Yesterday, I decided to relocate my PC from one room to the other. Not a big deal I would assume. However, I was unable to connect to the internet with Firefox at the new location. I checked my signal strength to my router and it seemed fine. So I opened Task Manager and checked the WiFi performance chart, what I saw were very brief moments of connectivity, meaning I could connect to the internet for about 10 seconds, then it would stop, but the signal to the router would still appear strong. This would repeat constantly about once every minute or so. I've been trying to fix this for the past day and I could not find an answer anywhere. I've tried to restart everything, I've tried to reset some network settings, and I've tried messing with the local/ static IP address. I doubt it's a problem with the IP address though. On an additional note, whenever I run the Windows Network Troubleshooter, it tells me to restart my router (Which obviously didn't work).
I have a DELL Studio 1558 that I upgraded to Windows 8 64 bit. The Broadcom Driver that Windows 8 puts in place of the DW1520 Wireless N reduces downloading speeds considerably so at the behest of many a post here I installed the Win 7 Driver back. Problem is I have many devices on my network that I routinely access and sometimes the NetBIOS name fails and I have to refresh my WNIC by making a change then I can access the Network Device without it saying to me that 'the network location is invalid'. Otherwise I have to use the LAN IP of the network device. I can only assume that its a DW1520 problem with Windows 8 and Dell is not forthcoming with a new driver.
The toggle I keep having to use is going into the adapter properties of the TCP/IPv4 Advanced Properties WINS configuration and going from Default to Enable and it works for a while but then loses it again. The Windows 7 devices on my network do not have this problem. It only seems to happen when connecting to PC's running Windows 7 and not NAS devices.
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130108-1504) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: Studio 1558 BIOS: Ver 1.00 BIOS A12 PARTTBLr Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.1GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM Available OS Memory: 3892MB RAM Page File: 2564MB used, 5295MB available
I have a lenovo G505 laptop - it will no longer connect to my BT home hub despite it showing as being available. I suspect it might be to do with the fact that it is has a passkey - I entered it yesterday when prompted and it connected fine, but now I'm not being given the option of entering the key.
I've also tried connected using the BT wifi (as opposed to homehub) but once again it will not connect me. I've been through all the troubleshooting options, and searched under every term I can think of, but nothing is working.
I'm using Windows 8.1 Professional. After the update to 8.1, I can't connect to my network printer which is connected to a Windows XP Home machine. Everything was working before the upgrade. I can currently see, connect, access and modify files on all the computers. I keep getting a message that I don't have permission to access the printer and I can't access the permissions on the Windows XP computer. I'm also using a Windows 7 computer which has no problem accessing the printer.
My main PC, 2 laptops, an iPhone and an iPad all connect to my home wifi network. All worked perfectly until 3 days ago.
The 2 laptops and my PC all run Windows 8.1 (all updated). 3 days ago my Toshiba Qosmio stopped being able to connect to my home network. All other devices still connect perfectly.
The Qosmio doesn't detect my wifi network. I immediately went to the network adapter's (Qualcomm Atheros) website and downloaded the latest driver. Installed it and for a brief (very brief) time it could once again detect and connect to the network. Last 3 days unable to either detect or connect.
It detects other networks fine, and has no problems connecting to any other network - except mine (doesn't even detect mine anymore). It connects to the iPhone (when used as a hotspot) without any issues.
I've uninstalled and re-installed the new driver, re-booted the wireless router (several times), re-set the router to factory settings, used Windows trouble shooter, checked & deleted the netsh profiles. Re-booted the laptop a dozen + times, disabled (& uninstalled software) for the laptop's Bluetooth.
It simply stopped working.
I've tried everything I can find on the web - without any success at all. I've had the laptop sitting only a few cm from the router.
My wife's ASUS Win 8 laptop on a local network some how got connected to "Hidden Network" instead of the Normal ZFHL2. She was unable to shutdown last night. Finally she pulled the battery to power down. This morning after re-installing the battery, boot was normal and the connection was ZFHL2. We removed the "Connect Automatically" check from hidden network but it comes right back. We would like to remove hidden network to prevent this from re-occurring, we have not found a way to do that.
I recently installed a fresh version of Windows 8. Everything went smooth until I tried connecting to a wireless network.It finds the wireless network, after typing in the password (btw its a WPA2-Personal), I instantly get Can't connect to this network.I tried it on another wifi network and it gives me the same problem.Another thing I noticed is that when I right click on the Wifi network I get no options.And when I do it on a wired network I only get the turn on/off sharing option.By the way when connected directly to the router connection is perfect.
I hadn't been on my desktop for a few days and when I went back to it, it couldn't connect network on IE, but then went to the start menu IE and it worked. I reset the IE options and now the desktop IE works but won't download the google search again,(had it installed on this pc before this incident) and lost all printers that were installed and cannot reinstall because spooler service is not running, I tried starting it and it says not enough resources available.
HP desktop Pentium D 4gb ram nvidia 6300 windows 8.1 32 bit,
i had a problems with my laptop, when i chosen " obtain IP and DNS address automaticly " i can't connect to network cause problem " DNS server isn't responding " and " DHCP is not enable for ethernet ".
Have been trying to connect to a Sony FSV-E1 NAS box from Windows 8 but for some reason I cannot get it to except my username and password. The system works when using Windows XP using the same username and password so I know the system is working.
I can get access to the control panel on the Sony and enter the Administrator username and password which then allows me to use the control panel and change or setup new users and folders.
I think it may be something to do with the way Windows 8 transmits the username and password.
I have an Asus Aspire laptop with windows 8 on it. Recently my laptop has refused to load we pages. It says it is connected to the wifi and it will load the opening page for Google Chrome. If I try to go any further than that, it says the web page is unavailable.
I just purchased a new laptop with windows 8.1. I previously had two laptops and a desktop all running windows 7 and all connected to my network wirelessly. I had a homegroup set up on the desktop that works fine for all windows 7 machines, but I cannot get the new 8.1 machine to connect to it. The new machine sees that the homegroup is there but after I put in the password it says it no longer can find the homegroup.
I tried to run the homegroup troubleshooter and got a vague response about network problems, but no problems were detected by the network troubleshooter. I've also tried creating a local user instead of logging in with a Microsoft account but got the same message when I tried to connect.
From yesterday I am having my trouble connecting to internet my laptop shows that it's connected to wifi but when I load any pages it gives dns error I contacted my ISP and they gave me all the settings but still no luck but when I ran Linux through DVD internet worked so my windows is having problems not the router I have Wi-Fi connection. Sometimes it's shows connected and sometimes limited but whatever it shows cant load any web pages except "192.168.1.1" but I can load any pages on my Android. I have attached my system log of my laptop. Link to log - dropcanvas - instant drag and drop sharing - canvas view
System restore - failed System refresh - missing files Uninstalled recently installed programs Reset all network configuration using cmd
I have a brand new Lenovo Ideapad Z585. It has a Broadcom Wireless adapter that will not connect to my home wireless network. I have tried everything I can think of to get it to connect to my Netgear router.
When I run Windows diagnostic tools it tells me that there is a problem with the wireless access point, there isn't I am using another laptop with no issues.
I have done a rescue install and gone through the same problems. This time the diagnostic report tells me I have not chosen a network to connect to despite entering the usual SSID, security type and password details in the network centre.
Networks are detected OK, I click on my network, am asked for the password and weither I wanted to share on the network, click ok and after a couple of seconds I am advised 'could not connect to network'
I have spent about 6 hours today trying to resolve this. The ethernet works fine.
I am completely ignorant of WIndows 8, this being my first computer to use it.
I have a new desktop with Windows 8 that replaces a Windows XP system. I plugged in the existing Ethernet cable to my router, but I cannot contact my (ancient) Windows 95 system in my local network. My XP system did so just fine. What can I do to get my new system to talk to the old 95 system?
I moved to windows 8 recently and i am not able to connect to my vpn,I checked with support team and they told to change registry name for vpn and In websites also it was like that I did everything like that but still same issue....
I have a Hotspot that I use on my tablet or iPad when on the road. Curious if I can connect to my desktop pc when I have and outage on my cable internet. I would assume a wireless dongle would be needed and disconnect the pc from the local router. Does that sound workable?
This is a problem that has persisted under fresh installs of Windows 7 and Windows 8. My laptop (Samsung Series 9) won't connect to any network that is operating on the 2.4GHz band. It shows up as a normal network, but trying to connect always ends with the error message: "Can't connect to this network."
The WiFi card is an Intel Centrino 6300. Before someone tells me to go connect to a different network,
i really suffer when i use my laptop to connect to the internet via wifi
1. can't connect to this network : this message appears every time i try to connect to the internet even at home where the distance between the laptop and the router is less than one meter aand no one is using the internet
2.even if i managed to connect to the network i can't connect to the internet for a while -varies from 5 to 10 minutes-
3. sometimes the network auto disconnects with no error message
4.there is a small '!' above every available network and i remember it disappeared for a while and the networking was perfect
When I tried to add the printer the dialogue shows the printer I want to connect to. Then says that I need to download the HP drivers to my computer. When I say yes a message comes up that says I can't connect to the printer with an error code of 0x000003e3.
So I bought this wireless game controller for my pc. I plugged it in at home and set to trying to getting it connected. It didn't seem to be connecting to any bluetooth network, so I looked for bluetooth in control panel and it didn't exist. I found out how to turn on bluetooth, but it seems in my 'Change PC Settings' menu there is no Wireless option. I went to the windows 8 metro thing and searched for 'wireless' and again nothing comes up at all. I checked my network and sharing center and then to change adapter settings and Ive got my Qualcomm Atheros AR922x Wireless Network adapter there and the device is working fine, just not connected to anything. Does that even work for bluetooth and connecting wireless peripherals?
I had a Windows 7 environment and just recently purchased a Windows 8 laptop.. .well win 8.1 Pro to be exact. On all of my windows 7 machines I can ping 192.168.1.199 and get solid response and go to that address in the browser and no issue. On the new Window 8.1 laptop I ping that address and sometimes get 1 timeout with 3 responses... other times it just times out and sometimes I get all 4 replies... The print server has a web interface but I am unable to connect to it at all - is there something I need to set in Win 8?
C:UsersRon>ping 192.168.1.199Pinging 192.168.1.199 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64 Ping statistics for 192.168.1.199: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 4ms, Average = 2ms
Then I get
C:UsersRon>ping 192.168.1.199 Pinging 192.168.1.199 with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=64 Ping statistics for 192.168.1.199: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 6ms, Maximum = 6ms, Average = 6ms
If I connect to my VPN on my laptop as a remote dial in user from a remote location it works fine. I can access my IP camera and Dreambox satellite receiver by just typing in their fixed local IP addresses in my browser.
I can ping my desktop PC, BUT, I cannot access my LAN. Normally at home my laptop and PC connect on the Windows network automatically. I need to be able to access the PC on the VPN when away from home in the same way.
I have a fixed IP address with my ISP. Other fixed IPs are: Router IP 192.168.75.1 LAPTOP 192.168.75.13 PC 192.168.75.19
I have tried the Windows and Draytek VPN clients with the same results. I have ZoneAlarm firewall but the problem is the same if I disable it. Antivurus is AVG Free on laptop and Avast Free on desktop.
Just setup a N router, works OK with Laptop with Win 8, but unable to connect with Win 8 Desktop. Have entered router keys OK but nothing pops up to click to connect. Been into (Settings) then (Change PC Settings), but no Wireless tab in setting. Type in wireless, PC checks (No wireless). I have Win 8 Disk, can I load wireless driver from Disk if yes how.