I'm trying to diagnose & repair a problem with the built in wireless adapter on a gateway NV53. The OS is 64 bit Win 7. The computer isn't mine, I was just trying to repair it for a friend. Initially, the wifi worked fine; the disk drive seemed to have a bad laser or something, sometimes there were problems with printers, it was slow to start, etc., so I thought I would just backup everything, "restore to factory defaults" (reformat & reinstall OS from hidden partition), then copy everything back / reinstall programs. I wanted to reformat just to clean it up, etc. After reformatting and updating windows to the latest version, it seemed to work fine (I hadn't tested those other problems, they are unimportant). However, after the computer is on for awhile - anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours - the wireless adapter suddenly can't see any networks. There are several networks in the area, so I know it isn't a problem with my router (also, other comps. can see them all still) After awhile longer, the wireless adapter disappears completely from device manager. I think that when it initially loses track of all the networks, the mouse, typing, etc. slow down and have jerky movement for a minute (may be incidental). When I restart the computer, the adapter works fine again, but of course, only for awhile.
Things I've tried:
-Setting the power settings on the adapter (don't allow power saving to turn this off.. box) -reformatting -updating drivers -updating windows -running antivirus -uninstalling the antivirus
My Gateway NV53 laptop has suddenly lost the ability to connect wirelessly to any network. Ethernet connection works fine. Wireless light is turned on, but laptop does not "see" any wireless networks. It is as if the wireless adapter is no longer there. It does not show up in Device mgr.
My wireless network currently says un-secured. i try to connect and it tells me to enter my pin. i enter the pin on my router and it wont work. the problrm started when i was messing with my internet settings to try to make my wireless internet secured from other people. i dont know what i did but now i cant connect.
I share an unsecured network with my next door neighbor. The Norton Antivirus trial ran out on my new Sony VAIO laptop. Immediately after, it stopped connecting to our network (and any other unsecured network). I've tried turning off Windows Firewall, turning off Windows Defender, did a system restore, uninstalled Norton, used the Norton removal tool, installed and uninstalled another antivirus program (the one that Google Apps recommends... starts with an I), verified the wireless switch is turned on, rebooted my computer, did every update for both Windows and VAIO, booted in safe mode w/ networking, created a new profile... nothing is working!!!!
Unable to connect to a unsecured wireless network that ive been connecting to for the last year for about a week today i was able to connect when first starting my laptop but after shutdown and restarting an hour later same problem odd thing i find is there are two other laptops in my home that have no problem connecting to this network at anytime i have very little knowledge of laptops or wireless networks.
I have flashed the firmware on my wireless wrrt54gl router to DD-WRT mini, i now want to set it up to connect to unsecured wireless around the neighbourhood, the only other network hardware at my disposal is a WLAN usb adapter and the Ethernet on my pc.
I'm going to upgrade the routers antenna with bigger omni-directional antenna, and connect to whatever networks pop up on the radar.How do i go about all this in regards to the settings on the router and/or computer?
I can go to the public library and log on without a hitch, but at a coffee house or cafe I can not connect. Sometimes it says 'cannot validate..' and sometimes it just says 'unable to connect to wireless network' What gives?
we were having problems with our netgear router (DGN1000) mainly with connection when online gaming with PS3, generally poor connection - so purchased a TP-Link router (TD-W8960N). We could usually access the netgear wirelessly on our laptops Dell and Acer Aspire 4820T (both Windows 7) without any problems and were still doing so last night. However hubby attempted to install the new router last night and all seemed to go fine but after installing we couldn't connect to the wireless network through laptops, iphone ps3 etc - even though we could see the network with excellent strength, after hours of trying called TP-Link they went through everything they could think of and still no joy. Gave up in the end and went to reinstall the netgear Router and now we have the same problem with this router, even though earlier in the night it wasn't a problem - we deleted the previous networks so there was nothing stored in memory & tried everything we can think of (although neither of us are brilliant with IT we do usually get by).We even set up an unsecured wireless network (on both routers) and still couldn't connect .
I'll try and keep this brief, we were having problems with our netgear router (DGN1000) mainly with connection when online gaming with PS3, generally poor connection - so purchased a TP-Link router (TD-W8960N). We could usually access the netgear wirelessly on our laptops Dell and Acer Aspire 4820T (both Windows 7) without any problems and were still doing so last night. However hubby attempted to install the new router last night and all seemed to go fine but after installing we couldn't connect to the wireless network through laptops, iphone ps3 etc - even though we could see the network with excellent strength, after hours of trying called TP-Link they went through everything they could think of and still no joy. Gave up in the end and went to reinstall the netgear Router and now we have the same problem with this router, even though earlier in the night it wasn't a problem - we deleted the previous networks so there was nothing stored in memory & tried everything we can think of (although neither of us are brilliant with IT we do usually get by).We even set up an unsecured wireless network (on both routers) and still couldn't connect?
my toshiba L505-S5990 will only allow connections to unsecured networks. finally had to reset my router at home through my desktop as unsecured so I can get a wireless connection on my laptop but of course do not want to keep my home network unsecured.
Unable to connect to unsecured wireless sites using a USB Realtec high gain antenna on a Toshiba laptop running Win7 Pro, 64 bit. Network troubleshooter resets adapter but states it cannot correct the problem. Wireless adapter settings set to High Performance. Latest Realtec drivers have been downloaded and installed. Light on front of the laptop shows that the wireless function is running. Turned the function off, rebooted and then turned it back on. Same result when Toshiba is operating off 110v so power shouldn't be the problem.
I have a HP-G72 C55DX notebook that cannot connect to an unsecured network, it could access encrypted networks but not unsecured, i have windows 7 home premium the funny thing is it connects to the itouch just fine, i looked this problen up on google
I'm not sure why the guest net work is unsecured. I would have thought that would not be an option but it is unsecured. How to secure the guest network [2.4 GHz]? Also when I view the guest list some devices stay displayed whether they are in the vicinity or even turned off. That adds to my paranoia with the guest network being unsecured. I also can't edit the screen names to know who the device belongs to like is available in "my devices", forcing me to keep a MAC address list.
In the process of setting-up a E2500 Linksys router, I set-up my secured network which is working fine but also (I do not know how I did this??) set-up the same named network but it is unsecured. How do I delete this unsecured network.Do I need to set-up the router again?
The netbook was working fine on wireless network; didnt use it for a couple of days - now I cannot conenct wired or wireless; cannot see the wired or wireless modem , only MSN dial up. But the wireless modem light is blinking steadily. Otherwise the netbook is working OK - it even seems to boot up quicker than it used to)(I would reinstall the OS but it didnt come with OS DVD or a DVD drive ; so I didnt create a backup when I bought it. I have since purchased a USB DVD drive; this is one of two identical netbooks I purchased on black Friday - other one works perfectly?
New hardware here, requesting a bit of your knowledge, We are tryingin to setup a simple gateway to gateway VPN
HomeA Has an RV016 with a public static IP Local Group Security Gateway type is IP Only with the IP Local Security Group Type is Subnet, with the local IP class 184.108.40.206 Remote Security Gateway Type: Dynamic + Email Email address firstname.lastname@example.org Remote Security Group Type: Subnet IP Address 192.168.1.0 IPSec Setup as default with nice password.
HomeB has an RV082 with a dynamic ADSL link Local Group Security Gateway type is DynamicIP +Email Email address email@example.com Local Security Group Type is Subnet, with the local IP class 220.127.116.11 Remote Security Gateway Type: IP Only Remote Security Group Type: Subnet IP Address 192.168.0.0 IPSec Setup as default with nice password.
The idea is for HomeB which has a dynamic IP, to reach HomeA, which has a static IP and connect. But they just wont. I have not clue what's wrong, I followed the instructions, maybe i miss interpreted something. I could share the VPN logs for both., Im getting a lot of errors there.
I'm running Windows 7 and have a dlink dir615 wireless router. I've had it for a year and never had this problem before. I changed the SSID to "router" and set a WPA encryption on the router's page. Now this SSID shows up and I can connect to it using the password I set, but it also shows up as a separate unencrypted connection under the default SSID "dlink".
How do I disable the unencrypted connection? I don't know why this is happening. I've set this up correctly a dozen times before.
I have a WTR160N-RM. I just moved and the cable technician hooked it up unsecured. I didn't catch it until he left. I can access the Linksys webite with the standard IP address and generic password, but I'm not sure what needs to be changed. I've looked at several UTube videos and read some online instructions, but they all different a bit. How I can secure my wireless again? I have an old Toshiba LT that just keeps on tickin'.
I live in apartment house that recently had a "professional" (I use that term loosely) sell and install a wireless network for Internet access. I am the only tenant with any knowledge of computers and networking, retired after 30+ years in telecommunications including 7 years in an ISP doing project management. I am also the only user who spends any appreciable amount of time online. The apt owner did not know of my background when he had this guy contracted to do the work. The "engineer" did an inadequate site survey, not thinking of or allowing for RFI, EMI, walls or other obstructions and he neglected to see what the tenants' individual needs were.
The installation was finished more than a week past his due date because "ran out of parts". When he did the individual user setups (he included that in his quote, apparently) he attempted to garner extra business by claiming that the end users' machines were all full of spyware, malware, viruses and worms. At least 3 tenants had brand new machines that had never been connected to the Internet and all three were purchased from different large vendors. I checked the others and out of 17 machines only one had any issues of that type.
There are 3 access points in the building, all with the same SSID to accommodate any tenants wishing to connect anywhere in the building or in the patio area, similar to a hospitality application. Problem:This "engineer" is now refusing to work on the network because he thinks it's a "difference of opinion" when to me, everything points to a possible defective access point or just lousy administration by this guy. The reason I've come to that conclusion is that at random, my secure connection (WPA2) drops and reconnects as unsecured.
The installer is convinced that random dropping, etc is because of my "defective machine" that never had any issues with dropping from a hardwired connection. He told the apt owner that a direct wired connection to the router would not work. Contractually, we tenants cannot contact him directly with service issues. My purpose is just to get decent access.
I am trying to change the password on my D-Link router. So i typed ipconfig into cmd and the default gateway i get is 169.234.95.I have tried what used to work at home such as 192.168.0.1 and all of those.
I have a gateway desktop with a usb wireless card , I've tried two different ones netgear and linksys, but same problem. I can connect to interenet but no gateway is seen on ipconfig on comand line. limted connection it;s says. I've try alot of things but nothing seems to work.
I have a gateway with windows 7 and was working fine and a couple of weeks ago it will no longer connect to the internet. I have always used the wifi connection. The wifi signal is a orange computer and on my other computer when it is working it is typically green, so I am not sure what this orange color means, if anything.
Laptop has been connecting to internet for years. Originally using wireless Linksys router but wireless card in laptop stopped working. Have been connecting via Ethernet connection for over a year. All of a sudden, cannot connect to internet via Ethernet connection. Laptop connects fine using wireless mobile card (Verizon) with 75.x.x.x address.Using same Ethernet connection,another laptop connects fine (69.x.x.x address)Network status on "broken" laptop shows "Unidentified Network Access: Local Only Ethernet adapter has 169.x.x.x address when connected to cable modem (Roadrunner) with no default gateway.Tried to release/renew IP but get message "The requested operation requires elevation." I am running under admin account.
Sys Info: Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 18.104.22.168 OS Version: Microsoft� Windows Vista� Home Premium , 32 bit Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 2037 Mb Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 227412 MB, Free - 101980 MB; D: Total - 11060 MB, Free - 4533 MB; Motherboard: Gateway, , Rev1.91.18, V7CBMYY60722CE706X Antivirus: None