Wireless Connectivity Issues with Windows 7

Hello, I hope this finds you all very well. I have a public free wirelss network I can access from my apartment. I connected with no problem for more than 1 year. Since last week I haven't been able to connect anymore. My wife's computer (Windows XP) connects with no problem. Mu phone (nokia) connects with no problem and even my ipod connects with no problem. I have Windows 7 on my computer and I can access other public wifi (starback or library for example). I tried everything I found on internet (reinstall the adapter (Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205, I updated the adapter driver, I did all the ipconfig /renew and NETSH commands, I gave a fix IP address in the adapter IPv4 (the same my other computer finds when connected), removed Bonjur...). Can anybody please help me with this problem?
Thanks and best regards, Luca.
Hi Luca,
Thank you for reaching out to Microsoft Community Forums.
From the issue description, we understand that you are not able to connect to the Wifi network.
I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced.
Let me go ahead and help you with the issue.
 
Please answer these questions, which will help us in assisting you better.
1. Do you get any error message when you try to connect to Wifi?
2. Did you make any changes in the computer prior to the issue?
 
Here are a few methods which you can follow to resolve the issue:
 
Method 1:
Using the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7
 
Method 2:
We suggest that you delete all the Wireless Network on your computer and try to recreate the wireless network.
Steps:
a. Click on start and type ‘Network and sharing’, open network and sharing.
b. Locate all the wireless network and delete them and try to recreate a new wireless network and check if you have the same issue.
 
Method 3:
Try booting the computer in safe mode with networking and check if the same issue occurs.
Refer to the link:
Start your computer in safe mode
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
 
Also refer to the links:
Wired and wireless network problems
 
Why can't I connect to the Internet?
 
Hope this resolves the issue. If issue persists, you can write to us and we will be glad to assist you further.
 
 

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Good morning,

Thank you for your e-mail.

 

With regards to your suggestions:

1.      I don’t get an error message. Only “Windows was unable to connect to NETGEAR”. If I run the DIAGNOSE this is what I get:

Error during association test (this is the issue I get most of the time. Sometimes I fail the Ping Test).

2.      I only installed some programs but nothing weird. Anyway I restored my computer to a date where the connection was working fine but still no luck.

 

Method 1:

I tried to use the troubleshooter but it doesn’t help. It tells me to unplug and plug back the network cable or to turn off and on again the router. Sometimes it connects but then when I try to use the browser it gets disconnected:

Now for example it seems connected. Then I try to use internet and this is what happens (it tries to connect, is shows connectivity and then connectivity drops):

 

Method 2:

I tried to delete the wireless connections and create it again but still no luck.

 

Method 3:

I tried in SAFE MODE but still no luck.

 

This problem occurred a few weeks ago or maybe a month ago. I added the IP address I found in the other computer that can connect and it worked for a while but then it stopped working again.

 

Some screenshots with extra information you might need:

 

 

 

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

 

Windows IP Configuration

 

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Luca-PC

   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 7:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #

6

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-0B-A9-0E-03-B1

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 6:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #

5

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-0B-A9-0E-03-B1

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

 

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-0B-A9-0E-03-B0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::798b:421f:93ce:e0f4%26(Preferred)

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.21(Preferred)

   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 621808553

   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-96-C7-3D-DC-0E-A1-2E-62-C9

 

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

 

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con

troller (NDIS 6.20)

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DC-0E-A1-2E-62-C9

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

 

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

 

   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.{AD837149-2608-4AA2-BB19-D4E742D4A5DB}:

 

   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

 

 

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig

 

Windows IP Configuration

 

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 7:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 6:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

 

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::798b:421f:93ce:e0f4%26

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.21

   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

 

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

 

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

 

Tunnel adapter isatap.{AD837149-2608-4AA2-BB19-D4E742D4A5DB}:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

 

C:\Windows\system32>

 

 

 

 

Please let me know if you have new suggestions.

 

Thanks and best regards,

Luca.

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Hi Luca,
Thank you for replying.
Sorry to know that previous methods suggested did not help.
I would suggest you to check if issue persists in clean boot.
Refer to the link:
How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
Note: Refer "How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot"
under more information to reset the computer to start as normal after troubleshooting.
Hope this helps.

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