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Wireless Connection Media Disconnected (Windows XP)

Q: Wireless Connection Media Disconnected (Windows XP)

Hi, not great with computers and had a look around at various forums and can't find a solution to my problem.

Essentially, whilst I can view the wireless network connections available, I cannot connect to the wireless connection I want to although all other computers at home can connect.

I think the issue is that I have no IP address on this computer (using Windows XP that has just been reinstalled). The result of ipconfig/release is:
No operation can be performed on Wireless Network Connection 2 while it has its media disconnected.

Sorry if further information is required, will provide whatever is needed. Thanks for any help!

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A: Wireless Connection Media Disconnected (Windows XP)

First disconnect any wired connection and THEN attempt the wifi.
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A:Intermittent DSL connection problems

Clearly the router is doing find and the activity on W7 IS THE ISSUE.
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failed to query tcp/ip settings of the connectionClick to expand...

what did you do when this occurred?

Describe network equipment {modem, router} ISP, and your system.

Connect it all together, get a command prompt, enter ipconfig /all >myTcp.txt
and come back here and paste the contents of myTcp.txt as your reply
 

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A:Wireless router recommendations

Look for a MIMO (multiple in/out rf) they have at least two antennas and maybe three. These are more powerful and should do the job.

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get a switch at the far-end to connect

Here's mine:
Code:

primary router --- wired devices
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+---- wired to EoP(master) . . . . house wiring . . . EoP(slave) --- switch or access point

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I have a jumper cable running from my mobo to my video card for the audio signal.Click to expand...

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I'm assuming that you are on Windows 7? Go to the sound icon on the bottom-right of the desktop, right click and select playback devices. Right click on your default device (Either speakers or an integrated chip set normally) and select properties. Go to the advanced tab and make sure that the Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device box is un-ticked.. and make sure that the give exclusive mode applications prioirty is un-ticked, then report back to see if it has worked (Don't forgot to apply and OK the changes).
 

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set trust localhost and your lan ip's, eg 192.168.0.1/24

then add two rules for only the PRIVATE PROFILE

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outbound allow tcp/udp from any to 192.168.0.1/24 for ports 137-139,445
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Why not use the RAID card as more sata ports and then use windows to make your RAID array? I've never used a controller but im sure that it would work for that purpose.
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Open Mouse by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
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A:Using a wireless router as a repeater

Code:

modem ==>primary router (wifi on chnl 1)
|
(a lan slot)
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Have a nice day!
 

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Force the system to forget that SSD and then reboot.
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June Lomas said:





what can I do next.Click to expand...

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A:Local Area Connection 169.254.xxx.xxx

Hmm why the splitter BEFORE the router - - that's not the correct way to add a second router


Code:
isp==primary router --- existing PC
to add a second router:

Code:
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|
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