Solved

Windows Vista "Local Only" wireless access

Posted on 2013-01-27
11
490 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-11
I have a friend's computer that connects fine wired, but the Wireless keeps giving me "Local Only" access.  I've disabled MAC Filtering on the router and removed the encryption for testing purposes, but I'm still having the same problem.  Any suggestions on how to correct this?
0
Comment
Question by:Brad Sims, CCNA
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
  • 4
11 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:CompProbSolv
ID: 38824908
If you could post the results of the ipconfig command in the following (for both scenarios, wired and wireless) it may give the clues we need:

start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all
exit
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Brad Sims, CCNA
ID: 38824949
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:CompProbSolv
ID: 38824996
The wired.txt was helpful, but wireless.txt was the output of ipconfig, not ipconfig /all
Try again?
0
How to Defend Against the WCry Ransomware Attack

On May 12, 2017, an extremely virulent ransomware variant named WCry 2.0 began to infect organizations. Within several hours, over 75,000 victims were reported in 90+ countries. Learn more from our research team about this threat & how to protect your organization!

 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Brad Sims, CCNA
ID: 38825025
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Brad Sims, CCNA
ID: 38825027
Sorry.  It's fixed.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:CompProbSolv
ID: 38825077
The next step would be to post the results of the tracert command in:
start
run
cmd
tracert 4.2.2.2
exit

What fixed it?
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Brad Sims, CCNA
ID: 38825310
Mis-communication.  I didn't mean the problem was fixed.  I meant the results of the ipconfig /all were fixed :)

I have attached the results of the tracert.
tracert.txt
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:CompProbSolv
ID: 38825496
I'd try to sort out if this is a computer issue or a router issue.  Can you test the computer with a wireless connection to a different router?  Can you test another wireless device connecting to this router?
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Brad Sims, CCNA
ID: 38833398
Apologies for the delay.  I brought a Verizon Mifi home from work to test this.  It connects to Local and Internet the first time, but if I disconnect it and try to reconnect it I get the Local Only issue.

As far as the router goes, I have seven different devices hooked up to it and none of them have had any issues.  I just bought this router a few weeks ago when my old one died.
0
 
LVL 45

Accepted Solution

by:
Jackie Man earned 500 total points
ID: 38849751
Try to reset the whole IP stack in Vista.

According to Scott Hanselman, it says:-

"Go to the Start Menu, type cmd and right click or (Ctrl + Shift and hit Enter), and select "Run As Administrator"
Type the following commands, each followed by pressing enter.
   ipconfig /flushdns
   nbtstat -R
   nbtstat -RR
   netsh int reset all
   netsh int ip reset
   netsh winsock reset
Or another helpful command:
   netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled"

If still no go, remove the wireless NIC device driver, restart computer and let Vista OS automatically install the wireless NIC device driver and try again.

If still no go, download the driver from the link below to replace the driver from Windows Update.

http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-download.php?chipset=21&system=3

If still no go, it is very likely that it is a hardware problem.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Closing Comment

by:Brad Sims, CCNA
ID: 38875801
Ended up being a driver issue.
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I have had so many issues with my Vodafone 3G card (Novatel Merlin u630, provided by French carrier SFR) on Windows XP laptops that I thought I would create an help page for other users (I solved the issues). First issue, with my IBM/Lenovo lapto…
There are many reasons a PC runs slower than when it was new, ranging from malicious software intended to mess things up to simple general Windows use.  Your PC performance may slowly degrade over time without you noticing but when you buy a PC from…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question