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Not connecting to Network

  1. #1

    Not connecting to Network

    I've had Windows 8 Consumer Preview installed for a couple weeks now and all of a sudden my computer stopped connecting to my home network.
    I have a wired connection and when I mouse over the network icon in the tray in the bottom right, it just says"Identifying... No internet." I can connect to the internet fine, however I can't see any other devices connected to the network.

    Help appreciated, Thanks in advance.

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    Hi and welcome.

    Visit the manufacturer's site to download and install the latest driver.

    Uninstall any 3rd party firewall and/or security suite if present.

    Run this then reboot after (do the manual method):

    How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
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  3. #3

    Windows 7 drivers should work, correct?
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    Yes. You might have to manually install with the device manager, but that is unlikely. After updating, just check the driver date in device manager compared to what it is now.
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  5. #5

    I installed drivers and followed the instructions at the link you gave me, unfortunately it didn't help.
    Although, now it says "Not Connected - No connections are available"

    Driver Date: 2/16/2012
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    Sure there are no 3rd party security programs?

    Might as well reboot your router and if that doesn't help it, update its firmware to latest.

    Set a static ip address in Windows for your adapter, if even that doesn't help. This surely will then.
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  7. #7

    I definitely don't have any security programs, I thought it was my router at first so that was the first thing I tried, and I originally had a static IP set and have been setting it to both static and DHCP back and forth every time I try something new.

    PS. I'm not so worried that it says I don't have internet, I could care less as long as it works, so much as I want to be able to connect to my home network.
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    In that case, simply make sure DHCP server is enabled in router's settings (after firmware update) and also set the network adapter in Windows to auto.

    Could be that the initial problem was the router and now it's Windows' ip settings causing a problem.

    So ya, update firmware, enabled DHCP everywhere and it should be alright. Firmware updates fix things like that all the time.
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  9. #9

    Firmware updated and DHCP is enabled everywhere, still no luck.
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  10. #10

    This might be a good time to flush and renew everything IP related.

    Flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file ...
    Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

    @Echo on
    attrib -h -s -r hosts
    echo localhost>HOSTS
    attrib +r +h +s hosts
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    ipconfig /flushdns
    netsh winsock reset all
    netsh int ip reset all
    shutdown -r -t 1
    del %0

    Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click on the flush.bat file to run it as Administrator.

    Your computer will reboot itself.
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