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Laptop won't reconnect to internet

May 12, 2009 at 12:51:14
Specs: Windows XP Media Center SP3

I have a laptop that was connected via wireless to a D-Link DI-624 (super G) with WEP security enabled, which is connected to a cable modem. I packed up my laptop, went out of town for a couple days and since I have returned I have not been successful in reconnecting to the internet.

I am connecting to my wireless router - I get an excellent signal and can also see my MAC address connecting in the wireless router log.

Also, I have 4 other wireless connections in the house that connect without a hitch.

I'm getting the default "Autoconfiguration IP Address" 169.254.165.79, 255.255.255.0 with IPCONFIG.

I've tried just about everything I know to try (and Google) not necessarily in the following order:
1) IPCONFIG /RELEASE, and /RENEW
2) Various NETSH commands
3) Powered down my wireless router and cable modem and waited 10 minutes and powered back up.
4) Changed TCP/IP to use a specific IP address instead of "Obtain IP Address Automatically"
5) Deleted and recreated my wireless connection
6) Connected my laptop directly to the wireless router with a cable.
7) Reentered (multiple times) my wireless security code.
8) Updated my wireless router firmware
9) And, after updating my wireless router firmware, my wireless was temporarily unsecured. STILL wouldn't connect when I changed the laptop to connect to the unsecured network.

And just to be certain that nothing was corrupted over the weekend, I restored to a checkpoint on a day that my internet connection was working, but same result.

So, it appears that my LAN connection and Wireless connection don't work.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any replies!


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#1
May 12, 2009 at 13:22:08

Completely Delete the Wireless Configuration from your laptop, reboot and then reconfigure it. See if that works, a similar problem has happened on my Mac to myself before and this fixed it.



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#2
May 12, 2009 at 14:15:04

Thanks, but that was #5 in my list. I tried that and it didn't make any difference.

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#3
May 12, 2009 at 15:30:37

I finally found a checkpoint restore that worked. The only thing I can figure as the possible cause is that I was installed new antivirus software (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) and uninstalled AVG. It did find some issues and I removed them BEFORE I had the internet issue.

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