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Windows 7: Wireless adapter/interface or access point poblem

31 Aug 2012   #1
jch02140

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) SP1
 
 
Wireless adapter/interface or access point poblem

I have an ACER Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and I have no trouble connecting to internet until today, when I tried to connect to my wireless network I got an "Wireless connection failed, this device has a limited connectivity with this network". I have never experience this error before and I do not have any windows update prior to this problem.

I tried:

- Unplugging and replugging my router after 20 minutes
- Disconnect all the devices that are connected to the network and reboot the router
- Resetting my network SSID and password
- Remove and reinstall the Network adapter card drivers through Windows Hardware management in Control panel on my laptop which has the connection problem
- Connecting from a different location with a different wireless network

All of the above failed to solved my problem. I even tried to disconnect my laptop from the wireless and plug in the internet cable instead but still no help. The weird part is that I can still see a list of wireless network near my location, and my iPhone and my Mac Mini can connect to the internet just fine. I checked my network hardware and it listed as properly configured and working.

I am not sure what is wrong as I just used the laptop to surf the internet yesterday. The only thing I can think of right now is that my network adapter card has somehow gone haywire and just stopped working.


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31 Aug 2012   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Check in your IPv4 advanced section to see if your gateway is listed, if not add the router address.
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31 Aug 2012   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jch02140 View Post
I have an ACER Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and I have no trouble connecting to internet until today, when I tried to connect to my wireless network I got an "Wireless connection failed, this device has a limited connectivity with this network". I have never experience this error before and I do not have any windows update prior to this problem.

I tried:

- Unplugging and replugging my router after 20 minutes
- Disconnect all the devices that are connected to the network and reboot the router
- Resetting my network SSID and password
- Remove and reinstall the Network adapter card drivers through Windows Hardware management in Control panel on my laptop which has the connection problem
- Connecting from a different location with a different wireless network

All of the above failed to solved my problem. I even tried to disconnect my laptop from the wireless and plug in the internet cable instead but still no help. The weird part is that I can still see a list of wireless network near my location, and my iPhone and my Mac Mini can connect to the internet just fine. I checked my network hardware and it listed as properly configured and working.

I am not sure what is wrong as I just used the laptop to surf the internet yesterday. The only thing I can think of right now is that my network adapter card has somehow gone haywire and just stopped working.
If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from this machine it would be most helpful.
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31 Aug 2012   #4
jch02140

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) SP1
 
 

Well.. After checking all the windows and router settings, I finally found out the culprit that cause the connection problem... Turns out it was my Anti-Virus blocking all traffics in and out from the laptop. Hence the limited connectivity issue for both wireless and cable... >_<

I changed the settings and everything works fine now...

Thanks again.
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31 Aug 2012   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jch02140 View Post
Well.. After checking all the windows and router settings, I finally found out the culprit that cause the connection problem... Turns out it was my Anti-Virus blocking all traffics in and out from the laptop. Hence the limited connectivity issue for both wireless and cable... >_<

I changed the settings and everything works fine now...

Thanks again.
Which is very very very typical, thanks for reporting back.
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