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#1 carbe96

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

I'm trying to reinstall a Linksys Router WRT160N V2 on a freshly formatted Win XP Pro machine. The router install seems to go well and the WRT160N shows up in My Network Places but there is no wireless connection. I've reset the router several times and the results are always the same. All drivers (including network) are installed and functioning. What am I doing wrong? Any help appreciated.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:12 PM

Did you install all drivers after reinstalling Windows?
Any errors in Device Manager?

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:52 PM

All drivers were installed and there are no errors of any kind in device manager.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:03 PM

Can you connect while hardwired?

Go Start>Run ("Start search" in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

At Command Prompt, paste this:
ipconfig/all>c:\ipconfig_all.txt&notepad c:\ipconfig_all.txt&exit
Hit Enter.

Copy and paste what you see in Notepad into a Reply here.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:24 PM

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ****-izp7bqnc6d
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.de.comcast.net.



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.de.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-F1-8D-6D-4E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.64.150

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:37 PM

You didn't answer:

Can you connect while hardwired?


It looks like your DNS settings may be incorrect.
Go to Control Panel>Network Connections and select your local network.
Click Properties, then select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Click Properties.

Make sure, both IP and DNS are checkmarked as "auto".

Restart computer.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:36 PM

I did as you asked but the IP Address and the DNS Server Address were already
checked "auto".

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:41 PM

Sorry, I can connect this computer hardwired.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:51 PM

Try these basic steps....

Make sure, your computer is set to obtain IP address automatically.
1. Go Start>Settings>Control Panel (Vista/7 users: Start>Control Panel)
2. Double click Network Connections (Vista/7 users: Network and Sharing Center)
3. Vista/7 users - From the list of tasks on the left, click Manage network connections.
4. For a wired network connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and then select Properties.
For a wireless network connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then select Properties.
5. From the General tab (Vista/7 users: Networking tab), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), make sure it is checked, and then click Properties
6. Click Obtain an IP Address Automatically, and then click OK.

If that doesn't work...
Turn off computer. Disconnect router, and modem from power source for 1 minute. At the same time disconnect ethernet cable as well.
Reconnect everything.
Restart computer.

If that doesn't work, bypass router, and connect computer straight to the modem.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

In Command Prompt window, type in following commands, and hit Enter after each one:
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
net stop "dns client"
net start "dns client"


Restart computer.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

At Command Prompt, type in:
netsh int ip reset reset.log
Hit Enter.
Type in:
netsh winsock reset catalog
Hit Enter.

Restart computer.


If that doesn't work...
Download, install, and run WinSockFix: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Network...inSockFix.shtml (doesn't work in Vista)
Restart computer, and check again.

If that doesn't work...
Download Dial-A-Fix (DAF) (doesn't work in Vista):
http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix#...2C_and_articles

Have XP CD available in case DAF needs a file. Likely not!

Check all boxes on the screen (clear any restrictions if it shows any)
Then click GO!

When the entire page is finished click the HammerHead at bottom to go to the second DAF page.

Here, one at a time, do the below:

Reinstall BITS
Reinstall Windows Firewall
Repair Permissions
Reset networking

Watch for any File not found or other errors and make note as this may lead to the fix!

Restart computer.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:34 PM

I followed the steps in your last post. Unfortunately, it did not have the result I had hoped.
In fact when I finished running Dial-A-Fix I rebooted my computer only to find it would not reboot
or shut down. Fortunately for me I had a backup of my registry which helped me fix the shut down
problem. I then ran system restore and all is well again except for the router problem. I'm going to
take my box to a local shop and have them give it a once over. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

Let me know.
I'm curious....

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