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Windows 7: "Limited Access" plaguing my laptop.


04 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
"Limited Access" plaguing my laptop.

Hi, so my laptop has been having some majors errors for the past few days. Essentially, I can start using my internet for a few minutes at a time, then I notice nothing will load, and I no longer have internet access. It still shows 5 bars in the bottom right corner for a few seconds, then changes to "Limited Access", with the little yellow warning triangle. As soon as I click "Open Network and Sharing Center", it takes a few seconds, then my internet works again. Every time I open it, it works again for a few minutes. I have to constantly do this, and it renders me unable to play games online, and such, as I get disconnected every 2 minutes.

As far as I've noticed (Haven't checked it in detail yet) , this only happens with my network, not the neighbours, friend's house, etc.

My laptop is a TOSHIBA Satellite P755 -0M6
I am running Windows 7, I haven't had this error in the past.
I'll list any details needed, if you just ask. I'm not sure myself what information is relevant, so I'll let you guys ask the questions.

Thank you very much for reading, please let me know if you have any solutions.

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04 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Draeren View Post
Hi, so my laptop has been having some majors errors for the past few days. Essentially, I can start using my internet for a few minutes at a time, then I notice nothing will load, and I no longer have internet access. It still shows 5 bars in the bottom right corner for a few seconds, then changes to "Limited Access", with the little yellow warning triangle. As soon as I click "Open Network and Sharing Center", it takes a few seconds, then my internet works again. Every time I open it, it works again for a few minutes. I have to constantly do this, and it renders me unable to play games online, and such, as I get disconnected every 2 minutes.

As far as I've noticed (Haven't checked it in detail yet) , this only happens with my network, not the neighbours, friend's house, etc.

My laptop is a TOSHIBA Satellite P755 -0M6
I am running Windows 7, I haven't had this error in the past.
I'll list any details needed, if you just ask. I'm not sure myself what information is relevant, so I'll let you guys ask the questions.

Thank you very much for reading, please let me know if you have any solutions.
If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from this machine it would be very helpful.
Just type the ipconfig/all command into an elevated command prompt and use the snipping tool to get the screen shot.

Posting a screen shot of Xirrus WiFi inspector can also be helpful.
http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector
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04 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's my ipconfig /all, note; This is when my internet is up for the few minutes it's working, not when it's off. Tell me if I should try again when it's not working.


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05 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

For some reason you are showing an overload of tunnel adaptor's. This is a fairly common problem and it usually indicates that the wireless adaptor requires an updated driver.

Getting rid of the extra tunnel adaptors should fix this problem.

To remove the extra tunnel adaptors click on the file below, unzip and choose x86 or X64 depending on your system then run the batch file or application. That should get rid of those extra adaptors. Reboot and see if anything changes.

Post the ipconfig/all again so we can see if they are removed and we can go from there.


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05 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you please also download xirrus as well please what chev65 linked to and post a screenshot of that in your next reply.

It will show us important information about your signal and if there is any channel interference.

Your ipconfig looks ok for me you are receiving an ip address and default gateway and dns from shaw.
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05 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well the Xirrus thing had a "fatal error" when I launched it, so that's a no-go. And the thing you suggested didn't work, chev65. I'm not sure what to do.
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06 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Draeren View Post
Well the Xirrus thing had a "fatal error" when I launched it, so that's a no-go. And the thing you suggested didn't work, chev65. I'm not sure what to do.
If you can't run Xirrus then it's likely there are other problems with your system besides just a networking problem. The file I posted was just to remove the extra tunnel adaptors, you didn't post the ipconfig/all again so I can't tell if they are gone or not.

Suggest you run virus scans first.

You should also run the sfc/scannow command to see if there are any file problems.
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06 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If xirrus hasn't worked please try inssider form the link below it will show the output we need:

inSSIDer – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
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06 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
If xirrus hasn't worked please try inssider form the link below it will show the output we need:

inSSIDer Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
Alright I've downloaded that, and it works fine. Now what is it I need to screenshot? The time graph?
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07 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It may look like a time graph but it's a channel use bandwidth chart. We need to see the entire chart.

I would also like to see the ipconfig/all again to see if those extra tunnel adaptors are gone, they can and will bring your system to a crawl.

Have you tried starting up in safe mode to see if the problem persists?
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