Unidentified Network with wireless adapter

February 21, 2015 at 01:22:24
Specs: Windows 7
My wireless adapter suddenly stopped working and I can no longer connect to the internet. I have a full connection and I can see the network, but once I connect it says it's unidentified. I tried resetting tcp/ip, and when I ip release/renew I get "An address incompatible with the requested protocol was used". I'm also not getting a default gateway.

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#1
February 21, 2015 at 05:12:44
The first thing I would do would be to reset the router and modem by unplugging them, waiting a half minute or so and plugging them in again. Then I would restart the computer or device and see if that combination has solved the issue.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
February 21, 2015 at 11:23:24
I've tried resetting the router, I also just connected to the router using a cable and I'm still getting the same issue. I tried manually inputting my IP info as well as a DNS server, but it can't seem to access the DNS server.

I'm really considering just doing a system restore now, does anyone object to that?

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#3
February 21, 2015 at 13:57:47
System Restore usually goes well and it will retain your own stuff.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
February 21, 2015 at 20:44:35
A system restore (not a factory restore) is typically a good and safe bet when important systems, system files, or registry entries may have become corrupted and it often restores normal functionality. Of course, if the problem is from another source then it will not improve things.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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