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Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
04-11-08, 12:53 PM
What do they mean "it is fine". Do you receive a signal? If yes, post back
with the result of ipconfig /all.

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Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"Curt in Budapest" <CurtinBudapest@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:D03FBFED-325B-4AF3-8BDC-93EBA92F6FF0@microsoft.com...
> Dell Ispiron 1420 - almost brand new. Vista Home. A collegue from another
> office brings it to me.
> It cannot see my wireless network! (It can't see it in her office either)
>
> (I verify that it is on, check all the settings - It can't see a thing.)
> Cable network connection works perfectly.
> I bring it to my computer dealer - same thing. He thinks setting are fine.
> I do Dell connect over the internet - Yes Dell says, it is fine.
>
> Obviously a hardware problem - right? . . . Sigh.
> My desktop computer (asus m2n32-sli deluxe) also has wireless. (Vista
> Prof.)
> It worked perfectly. Well, until I had to re-install it.
> Now it doesn't matter how many times I load the driver - it cannot see the
> wireless network.
>
> Two computers - exact same symptoms. And a hardware problem is very
> doubtfull.
> (Last fall I also had wireless issues on two computers- no ip address that
> time)
>
> My bets are on Vista or Vista Update. Or some needle in a haystack
> setting.
>
> Help me Vista people - you are my only hope.

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04-14-08, 04:39 AM
THANKS!!!!
1. Other computers are connected to the wireless. This one too (well, a
month ago before I reinstalled Vista)
2. IPConfig says it is disconnected. Well it is no surprise since it "can't
find" a network to connect to. Last September it would connect but leave me
with an 0.0.0.0 ip so your question is solid. (See below)
3. Do I receive a signal? Signal is all around. Vista's response says it
can't find a network - so it is either telling me (and thinking) that it
can't find a signal or a network or both. Perhaps if I installed a third
party software or some diagnostic program i could tell more. I'm open to
experimenting if you have more ideas on what kind.

I appreciate your help greatly!

I disabled my lan to get this ipconfig:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : EEHQ-VFenz
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : EEAOA.NET
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : EEAOA.NET

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area
Network) #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-E7-50-02-72
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g
54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-01-CB-50
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-31-C4-54-7D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

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* 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
isatap.{314A05D3-C059-4899-9360-F86C677511C2}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
isatap.{1ACAC6A4-3029-4C0D-829E-8B0A363D822B}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> What do they mean "it is fine". Do you receive a signal? If yes, post back
> with the result of ipconfig /all.
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "Curt in Budapest" <CurtinBudapest@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:D03FBFED-325B-4AF3-8BDC-93EBA92F6FF0@microsoft.com...
> > Dell Ispiron 1420 - almost brand new. Vista Home. A collegue from another
> > office brings it to me.
> > It cannot see my wireless network! (It can't see it in her office either)
> >
> > (I verify that it is on, check all the settings - It can't see a thing.)
> > Cable network connection works perfectly.
> > I bring it to my computer dealer - same thing. He thinks setting are fine.
> > I do Dell connect over the internet - Yes Dell says, it is fine.
> >
> > Obviously a hardware problem - right? . . . Sigh.
> > My desktop computer (asus m2n32-sli deluxe) also has wireless. (Vista
> > Prof.)
> > It worked perfectly. Well, until I had to re-install it.
> > Now it doesn't matter how many times I load the driver - it cannot see the
> > wireless network.
> >
> > Two computers - exact same symptoms. And a hardware problem is very
> > doubtfull.
> > (Last fall I also had wireless issues on two computers- no ip address that
> > time)
> >
> > My bets are on Vista or Vista Update. Or some needle in a haystack
> > setting.
> >
> > Help me Vista people - you are my only hope.
>
>