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Cannot use wireless internet (Limited connection) Please Help!

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March 20, 2013 1:16:54 PM

I need help, I was able to get onto my wireless connection using a Wireless USB network adapter, (Cisco Lynksis) Model number (Wusb100) and this morning I wouldn't let me fully connect to the network it keeps saying it it saying longer than expected to connect and then just puts me on limited access.

SPECS:
Windows 7 Ultimate.
Service Pack one.
Manufacturer: Gateway.
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Duel core processor 5400+ 2.80 GHz.
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00GB
System type: 64-bit operating system

Network connection status:
Ipv4 Connectivity: No network access
SSID: CenturyLink9866
Speed: 135.0MB
Signal Quality: 5 bars

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) is enabled with the box checked

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) PROPERTIES
Obtain an IP address Automatically (check)
Obtain DNS server automatically (check)

Please some one help me I've tried a few system restores, turning the router off and back on, Restarting, Safe mode with networking, and frankly I'm stumped. Please help
March 20, 2013 1:36:04 PM

ronintexas said:
How far away from your router is the computer? Are there obstructions (walls, etc) or electrical wiring between the router and computer?

Did you put in the proper WPA/WPA2 password for the network?

Here is a basic setup guide: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/wirelessse...


Its in a separate Room, there is walls and a door, no wiring that I know of really, but it was working fine until today in the same spot it has been in for some time now. Yes I entered in the right code I'm sure of it. I think it may be some sort of Virus perhaps, but I'm not certain as I take good care of my pc and run multiple virus scans on it with different programs such as spybot search and destroy, malwarebytes, emsisoft antimalware, and c cleaner. Not to mention my emsisoft Online Armor fire wall, but alas malware has its way I suppose. Sorry for all the edits, I even uninstalled the driver and re installed it for the usb adapter.
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March 20, 2013 1:42:07 PM

Did the router move or PC move? Sometimes moving the router a few degrees in angle can cause intermittent connectivity.

Since it was previously installed, and working, I assume the hardware is working.

If moving the router at a slightly different angle doesn't fix it, remove the wireless USB adapter, then plug it back it. Windows 7 should recognize the device and try to connect.

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March 20, 2013 1:49:26 PM

ronintexas said:
Did the router move or PC move? Sometimes moving the router a few degrees in angle can cause intermittent connectivity.

Since it was previously installed, and working, I assume the hardware is working.

If moving the router at a slightly different angle doesn't fix it, remove the wireless USB adapter, then plug it back it. Windows 7 should recognize the device and try to connect.



I tried moving it as close as I could while leaving the door open took out the wireless usb adapter and then reinserted it, it simply gave the exact same response. It says connecting to CenturyLink then it says it is taking longer than expected to connect to the network and then just gives me limited access which won't let me browse.
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March 20, 2013 1:54:00 PM

Did you try changing the angle of the router in relation to your computer? Some routers have "dead spots" in their antennas and rotating the router 10-20 degrees may improve the connection. Imagine the router on a clock face with the length of the router going from 12 to 6. Change the orientation so that it points to 2 and 8.

You might also try the troubleshooting at http://qwest.centurylink.com/internethelp/wireless.html
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March 20, 2013 1:54:13 PM

Does it work if you wire it to one of the ports right on the router?
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a b $ Windows 7
March 20, 2013 2:03:24 PM

While connected to the router can you open a command prompt and enter the following:

ipconfig /all

Post back the resulting information.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 22, 2013 4:37:19 PM

You don't seem to be getting assigned an IP address from the router. The one you have of 169.254.*.* is a link-local address given by Windows.

- Search for Network and Sharing Centre in the start menu
- Select Change adaptor settings from the options to the left
- Right-click on your Wireless adaptor icon and select Properties
- In the next window there is a list of items in a box in the middle. Left click on Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) so it gets highlighted
- Just below this press the Properties button

You should now have a window like this:



Fill in with the same details but change the bottom two fields to this:
Preferred DNS Server 192.168.0.1
Secondary DNS Server 8.8.8.8

Click ok on all the open windows until you see all your network adaptors again. Right-click the wifi adaptor and click disable. Give it 10 seconds or so then do the same and click enable. Let me know what happens!
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a b $ Windows 7
May 28, 2013 4:04:10 AM

You should really create your own thread but from that screenshot it looks like you simply aren't connected to anything. No Ethernet cable is plugged in and you haven't connected to any wireless networks.
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