Vista Wireless Problem....pls help me out!

  yemi 20:50 02 May 2009
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I recently discovered that my vista wifi wouldnt connect to internet even though the signal is 100% strong.

My home wireless has a WEP encryption and it has already been saved on laptop but since yesterday it keeps asking me the WEP keys when I try to connect it and wouldnt connect eventhough the WEP pass has been typed correctly. The message that usually comes up at the end is " windows cannot connect you, try other network", even when I tried my mate's unsecured network.

Here is what I have done so far but with no success....

I have checked the Wireless driver on device manager and it's working properly. I even try to update the driver and got a message that the driver is up-2-date.

Here is what I got when I tried to use "ipconfig/all"
..................................................
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BADBOI
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbp
s USB 2.0 Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-5F-36-AE-19
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-33-7A-3C-AE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1ad:202c:5412:8070%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.35(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 02 May 2009 19:58:15
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 09 June 2145 03:09:10
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
194.168.4.100
194.168.8.100
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.Belkin
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


I can only use the Ethernet cable to connect and this is killing me seriously...lol Can someone pls help me out, i want to get this wireless work!

Thanks

  ambra4 06:43 03 May 2009

Windows Vista contains both the familiar IPv4 stack and the new IPv6 stack.

IPv6, when it's rolled out across the Internet over the next few years, will bring an end to

the problem of running out of IP addresses and improve other aspects of TCP/IP

operation.

However you do not need IPv6 at present time disable IPv6 in the Windows Vista system.

Download the pdf file will tell you how to disable IPv6 in Vista

click here


Wireless network setup - Vista

click here

  yemi 12:18 03 May 2009

Thanks for the response Ambra4...

I have tried to disable IPv6 and restarted my laptop but the same problem came up when I tried to connect to the internet through wireless. When I tried to connect to my home wifi, i was told "windows cannot connect to this network due to an unknown reason". Even I cant connect to an unsecured network for same reason...

What am I doing wrong pls?

  ambra4 20:44 03 May 2009

"Windows cannot connect to this network due to an unknown reason"

Lets start at the beginning what is the Model No of the laptop and the model of the wireless router

Disable the wireless card – right click on icon in the task bar and disable

Can you connect to the Internet via the Lan card port using an Ethernet cable?

Next download the following programs, install and run

Advanced SystemCare Free v3

click here

Than download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware free trial edition an install update and run

click here

Once you have finish running the above programs delete the present network and do a new

connection

  yemi 11:51 04 May 2009

I have tried your solution but still having same problem..i got told the network association failed due to an unknown reason. I download the two software, installed and ran them but still no success...

My laptop model:

Toshiba Satellite L300D series
With windows vista home premium SP 1
System type: 32-bit

Wireless :

Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter

  ambra4 13:07 04 May 2009

Can you connect to the Internet via the Lan card port using an Ethernet cable?

Download the latest driver and see if that will help

REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless USB2.0 Driver 6.1135 at bottom of page

click here

  yemi 14:33 04 May 2009

Yah my LAN connection is working ok....just the wireless wouldnt let me connect...

i will try the new link u gave me and see if that helps...

thnks

  yemi 16:20 04 May 2009

i have been to the link u gave me and downloaded the driver but i got told my driver is up2date...

Am am thinking of re-installing the OS maybe that could help but I dont even have the Installation CD ...lol

  ambra4 16:55 22 May 2009

Take a read and see if it will help to solve your wireless problem

Vista Wireless Network Setup

click here


Windows Vista Tip: How To Setup And Connect To A Wireless Network

click here

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