Network / Sharing :: Network Not Always Connecting On Start Up
Jun 16, 2013
Sometimes when I boot up my computer the wired network doesn't connect. I cannot connect to it unless I reboot my computer. Then iti works fine. The connection seems random and sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. If it does connect there is never a crash or error of it not working.
I have the asus P8Z77-V PRO
I disabled my wireless adapter to try but still same issues.
This is a boot up timing issue, registry fix for network comming up. I am on a wired LAN which works ok. However, recently when booting I am getting the message cannot connect to network drives - these are mapped drives to NAS boxes.
However, when I access the drives the 'red X's' change to the network symbol and access is working. Its seems the computer wants to connect before the network is up. It is not a credential issue, but boot order. Is there anyway to make the network come up before the computer wants to map to it. Not a problem but a nag.
Wifi worked, walked away for 10 minutes, then found that it didn't. I would normally just reset the router, but I live in an apartment building and the router is in my landlords office.
When I did ipconfig /all, my ip started with 169, which I know isn't normal. But when I try to do a /release and /renew, I get the error "No operation can be performed on local area connection *14 while it has it's media disconnected." I am unable to attempt a wired connection, as the router is not accessible to me.
.I'm not sure if this is a router issue, or an issue with my laptop (less than a year old.) I am a grad student and I currently have to do most of my work via my iphone, which is getting very inconvenient.
I have two desktop PCs connected to my router, one named Mirabel running Win7 Pro, and one named Bessie running Win Server 2008 R2 (both 64-bit). These can see each other quite happily.
I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit on my Dell Vostro 3750 lap top, which I named Rosie, but am having problems connecting to the other machines.
When I go to the Network node in Windows Explorer on Rosie, I can't see either of the other two machines, but if I type Bessie in the address bar, it shows me the two drives that are shared. However, if I try and explore either of these, I get the following error...
The laptop is part of a workgroup, imaginatively named "Workgroup" as are the other two machines...
I changed the properties of the TCP/IP v4 to match the ones on the other two machines (with a different IP address of course) but this didn't work.
The odd thing is that I can browse the shared drives on Mirabel without any problem. In case it's relevant, both desktop machines can browse Rosie without problems. Windows 8 has changed so much from Win7, and it's wasting a lot of time trying to get it set up.
My friend got a new computer and is trying, unsuccessfully, to connect to a network printer that he says he has used in the past, in his one man office. He gets his internet access through a wireless router. But the printer is connected via Ethernet cable to a second router that does not have internet access, but does have two printers connected to it.
So his new computer is connected to two different networks, the wireless network, and the wired network. I'm not familiar with having your computer connected to two networks simultaneously.
So my question is, is there any problem doing it like this, and should the network printers show up when the computer does a search in Add Printer? Because it does not find anything right now, not sure if we need to be looking at the printers, the router, or the computer.
He is not able to connect the printers to the wireless router, they are in different rooms. And there are no other computers connected to either network right now.
I brought my laptop to work and wanted to connect to my work's network so I could access our shared networks. In the past I was able to log into my work's domain, nahrc, with my user name and password via the ctrl+alt+dlt method fromt he log on screen. I can plug in the ethernet cable into my laptop, and the nahrc network appears in the wired connections area, but I can't seem to connect/access our shared drives. Is it possible to log into my laptop like you could in windows 7 and access my account, or is this just not possible anymore.
I have a Netgear WN111 wireless adapter on my PC. Since installing Windows 8.1 it doesn't connect automatically to the router. The PC says there are no connections available, so I can't even click on the router to try to connect. If I pull the adapter out and push it back into the USB port it connects automatically. Also, when I switch the PC off, the LED on the adapter continues to flash, so I have to pull it out and plug it in again to stop that. I've tried troubleshooting, compatibility check, reinstalling the driver and uninstalling the driver and getting Windows to install one itself.
For some reason I can connect fine when I plug in my wireless receiver port into it, But 30 seconds after I plug it in, the bars disappear And a red X appears over it, if you click on it it'll say no networks found.... The only way to fix it is to plug it in and after 30 seconds it happens again...I'm only getting this on my computer, And it's gotten really bad recently, I've tried replacing the reciever, But that fixed it for maybe an hour....
I have a neighbor who has an OPEN network called @HOMED689 . For some reason my Windows 8 machines keep trying to connect to this SSID automatically.
I've never tried to connect to it. Once it's connected however, with limited connectivity, I don't have the ability to right click on it and say "Forget this network" or do anything to it such as when I connect to another wireless it says:
Show Estimated Data Usage Set as Metered Connect Forget this Network View Connection Properties
I bought Windows 8 when it was released, like most people I liked the performance upgrades and other stuff, but that was about it. Months later I installed Windows 7 again, but it just felt old and there were a few things I missed about Windows 8, anyway yesterday I decided to install Windows 8 again (8.1) but I'm having a problem since I did.
Whenever I connected an external hard drive via USB3.0, Wi-Fi would disconnect. I searched this over to see if other people were having the same issue, there were some guys but they were using a USB based Wi-Fi adapter, I'm using the one in the laptop.
DETAILS Asus U47A Wi-Fi adapter: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 External Hard Drive: Seagate Expansion Portable Drive (500GB, USB3.0) OS: Windows 8.1 Pro, All updates (Problem happens with or without updates, with original (Asus) or Windows supplied drivers)
I was loosing the Wi-Fi connection and I didn't know why, it was very intermitent, it would work for 10 minutes and then not, I then downloaded new drivers, directly from Intel, Asus and then using the Windows Update, it didn't work in neither case.
I was watching youtube and noticed the signal was good, it was working fine, and realised that the Seagate HDD was disconnected, I had just isolated the problem.
I tried to replicate it and indeed it happened, whenever I connected the drive, signal would be lost. At first I thought it might be a hardware-based issue, but it was working fine with Windows 7, so I decided to play with it a little more. I found out that Wi-Fi connection wasn't being lost, but rather loosing power, Windows would only display the closest routers (two, out of five or six that are in range). So I enabled internet sharing in my cell phone, guess what? It worked fine, signal was strong.
I connected the Seagate drive to a USB2.0 port, no problem. Then connected a different HDD (USB2.0) to the USB3.0 port, no problem.
So the thing is that Wi-Fi loses power when the USB3.0 HDD is connected to the USB3.0 port.
recently my PC updated when I didn't want it to and now it installed the update 1 "patch" for 8.1 and now my internet driver is screwed up. I tried to remove it now but the network still won't connect. My network driver is the Killer network. I also tried to restore but apparently my PC never made an automatic save. Now what do I do?
I have a Dell Inspiron 660s running Windows 8.1, and I just did a full boot of Ubuntu 13.10 onto a Dell Optiplex 330 that was previously running Windows XP. My goal is to connect to the internet by using the 660s as a bridge to the internet by connecting the two computers with an ethernet cable.
The level of difficulty: My internet requires you to log into it on a separate browser log in page similar to those in airports and other public Wi-Fi access points except that it requires a username and password to log in. My theory is that if I first log in to the internet on my Windows machine then I can connect to it by simply opening a connection from the Ubuntu OS to the Windows OS. Am I off track here or am I on the right track?
I have connected my ipod touch 4g to my new windows 8 laptop via bluetooth. It shows up in both the ipod and in the windows settings as being connected. However, once connected, i am unable to do anything with the connection.
There is no Windows tile showing the ipod, no obvious options in the ipod for how I can do anything with the connection, nothing. What am I supposed to be able to do once I have connected them via bluetooth? Is there a step I'm missing? I've read you can stream podcasts to the computer, for example, but there's supposed to be a windows tile showing the ipod which I'm definitely not getting either in the start menu or when I search.
With the following problem regarding media streaming in windows 8. Up until recently I could stream video films from my HP laptop & HP desktop onto the TV via DNLA.
After following several posts on various sites it seems that when I try to start the windows media player network in the services I get the error message "windows could not start the windows media player network sharing service on the local computer.
Error 1068. The dependency group failed to start."
In the dependencies tab in the lower box of the two "the following system components depend on this service"
The box is greyed out and the words no dependencies is displayed.
Have a question regarding "Local Account". I'm having problems connecting to the Win 8 laptop from Win 7 as it will not accept my sign in credentials. With that, am I to assume that this is because the credential aren't "Local", and thus this is what this is for???
It will not accept the "Microsoft" account I use to log into Win 8 laptop.
With that, if I choose to go with the "local account" can I easily switch back to the Microsoft one?
I upgraded my Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1 yesterday and I am unable to reconnect it to my Homegroup (comprising of 2 Win 7 machines) or in fact get any communication between the Win 8.1 machine and the Win 7 machines. Prior to upgrading the Win 8.1 was part of the Homegroup. From the Win 8.1 machine: it initially detects the Homegroup as shown below,
it then asks me to choose file types to share and then asks for the Homegroup password which is when I hit problems as shown below:
In advanced sharing I have all 3 network types set to discoverable.
As part of the debugging process I discovered that the Win 8.1 was not time synced to the others, when I attempted to sync the time from the various time servers in the Windows drop down box I found the Win 8.1 encountered errors and would not sync. I was eventually able to sync it to time-b.nist.gov.
The other odd thing is that the keyboard does not work properly, specifically the characters above the numbers on the numeric keys are not correct, for example press shift 2 gives # instead of @. Have a suspicion these 2 things are somehow related.
Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.
This morning I installed an optional update from Windows Update. It was Ralink Technology WLAN 802.11 wireless LAN card.
Since then, when I try to print to my wireless network printer, the network would disconnect then come back on after a while. The update shows up in Update History as successfully installed but not in the installed updates. System restore is of no support here. The network configuration page shows normal. The web does not appear to be affected. I made a new network connection for the printer but it did not work.
Is there a way to reverse this update or should I uninstall the 802.11 LAN card and let windows re-install anew.
I have to reconnect my Win 8.1 computer each time it's started,my Win 7 computers do not have this problem. Also my Canon G16 WiFi camera can connect to all my Win 7 systems but not to my Windows 8.1 the camera is not found. Windows 8.1 has been a real bummer. Just glad I still have other computers running Win7.
I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 on my lenovo z470. Recently I have noticed that when I switch on my laptop with AC power (with battery removed), wifi does not automatically start up. I have to manually switch on the wifi through the hot key fn + F5. However, this does not happen if I run on battery without AC power. The wifi will have automatically started and connected. I have untick the network adapter properties of "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. I have also ensured the WLAN AutoConfig is set to automatic.
This has been happening for the better part of 10 months now. Its happened on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 (8.1 to be specific).
I cold boot the PC and sometimes the network connection will not connect. There are two ways to solve this: 1) Reboot works everytime I believe
2) Or just open the PROWinx64 zip (Intel Network Connections Install Wizard)
This is the interesting bit - I don't reinstall the driver, I merely open the zip, it extracts and it loads the very first screen of the install wizard. That's all that is needed to connect the network.
This began happening after I resinstalled Windows 7 last year, and after a bit of searching for a solution I decided to just upgrade to Windows 8.1 However, as I've seen the problem still persists.
Is this indicative of a hardware failure or what might be the issue?
I have tried multiple drivers. The latest one listed on the ASUS page (P8Z68-V Pro mobo) is from Sept 2013, so I've also tried one from Intel's page
Since I installed some "critical" updates from microsoft, there have been some network problems. The main problem that I noticed was that the ethernet appeared as "limited". Then, as I logged in, internet was actually working fine, but that was in desktop mode. Now, as I try to run an app from start screen, it said that there was no internet connection...
So I went to troubleshoot the problem but nothing was found. The other thing I noticed was that, by opening the "Network and Sharing center", there appeared something unusual:
I also booted up to safe mode with network to see if it still persisted, and it still continued limited and while opening the network and sharing center, it still showed that thing on the image.
All this happened just after installing and restarting for the new update, and so, I also tried to restore the system to the point before the update, but it was proven to be unsuccessful, in the end appearing a message saying that it must have not been successful because of the antivirus being enabled at the time (I doubt it), or because of an unknown error.