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New Wifi Antenna Doesn't Find Networks


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:45 PM

I purchased a Powerlink Outdoor Plus  extended wifi antenna to be able to pick up the wifi network included in our rent as our older one can't reach it. I plugged it in, installed the software, checked for updated drivers but it won't find any networks. It is being found in the device manager, network connection shows it running but it still won't find any networks. Below is a screenshot of what I'm getting when I try to turn it on and that it is showing up and running. Also my minitoolbox file.

 

This is the unit I purchased. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BP9QSK6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 30-11-2014
Ran by Manuel (administrator) on 13-01-2015 at 20:30:35
Running from "C:\Users\Manuel\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= Flush DNS: ===================================

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IP Configuration: ================================

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter = Wi-Fi (Connected)
802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card = Wi-Fi 2 (Connected)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller = Ethernet 2 (Media disconnected)


# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4

reset


popd
# End of IPv4 configuration



Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Lighthouse
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E0-3F-49-12-5C-FD
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 64-66-B3-20-1A-E5
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2164:20c4:a7fd:9065%4(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:14:40 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:14:42 PM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 73688755
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1C-11-0B-48-8C-AE-4C-FD-65-8D
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6abd:34d9:13a6:3f57:fef9(Preferred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::34d9:13a6:3f57:fef9%8(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 385875968
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1C-11-0B-48-8C-AE-4C-FD-65-8D
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{1F1E64EA-5AE9-4BC1-82FE-4522F3F7585A}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.1.1

DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
Name:    google.com
Addresses:  2607:f8b0:4009:80b::2000
      216.58.216.110


Pinging google.com [216.58.216.110] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Reply from 216.58.216.110: bytes=32 time=21ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for 216.58.216.110:
    Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 1, Lost = 1 (50% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 21ms, Maximum = 21ms, Average = 21ms
DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.1.1

DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
Name:    yahoo.com
Addresses:  98.139.183.24
      206.190.36.45
      98.138.253.109


Pinging yahoo.com [206.190.36.45] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Reply from 206.190.36.45: bytes=32 time=73ms TTL=47

Ping statistics for 206.190.36.45:
    Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 1, Lost = 1 (50% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 73ms, Maximum = 73ms, Average = 73ms

Pinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:
    Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 1ms
===========================================================================
Interface List
  5...e0 3f 49 12 5c fd ......Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
  4...64 66 b3 20 1a e5 ......Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
  1...........................Software Loopback Interface 1
  8...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
 10...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
===========================================================================

IPv4 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
          0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0      192.168.1.1      192.168.1.6     25
        127.0.0.0        255.0.0.0         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
        127.0.0.1  255.255.255.255         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
  127.255.255.255  255.255.255.255         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
      192.168.1.0    255.255.255.0         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
      192.168.1.6  255.255.255.255         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
    192.168.1.255  255.255.255.255         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
  None

IPv6 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
 If Metric Network Destination      Gateway
  8    306 ::/0                     On-link
  1    306 ::1/128                  On-link
  8    306 2001::/32                On-link
  8    306 2001:0:9d38:6abd:34d9:13a6:3f57:fef9/128
                                    On-link
  4    281 fe80::/64                On-link
  8    306 fe80::/64                On-link
  4    281 fe80::2164:20c4:a7fd:9065/128
                                    On-link
  8    306 fe80::34d9:13a6:3f57:fef9/128
                                    On-link
  1    306 ff00::/8                 On-link
  4    281 ff00::/8                 On-link
  8    306 ff00::/8                 On-link
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
  None
========================= Winsock entries =====================================

Catalog5 01 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\napinsp.dll [53760] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 02 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnrpnsp.dll [68096] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 03 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnrpnsp.dll [68096] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 04 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\NLAapi.dll [65536] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 05 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 06 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\winrnr.dll [21504] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 07 C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll [121704] (Apple Inc.)
Catalog9 01 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 02 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 03 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 04 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 05 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 06 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 07 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 08 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 09 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 10 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mswsock.dll [270848] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog5 01 C:\Windows\System32\napinsp.dll [67584] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog5 02 C:\Windows\System32\pnrpnsp.dll [87040] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog5 03 C:\Windows\System32\pnrpnsp.dll [87040] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog5 04 C:\Windows\System32\NLAapi.dll [86016] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog5 05 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog5 06 C:\Windows\System32\winrnr.dll [30208] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog5 07 C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll [132968] (Apple Inc.)
x64-Catalog9 01 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 02 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 03 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 04 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 05 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 06 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 07 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 08 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 09 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)
x64-Catalog9 10 C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll [338432] (Microsoft Corporation)

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
==================
Error: (01/13/2015 08:17:24 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Unloading the performance counter strings for service WmiApRpl (WmiApRpl) failed. The first DWORD in the Data section contains the error code.

Error: (01/13/2015 08:17:24 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: The performance strings in the Performance registry value is corrupted when process Performance extension counter provider. The BaseIndex value from the Performance registry is the first DWORD in the Data section, LastCounter value is the second DWORD in the Data section, and LastHelp value is the third DWORD in the Data section.

Error: (01/13/2015 08:12:23 PM) (Source: RalinkRegistryWriter) (User: )
Description: RalinkRegistryWriter error: 231Unable to create named pipe

Error: (01/13/2015 08:02:06 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Unloading the performance counter strings for service WmiApRpl (WmiApRpl) failed. The first DWORD in the Data section contains the error code.

Error: (01/13/2015 08:02:06 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: The performance strings in the Performance registry value is corrupted when process Performance extension counter provider. The BaseIndex value from the Performance registry is the first DWORD in the Data section, LastCounter value is the second DWORD in the Data section, and LastHelp value is the third DWORD in the Data section.

Error: (01/13/2015 07:55:23 PM) (Source: RalinkRegistryWriter) (User: )
Description: RalinkRegistryWriter error: 231Unable to create named pipe

Error: (01/13/2015 06:56:09 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell) (User: LIGHTHOUSE)
Description: Activation of app Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App failed with error: -2144927148 See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.

Error: (01/13/2015 06:01:12 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Unloading the performance counter strings for service WmiApRpl (WmiApRpl) failed. The first DWORD in the Data section contains the error code.

Error: (01/13/2015 06:01:12 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: The performance strings in the Performance registry value is corrupted when process Performance extension counter provider. The BaseIndex value from the Performance registry is the first DWORD in the Data section, LastCounter value is the second DWORD in the Data section, and LastHelp value is the third DWORD in the Data section.

Error: (01/13/2015 05:56:21 PM) (Source: RalinkRegistryWriter) (User: )
Description: RalinkRegistryWriter error: 231Unable to create named pipe


System errors:
=============
Error: (01/13/2015 08:12:56 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The RalinkRegistryWriter64 service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).

Error: (01/13/2015 08:12:54 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service service depends on the Windows Search service which failed to start because of the following error:
%%1058

Error: (01/13/2015 08:12:53 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Ralink UPnP Media Server service to connect.

Error: (01/13/2015 08:12:23 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The RalinkRegistryWriter service terminated with the following error:
%%231

Error: (01/13/2015 07:55:56 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The RalinkRegistryWriter64 service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).

Error: (01/13/2015 07:55:54 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service service depends on the Windows Search service which failed to start because of the following error:
%%1058

Error: (01/13/2015 07:55:53 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Ralink UPnP Media Server service to connect.

Error: (01/13/2015 07:55:23 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The RalinkRegistryWriter service terminated with the following error:
%%231

Error: (01/13/2015 05:56:53 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The RalinkRegistryWriter64 service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).

Error: (01/13/2015 05:56:52 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service service depends on the Windows Search service which failed to start because of the following error:
%%1058


Microsoft Office Sessions:
=========================
Error: (01/13/2015 08:17:24 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf)(User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WmiApRplWmiApRpl8F2030000E5050000

Error: (01/13/2015 08:17:24 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf)(User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Performance163707000000000000000000008F020000

Error: (01/13/2015 08:12:23 PM) (Source: RalinkRegistryWriter)(User: )
Description: RalinkRegistryWriter error: 231Unable to create named pipe

Error: (01/13/2015 08:02:06 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf)(User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WmiApRplWmiApRpl8F2030000E5050000

Error: (01/13/2015 08:02:06 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf)(User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Performance163707000000000000000000008F020000

Error: (01/13/2015 07:55:23 PM) (Source: RalinkRegistryWriter)(User: )
Description: RalinkRegistryWriter error: 231Unable to create named pipe

Error: (01/13/2015 06:56:09 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell)(User: LIGHTHOUSE)
Description: Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App-2144927148

Error: (01/13/2015 06:01:12 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf)(User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WmiApRplWmiApRpl8F2030000E5050000

Error: (01/13/2015 06:01:12 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf)(User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Performance163707000000000000000000008F020000

Error: (01/13/2015 05:56:21 PM) (Source: RalinkRegistryWriter)(User: )
Description: RalinkRegistryWriter error: 231Unable to create named pipe


========================= Devices: ================================

Name: Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)
Description: Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)
Class Guid: {36fc9e60-c465-11cf-8056-444553540000}
Manufacturer: (Standard USB Host Controller)
Service:
Problem: : Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
Resolution: One of the drivers controlling the device notified the operating system that the device failed in some manner. For more information about how to diagnose the problem, see the hardware documentation.

Name: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Description: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Class Guid: {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Service: vwifimp
Problem: : This device is disabled. (Code 22)
Resolution: In Device Manager, click "Action", and then click "Enable Device". This starts the Enable Device wizard. Follow the instructions.

========================= Minidump Files ==================================

No minidump file found


**** End of log ****
 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

Bro...... you should not have to get any special hardware to connect to wifi that is attatched to your rent.  If anything the rental people should extend THEIR network if they have to.

 

#1 Have you talked to the rental people about your problem?

 

#2 Are you sure they advertise their network?  They have the option to make their network visible or not in their router's settings.

 

#3 If its not visible then you would need the information they provide you with the network name and password to connect to an invisible network.

 

#4 I would say that if your having this much trouble connecting your wifi to their network THEY should upgrade their network not you... Do you have a neighbor that has the same problem?

 

Also for the radio message try this I found while searching that error.  You won't find anything if the net-radio is off or not working.

 

Select Network Adapter in Network or Device Manager, do the followings:

- right click on Wireless Network adapter

- select Properties

- click Configure button

- select Advanced tab/folder

- find Radio On/Off option, select Enable.

- Apply or Save


Edited by YeahBleeping, 13 January 2015 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:09 PM

We are just too far away from the router. I can find it with our old router but not a strong enough signal to connect. I just need to know how to adjust the settings to automatically obtain a DNS address. I used to know how to do that but I just don't remember.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:20 PM

The connection cannot automatically obtain a DNS until you FIND the network...



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Maybe we need more information about your setup.  You realize this is just an antenna if you were using a router before and it could find the network than I suspect its more of a problem with how your trying to connect.  Your new antenna should connect to your router.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:28 PM

Thanks, I have tried that numerous times.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:29 PM

I did connect via a router before. Right now it's turned off because I thought it would create a problem. I've tried with it on and off.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:36 PM

As I said I have a smaller antenna that finds all the networks without the modem. Not sure why this one won't. I had another one before I sent back today because it was doing the same thing. A different name but obviously the same manufacturer as the software is identical.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:40 PM

And .. as I said we need more information here about how you are trying to connect.  Are you plugging this antenna into your laptop thinking it will boost your wireless signal?  I do not think it works that way.  I would need to study the manual though.

 

This is a boosting antenna so it would take the place of your wireless router's antenna but you still need the router....



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:44 PM

That is what I'm afraid of also. The smaller antenna I thought does the same thing as this one and it works flawlessly. We couldn't afford to keep paying for our own internet so this is suppose to make the signals stronger to pick up more hotspots. The router for the apartments internet is in another building. I guess my hopes were that this would pick up our hotspot as well as one of the community free hotspots.

 

Actually we had a modem but the router was the old USB antenna I spoke of. The modem has no router function.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

UPDATE: I logged into Linux using a Mint 17 Live Disk and am connected to the device. Still can't get Windows to find any networks.






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