my wireless internet wont work, need some help!

By bbpro991 ·
so the other day i was starting up my computer and it wouldnt connect to the wireless internet, and i noticed the wireless switch on the front of my laptop was orange(usually blue) so i switched it off and back on and it stayed orange. so i went to the cmd.exe and typed ipconfig/release and i got an error message: like cannot do this action because the media is disconnected, which was for my LAN and then i got another thing called Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: which gave me an ip adress of like fe80 : : ffff:: ffff ::ffffD%5 and that didnt look good because normally that is where my wireless ipadress comes in ... so i messed around and found the same title but with more stuff under it
connection-specific DNS suffix:
description ... teredo tunneling pseudo-interface
physical address...FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp enabled.... no
ip address ... Fe80::ffff::ffff::ffffd%5
default gateway....
netBIOS over Tcpip.... disabled

when i go to my network connections my wireless one says 1394 connection connected 1394 net adaptor but when i click it the two computer monitor screens are grayed out it has no connection status and when i click repair it says TCP/IP is not ennabled for this connection cannot procede so i googled that but havent found anything that works...

if anyone has suggestion on how to fix this, or needs more information please respond i would love the help, thanks.

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Well now first of all

by tintoman In reply to my wireless internet wont ...

the 1394 connection has nothing to do with your wireless connection.
Second I think you need to go to system properties and on the hardware tab and device manager, make sure that your wireless adapter is not showing a problem.
If that is all ok then I suggest you restart your router by disconnecting the power cord and leaving it out for 15 seconds or so, then plug it back in.
If your connection does not come back up post back and we can try some other stuff

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A few thoughts

by w2ktechman In reply to my wireless internet wont ...

reset your router
disable and re-enable your network adapters
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt to reset some values which may cause issues.
if those do not work, uninstall and re-install your network adapters
if that doesnt do it, post back. Usually this list will cover most issues.

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didnt work...

by bbpro991 In reply to A few thoughts

well i tried restarting my router and it didnt work and then im not sure how to install or reinstall my network adapter so i didnt do that.... it started working last night someone but the stopped again, i found that it may have something to do with my WLAN because i have my switch turned to on but cant pick up wireless, when i check my network connections, usually i have 3 icons and the one now missing is my wireless network 2 which is conected to my home internet, that doesnt show up at all so i cant configure any settings, when it was working i had to turn on my WLAN settings it said but the computer did that by itself when i clicked the info bubble.. if u need any more info i can reply again

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Check the Wireless card

by dmachovec In reply to didnt work...

Is your wireless adapter a card, a usb adapter, or built in to the motherboard? Either way, we should try to make every attempt to uninstall it and then reinstall it.

If you bought it as a "3rd party" adapter, you should have the original install CD. If it is internal, part of the motherboard, then you will have the drivers with the CD's provided to you by your computer's manufacturer.

Right-click your My Computer icon and choose MANAGE. Then select Device Manager from the list of modules on the left side of the Computer Management Console Window that opens.

On the right side, click the "plus symbol (+)" next to Network Adapters and locate your Wireless adapter out of the 3 that will be listed.

Right click on that wireless adapter and choose UNINSTALL. You will also want to open the Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs and locate any software associated with the wireless adapter and uninstall it as well.

Restart your computer and follow the instructions provided with your Adapter's Installation manual to reinstall the drivers/software to run your network card.

Let us know how that progresses.

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only 2...

by bbpro991 In reply to Check the Wireless card

when i went to the device manager there was only two things under the network adapter and niether of them were my wireless card, its built into the computer not a usb

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If the driver isn't loaded

by seanferd In reply to only 2...

The device will not show up in Device Manager. This is why we ask for hardware specs, or at least a make and model of the computer.

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by seanferd In reply to didnt work...

Since you obviously haven't been in Device Manager (see post above, this is where you can uninstall the net adapter), tell us if the device is showing an error, and if so, what it is, when you look at the net adapter in device manager.

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just to add

by The Scummy One In reply to Additionally...

an error is any device in device manager that has Either a red x OR a yellow exlamation mark

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device manager

by bbpro991 In reply to just to add

when i went to the device manager i had on two things under network adapter there was one that said 1394 net adapter and NVIDIA nforce network controller do i have to unintstall either of those?

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by seanferd In reply to device manager

1) Are there any problems shown for these? (red X, or exclamation point on icon, or an error reported in the properties for the network icon).

2) Unless you are using a 1394 (Firewire) connector to link the computer to a router, disable this, as it may be conflicting with the nVidia adapter, which should be your wireless. I am not sure if 1394 wireless exists yet, although there was a proposal for this a couple years ago.

Anyway, try disabling one, then the other adapter (re-enable an adapter when you disable your second choice). Go with the adapter that works.

If neither work, remove/uninstall the devices from the Device Manager, then reboot. Windows should try to install a driver for the network card. If it does not find a driver, let Windows search the 'net for a driver, or use the driver disc that comes with your computer or wireless card.

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