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"Unable To Connect to Wireless Network" Very Confused.

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March 13, 2013 6:15:05 PM

Hey guys, I recently just built myself a new gaming pc and everything is working perfectly except for the wireless. Whenever I attempt to access my wireless network and input the correct network key I get a little window that pops up in the bottom right handed corner which reads "Unable to connect to Wireless Network".

The odd thing is my laptop connects to the wireless just fine and when I hook an Ethernet cable up to my new pc (which is cumbersome to my landlord) I am able to get internet. I also brought my pc over to a friends house and it connected to his wireless without issue. I am stumped and really hope to get this fixed as soon as possible.

My router is a Linksys WRTU54G-TM and I have Kaspersky 2011 Anti Virus running on my computer. Additionally the wireless network adapter for my pc is a Broadcom 802.11n. I will post my ipconfig/all for my pc in a few minutes..

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March 13, 2013 6:25:10 PM

do you have mac filtering enabled on the router?
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March 13, 2013 6:30:02 PM

badam said:
do you have mac filtering enabled on the router?


Ill check, I need to get into my router first though. The default pass and username seems to not be working so it might have been changed a while back. Ill post back once I get in
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March 14, 2013 12:11:09 PM

badam said:
do you have mac filtering enabled on the router?



I do not have mac filtering enabled
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March 14, 2013 2:14:31 PM

Here is my ipconfig/all, however, I should note that this is with the ethernet cable plugged in:


Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DC-85-DE-7C-A9-D1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Personal Area Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DC-85-DE-67-15-C7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom Virtual Wireless Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DE-85-DE-7C-29-D1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DC-85-DE-7C-A9-D1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-60-6E-82-33-D5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f501:ae4f:5b57:6025%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : March-14-13 3:09:28 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : March-21-13 3:09:28 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 235429998
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-9E-FE-AB-08-60-6E-82-33-D5
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.159.189.7
209.159.189.8
0.0.0.0
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{2074422E-F8F0-465A-8BE0-30A83B89DFF4}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{C99550FB-604A-4AD9-B248-2EE7A0D17917}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E7F9DD14-152D-4797-93A0-DF4E32F0A48E}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{41E23E58-2170-4BAC-973F-6FE4107A13C5}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:3c79:2efa:3f57:ff9b(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c79:2efa:3f57:ff9b%18(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{19A4B662-1619-4800-A450-B1C587332544}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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March 14, 2013 5:04:02 PM

So the wifi that is not working is on a desktop pc but you have a laptop that connects without problems? I'm just putting some basic ideas out there so not sure if they will fix it but on the desktop pc go to your wireless networks and delete the one you are trying to connect to (makes it forget settings). I would also look on the website of your wifi adapter for updated drivers. Then try to reconnect, and also double check your security key. Sorry I'm not more help.

If you are using it for online gaming wifi can be a pain, even with a good connection you can get lag spikes, powerline adapters are a good alternative which allow you to the electrical wiring to transmit data so you wouldn't have to run ethernet cables and you get a big improvement in speed and reliability depending upon the way the house is wired electrically.
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March 14, 2013 7:05:11 PM

I don't have a solution but I have the same problem so would be interested if anyone can pin point the resolution to this issue.

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March 18, 2013 7:20:55 PM

does assigning static ip settings fix the issue? I'm currently working on a connection issue that I haven't pinpointed yet but assigning static ip allows me to at least connect.
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March 23, 2013 6:16:41 PM

Im using my computer on ethernet right now even though its a bit of a pain with a 50 foot Ethernet cable xD How would I assign a static ip?
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March 28, 2013 5:51:53 PM

Sorry I havent been on lately to respond. Which windows do you have? XP and 7 are slightly different but basically the same idea when configuring, If on win 7 right click your network icon in the taskbar (next to clock) , open network and sharing center, on the left side there is a link "change adapter settings" click that, right click your wireless adapter go to properties.

Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 and hit the properties button this opens the properties window select use the following address for both sections the top should be configured as
ipadress : 192.168.0.100 or any other free address up to 254 this is the one your wired connection picked for you
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1


DNS Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.159.189.7

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