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Windows 7: Linksys Connection Woes - Default Gateway, DNS, etc..

01 Jan 2014   #1
Floyders

Michigan
 
 
Linksys Connection Woes - Default Gateway, DNS, etc..

Here's the story.. My roommate's computer, both of our phones, my 3DS, etc., can all connect to the Linksys Router, but my laptop has issues galore. It will connect, but I'll randomly lose connection. Sometimes it'll reconnect right away, but a lot of the times it will connect with limited availability. Its almost as though it gets stuck on "Identifying..". When I run diagnosis it mentions default gateway issues a lot, and occasionally IP Configuration.

Sometimes all the NETSH reset stuff (winsock, ipv4, etc.) will get it back up and running, but not always.

Here's the weird part: This router (our apartment) is literally the ONLY connection I've had problems with. If I go anywhere else I can easily connect.

Here's my ipconfig/all: (I think while I was tethered to phone)

C:\Users\Floyd>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Demon
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-24-CD-3F-57-45
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e18c:d55b:8d77:4168%26(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.65.104(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268444010
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-33-1A-01-00-24-81-B0-41-

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network
#2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-27-13-2F-A8-10
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connec
on #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F4-CE-46-98-83-C4
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{79A4E135-88FA-4999-BBFC-6017BFEC1509}:

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 Local Area Connection* 13:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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


Any pointers?


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02 Jan 2014   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You might want to try using the latest drivers from Intel dated Dec. 17 2013, the top linked driver is the "driver only" without the connection software, try uninstalling the driver and Intel connection software from "add remove programs" then install only the driver.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...eng&iid=dc_rss

If this driver don't help you may want to consider updating the firmware on this router since it appears to be the only router you can't connect to consistently.
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02 Jan 2014   #3
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If this driver don't help you may want to consider updating the firmware on this router since it appears to be the only router you can't connect to consistently.
I hadn't thought about the router's settings, but something else to check is the power management settings. Correct me if I'm wrong all you regs, but there are device settings in properties that turn off the NIC during power saving modes. You've probably already been there, but it's one of the first things I look at.

Something else:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-24-CD-3F-57-45
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e18c:d55b:8d77:4168%26(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.65.104(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268444010
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-33-1A-01-00-24-81-B0-41-

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1

All this indicates that you have no internet gateway defined. I see DHCP enabled, but it seems like there's something hokey about your IP address. I seem to remember something from the XP days and that IP address range (168.254.*.*). Anyone else have a clue? I guess I'd have to go back to router config. Get into your router's internal config webpage. Usually, that's 192.168.1.1 .
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06 Jan 2014   #4
Floyders

Michigan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If this driver don't help you may want to consider updating the firmware on this router since it appears to be the only router you can't connect to consistently.
I hadn't thought about the router's settings, but something else to check is the power management settings. Correct me if I'm wrong all you regs, but there are device settings in properties that turn off the NIC during power saving modes. You've probably already been there, but it's one of the first things I look at.

Something else:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-24-CD-3F-57-45
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e18c:d55b:8d77:4168%26(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.65.104(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268444010
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-33-1A-01-00-24-81-B0-41-

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1

All this indicates that you have no internet gateway defined. I see DHCP enabled, but it seems like there's something hokey about your IP address. I seem to remember something from the XP days and that IP address range (168.254.*.*). Anyone else have a clue? I guess I'd have to go back to router config. Get into your router's internal config webpage. Usually, that's 192.168.1.1 .
Hrm.. So are you suggestion that I have it connect through a different IP range? Is that something I would do with a static IP or possibly in the router settings?

Also, I'm finding that resetting the resetlog.txt is the thing that helps the most. :/
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07 Jan 2014   #5
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

From what I saw on your IPCONFIG, you've got DHCP enabled, meaning that the router is TRYING to give you an IP address. What you come away with (169.254.65.104) however, isn't what one might expect from a LinkSys router. The subnet mask entry also appears to differ from what you'd expect from this router. Check below to see my IPCONFIG and a shot of my router's config page.

From one of the machines that is working fine on your network, open a browser and go to 192.168.1.1. That should open your router's configuration page. I hope someone there knows the username and password for your router (It should NOT be the same as your Wi-Fi password!). From that point, you can see if any of these other issues in previous posts apply to you.

Any luck checking the power settings on your wi-fi card?


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07 Jan 2014   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote:
Hrm.. So are you suggestion that I have it connect through a different IP range? Is that something I would do with a static IP or possibly in the router settings? Also, I'm finding that resetting the resetlog.txt is the thing that helps the most.


I am not suggesting anything until after you install the driver which I posted a link to.

The 169 IP which is showing up is just the default Ip when Windows can't pick one up from the router which is a very common problem.

please install the driver from the link I posted because the driver you are using does not appear to be a WHQL Windows approved driver, if it was then I would be seeing the Msoft Virtual WiFi adaptor.
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08 Jan 2014   #7
Floyders

Michigan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote:
Hrm.. So are you suggestion that I have it connect through a different IP range? Is that something I would do with a static IP or possibly in the router settings? Also, I'm finding that resetting the resetlog.txt is the thing that helps the most.


I am not suggesting anything until after you install the driver which I posted a link to.

The 169 IP which is showing up is just the default Ip when Windows can't pick one up from the router which is a very common problem.

please install the driver from the link I posted because the driver you are using does not appear to be a WHQL Windows approved driver, if it was then I would be seeing the Msoft Virtual WiFi adaptor.
Sorry, I forgot to mention that my driver is up to date.
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08 Jan 2014   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Floyders View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote:
Hrm.. So are you suggestion that I have it connect through a different IP range? Is that something I would do with a static IP or possibly in the router settings? Also, I'm finding that resetting the resetlog.txt is the thing that helps the most.


I am not suggesting anything until after you install the driver which I posted a link to.

The 169 IP which is showing up is just the default Ip when Windows can't pick one up from the router which is a very common problem.

please install the driver from the link I posted because the driver you are using does not appear to be a WHQL Windows approved driver, if it was then I would be seeing the Msoft Virtual WiFi adaptor.
Sorry, I forgot to mention that my driver is up to date.
Great, latest driver version installed.

What model/version of Linksys router are you using?

Please unzip and click on the .exe file, it will place a .txt file on your desktop, please upload the file to here so I can have a look.


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16 Jan 2014   #9
Floyders

Michigan
 
 

Okay, did it. Now, I opened it and noticed it shows 1/22/2012 for my driver date. I downloaded the driver again and tried to install it, it just opens and disappears. I tried to manually install it by going to device manager, and browsing to the download folder where it is located and it says that my driver is up to date.
Network.txt

I don't know if this helps, but just now I was browsing connected to my phone... already went through flushing dns, releasing ip, resetting winsock, etc. None of it worked (sometimes it does). Then I did netsh int ip reset reset.txt and now i'm connected.


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03 Feb 2014   #10
Floyders

Michigan
 
 

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