Computer will not maintain internet connection.

By Kwahn ·
I started having this issue on Saturday all of a sudden. At first, my computer would connect, but anything related to the internet was very slow. Now it just refuses to connect. Occasionally it will connect, and say internet is available, but any programs related to the internet (I.E. browsers) remain non,functional.

I've tried to connect from multiple locations, all of which give me the same problem. My network connectivity issues continue even in Safe Mode with Networking. I have not tried to connect to a router directly via an ethernet cord, but I know that my computer has wireless capabilities even in safe mode w/Networking, it connected wirelessly just fine during the first day.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002)

Ping attempts provide no results.
I have tried reinstalling network drivers to no effect.
Full virus and malware scans have been performed in safe mode, with no effect.
Performed system recovery to go back to a previous state, but it didn't work.
Netsh reboot did not work.

IPconfig /renew gives the following message: An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection : Unable to contact your DHCP server. request has timed out.
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected. (Same for Local Area Connection 2 and bluetooth network connection.)
An error occurred while releasing interface Loopback pseudo-interface 1 : The system cannot find the file specified.

I'm at a loss of what else to do. I'll try to plug my computer directly into the internet via an ethernet cord, but I strongly suspect it will not work. Any other suggestions and fixes are welcome.

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check for a hardware button

by markp24 In reply to Computer will not maintai ...

You may want to confirm the wireless radio is enabled, on some laptops you can have wireless showing enabled in the task bar, but theres a switch or keyboard combo (ie fn F2) that will power off the wireless radio, yet windows still shows the device enabled (which from windows side it is).

check that , it may be the issue (i had that occur on an ibm think pad, and a Dell Inspiron)

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