I have windows 8.1 installed on my Dell Inspiron 15 7537 and use a TP-link TD-W8960N modem. Every once in a while (once or twice a day, sometimes more) the laptop would lose connection with the router. When I click on the network icon down at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to try and reconnect, my network would not be there.
This is what the network pop-up looks like when I'm connected. When the laptop drops out, then my network is not shown, only my neighbours one (westham).
When the computer (I have tested 2 different modems and continue to get drop outs so it's definitely the computer) loses connection, I then click troubleshoot and I see that it "resets network adapter" and then my wifi is somehow found again and it automatically reconnects. Sometimes this troubleshooting does not work though.
Now before you tell me to check if I have the latest driver installed, I have checked several times with the dell website and it IS up to date.
I've edited the host file with notepad with administrator permissions 192.168.118.129 localhost But localhost is still resolving 127.0.0.1
I am not using a proxy. I had McAfee (Firewall, antivirus) but I uninstalled it. I don't have any program like box.com / dropbox, IIS, Apache installed yet. I tried to temporary disable some service but without success.
I'm using a Dell 3420 Inspiron 14 with windows 8. Everything was going smooth until last week when all of the Metro Apps no longer function, i don't know if it is caused by a windows update or not. They can't be opened at all, Windows Store also can't be opened.
I upgraded my laptop software to win8.1. My webcam in the device manager looks to the integrated camera but webcam is not working. I tested by Dell PC Diagnostics shows my webcam is installed and its picture from camera showed but windows camera app and all app don't show anything.
I installed Windows 8.1 enterprise on my Dell Inspiron 17R yesterday. Everything seems to be working great, except for one thing. I just noticed that pinch to zoom is no longer working via the touchpad. I came to rely on this feature quite a bit when running Windows 7. There are no issues in device manager, but under Mice it shows PS/2 compatible mouse instead of Synaptics touchpad. How to correct this and get my pinch to zoom back.
Since past few days WiFi is not working on my Inspiron N4010 laptop. I am able to connect to internet through LAN cable but with wifi it keeps showing the yellow symbol in the network icon in system tray.
And For Bluetooth , the icon is not getting displayed in the system tray. Even If I am trying to start it with BTTray.exe it still doesnt work. And Bluetooth adapter is off, how to make the adapter on.
I tried installing the latest drivers of network .....
The small icon that sits in the system tray, bottom right, near clock,won't work, it should show 5 or 6 bars of signal strength, but does not....I am connected via a 3 ''dongle'' and everything is fine..
Today I was working for a couple of hours without any problems on my Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, processing many files and saving them over my network folders.
Suddenly, at one point, when I was about to save a file over a network folder, the system asked me whether I want to turn file sharing and network discovery on.
I believe I had set it up many weeks ago right after system installation and haven't touched it since then. I've also noticed that my LAN network status was somehow changed to "Public" (the same happened to my Kaspersky Internet Security firewall settings related to networks, but as far as I know it reads those information from the system settings).
I know it is possible to manually change network type and turn on/off files sharing and network discovery but I haven't do so for sure. I don't thing there's a hotkey combination that does so and I could select it accidentally. Thus, I believe the system might have changed / reseted it by itself, but... it's simply odd.
I downloaded Win 8 based on XP on the machine--not this one--in December, but just installed it a few days ago.Win 8 is 32-bit. Apparently the machine does not have the proper BIOS lines for 64 bit. When I registered all the machine information was listed, but if the reader needs it again.
A couple of times I managed to reach the Internet, but mostly--and now, consistently--I can't. Most of the time,but not all the time, I can ping the Internet server by its dns address, but not by name, and therefore, I cannot use a browser or anything. I have gone thru all the various functions that the OS offers, and the result is that the dns resolver is not working.
Additional information not in the sign-up sheet: Internet connects to cable modem SBV5222 (Motorola) thru a D-Link DIR-632 router. The computer on which Win 8 is installed dual-boots to PCLinuxOs, which has no trouble connecting to the Internet.
For what it's worth, if anything, this machine, on the same network, runs Win 7-64 without a problem, but the dual-boot installation of PCLinuxOs64 a few days ago also has a dns resolver problem. This machine uses different hardware from the other machine on which I'm trying to get Win 8 to work.
just noticed my Vaio ethernet port isn't working. it says the adaptor is working normally, but when I plug in an ethernet cable is says the cable is not plugged in. I tried it with two different cables that work elsewhere.
I wonder if the laptop ethernet card is faulty? Wireless is working fine.
I only ever use it to hard connect the router during setup, so it could have been out of order even before my Win7 to 8.1 upgrade.
I am a complete technophobe but have just brought a Toshiba Satellite laptap (top of the range) with windows 8. I'm just about getting the hang of it but I am having problems running any app or desktop application that uses my internet (wireless broadband).
The internet is working because I have a netbook which is still fine - although it is not the most powerful or speedy of connections.I don't want to do much with it - download some music, browse through some pages etc Is it possible that my internet connection is just not up to the all singing all dancing windows 8?
I have a VPN connection from home to work and now that I have moved to Windows 8 I can't get it to work. I have tried pretty much everything I can think of and find on forums and YouTube videos, eg turning off Norton (virus and firewall), opening ports on my router and configuring all manner of settings for the VPN connection.
I have my old Win7 laptop and I can still instantly connect to the VPN using that. So, I have copied all of the settings from there, but still no result.
I constantly get the 'Error 800' message (Unable to establish the VPN connection).
One video showed the steps of setting it up and there were no mysteries to it. It was pretty much all default settings.
I have a Windows 8 laptop. Windows 8 came pre-installed means it is Windows 8 Core/ OEM version, if that matters.
my other two laptops are Windows 7 laptop and Macbook Pro plus android handset.
sometimes all the three laptops are ON and operational and are connected through WiFi.
I have Remote Desktop Sharing enabled in my Windows 7 laptop I have installed third party RDP server in my Macbook Pro I have enabled Remote Desktop Sharing in Windows 8 laptop
Chart below shows kind of working sketch
Client Device Server Device Result Windows 8 Laptop Windows 7 Laptop OK Macbook Pro Windows 7 Laptop OK Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Windows 7 Laptop OK Windows 7 Laptop Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Windows 8 Laptop Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Macbook Pro Third Party RDP Server OK Windows 7 Laptop Windows 8 Laptop No Responce Macbook Pro Windows 8 Laptop No Responce Android Handset Third Party RDP Client Windows 8 Laptop No Responce I tried using both IP and netBIOS name. Ping works just fine in both ways.
Now, One thing is clear. something is wrong in Windows 8 settings or something.
assuming that Remote Support is allowed in here... is there something I am missing in Windows 8 configuration?
Lately I have a problem with the internet :/ :the pages I try to open are very slow, sometimes I get a blank page (no matter how much I wait) or in the upper left corner appears this : ''[URL] .....''. Or it appears: SSL Error / The webpage isn't available.. I tried using other browser (IE) but it still works very slow, and I can't download Firefox because it is too slow, I also reinstalled Chrome.
Whenever I try to play online games with my friends and talk on skype, calls would get dropped and I would lag really hard in the game. I have tried clicking on troubleshoot problems but I would always get resetting adapter and it would say fixed network adapter and access point but that did not work at all. My brother who also has the same laptop as me does not have this issue I would look at his bars and its full and tried checking his connection properties and such but they were similar to mine.
I am using Windows 8 pro which was upgraded from windows 7
Asus X53E 8GB 64-bit OS Intel Core I5-2450M, 2.5GHz Network Adapters: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (Already tried re installing and it is updated to current version)
Recently I have upgraded my Lenovo G580 laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. After up-gradation Wifi is stop working. I have checked the WIFI device driver(Broadcom 802.11n) in device manger and it is showing working fine but in the Networks section the Wifi is showing disabled.
I am attaching the screen shot of the device driver property and the my network panel.
The first thing I wanted to do to it was transfer the OS to an SSD, and use the 1TB drive that came with the computer as a data drive.
I wanted to shrink the C: OS partition so it would fit on my SSD but the Windows Shrink Partition tool wouldn't let me due to unmovable files.
I tried using the Windows 7 File Recovery backup tool to do a backup. With over 500 GB space on my backup drive and only 65 GB used on the 1Tb drive I was backing up, it kept telling me not enough disk space. Eventually I gave up.
I opted to install EaseUS TODO Backup and tried to backup the the whole 1TB drive. It raised an error indicating too many unnamed partitions. I opted to backup only the C: OS and the EFI System partition - leaving 3 oem hidden partitions not backed up as I wasn't going to do anything to them anyway. It worked.
I used EaseUS Partition Master to shrink the C: OS partition to 120 GB. Worked again.
I thought now would be the time to generate the Windows backup - created an image OK. Afterward however, it failed to generate the system recovery disk indicating some invalid parameter error. This was concerning. I went to the Dell Backup and Recovery tool and it told me it couldn't find the recovery partition. Not good again.
In disk management, all partitions are still there. I'm pretty sure the 3 OEM hidden partitions (40Mb, 500Mb, and 14.73Gb) had names in brackets like 'Healthy (Recovery Partition)', ... They all just say 'Healthy (OEM Partition)'. I'm guessing EaseUS Partition Master messed up their names and/or messed with their content.
At this point, the computer still works fine, and on the second pass I was able to backup the entire drive using EaseUS TODO Backup. I can't use the Dell or Windows backup utilities. I'm not sure what mess I created by messing up the 3 oem partitions, or if I can recover somehow.
I connected an Ethernet cable at my workplace to a Windows 8 laptop. At the bottom right in desktop, the network symbol has a yellow exclamation sign and says "No internet access"/"Limited". This is a secured intranet, so I logged in with my company credentials when the browser started.
The IE browser connects to the internet normally. When I open metro apps such as Weather, it says the Internet is offline.
My old computer was running Win 8.1. The new Computer came with 8. I only have one monitor so I was using Remote Desktop to access the old computer and transfer things over. At some point I decided to upgrade the new one to 8.1. Now they're both on 8.1 That's the only thing that changed, but Remote Desktop stopped connecting. I can access folders and such across the network. I can log into the old one with Team Viewer but Remote Desktop will not connect. It keeps saying the other computer is offline or does not allow remote connections (it does, I checked multiple times) is there something that changed in 8.1 that would stop Remote Desktop from working?
Out of curiosity I tried using Remote Desktop from my laptop and it connected to the old computer fine. So it must be something on the new one.
Edit: I've now also tried connecting from the new PC to the laptop with RD and it gave me the same error about the laptop being offline or something
Edit 2: Now I tried it again so I could get a screenshot of the error message and it worked fine.
I am facing a strange problem with my internet connection on Windows 8.
I have a netgear WNR612 wifi router and two laptops connected to it running Windows 7 on first and Windows 8 on second.
The connection in Windows 8 laptop shows sufficient signal strength but when I try to access internet, it does only shows connecting. I have changed browsers, wifi router, adsl router, released and reconnected IP address, forgot and re-added wifi network, reset wifi router to factory almost everything.
The strange part is that as soon as the other Windows 7 laptop is disconnected from the network, Windows 8 internet start working fine. I have tested this many times and there is no doubt in this behavior.
I dont know whether the problem is in any update installed on Windows 8 the older Dell Wireless 1703 wifi card or some virus in the other Windows 7 laptop.
My ipconfig output:
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F4-B7-E2-59-1E-42
Note that I have assigned preferred IP addresses to both laptops based on MAC.
I use a small usb modem for my internet access and using a usb wifi adaptor and a virtual wifi router I was able to share my internet around home quite affordably.
Every now and again the software 'virtualrouter' would cause a crash. Maybe once every 3 months.
When I updated to 8.1 the software no longer worked, nor did any other. What's more it cause a DPC-Watchdog violation within a few minutes.
When I say the software doesn't run, one of two things happen. My old program 'virtualrouter' runs as normal, but none of my devices can connect. The network is available, but connection is impossible.
With other programs I get told that the wifi adaptor is not enabled. Which it is.
Something has changed in the upgrade and I don't know what. Every option and test I've run and enabling of virtualisation says that it should work. But then the BSOD arrives.
It's a Sony Vaio touchscreen laptop i5 that came with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1 about a year ago. Yesterday, the buttons in the available wireless connections stopped working. When you click on an available connection, they no longer provide the drop down that offers connect or disconnect.
Everything is up to date...connecting to LAN works fine.
I just bought a dell xt2 on ebay it came with windows 8 pro. My problem is that it goes into limited connection every ten minutes, even when i am next to the router. The error I get when i trouble shoot is the Default gateway is not available.