limited or no newtork connection

please help me.  i have been at it for days and hours.

ok at some stage my wireless network connection decided not to play. ie limited or no connection.  i have been checking the boards for answers and have tried  winsock fix, www.pchell.com/support/limitedconnectivity.shtml.  i have obtain ip and dns set to automatic.  below is a dump of my ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration



        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dodgecity

        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



        Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-46-E4-01-2E



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:



        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : lan

        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Thomson ST Remote NDIS Device

        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-50-28-92-DB

        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.3

        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138

        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138

        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138

        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 06 July 2005 20:47:26

        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 06 July 2005 22:47:26



Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:



        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-05-3A-8A

        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

        Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.179.14

        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0

        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

the only thing that slaps me in the face is the vacant default gateway ip

help please
mbkhodgesAsked:
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Big5250Commented:
the 169 address range is only dished out when a valid DHCP server is not available on the network.  I would check and make sure that the DHCP server for that segment is online and has available addresses.
NickGT20Commented:
Your computer isn't able to contact a DHCP server to obtain an IP address.  Verify that you have a DHCP server that works.  Set a static IP address and DNS per your network scheme and see if you are able to ping the wireless router and then surf the net.  Then track down your DHCP problem.
cokeefe77Commented:
Just disable the NIC that you are not using.  The one with the 169 address.  It is not able to distinguish which NIC to throw the traffic to.  Disable it and problem solved.

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Big5250Commented:
the Wireless NIC is needed.  He can't disable it.
mbkhodgesAuthor Commented:
i have connected another computer to this wireless network and it is working fine
mbkhodgesAuthor Commented:
forgot to add that my computer still has the problem
mbkhodgesAuthor Commented:
have tried the static ip suggestion and its still not doing anything
Big5250Commented:
How about uninstalling the Wireless device and reinstalling it?  Newer driver?
mbkhodgesAuthor Commented:
have just tried un/install and it didnt make any difference i then searched for newer driver but i have the most up to date driver installled
Big5250Commented:
Are you doing any kind of MAC filtering on your wireless?  Encryption?  Can you see the MAC address of the client on the Access point?
mbkhodgesAuthor Commented:
no encyption no password no wep key.  open network
Big5250Commented:
Can you see the MAC on the AP when you are trying to connect?
mbkhodgesAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help so far but i gotta go. wil be back tomorrow
gavinandrewmcmillanCommented:
Have you tried scanning for spyware/malwear? when you say you have little or no connection, do you mean you have a very slow speed or that the reception on your wireless NIC is very low.
i suggest you try doing a spyware scan before trying anything else, i had some kind of spyware a while back that totally shredded my internet and network connection, was performing at less that 10% of its normal abilities. try ms antispyware or spybot search and destroy, just google the names.

It wouldnt hurt to do a virus scan too, if you dont have one download AVG free, its not the best but its free and its better than nothing (google AVG Free).

Are the computers located in the same room as the AP? if not what sort of walls are between them? concrete?
How far away from the AP is the client computer you are having problems with?

Are you using any firewall software? if so what sort? and have you tried to disable it well you are testing? dont forget to disable xp firewall if you are running windows xp with a 3rd party firewall.
 
what sort of range does your AP have and are your computers within that range?

What have you changed since the computers stoped working properly? any software upgrades or anything like that, power surges? lightening storms? strange computer behaviour?

can your computer comunicate with others? i.e. ping test?

what sort of operating system is on the computer?

try these and post back with answers to the questions i have asked, the more information you can give (not only about network but about computer) the easier it is for us to diagnose your problem.

Gavin



LatinXCommented:
make sure your Computer is updated (OS, WLAN divers and firmware) Intel had a problem with one of its drivers that caused that same exact problem.
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