with this Ms Fixit.

Remove the tunnel adapters, with this Ms Fixit.

Download TCP Optimizer.
Save it to your desktop.
Right Click Run As Administrator.
At the bottom right hand corner, of TCP optimizer select optimal
The hit apply, ok, and ok again then reboot.

Edited by rockmilk, 22 June 2014 - 09:20 PM.

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