You are connected to the internet
Connected through Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
IP Address 192.168.1.110
External IP Address [I removed this.]
Adapter Type IEEE 802.11 wireless
Local system uses a local area network to connect to the Internet
Local system has RAS to connect to the Internet
Using native Wi-Fi API version 2
Available access points count 1
Frequency 2437000 kHz
Channel Number 6
Signal Strength/Quality 100
State The interface is connected to a network
Dot11 Type Infrastructure BSS network
Network Flags Currently Connected to this network
Cipher Algorithm to be used when joining this network Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) algorithm
Default Auth used to join this network for the first time WPA algorithm that uses preshared keys (PSK)
WinHTTPSessionProxyType No proxy
Session Proxy Bypass
Connect Retries 5
Connect Timeout 60000
HTTP Version HTTP 1.1
Max Connects Per 1.0 Servers INFINITE
Max Connects Per Servers INFINITE
Max HTTP automatic redirects 10
Max HTTP status continue 10
Send Timeout 30000
IEProxy Auto Detect No
IEProxy Auto Config
Default Proxy Config Access Type No proxy
Default Config Proxy
Default Config Proxy Bypass
I have tried to change the properties so that it connects to my home network even if it is not broadcasting but for some reason, this option is now missing. Also, when I try to manually add the network in the sharing center, I get a message saying that access is denied. There are no problems with actually connecting to the internet, nor do the other two laptops in the house have this issue. I feel it necessary to note that this laptop does not remember any other networks. Something that I have noticed is that my ping gets a little wonky from time to time, but rights itself soon after. There are also periodic dropouts in connection, usually 5 to 10 seconds, but I am under Comcast so I am not surprised. I respect and appreciate bleepingcomputer's stance on the usage of torrents, but if you have to post the entire admonishment against them, I understand. I am just trying to simplify the response process for you. I bring this up because uTorrent has been acting weird lately. I am not asking for help with uTorrent! I do not want help with it; torrenting is what it is, and I accept that. I am merely bringing this up in case it helps with diagnosis. I keep getting errors when I try to run the connection setup, and I have tried port forwarding but it does not help.
Here are things that have changed in my system since the Windows network connections last worked properly:
I have had a blue screen error that told me the...Irql was not less or equal...? I am not sure, because it has stopped. I was trying to learn how to use SoftIce, and it changed something in my adapter properties. I defaulted the settings, rebooted, and uninstalled when I knew that my wireless was working again. Then, I downloaded a trial of Avast Pro from the official site, looking for a more comprehensive security solution than Avast free version. The installation failed to complete, giving me an error in Avastspeak (some code specific to their product and support) before telling me to reboot. I rebooted, and I got the blue screen again. Rebooted, ran in Safe Mode, deleted Avast entries from the registry, rebooted, and Windows ran just fine. Thinking that I may have downloaded a corrupted installer, I pulled the trial off the site again and started over. And got the blue screen again.
The final thing that has changed (to my knowledge) is that I repartitioned my drive after a failed attempt at a Linux/Windows 7/Windows XP triple-boot. I am only running 7 now, but the hard disk had to be converted from dynamic to basic before I could merge the remaining two partitions. It all went over without hitch, but again, it is something that has changed since my system was fine.
Anyone have any ideas? I have posted my system specs as of this morning as my signature, as reported by Speccy. I will post whatever else is needed.
Thanks in advance,
Edited by BrandonWenger, 26 November 2010 - 08:57 PM.