Oh Lordie do I have a problem

April 16, 2009 at 18:12:38
Specs: Windows Vista
I don't know if this caused the problem or not. I cleaned off my desktop a few weeks ago, yesterday, I got a SP2 update which I downloaded and my laptop which I was using a Netgear WG511 card with it all of a sudden stops working. I tried downloading software for the Netgear to make it work again to no avail. I actually deleted all the updated thru the add/delete programs option and that didn't help either. I don't know if I'm out of luck and have to buy a new card or if anyone has an idea. Can any one help.

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#1
April 16, 2009 at 18:20:59
Run ipconfig /all & post the output.

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#2
April 16, 2009 at 18:47:13
on the laptop?

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#3
April 16, 2009 at 19:28:49
Ok I did this and a box flashed on the screen and there is no change. Also I hate to admit it but I don't know what post the output means.

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#4
April 16, 2009 at 19:51:05
Let me ask you another question first. Describe your setup.

Modem > router > all PCs wired or wireless

Is it like that or are you sharing the connection through the desktop?

Run ipconfig /all on the machine that can't connect. The output is the answer it gives to the command.

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#5
April 16, 2009 at 19:51:50
Ok ran it the right way and i an the ipconfig /releaseand it tells me that no opertion can be performed on wireless network connection 2 while it has its media disconnected. What does that mean. The info I got from the ipconfig /all was that the ethernet adapter wireless network connection 2. Media state - medica disconnected. description: Netgear WG511 54 mbps ireless pc card and physical address 00-09-5B-C2=BA-9F

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#6
April 16, 2009 at 20:03:56
My desktop is wired with a cable modem and a router, laptop is wireless with the ethernet card. What is considered the media that isn't running.

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#7
April 16, 2009 at 20:45:25
It's the wireless adapter that we have to check. Click start, run, type cmd & press enter. When the command prompt opens, type
ipconfig /all & press enter.

Some lines with your IP & DNS info will appear. That's what I need to see. Post it here.

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#8
April 16, 2009 at 20:57:59
I got it to work. It seems like I have to basically go into the utility and more or less turn it on when I start up but I can live with that unless you think you can give me something that I can do so it stays on or rather comes on with the computer. What do you think?Here's what it says just in case: IP address: 192.168.1.104 DSN: 216.144.187.199; 204.186.0.201: 207.44.0.1 Thanks for your help

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#9
April 17, 2009 at 05:19:12
I have to turn mine on & off as needed too. That what the IP addresses should look like when it's working.

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#10
April 17, 2009 at 05:30:03
Yes it our cable company for tv and they offer internet also. Its much better than dial up that we had. So this seems to be working fine. When I turned it on today everything came on. What did I do to cause this was it the download of the windows fixes that came thru this week. I see that our other laptop had the fixes thru too but it seems to work ok, although thats newer and everything is contained. I'd like to run the updates to keep the computers safe but I sure don't want to deal with this again. I hope that you know that I appreciate your help. Don't know what I would have done without you!!

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#11
April 17, 2009 at 06:21:03
Windows updates, patches & hot fixes can cause problems. Most IT people prefer automatic updates. I prefer to make the decision myself, although I allowed them on a Vista laptop. You can tell Windows to notify you instead (control panel, automatic updates). Then it's up to you if you want to install them. You can always search Google to see if anyone had problems with them before you install them.

Whatever you do, don't depend entirely on the updates to "keep the computers safe". Learn network security.

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