Ok so I have come here because whenever I seem to have a problem with my computer, I normally end up in Toms Hardware forums with some awesome answers so I am hoping that someone can help me. I have scoured this site and many others for a fix to my problem, to no avail - hence the new post.
Windows 7 Ultimate (All new Updates)
Intel E6500 Dual Core
8GB PNY Ram
XfX 750i nForce motherboard
MSI Super G 802.11BG Wireless Pci 64 Bit Compatible
All drivers and updates are the most recent and this set-up has worked splendidly up to today.
Ok so here is the story. I have been using this Wifi card without any problems for months. Even when I made the jump to 64 bit a few weeks ago it still worked great with an automatic update through device manager. Yesterday I wake my computer from sleep and it connects to the network as usual, but with an exclamation mark telling me I have limited connectivity. This isn't too extraordinary so I run the normal troubleshooter - no help.
Things I have done:
Run ipconfig release/renew
Tried a different network in my area, same ISP
Gone to work with a different ISP, same issue
Uninstalled and reinstalled card.
Tried a different wifi card (same model, but one I know works from another computer)
Put "non-working" adapter in other computer - works fine.
Kicked my computer (joke.)
Restarted multiple times
Changed PCI Slots on the motherboard
Reset netsh stuff
Most of the time my computer is telling me the following things:
No Internet Access
I am connected
Packets uploading and downloading???
Here is a screen shot of my ipconfig /all
If you have ANY ideas I would love to hear them. Seeing as I just went through the hassle of reinstalling windows 64 bit I would prefer NOT to have to do it again...but will do that as a last resort.
Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this!
Actually your screenshot shows a perfectly configured PC and should be working. When you receive the message "limited connectivity", it usually means a DHCP request by your PC was unable to reach a DHCP server. Your PC must then assign itself an IP in the 169.254.x.x. range. That's a useless IP address for Internet access purposes, thus why it reports that message. But based purely on that snapshoot, your wireless adapter is functioning properly, at least it’s communicating w/ the router’s DHCP server and configuring itself properly (IP address = 192.168.0.105). That suggests the router may be the problem. Did you try connecting the PC directly to the modem?
Direct connection to the router was the first thing I was going to suggest. Everything does look kosher on the PC end.
When you say you reset the router, did you just unplug it, or did you do a hard reset? Most routers have either a little red button, or some sort of recessed button you can poke with a pen or pin. If you hold it down for a few seconds you will see your lights go all flashy and it hard resets itself.
Thanks for the input. I did both a hard and a soft reset on my router, but as I mentioned - I brought this computer into my office which is a different ISP entirely and had the same problems. This leads me to believe it is not a network problem (my other computer has none of these issues)!
I tried my network card in another computer and it worked fine so the card isn't the problem. I am so stumped!