AH036H

I am running a hp pavilion g6 laptop dual boot with windows 7 ultimate with service pack 1, & linux mint 12. I have a alfa awus036h wifi dongle that I am having some difficulties operating in the windows enviroment. The card looks like it is installed properly. Drivers are recognized in device manager, able to scan and connect to networks (intermittently).

The card seems to have a hard time resolving the DNS address. When I connect to the network it doesn't seem to be able to resolve the gateway address or when it does, I don't seem to be able to navigate any websites. I click on the windows troubleshooting option and it kicks me back some crap about how the ip addresses are not right. Here is an ipconfig I ran when I was connected and everything looked like it was set right to work.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\na>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : connectify
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d90:6600:f549:7868%13
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.51
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.1

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{F68223AA-0A28-4064-A4CB-69C5C238B054}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:4c8:19ba:3f57:1acc
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4c8:19ba:3f57:1acc%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter isatap.connectify:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

C:\Users\na>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nondescript
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : connectify

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : connectify
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps
USB 2.0 Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-CA-54-90-8C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d90:6600:f549:7868%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.51(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 19, 2012 1:01:23 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 23, 2012 5:01:23 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 335593674
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-D0-F4-3F-00-C0-CA-54-90-8C

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 78-E3-B5-5E-AC-EC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{F68223AA-0A28-4064-A4CB-69C5C238B054}:

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 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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:4c8:19ba:3f57:1acc(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4c8:19ba:3f57:1acc%11(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.connectify:

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

C:\Users\na>

any thoughts/ideas would be welcome.
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  1. I disabled ipv6 on this connection. Here is some more cmd output. As far as I can tell I have a stable connection to the Access point and supposedly to the internet via that access point. But as the results from the ping command will show, thats just not the case.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\na>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nondescript
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : connectify

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : connectify
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps
    USB 2.0 Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-CA-54-90-8C
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.51(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 19, 2012 2:41:35 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:43:53 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : connectify
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 78-E3-B5-5E-AC-EC
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    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

    Tunnel adapter isatap.connectify:

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

    C:\Users\na>

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\na>ping www.google.com
    Ping request could not find host www.google.com. Please check the name and try a
    gain.

    C:\Users\na>ping www.blizzard.com
    Ping request could not find host www.blizzard.com. Please check the name and try
    again.

    C:\Users\na>


    I'm not sure what to make of this last part here.
    troubleshooter:
    Windows can't connect to the hidden network "connectify-shitpoop"
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