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Unable to connect to network with new PCI wireless adapter.

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April 13, 2013 10:22:50 AM

Just moved into a mother-in-law suite apartment, so I installed a PCI wireless adapter to replace my low-gain usb dongle. It's detecting a stronger signal strength, but I'm unable to connect. There's no security enabled. Appears to be failing at association? Not sure what to do.

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 1676.10.1007.2009
Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\Windows\INF\oem55.inf
Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 24, 2009 3:21:34 AM
Section Name . . . . . . . . . : RTL819xp.ndi
Hardware ID . . . . . . . . . . : pci\ven_10ec&dev_8190&subsys_819010ec
Instance Status Flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
Device Manager Status Code . . : 0
IfType . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71
Physical Media Type . . . . . . : 9



Diagnostics Information (Wireless Connectivity)
Details about wireless connectivity diagnosis:

Information for connection being diagnosed
Interface GUID: 6dd2aa68-5671-4ab6-951b-f5ba4d24d856
Interface name: Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC
Interface type: Native WiFi
Profile: Discovery connection
SSID: Dallas30_EXT
SSID length: 12
Connection mode: Infra
Security: No
Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No

Connection incident diagnosed
Auto Configuration ID: 1
Connection ID: 1

Connection status summary
Connection started at: 2013-04-13 12:09:29-814
Profile match: Success
Pre-Association: Success
Association: Fail
Security and Authentication: Not started

List of visible access point(s): 0 item(s) total, 0 item(s) displayed

Connection History

Information for Auto Configuration ID 2

List of visible networks: 0 item(s) total, 0 item(s) displayed

List of preferred networks: 0 item(s)

Information for Auto Configuration ID 1

List of visible networks: 0 item(s) total, 0 item(s) displayed

List of preferred networks: 0 item(s)

Information for Connection ID 1
Connection started at: 2013-04-13 12:09:29-814
Auto Configuration ID: 1
Profile: Discovery connection
SSID: Dallas30_EXT
SSID length: 12
Connection mode: Infra
Security: No
Pre-Association and Association
Connectivity settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Security settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Profile matches network requirements: Success
Pre-association status: Success
Association status: Fail 0x00038002
Association reason code: 0x00000001




Diagnostics Information (Wireless Network Adapter)
Details about wireless network adapter diagnosis:

For complete information about this session see the wireless connectivity information event.

Helper Class: Native WiFi MSM
Initialize status: Success

Information for connection being diagnosed
Interface GUID: 6dd2aa68-5671-4ab6-951b-f5ba4d24d856
Interface name: Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC
Interface type: Native WiFi
Profile: Discovery connection
SSID: (Unnamed Network)
SSID length: 0
Connection mode: <unknown>
Security: No
Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No

Result of diagnosis: No problem found


April 13, 2013 10:48:57 AM

Have you tried rebooting her router?
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April 13, 2013 11:07:11 AM

rolli59 said:
Have you tried rebooting her router?


Yes, reset and power-cycled modem, router, and extender.
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April 13, 2013 11:09:54 AM

So if drivers are properly installed and your settings configured to automatically obtain IP address (not specific) then you might have a bad card.
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April 13, 2013 11:12:49 AM

rolli59 said:
So if drivers are properly installed and your settings configured to automatically obtain IP address (not specific) then you might have a bad card.


Is there any way to confirm that without a second access point?
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April 13, 2013 11:16:13 AM

Check your properties for protocol TCP/IP for your wireless connection.
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April 13, 2013 11:20:57 AM

check the router wireless settings if you card mac is in the permit one to acces the network .
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April 13, 2013 11:27:53 AM

rolli59 said:
Check your properties for protocol TCP/IP for your wireless connection.


I meant more along the lines of confirming if the card was bad. It is currently set to obtain the IP address automatically, yes.
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April 13, 2013 11:32:00 AM

did you try the dongle on that network to see if it work ?
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April 13, 2013 11:49:06 AM

Apart from checking it in a different computer we can not confirm if bad.
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April 13, 2013 12:09:16 PM

scout_03 said:
check the router wireless settings if you card mac is in the permit one to acces the network .


scout_03 said:
did you try the dongle on that network to see if it work ?


Yes, the dongle works fine without any adjustments, it just has less signal strength.
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April 13, 2013 6:49:47 PM

then you got the answer return the pci Wireless card for defect .
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April 13, 2013 6:57:41 PM

Agreed.
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