Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Cannot connect to Internet through peer-to-peer connection

  1. #11


    Posts : 57
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Maybe I should ask if there is any type of third party Anti Virus software or firewall's installed on this machine? Can you post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all?
    Nope, no antivirus software on it at all. I just did a clean install of Windows 8 on it, installed the necessary drivers (including the newest one for that adapter), and have not yet installed any kind of security software. I think I wrote that I tried turning off the Windows Firewall, but that didn't do that.I could do the screen shot of ipconfig/all, later, no time right now. Or if you would like me to look for particular lines in it, I could do that and report back. Thank you.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Posts : 57
    Windows 8


    It turns out it was a driver problem.Although I had the newest wi-fi driver installed from the Lenovo site, i found a newer one on the Intel site, just a couple days old, installed the new one, and now no more problems with connecting to the Internet from the adhoc connection.Still one minor problem though. Every single time I connect to the adhoc network I am asked for the WEP password? Why isn't it remembered, and why does the network not connect automatically as I set it? (It connects automatically to that network, remembering the password, on my WinXP and Win7 computers, and even my Idevices, but not from this Win8 computer.) Will Win8 not connect automatically, and not remember the password, for an adhoc network? Anything I could do to fix that?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by maiki View Post
    It turns out it was a driver problem.Although I had the newest wi-fi driver installed from the Lenovo site, i found a newer one on the Intel site, just a couple days old, installed the new one, and now no more problems with connecting to the Internet from the adhoc connection.Still one minor problem though. Every single time I connect to the adhoc network I am asked for the WEP password? Why isn't it remembered, and why does the network not connect automatically as I set it? (It connects automatically to that network, remembering the password, on my WinXP and Win7 computers, and even my Idevices, but not from this Win8 computer.) Will Win8 not connect automatically, and not remember the password, for an adhoc network? Anything I could do to fix that?
    Well I did my best with the drivers but if Lenovo can't even put out a working driver I'm not sure what else I could do, the Intel driver from a few days ago wasn't even out when I made my last post.

    I don't know why it asked for a WEP password when you should most definitely be using WPA2 security with AES encryption, these security settings are also required for wireless n to work at it's rated speed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Posts : 57
    Windows 8


    Well, as said, the new driver did solve the main problem of connecting to the Adhoc network. Major improvement! It is a little hassle though, that it does not connect automatically, and I have to enter the password each time.

    The reason I have to enter a WEP (and not WPA) password, is that is how the network is set up. The app WMWiFiRouter on the WM phone will only set a WEP password, not WPA. But that is not the cause of the problem (WEP). As said, my other computers running WinXP and Win7, and my two idevices, all connect automatically to that adhoc network, and remember the password.

    What can I do to get the new Win8 laptop to be able to connect automatically to that network, and remember the password? Anyone have any idea what is going on? Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Well I did my best with the drivers but if Lenovo can't even put out a working driver I'm not sure what else I could do, the Intel driver from a few days ago wasn't even out when I made my last post.

    I don't know why it asked for a WEP password when you should most definitely be using WPA2 security with AES encryption, these security settings are also required for wireless n to work at it's rated speed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Cannot connect to Internet through peer-to-peer connection
Related Threads
Hello. I have a problem here. Everytime I connect to my WiFi, it looks like this: 55120 It says "Internet Access", but I can't access any website. What is going on here? The only solution I find this so far is to turn off the Wi-Fi adapter then turn it on again. It makes me tired. Is there...
Dear Friends, I am a very un-techy person, so words of one syllable please! I have a Samsung ATIV Tab 3. It has Windows 8.1. Long story short, my Apps are not connecting to the internet following some disastrous anti-virus faffing about. I've now removed Norton and AVG completely and have...
Hi, haven't been here for a long time! I'm currently having a problem with using WiFi on Windows 8. I can't seem to connect to the internet at all over WiFi. Previously I randomly had issues where my internet connection would randomly drop off. After trying to reset TCP/IP and reinstalling the...
Hi, I recently purchased a laptop with windows 8 pre installed. I bought a crossover cable to connect it with my other linux laptop. Linux: 10.10.0.1, 255.255.255.0 I configured Win8 from start > control panel > network and internet > view network status and tasks > unidentified network...
I had a problem with my old user account and followed instruction that said I needed to create a new account in order to fix my "Microsoft Store" account. I did this, I created a new user account and deleted the old broken one, because this new account fixed my problems. Unfortunately I can...
hi, i have an alienware m15x r2 which i recently upgraded to windows 8 through a clean install. everything works great except for the wireless, and i cannot for the life of me figure out whats run. ive tried about 10 different wifi points on campus and tried wirelessly tethering tommy phone and...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook