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Can't get wireless router/computer to function together

  1. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    the path is
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters​
    and you should have these subkeys
    • BcastNameQueryCount
    • BcastQueryTimeout
    • CacheTimeout
    • DhcpNodeType
    • EnableLMHOSTS
    • NameServerPort
    • NameSrvQueryTimeout
    • NbProvider
    • NodeType is a DWORD value 8
    • SessionKeepAlive
    • TransportBindName
     
  2. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    ok and this is the path I see on my laptop:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\netbt(see note)\Parameters
    from here i double clicked on Parameters and i see the following:

    (Default)
    BcastNameQueryCount
    BcastQueryTImeout
    CacheTimeout
    DhcpNodeType
    EnabledLMHOSTS
    NameServerPort
    NameSrvQueryCount
    NameSrvQueryTimeout
    NbProvider
    SessionKeepAlive
    Size/Small/Medium/Large
    TransportBindName
    UseNewSmb

    Note:when looking under services this is the only netbt i see.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    ok - - I failed to report small/... et all but let's continue
    on the right panel, right-click->new->Dword
    name it NodeType
    then dbl click on it
    set decimal type
    insert 8
    save
    quit
    reboot
     
  4. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    ok everything done and rebooted.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    per your PM, (just to make sure) the laptop now has Internet access? . . .
     
  6. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    no, the laptop is still teling me there is an IP adress conflict
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    ok - - the restore point is imperfect, but it's a reference point at least. the idea was to
    get a restore point that represents a good wired tcp configuration - - we'll just do it again when we get there.

    Ok, need two pieces of information from each system a) the IP address & b) the gateway address using:
    1. on the desktop run IPCONFIG and report
    2. on the laptop do the same
     
  8. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    ok
    Desktop:
    IPv4 Adress: 192.168.1.64
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254

    Laptop:
    "Windows Ip configuration
    Wirless LAN adapter Wireless Network Conection:
    Media State: Media Disconnected
    connection-specficif DNS suffix:

    Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection:
    Conection-specfic DNS Suffix:
    Defualt Gateway: (AA)

    (AA)*didnt you say this means its getting nothing from the router?
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    certainly suspect...
    let's verify that adapter is set for DHCP
    View network connections

    right-click->Properties
    scroll down to TCP/IP
    select it
    click the Properties button
    both (*) for Obtain ... and verify Use ... is empty ()
    click Alternate Config tab
    (*) Automatic and clear User config ()
    click ok
    click ok​
    now get a command prompt and enter
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew​
    and then look again at ipconfig /all
     
  10. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    ok all settings on tcp/ip are set for automatic
    and the laptop is connecting and disconnecting from the network going from "limited" to "not connected" every 5 seconds or so (yes i counted)

    ipconfg/ release: no operation can be performed on wireless network connection while it has its medai disconnected. An error occured while releastin interface local area connection: an adress has no yet been associated with the network endpoint.
    an error occured while releasing interface loopback psuedo-interface 1: the system cannot find the file specified.

    Ipconfig /renew: exact same thing

    update: it seems now that my laptop is maintaining a "connection" (local only of course) but its not dropping it like it was before and then picking it back up back toback.
    i have retried both ipconfig /release and /renew and :
    same thing

    update again: nevermind i no sooner than hit enter to submit this than it started droping it and picking it bakc up again.

    now it is maintaining a network "unidentified, local only" (wired)
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    ok, hope you have a usb thumb drive and a usb connection on the laptop - -

    time to load a new driver for the laptop device - - let me go find where is ---
    you will download it onto the desktop, copy to the USB device, move the USB to the laptop, and install the new driver - - standby....
     
     
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    forgot to ask; Which make/model laptop are you using AND which version of Vista?
     
  13. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    im on the ACER Aspire 3553 running Vista Basic 32-bit version
    the only flash drives in our house are currently around my brothers neck at school i wont be able to get one untill 4pmEST. Thank you for all your help so far :)
     
  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    the driver is located here

    Devices this driver supports:

    Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Realtek RTL8168/8111 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)​
    Operating Systems: Win Vista

    call him and perhaps he can DL it while at school (could also be a pain as mounting a USB device at schools could be restricted ... call and see what happens)

    MEAN WHILE; we might try to the the WiFi configured
    USING the desktop system
    access the router; login
    setup->Administration
    Wireless Access Web (*) DISABLE
    Remote Mgmt (*) DISABLE
    UPnP (*) DISABLE ​
    setup->Wireless Basic =>(*) Manual
    --- I can't get screen shots for everything we need, so I'll outline what you need to do and
    you need to search and peck about to find where to make the changes --

    the Setup->Status will show what IS set, find'm and make these changes:
    Mode: G-Only (not mixed)
    SSID: change from Linksys to anything else, even a firstname+2 digits
    Channel: 6 is ok
    Encryption: leave none for now, but we need to change that as soon as we get a wifi connection to your SSID to work

    When you save the settings, the router may disconnect. Don't panic

    Manage Issue for WiFi: when a system has both wired & WiFi capability, it can easily get confused when BOTH are running at the same time.
    The way to simplify life is to enable one or the other but not both
    My Toshiba has a software widget that makes this trivial, but you can alway
    use the Device Mgr to flip these
    right-click the MyComputer->Manage
    click on Device Manager
    open [+] Network Adapters
    disable one, enable the other​
    Typically, we use the Wireless Network Wizard to make the connection.
    look for the SSID you created an allow that to connect - -
    you should see an icon in the system tray and hovering the mouse over it, it will
    show the connection and the bandwidth speed.

    Keep me posted . . .
     
  15. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34


    ok im going for the driver now, i just steped away (before you responded with the wifi info)back now and while the driver dl's should i try and configure the wifi?

    Having some issues with the driver dl... it keeps taking me to a driveragent website and i dont see a way around it to the driver i need?
     
  16. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    ok, changed all of the settings you told me to in the wifi set up.
    Disabled Ethernet Connection on the laptop, and enabled WIFI
    Tried to connect and all im getting is the "local only" "ip adress conflict"
    do i need to switch it back to ethernet?
     
  17. fancywallflower

    fancywallflower TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    ok

    Times up she wont let me keep trying. shes calling AT&t in the morning. Sorry for the wasted effort :(

    *leaves incredibly frustrated and angry*

    Im leaving for NorthCarolina in a day.

    I feel like i/we were so close to getting this but her patience has run out. so i hope to see ya around in the forums (i do want ot learn this stuff)
     
  18. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    So sorry. btw: The router is just fine as shown by the ability of the desktop to connect and give Internet access.

    The issue is the laptop itself.
     


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