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Windows 7: Wireless Will Not Connect

20 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Wireless Will Not Connect

First, forgive me for what I am sure will be a very long post. I have been combating with my PC for the past two days trying to find a solution as to why my wireless connection suddenly has dropped off and will not connect to the available networks.

First, my system is running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. All the other computers in the house are Macs as they are my roommates. My wireless connection worked perfectly fine until a couple days ago when it decided to simply just stop connecting. I have troubleshooted and done just about everything I can think of, and now I am turning to others to hopefully help find a fix.

First, I thought it was my adapter that was incompatible with Windows 7, so I went out and bought a new adapter that works with Windows 7. It worked fine for a day where it gave the same error as I am getting now. I troubleshooted some more, knowing that it now cannot be my adapter, but my connection somehow.

All the other computers can connect to the router just fine, which is a 1TB Time Capsule. I can connect via ethernet just fine, which is how I am working this currently, but I cannot keep it wireless. The wireless networks show up, but I cannot connect. It just says unable to connect to network and tries to troubleshoot.

I tried all the fixes I could find. From my ipconfig settings and flushing the DNS, to reinstalling XP which had absolutely no change in the wireless connection at all. I have tried grabbing the IPs and DNS and manually setting them in the network properties, but no luck either. My ipconfig is listed below running in administrator in the command prompt.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32> ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Topher-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-3A-35-C0-8F-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E
Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4D-B5-95-DC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c4f4:198:2e42:5a71%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, March 20, 2010 9:59:59 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, March 21, 2010 9:59:58 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285270093
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-36-45-A7-00-E0-4D-B5-95-DC

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

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
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e74:18b2:30cb:3f57:fef7(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18b2:30cb:3f57:fef7%14(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E13D547A-06DF-4B0D-84BC-361DDABAC932}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


This is what I get following the release, renew, etc

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/release

Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Wireless Network Connection 2 while it has its
media disconnected.
An error occurred while releasing interface Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 : The sy
stem cannot find the file specified.


Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c4f4:198:2e42:5a71%12
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e74:18b2:30cb:3f57:fef7
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18b2:30cb:3f57:fef7%14
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E13D547A-06DF-4B0D-84BC-361DDABAC932}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/renew

Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Wireless Network Connection 2 while it has its
media disconnected.
An error occurred while releasing interface Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 : The sy
stem cannot find the file specified.


Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c4f4:198:2e42:5a71%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Tunnel adapter isatap.{ABB44E03-652B-491E-A9FA-618C4DE16BC1}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e74:3cdb:162c:3f57:fef7
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3cdb:162c:3f57:fef7%14
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E13D547A-06DF-4B0D-84BC-361DDABAC932}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :



I have done so many attempts to fix the problem that I am afraid that I cannot even remember all of them at this point. I have disabled ipv6 with no luck (I think it is enabled right now). I changed the PCI slot that the adapter was in. No matter what I seem to do, I cannot get my wireless connection to connect to the network it is clearly finding.

Any help would be tremendously welcome.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

I really hate the fact that I have spent the past 48 hours trying to find a fix, and the moment I post to get help...I find a working solution. Turns out it was a setting in the Time Capsule itself that I never even thought of checking.

In the Access Control settings of the TC, it was set for a timed access. I disabled that and now everything works again. Hopefully it will stay that way. Hope this will help anyone that is having Time Capsule issues as well. This thread can be closed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tophermichael View Post
I really hate the fact that I have spent the past 48 hours trying to find a fix, and the moment I post to get help...I find a working solution. Turns out it was a setting in the Time Capsule itself that I never even thought of checking.

In the Access Control settings of the TC, it was set for a timed access. I disabled that and now everything works again. Hopefully it will stay that way. Hope this will help anyone that is having Time Capsule issues as well. This thread can be closed.
Tophermichael -

Welcome to seven forums, and glad you found the solution.

Also, thanks for posting the detailed information and posting back that you found the answer. Both can be a big help to other folks.

(I think you can mark the thread closed as the starter from one of the pull-downs at the top.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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