Solved Windows vista Local access/ Unidentified network

October 23, 2013 at 10:38:08
Specs: Windows Vista, 1.86 Ghz / 2GB
Hello everyone my roommates laptop has been having issues connecting ever since i got rid of the old Modem/Router.

ISP: Comcast
Old Modem/Router Arris

New Modem
Motorola SB6121 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
New Router
ASUS Dual-Band Wireless-N 600 Router (RT-N56U)


Laptop Specs
Windows Vista Home Premium
Toshiba satellite a205
Processor intel celeron cpu 1.86 ghz
RAM : 2GB
32 bit OS


So what happened is I decide to buy my own modem and router returned the one comcast was charging me for I bought the ones stated above My computer and my laptop had little to no issues connecting to the new router. My roommates connected then said local access limited or no connectivity. It was connected for a little bit I tried Windows update cause I noticed a lot of things was out dated I thought it was fixed he told me the other day it wasn't Well now I cant get a connection at all.

What I have tried.
1.Google the problem
I have been on Microsoft sites and various sites trying to fix it no luck.
2. Anti virus and firewall.
NO NORTON or McAfee installed. Windows firewall disabled.
3. Installed malwarebytes
No spyware/malware dected.
4. Direct connection to modem
I unhooked the router and plugged the ethernet cable to the laptop directly no luck.
5.Ive disabled the IPv6 connection
No luck there either.
6.Updated the drivers
Atheros ARG5007EG wireless network adpater
Realtek RTL8101EFamily PCI-E Fast ethernet NIC
No luck after that either

Screen shot
http://s20.postimg.org/967h0n35p/er...

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October 23, 2013 at 12:34:12
Ok....Now the laptop not connecting can you go back into network and connection sharing center, click on "manage connection" and then right click on the wireless connection, make sure both versions 4 and 6 are check and under the tcp/ip properties for both IPV4 & IPV 6 are set to "obtain an address automatically" and below to make sure it is set to obtain DNS server automatically. clicking ok. If that does nothing try setting the router to a specific channel rather than auto.


#1
October 23, 2013 at 11:05:05
If you get internet, then but no wireless, you will have to go again into the router setttings under wireless and set up a passphrase using wpa2 security. Your laptop will should see the wireless signal and when you try to logon, it asks for that password. Now when you swapped out the router I gather buddies old computer has kept the wifi password for the old router. So, the question is, did you set up wifi portion, does it have security and type, and does buddy have the new password???

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#2
October 23, 2013 at 11:14:08
I am connected to the router but under limited/local access . I have tried it wired and wireless same results with both of them.

So are you saying try a new WPA2 key? I will give this a try and write back


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#3
October 23, 2013 at 11:21:28
Did buddy have a static IP address. Is the new router in mode that allows mixed mode connections such as you have wireless N and he has G? Have you tried changing the channel. Is FBI Van#2, the wifi connection you set up?

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#4
October 23, 2013 at 11:29:03
I setup a new password the laptop disconnected i plugged in the new password on my wired and wireless it is still saying.

Unidentified network


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#5
October 23, 2013 at 11:40:55
Here is what it looks like currently after changing the router name and password i just took the password off and connected

http://postimg.org/image/jk8atvnw9/


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#6
October 23, 2013 at 11:44:57
You got your own modem and router. So I'll assume you have connected to the cable and you appear connected to internet hook up, it has an ethernet cable out port, that then connects into the Wan port (The "in"), where it is then split into (usually) 4 ethernet ports, plus your wifi. Some ISP's require you to set up a PPPOE connection where you enter a username and password in for the wan connection (that would be one comcast would give you). Many cable connections do NOT require a username or password and they connect by default out of the box so to speak. If that is the case, then your only other real concern is to set up the wifi, which by your friends account you did and set up a ssid of FBI Van#2, with a password I assume??? What have you done with the router. Also, the pc you have I assume is wired and working just ducky? I am confused now if either laptop works on wifi? If you are not even connecting by cable with the laptop, then I wonder if the network adapter is disabled, has a static IP address or something was changed that should not have been? Maybe we can we start with....are you sure the modem is connecting....does the pc work all the time just fine (is it wired) and what did you set up on the router?

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#7
October 23, 2013 at 11:50:52
Gotcha....sorry 1 behind. Ok so your wired connection is disabled and won't work at all until enabled. If you can connect without security, then try redoing the wifi connection, I would even change the SSID, because it is tough to say if it is using the old settings or new ones when the ssid is the same. Restart the laptop, and when it settles down, see if you can see the new ssid, and then try logging onto it, it should ask you to enter the new password. See if that helps. I find after making router changes, it is sometimes best to restart to reestablish a new connection.

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#8
October 23, 2013 at 12:03:09
I just changed the name and still no password.
Yes the computer iam on is my desktop
Wired no issues.

I have a laptop
Toshbia satellite l755 connected wireless not having any issues when i change the settings

Roommates laptop
Toshiba A205
Still not connecting wired or wireless.


Router screen shot
http://postimg.org/image/b4iqcdl15/

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#9
October 23, 2013 at 12:14:05
goto a command prompt box on your laptop, type cmd in search box hit enter on it.

In the command prompt box of your laptop type: ipconfig /all hit enter
should bring up a list of adapters. Under the wireless adapter configurations what does it say for IP address like (192.168.1.1 kinda) and default gateway??

Do the same on the other laptop and see what you get please under wireless config. Note the space after ipconfig before the slash. Are both laptops vista or what?


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#10
October 23, 2013 at 12:16:50
To get it working wired you need to right click on lan connection as seen in picture and "enable it", then it should work. If not, there is something amock in the adapter settings, a proxy or static ip or?

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#11
October 23, 2013 at 12:21:10
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /registerdns

Windows IP Configuration

Registration of the DNS resource records for all adapters of this computer has b
een initiated. Any errors will be reported in the Event Viewer in 15 minutes.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : seasalt-pc
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-63-03-AE-86
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d1b:2601:1929:4f8c%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.79.140(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268444003
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-05-FD-54-00-1E-EC-3B-CB-BF

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-EC-3B-CB-BF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.30.228(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{4714E9CE-E218-4399-A022-6556C66FB
4F8}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{38345E4D-9E2C-42F5-AC8A-C5DAC44F2
AD7}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Windows\system32>


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#12
October 23, 2013 at 12:34:12
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Ok....Now the laptop not connecting can you go back into network and connection sharing center, click on "manage connection" and then right click on the wireless connection, make sure both versions 4 and 6 are check and under the tcp/ip properties for both IPV4 & IPV 6 are set to "obtain an address automatically" and below to make sure it is set to obtain DNS server automatically. clicking ok. If that does nothing try setting the router to a specific channel rather than auto.

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