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Windows 7: can't connect wirelessly to home network


03 Sep 2011   #11
Phil S

windows 7
 
 

I cannot connect in safe mode with networking.

Lionhe, I tried adjusting the router to 48Mbs (and also with 1Mbs) but this did not help me.

Here is my ipconfig /all output *edit - this is with my router attached by cable*

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Lesley>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Lesley-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 88-9F-FA-88-74-25
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-6A-8A-2C-BD-E6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c4e6:1751:d0ec:8d33%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, September 03, 2011 1:20:45 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, September 04, 2011 1:20:45 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 421554826
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-C6-93-99-88-9F-FA-88-74-25
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 216.249.32.1
216.249.40.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 88-9F-FA-88-74-25
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{96E85BEE-9DB6-4A69-A790-4D7D3404C9B6}:
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 Local Area Connection* 9:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{AFB823FD-FCEB-4A2A-A788-F063E89F6B02}:
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
Tunnel adapter isatap.{6BBE1546-A7BC-4DC7-AFC4-96C3F0121A05}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:2019:162b:3143:6475(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2019:162b:3143:6475%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
C:\Users\Lesley>


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03 Sep 2011   #12
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

If you disable your LAN, see if the the media state of your wireless connection will sill read as Media Disconnected.
Quote:
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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03 Sep 2011   #13
Phil S

windows 7
 
 

I have reached the boundary of my abilities - can you tell me how to disable LAN please?

Thanks as ever
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03 Sep 2011   #14
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

You may do it from Device Manager by disabling the Network Adapter. Make sure to enable it back if it didn't help at all.
Enable or disable a network adapter
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phil S View Post
I have reached the boundary of my abilities - can you tell me how to disable LAN please?

Thanks as ever
Also, verify that your Wireless setting has Obtain an IP address automatically enabled.
http://www.spotht.com/2010/08/how-to...windows-7.html
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03 Sep 2011   #15
Phil S

windows 7
 
 

After disabling the local area connection there was no change and ipconfig still said media not connected.

I verified the IP address is automatically enabled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2011   #16
lionhe

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Did you also try to temporarily remove wireless security password and set wireless mode to B-only? Please note that this unsafe: do it only temporarily in order to find out where the trouble is.
Are you using WEP security password? I have read that it is not supported in windows 7.
I hope that this can help,
Lionhe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2011   #17
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

More suggestions for you to try:

Uninstall/ reinstall the Wi Fi adapter from Device Manager. Make sure that you install the latest driver.

Remove your network encryption from the router then apply the same setting in your computer. If it works try WPA2.

If none of the above suggestions works try to connect your laptop to a Hot Spot or a diff Wi Fi connection.
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08 Sep 2011   #18
Phil S

windows 7
 
 

No luck at all with those suggestions, sad to say. I am giving up at this point and will spring for another wireless antenna for home use.

Thank you to all of you who helped me troubleshoot this, I really appreciate it.

Cheers,
Phil
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2011   #19
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Thanks for giving us an update.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phil S View Post
No luck at all with those suggestions, sad to say. I am giving up at this point and will spring for another wireless antenna for home use.

Thank you to all of you who helped me troubleshoot this, I really appreciate it.

Cheers,
Phil
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