Wireless Card - Limited Access isn't really limited
Posted on 2011-10-08
Wow. This is a stubborn one. The wireless card on my Windows 7 32-bit Dell Inspiron shows Limited Access, in the system tray, but in reality I have full access. (I can ping the entire universe.)
Another important point, when I disable the wireless card, the NIC icon in the system tray shows up with a big red "X." Again, however, in reality I have full network connectivity.
Here's what I've done thus far:
-- Reboot the computer
-- Go to the Manage Wireless Networks, delete the problem WAP, and reconnect to the WAP.
-- Power cycle the WAP. Done. No effect.
-- Check the WAP with a different computer. The Limited Access message does not appear and I have full connectivity.
-- Check a different WAP with the problem computer. The issue remains. This Limited Access message appears but in reality, I have full connectivity.
-- ipconfig /all - Is the wireless card showing up? It sure is, and it pulls a good IP (192.168.1.54)
-- ipconfig /flushdns
-- ipconfig /release
-- ipconfig /renew
-- Restart the machine in Safe Mode with Networking and check the result. This Limited Access message appears but in reality, I have full connectivity.
-- System restore. I only went back 4 days. I suppose could back it up more.