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"Local Only" After 8 hours of tech support, I try asking the pro's....

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June 9, 2012 9:48:02 PM

Hello Community

Before I start off describing my connectivity issues, I would like to say that I have A) been a long time fan of Tom's Hardware and the work that is done here and B) spent about 7 hours or so trying to solve the problem on my own before I resorting to posting in the forum.

My issue is the nefarious "Local Connectivity Only" error that is so common on my Window's Vista 64 bit operating system. Everything was working fine until I installed a new router after the old one failed. All of my other electronics (3 laptops, several smart phones) have connected without issue, but my gaming desktop has failed to connect.

To start out with I will say what I have tried to do to fix the problem. I have installed and uninstalled the hardware and software that came with my wireless card (D-Link 2320), and updated the drivers for said card. I have neglected to install D-Link's wireless manager, because I find no issue in using Window's and have had issues with D-Link's manager in the past, so I thought that could be a potential issue.

I have also released, renewed, and flushed via the command prompt half a dozen times, all to no avail. I will post my IPCONFIG results at the bottom of my post.

Additionally, I have also installed a Window's "Fix-it" that added and adjusted my registry.

Here is my IPCONFIG results:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Wraype-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link WDA-2320 Desktop Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-F0-D3-93-5F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::453b:e108:887f:5095%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.69(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, June 09, 2012 5:37:40 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, June 10, 2012 5:37:39 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251665648
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-D7-23-6B-00-04-4B-17-D3-9A

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-4B-17-D3-99
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-4B-17-D3-9A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::38c0:ba88:78b5:81fb%10(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.129.251(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251659339
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-D7-23-6B-00-04-4B-17-D3-9A

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{7796EAD7-179F-492E-8156-BE7692198
D7C}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


This happens with a wired as well as a wireless connection.

I cannot thank all of you enough for the work you have done in the past, and I hope you have some ideas for me to try to get this all sorted out.
June 10, 2012 1:01:33 AM

is the Proxy setting enabled under the Internet Options -> Connection Tab -> LAN Settings button
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June 10, 2012 2:48:26 AM

One thing I noticed is that the 2320 is a g only card, any chance your router requires you to allow g connections as well as N? Also, thank you for the details and would you mind telling me the model of the new router?
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June 10, 2012 9:16:47 AM


Reset TCP/IP by command - netsh int ip reset reset.log
Reset winsock by command - netsh winsock reset catalog

reboot router
reboot computer
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