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Old 09-06-12, 03:07
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Default Laptop recognizes wireless networks yet cannot connect - tried everything

Hi everyone. I have an Hp Dv7 laptop, Windows 7, with an Intel Wifi link 5100 AGN Wireless card. Last week my wireless connectivity stopped completely. I can still pick up wireless networks, but cannot connect. My iphone and other devices pick up the same networks just fine. My ethernet adapter still works as well. I have tried everything I can think of. I disabled and enabled the wireless adapter, uninstalled re installed the driver, updated the driver...
I have tried Ipconfig /release and /renew but I am met with an "RPC server is unavailable" error message. I have run out of ideas I would appreciate any suggestions. I'm sure these issues have been discussed incessantly.
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Matthew

Here is my Ipconfig /all.



C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WIN-PCTBCNOU7NA
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter ??????:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-EA-7E-59-A8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::112b:a176:369d:de32%27(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.222.50(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter ????:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) ?? PCI-E ???
?? NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-EC-8A-84-A2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d9e5:817a:749b:97b9%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.88.0.180(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.88.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.8.8
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{B0828EA3-6DBF-4D6E-8138-C753B938630F}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{97C88AEC-AB78-42F3-9DA2-C5AB30EBCD36}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{73C3B612-52C0-463A-B802-7BAA6E200F4B}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\Administrator>
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Old 09-10-12, 23:38
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Default Re: Laptop recognizes wireless networks yet cannot connect - tried everything

The Ethernet adapter seems to have a static IP address where as the wireless adapter is configured for DHCP, have you checked to make sure your DHCP server is working/configured on your router?

The IPv4 address 169.x.x.x typically means it could not acquire an IP address from the DHCP server. You could also try to set the wireless adapter to a static IP to determine if DHCP is having an issue.
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Default Re: Laptop recognizes wireless networks yet cannot connect - tried everything

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The Ethernet adapter seems to have a static IP address where as the wireless adapter is configured for DHCP, have you checked to make sure your DHCP server is working/configured on your router?

The IPv4 address 169.x.x.x typically means it could not acquire an IP address from the DHCP server. You could also try to set the wireless adapter to a static IP to determine if DHCP is having an issue.
Another thing to try, would be to renew the IP Address. You can do this by going to Command Prompt and typing "IPconfig/release" Enter, then "IPconfig/renew" Enter. Without the quotes. What this will do( apologies in advance if I'm not 100% correct on my explanation) is it will terminate the lease on your current IP Address( the 169.x.x.x) with the /release, and then it will request a new IP Address with the /renew.

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Hi everyone.
I have tried Ipconfig /release and /renew but I am met with an "RPC server is unavailable" error message.
I apologize, I missed where you had stated the above. Please disregard my reply.
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Default Re: Laptop recognizes wireless networks yet cannot connect - tried everything

What LordOlives said, plus disconnect your ethernet cable. Once your laptop connects via wireless, it will warn you that you can't be connected to two connections at once. Unless you have disabled a setting in the bios to allow them both to work at the same time, your wired connection has precedence over the wireless.
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