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Windows 7: "Limited Access" when trying to connect to my home internet


14 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
"Limited Access" when trying to connect to my home internet

Hello, about 3 days ago my internet my internet was working perfectly. And two days ago my router decided to stop working and shut down all internet connections it was connected to. But I soon fixed the router (did a reboot) and everything works fine, except my gaming desktop which shows a "limited access" next to the router name and a yellow triangle with a "!" on it.

Here are the things I tried:
Rebooting both the router and modem
setting a default gateway to the IPV4 and IPV6 address
Uninstalling the network drivers so they would automatically install again

I'm running out of options. I searched everywhere but nothing seems to work. And no way am I re-installing windows 7. I have about 60 steam games on my desktop and I do not want to re-install every one of those.

Any bit of help would be wonderful

~Cody


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14 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If the network stack was corrupted or if winsock is hosed the file below can straighten that all out for you.

Save the file below, unzip and run the file, let it run until your machine reboots itself. If this doesn't work please post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all and I'll have a look at it.


Attached Files
File Type: zip IPResetALL.zip (33.6 KB, 32 views)
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14 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh wow x_x I honestly have never seen a command prompt application use a start-up screen as flashy as that @_@
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14 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Dang it, it still show's limited access. I'll get a picture of my ipconfig /all really quick.
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14 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 



There is my ipconfig/all the white parts are just the name of my computer
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14 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

According to the ipconfig you aren't receiving a valid IPv4 IP from your router.

I'm also curious as to why you are using a wireless connection with only 2 bars connection strength for a gaming machine?

If you performed a reset on the router then you will need to go into the routers wireless settings and reconfigure them manually. It's best to set up the SSID and the wireless password and security manually in your routers settings.

It might also help to remove the wireless profiles in "Manage wireless connections" and create a new one with your current SSID and password.

If you want the best possible wireless N speeds then you should use WPA2 security with AES encryption and use the "802.11n Only setting which will be much faster than using the mixed settings. This setting will only work if there are no wireless G or below clients.
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14 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
According to the ipconfig you aren't receiving a valid IPv4 IP from your router.

I'm also curious as to why you are using a wireless connection with only 2 bars connection strength for a gaming machine?

If you performed a reset on the router then you will need to go into the routers wireless settings and reconfigure them manually. It's best to set up the SSID and the wireless password and security manually in your routers settings.

It might also help to remove the wireless profiles in "Manage wireless connections" and create a new one with your current SSID and password.

If you want the best possible wireless N speeds then you should use WPA2 security with AES encryption and use the "802.11n Only setting which will be much faster than using the mixed settings. This will only work
I ususally get 2-3 bars on this machine, but my router is in the living room (which is like, 10 feet away)

Also I'm not that much knowledgeable about computers, can you explain the steps to do the SSID and the "wireless N speeds" thing?
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14 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arctiq View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
According to the ipconfig you aren't receiving a valid IPv4 IP from your router.

I'm also curious as to why you are using a wireless connection with only 2 bars connection strength for a gaming machine?

If you performed a reset on the router then you will need to go into the routers wireless settings and reconfigure them manually. It's best to set up the SSID and the wireless password and security manually in your routers settings.

It might also help to remove the wireless profiles in "Manage wireless connections" and create a new one with your current SSID and password.

If you want the best possible wireless N speeds then you should use WPA2 security with AES encryption and use the "802.11n Only setting which will be much faster than using the mixed settings. This will only work
I ususally get 2-3 bars on this machine, but my router is in the living room (which is like, 10 feet away)

Also I'm not that much knowledgeable about computers, can you explain the steps to do the SSID and the "wireless N speeds" thing?
You will need to access your router's settings by typing 192.168.1.1 into the URL of your browser in order to access the router's set up page.

The set up page is different for every router so it's difficult to give an exact procedure for this.

Once you get to the wireless set up page it should be fairly obvious what needs to be done, just use the settings that I mentioned earlier.

The SSID is just the name of your wireless network so you can make what ever name you want. You also need to come up with a decently secure password.
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14 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arctiq View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
According to the ipconfig you aren't receiving a valid IPv4 IP from your router.

I'm also curious as to why you are using a wireless connection with only 2 bars connection strength for a gaming machine?

If you performed a reset on the router then you will need to go into the routers wireless settings and reconfigure them manually. It's best to set up the SSID and the wireless password and security manually in your routers settings.

It might also help to remove the wireless profiles in "Manage wireless connections" and create a new one with your current SSID and password.

If you want the best possible wireless N speeds then you should use WPA2 security with AES encryption and use the "802.11n Only setting which will be much faster than using the mixed settings. This will only work
I ususally get 2-3 bars on this machine, but my router is in the living room (which is like, 10 feet away)

Also I'm not that much knowledgeable about computers, can you explain the steps to do the SSID and the "wireless N speeds" thing?
You will need to access your router's settings by typing 192.168.1.1 into the URL of your browser in order to access the router's set up page.

The set up page is different for every router so it's difficult to give an exact procedure for this.

Once you get to the wireless set up page it should be fairly obvious what needs to be done, just use the settings that I mentioned earlier.

The SSID is just the name of your wireless network so you can make what ever name you want. You also need to come up with a decently secure password.

I already have an SSID set up and everything (the wireless network), I just want my computer to be able to connect to it. And to get that wireless N speed thing you mentioned. My only thing that I may know that is conflicting with my computer, is that there is this other network called Mini Zoom in the list.
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14 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I would think about resetting the router again in that case because it's not giving you a valid IPv4 address. After the reset you will need to set up the wireless settings again.

To perform a complete reset follow the directions in the link below.
The 30-30-30 Hard Reset Rule for Routers
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