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Windows 7, Linksys, Default Gateway woes...

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November 21, 2013 5:21:29 PM

Hello everyone!

I recently (beginning of october) stared having this problem with my home Linksys WRTG56s router. My laptop will randomly lose internet connection. It says its "identifying" but never gets passed that part. My laptop has no problem connecting anywhere else, and all my other devices/roomates computer connect to the router.

I've updated the drivers, flushed the dns, released the ips, reset the ipv4, ipv6, winsock, etc. Usually when I do one of these I'll be able to connect for a while, sometimes a few days, but then it goes right back to no connection.

Common denominator: Whenever I'm having issues and I check ipconfig all of the categories have an ip except for "Default Gateway:", which is always black when I'm having connection issues.

Anybody up for the challenge?
November 22, 2013 7:45:36 AM

First I would delete all of your networks for wireless by opening network control panel, manage wireless networks, then restart and reaquire your connection, reenter the passkey and check to connect automatically.

Then, if that fails to fix it, I would change the MAC address of your wireless adapter using THIS free program, which will save your old address.
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December 18, 2013 4:10:26 PM

RealBeast said:
First I would delete all of your networks for wireless by opening network control panel, manage wireless networks, then restart and reaquire your connection, reenter the passkey and check to connect automatically.

Then, if that fails to fix it, I would change the MAC address of your wireless adapter using THIS free program, which will save your old address.


No dice. I used the program to randomly generate a new MAC address and nothing changed. Right now I'm tethered to my cell phone, which works fine. My laptop has no problems connecting anywhere else. My phone, 3DS, roomates laptop, etc. Are all connected just fine.

I'm not sure if this tidbit of information helps at all, but the Wii and the PS3 have troubles connecting, too.

Also, its a shared router so there are a lot of devices connected. Could it be that my laptop just happens to be very low priority?
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December 18, 2013 4:14:42 PM

I suspect that your router has issues, perhaps its time to buy something a little more up to date. :) 
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December 18, 2013 4:16:53 PM

RealBeast said:
I suspect that your router has issues, perhaps its time to buy something a little more up to date. :) 


I doubt it. Its working fine for all the other devices.
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December 18, 2013 4:23:25 PM

floydwick said:
RealBeast said:
I suspect that your router has issues, perhaps its time to buy something a little more up to date. :) 


I doubt it. Its working fine for all the other devices.

Yet your laptop, Wii, and PS3 also have problems? Please tell me that you are not trying to connect all this wirelessly to an old G router.
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