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Network and sharing center shows not connected but it is able to access Internet

By shanks07
Dec 9, 2008
  1. Hi
    I have Dell Inspiron 1720 Notebook..
    OS : Vista Home Premium
    LAN : Broadcom 440x
    WLAN : Dell Wireless 1390 Network Adapter..
    Problem : Network and sharing center shows i am not connected to any network..But the network Icon in the right bottom in taskbar shows its connected to internet with the blue sheild on it.. when i move the cursor on to that icon or open the network and sharing center it shows you are not connected to any network at all..
    Even i am able to use start>Connect to and choose wireless network and connect to the network everything gets connected even i am able to browse and do all activities over internet without any problem..

    Here is what i have tried to fix the problem..
    Reinstalled the wireless card driver it didnt fix the problem..
    Even i tried Wired Internet though RJ45 even that also shows same not connected but able to browse...
    In services.msc checked all the Network Related services and started whatever i can still no good..

    What i think the problem is in registry for sure which is related GUI for Network and sharing center that monitors the Network adapters Activities ..Because if its with the service it should get connected to the internet..So also checked with creating a NEW USER ACCOUNT, even in that its the same...able to use internet but it shows i am not connected to any Network..
    Also tried Starting all the GUI related Svcs like Background intelligence, Cryptographic .. etc no use..

    Tried all Forums, Microsoft Support etc..
    I see same issue few people have.. but no one had a fix...
    Hope Some one Can help Me .. in fixing the problem..


    Hope My Description on the Problem and the steps that i tried are clear enough
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. jfsanchez2k

    jfsanchez2k TS Rookie

    Solved

    Same problem here.
    I restarted the folowing services:
    - Network Location Awareness
    - Network List Service

    Problem solved.
     
  4. mrmani

    mrmani TS Rookie

    Network shows as not connected

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Same problem here.
    I restarted the folowing services:
    - Network Location Awareness
    - Network List Service

    Problem solved.

    Please can you advise how to restart the above,
    I have the same problem on a dell 1520 running Vista home premium
    any assistance appreciated
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Because of the Dependency issue with Services, it is best to do this in Safe Mode: 'Dependency' means that a Service depends on other Services to run and other Services Depend on this Service to run. This is why it's best to do this in Safe Mode. Then when you reboot into Normal Mode, the necessary Services will Start.
    Boot into Safe Mode
    • Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard.
    • Select the Safe Mode option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
    Start> Run> type in services.msc> double click on Network Location Awareness> set Startup type to Automatic.
    Do same for Network List Service.
    Apply> OK Close> Reboot.

    Please understand that while you may have the same 'problem' you may not have the same cause. So I am just addressing your question as to how to start these Services.

    NOTE: NLA has the following Dependencies:
    What service Network Location Awareness needs to function properly:
    * Network Store Interface Service
    o NSI proxy Service
    * Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    o DCOM Server Process Launcher
    * TCP/IP Protocol Driver

    What other service require Network Location Awareness to function properly:
    * Network List Service
    o SL UI Notification Service

    NOTE: NLS has the following Dependencies:
    * Network Location Awareness
    o Network Store Interface Service
    + NSI proxy Service
    o Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    + DCOM Server Process Launcher
    * Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    o DCOM Server Process Launcher (HB, HP, B, U)

    What other service require Network List Service to function properly:
    * SL UI Notification Service

    Source: Black Viper: http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm
     
  6. CAMusing

    CAMusing TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Right click the Taskbar, select Task Manager, click on Services tab.

    Network Locator Awareness and Network List Services should be running.
     
  7. mrmani

    mrmani TS Rookie

    Right click the Taskbar, select Task Manager, click on Services tab.

    Network Locator Awareness and Network List Services should be running.

    These are both running and I still have the same problem, any other ideas please ?
     
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