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Windows 7: Yellow Asterisk in Wireless Connection -- Unsolved !

31 Dec 2015   #1
RodFromVT

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Yellow Asterisk in Wireless Connection -- Unsolved !

Three days trying to get rid of yellow asterisk on my wireless connection icon. deleted nic adapters, updated drivers,etc, many many attempts, but the Network and Sharing center shows a red X and won't show the full network (something about the connection is Public vs Home or Work -- and can't seem to change that designation, since I don't have a "real" connection. and windows update won't update because I think it thinks I'm unconnected or unsecured - error 80070005/7(perhaps a separate issue?).

Would love to know a definitive fix

See attached picture..

Thanks in advance for any help




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31 Dec 2015   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

First click on Change adapter settings and see if it shows disabled or enabled. If disabled, right click
on it and hit Enable.
Failing that go to Device Manager and open Network adapters - right click on it and open properties
and see if it says 'This device is working properly'.
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31 Dec 2015   #3
RodFromVT

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Baddog for your speedy reply...yes the adapter are "enabled" and both(LAN & Wifi) are " Working properly" with the latest driver updates. I'm connected, but the network map is all wrong.....I don't understand why the red X...I'm definitely connected to the internet and can connect either by wi-fi (albeit the yellow star remains and I can plug in the Ethernet cable and run at 1G (but I don't get the LAN icon in the system tray --even if I disconnect from my wi-fi connection. I even disabled all other adapters except my LAN from Realtek and my wireless from Intel (see device manager picture). Still can connect by yellow star remains and network map remains wrong(it should show no red Xs.)
Thanks again....this is a tough one !
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31 Dec 2015   #4
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

That is pretty weird. That red X is usually your router not responding. But if you are connected to the
net you must be going straight from you modem to your system Ethernet connection. But even then
you say you can still connect wireless also? It does mean you local access and wireless adapters are '
also working. Strange. I think on it and see if I can come up with anything next year. 1H 3M left here.
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01 Jan 2016   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Red,
re your other post look at my reply are you in the same boat as him, lease expired.

Roy
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01 Jan 2016   #6
RodFromVT

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Lease Expired?

Hi Torchwood...
I do not understand your reply..lease expired? your other reply link? Can you please be a little more specific. TIA
Rod
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01 Jan 2016   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

in the post below yours. Raider186

Go to command prompt type netconfig /all (note space between g /)
in that report scroll down to the lease expired part, is it out of date.

Roy
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01 Jan 2016   #8
RodFromVT

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Expired Lease - Netconfig Command - No-Go

Thanks Roy..I hope you are onto something here...

I tried the "netconfig /all" command and it returned the following message " 'netconfig is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file". I open cmd with administrator rights and was at the "c:\windows\system32>" prompt when I attempted the netconfig command you suggested... I can ping google.com find from that prompt, so the path variable is OK

assuming I get to a section that says "lease expired" what is the next step?

Thanks Again !
Rod
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01 Jan 2016   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

my bad shoud read ipconfig /all

If its expired well have to get into your router setup.

Roy
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01 Jan 2016   #10
RodFromVT

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks again, for sticking with me Roy.....I ran ipconfig and see no expired leases. Don't think this has anything to do with my router(a Comcast Gateway modem/router), since I have another computer sitting right next to this one and it's wi-fi and LAN icon(when connected is normal). Here's the results of the ipconfig /all command below.....earlier I did ipconfig release, renewal, flushdns and registerdns -- no change. I'm using only two nic adapters the LAN Realtek and Intel Centrio Wi-fi..both connect fine, so why is the network map so wrong and wifi Icon in system tray greyed out with a yellow asterisk still on it??.....I'm dumb founded!
Here's the screen dump:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Admin-HP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.fl.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-80-93-9A-AB-FE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-80-93-9A-AB-FB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-80-93-9A-AB-FB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.fl.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-80-93-9A-AB-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2601:6c3:4102:3da1:6ca6:d770:739f:b3c1(Pr
eferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2601:6c3:4102:3da1:28e4:de57:66c5:a9b2(Pr
eferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6ca6:d770:739f:b3c1%29(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.24(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 01, 2016 2:49:05 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 08, 2016 3:28:18 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::21d:d4ff:fe65:21f1%29
10.0.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 642547859
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-96-63-10-10-1F-74-68-91-A1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:558:feed::1
2001:558:feed::2
75.75.75.75
75.75.76.76
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.fl.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-1F-74-68-91-A1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.23(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 01, 2016 2:15:01 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 08, 2016 2:15:00 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 75.75.75.75
75.75.76.76
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 18:

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

Tunnel adapter isatap.{D27547F8-6D53-43B5-8700-152FF2C74D21}:

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.hsd1.fl.comcast.net.:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.fl.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{72913ABC-9F64-46C2-9162-E8FEEAE672AA}:

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

Tunnel adapter isatap.{381D2144-D955-47E4-94B1-167E33B162B1}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #6
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Windows\system32>
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