I spent way too much time on this last night. Task bar shows Limited Access to all attempted networks yet I am submitting this question from computer in question, so why mess with it. The unknown network doesn't work for printing and drops out randomly.
Uninstalled reinstalled device and MS mini port
disable mini port
disabled high speed Bluetooth for Atheros AR5B97
loop back ping 127.0.0.1 normal result
Pinging anywhere else normal result
tried connecting to apple, netgear, and moble access points.
Drivers are up to date
I have reset tcp stack and all the other things suggested in another post here
restarted a few hundred times
tried w/ and w/o ipv4 and 6
removed and reinstalled adapter
my router shows me as a user
the IP and DNS are all set to Auto
At a loss. I am sure there is stuff that I did in the middle of the night that I forgot here, but if anyone can help it wold be greatly appreciated.
So to be clear, as I send this I have the signal strengh in task bar with a sun over it and and unknown network when I check network and sharing center, but this is working fine, but no printing because of unknown network.