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Hey guys,

I just got a HP Pavilion dv6000 a few weeks ago with Vista Home Premium already installed on it. Im having some trouble getting my wireless connection to work. It worked once for a few hours but then just decided to stop. When I plug in my ethernet cable, my internet works just fine. But when I try to connect via wireless it says im connected but with Local Access only. It also shows that im connected to multiple networks when I plug in my ethernet cable and turn on my wireless router. It wont connect to the internet or anything. I've tried everything from restarting and power cycling the router and modem to renewing the IP address. The automatic diagnose and repair option does nothing for me. My cousin who has XP on his laptop is able to connect using my wireless signal and even my PSP can connect to the internet using the same signal. Can anyone pleassssseee help me??? Ive been reading all sorts of forums and am about to throw my computer accross the room. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.

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Here are some things you can try with increasing severity...

1) Go into network connections, find your wireless network connection icon, right-click it and disable it. Re-enable it and see if you can get online.

2) as above, but reboot after disabling, and once your computer comes back on, re-enable.

3) Go into Device Manager, find your wireless network adapter, uninstall it, and reboot the computer. Vista should detect it and hopefully automatically install it again. You may need the driver disk that came with your computer though.

Honestly there's only a 50/50 shot this addresses your problem, but its worth a try, and you'd kick yourself if you didn't do it before you threw your compy out a window ;)

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thanks for the help rtc. but that didnt work. any other suggestions?

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Let me see if I have this right.:

Your PSP wireless to your router to the internet = works?

Your friends XP machine wireless to your router to the internet = works?

Your Vista machine wireless to your router to the internet = local access only?

Your Vista machine plugged into your router to the internet = no internet?

Try pressing Windows key + R, and type cmd and press enter.

At the command prompt, type ipconfig /all and press enter.

Copy and paste all the info that comes up here and maybe it will give us some clues.

I hope we can get this figured out. ;)

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Alright..so i did what you said RTC. Everything you asked is correct expect for when my Vista machine is plugged in to my router it does work. Its just that wireless doesnt work. Thanks for all the help.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Juggy Tut>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JuggyTut
Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-C9-8B-87
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f042:ea37:825d:e01%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.33(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 03, 2007 5:14:22 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, April 06, 2007 5:14:22 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 134223414
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-07-99-C5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4cf7:9d61:478e:2e5c%9(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.46.92(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151001715
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%2
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{FAB96CA8-9B8F-4E8B-B927-B71C774C0
507}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.33%11(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{3880EF31-5B81-471D-B30A-DC0F98512
EEE}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.46.92%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%2
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%2
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::30fb:184c:3f57:fede%8(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
C:\Users\Juggy Tut>

Edited by pritaeas: Fixed formatting

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I'm assuming you copied and pasted that when you were connected to the wireless router wirelessly? From the looks of it you were currently plugged into the router but not connected wirelessly. If you were connected wirelessly when you printed that, then it looks like the computer isn't getting an ip address from the router for the wireless connection.

Go through all of that jazz where it detects wireless networks in range and lets you connect to it, and it's not WEP encrypted or any of that stuff, just a default settings open wireless router, right?

Well, after connecting to it wirelessly, go into that command prompt again and type ipconfig /renew Wireless* and press enter.

See what it prints you out on the screen. It'll either work and you should be online, or more than likely it will fail miserably and give you some more text to copy and paste in here. We're getting closer hopefully :)

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So im connected through my wireless..but still no internet. I tried to renew my ip config but there was an error as you can see below. So i did what you and copy and pasted all the stuff again. once again, thanks for the help.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Juggy Tut> ipconfig /renew Wireless*
Windows IP Configuration
An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection : unable
to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.
C:\Users\Juggy Tut> ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JuggyTut
Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-07-99-C5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d6c:fbc4:191d:28a%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.2.138(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151001715
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-C9-8B-87
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f042:ea37:825d:e01%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.33(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 04, 2007 9:34:37 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 07, 2007 9:34:38 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 134223414
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{FAB96CA8-9B8F-4E8B-B927-B71C774C0
507}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.33%10(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{D49CB3E6-9326-477C-8A03-5D11BC8CE
967}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.2.138%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3025:32f5:3f57:fede%8(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
C:\Users\Juggy Tut>

Edited by pritaeas: Fixed formatting

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Are you using WEP?
If so then you may need to retype your wireless passkey.

It just looks like your router is refusing to assign a DHCP address and Windows is going APIP on you.

Try disabling wireless security on your router temporarily.

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Hey guys,

I just got a HP Pavilion dv6000 a few weeks ago with Vista Home Premium already installed on it. Im having some trouble getting my wireless connection to work. It worked once for a few hours but then just decided to stop. When I plug in my ethernet cable, my internet works just fine. But when I try to connect via wireless it says im connected but with Local Access only. It also shows that im connected to multiple networks when I plug in my ethernet cable and turn on my wireless router. It wont connect to the internet or anything. I've tried everything from restarting and power cycling the router and modem to renewing the IP address. The automatic diagnose and repair option does nothing for me. My cousin who has XP on his laptop is able to connect using my wireless signal and even my PSP can connect to the internet using the same signal. Can anyone pleassssseee help me??? Ive been reading all sorts of forums and am about to throw my computer accross the room. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.

What worked for me was going into the wireless connection properties, disabling IPv6, and instead using IPv4, & setting a DNS. For some odd reason IPv6 on vista seems to be quite a headache to a lot of people (my crap-o netgear router included). Hope this works for you. :)

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What worked for me was going into the wireless connection properties, disabling IPv6, and instead using IPv4, & setting a DNS. For some odd reason IPv6 on vista seems to be quite a headache to a lot of people (my crap-o netgear router included). Hope this works for you. :)

Thanks so much dude, this totally fixed my problem, hopefully it fixes jugs446's problem aswell.

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I've seen quite a few networking issues pop up with Vista by now, and you are right, that does seem to fix a lot of them. I guess IPv6 isn't really used much if any yet and a lot of consumer gear must have conflicts with it. Its a nice idea that vista automatically put it in in preparation for the future... but we all know how extra complexity using protocols that aren't fully implemented goes. :/

On a side note, if removing IPv6 doesn't help Jugs446 then he could always try to assign a static IP to his wireless connection.

I don't have Vista in front of me ATM, so please bear with me the wording might not be exact, but to specify a static IP address you would need to: Get into the network connections, and right-click on the wireless network connection and choose properties. Find TCP/IP v 4, highlight it and click Properties , then move the dots from "obtain automatically" to specify, and type in, in Jug's case,:

Ip address: 192.168.1.120 (last octet should be a number between 2-254 and not in the range of numbers dynamically assigned by the router, Linksys routers usually give in the low hundreds so I would avoid those, but your router gave you 33. To be safe you could use 200 instead of 120, I was really just being arbitrary.)

subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

and give yourself 192.168.1.1 as your primary DNS. (If that doesn't work you could try the DNS server of your actual Internet service provider, you would find that out by bypassing the router, plugging straight in, and doing an ipconfig from a command prompt.)

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So i tried disabling IPV6..but that didnt work. I assigned a static IP address..and that didnt work either. Any other suggestions. I'm about to give up and get XP...

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the "Unidentified Network" problem and the "Multiple Networks" problem goes away...but still only Local Access for Wireless? How exactly do you disable IPv6. Wireless properties, and uncheck IPv6, right?

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Does my DHCP need to be enabled for wireless? Because it is enabled for my ethernet, which works fine. If so, how do I go about doing that?

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you're not gonna believe this..but WIRELESS IS WORKING!!! Don't know what I did this time. But it works for now. Knowing my luck..it wont last very long.

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Hi,

I had a similar problem with my laptop, and ended up solving it by editing the registry. There's a bit more about it here.

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Hi. I've got the same problem and I want to try disabling the IPv6 and leaving the IPv4 and setting a DNS. But I only manage to to the first bit, I have no idea what a DNS is or how to set one up!

I'm thinking this is gonna solve the problem but I don't know how to do it! Please help!!!!

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Hi. I've got the same problem and I want to try disabling the IPv6 and leaving the IPv4 and setting a DNS. But I only manage to to the first bit, I have no idea what a DNS is or how to set one up!

I'm thinking this is gonna solve the problem but I don't know how to do it! Please help!!!!

ok.... I know now. but it still didn't fix it. Help!

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So..its been two days and my wireless is still working better than ever. Caterina..what I did was disabled IPv6 and assigned a static IP address. I used 192.168.1.200 for the IP. 255.255.255.0 for subnet mask. and 192.168.1.1 for default gateway and 192.168.1.1 for DNS server. Try doing that? Thats what worked for my after a week of trying everything else. Hopefully it works for you.

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Oh yeah..RTC thanks for all the help. Morons at HP and microsoft did nothing but waste hours of my life.

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So..its been two days and my wireless is still working better than ever. Caterina..what I did was disabled IPv6 and assigned a static IP address. I used 192.168.1.200 for the IP. 255.255.255.0 for subnet mask. and 192.168.1.1 for default gateway and 192.168.1.1 for DNS server. Try doing that? Thats what worked for my after a week of trying everything else. Hopefully it works for you.

I tried, but it gives me "unidentified network". mmm :(

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Yeah, the ip address information you would enter when setting up a static ip will very from router to router. I was able to figure out what Jugs446 needed from what he was being assigned on his ethernet adapter. Caterina182, you may need to run that cmd stuff that we talked about earlier in this thread and post your findings to clue us in on what might need to be done.

As for Domain Name Servers (DNS), those are ip addresses of servers that hold the information of what domain name (something.com) equals what IP address (xx.xx.xx.xx). If you didn't have them the only way you could get to a website would be by typing its IP address number.

Jugs446's configuration works fine with him resolving DNS from his router's gateway address. (192.168.1.1), which basically means if his computer needs to know where Daniweb is, it is told via having the dns entered in the connection to ask 192.168.1.1 so it goes and knocks on that door, his router answers, and then goes and asks the dns server that is assigned to it on the wan side, which then goes out and asks all the other dns servers they know of until finally they get the one daniweb is registered to, and it sends them back daniwebs ip address all the way back to his computer so he can then go to it.

Not every router automatically will respond to a dns resolution request sent to its gateway, so you may need to bypass that by entering your isp's DNS servers there instead. You can usually find them by plugging your computer straight in (bypass router) and set to DHCP and autmatically obtain DNS addresses. Do an ipconfig from the command prompt and it should tell you what your isp's DNS servers are.

Also, if you have DSL and your provider uses PPPoE thats a totally different monster. We don't use that here so I've never really worked with it so I can't be of much help if that is the case.

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Thanks a lot for all the help. My friend Victoria (whos laptop is not working) and she's gonna try and return it to see what they say. We've tried everything, honestly!

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OK, I just registered for this account to post in this thread... ;)

Anyway, I'm having the same issue and wanted to share the info I've come accross regarding the particularly frustrating scenerio. Microsoft came out with an AutoConfiguration "script/program" in 98 that makes connecting to a network easier. This is prior to the introduction of DHCP and became the alternate method when a DHPC server is not available. It is now the primary means of accessing a network connection via IPv6. The AutoConfig will search and assign an IP based on the local network. I've come accross the option of dissabling AutoConfiguration in the registry, but there has to be an easier way.. I hope. As of this post the only reason disabling IPv6 should work can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg1005.mspx
"Note: Due to misconfigured DNS servers on the Internet, computers that use both IPv4 and IPv6 might not be able to resolve names and connect to Internet resources. This rare problem occurs when a misconfigured DNS server receives a request to resolve a name to one or more IPv6 addresses (a request for AAAA records). If the DNS server does not support IPv6, the name query fails. The querying node then sends a request to resolve the name to a set of IPv4 addresses (a request for A records). The misconfigured DNS server drops the subsequent DNS query for IPv4 addresses and the entire name resolution attempt fails, resulting in impaired network connectivity for the requesting node. If you are experiencing this problem, ask your Internet service provider to reconfigure their DNS server to accept the subsequent DNS query for A records after failing the DNS query for AAAA records. Alternately, you can temporarily disable IPv6 on the requesting computer. This issue exists on the DNS servers and is common to all computers that use both IPv4 and IPv6."

I just disabled my IPv6 connection and the "Preferred" connection reverted back to my previous static Ip address. Awesome!

Once everyone begins to move over to v6, we should be seeing less of this issue.

Hope the info helps.

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My friend Vicky called Comet, which is where she bought her laptop from. After hours on the phone asking her to connect to the internet to download something ("THAT'S THE PROBLEM, I CAN'T!!!!, she yelled back) they suggested that she made a backup for her info and then do a system something. It wasn't system restore, bu I can't remember what it was right now. I'll aske her later and post it.

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So..its been two days and my wireless is still working better than ever. Caterina..what I did was disabled IPv6 and assigned a static IP address. I used 192.168.1.200 for the IP. 255.255.255.0 for subnet mask. and 192.168.1.1 for default gateway and 192.168.1.1 for DNS server. Try doing that? Thats what worked for my after a week of trying everything else. Hopefully it works for you.

I had exactly the same problem as JUGS446 when upgrading to Vista Home Premium from XP. Previously working wireless,with internet, to Local only access. The MS KB 928233 didn't help, but the fix above worked a treat! Be patient, as after applying the IP and DNS settings, the network shows unobtainable. A Diagnose and Repair quickly brings it online with full internet access.

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Oh thanks loads but doing that system restore or whatever it was actually fixed the problem.

Thanks for all your help!!!

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ehi morros , and easy solution is to disable de UAC (User Account Control), this disable most of the security stuff of windows vista, this works for me !!!
later when you downloads all the security upgrates you can enable again, it should work fine.

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