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Internet not working with 2nd computer same wifi network

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Internet not working with 2nd computer same wifi network


    I am facing a strange problem with my internet connection on Windows 8.


    I have a netgear WNR612 wifi router and two laptops connected to it running Windows 7 on first and Windows 8 on second.
    The connection in Windows 8 laptop shows sufficient signal strength but when I try to access internet, it does only shows connecting. I have changed browsers, wifi router, adsl router, released and reconnected IP address, forgot and re-added wifi network, reset wifi router to factory almost everything.


    The strange part is that as soon as the other Windows 7 laptop is disconnected from the network, Windows 8 internet start working fine. I have tested this many times and there is no doubt in this behavior.


    I dont know whether the problem is in any update installed on Windows 8 the older Dell Wireless 1703 wifi card or some virus in the other Windows 7 laptop.
    Can someone please help me? Going bonkers here!


    My ipconfig output:


    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F4-B7-E2-59-1E-42
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 16-B7-E2-59-1E-41
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 PCI-E F
    ast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 78-45-C4-B0-E6-17
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F4-B7-E2-59-1E-41
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::78c8:8321:78f:b19e%12(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.110(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:54:36 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 14, 2014 11:04:26 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 267696098
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-AC-3A-FE-F4-B7-E2-59-1E-41


    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled




    Note that I have assigned preferred IP addresses to both laptops based on MAC.


    Thanks a lot!

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  2. #2


    Hi rachit27 and welcome to Eight Forums,
    There must be a hotspot utility running on it. You'll have to find it and turn it off. This type of utility lets you share your internet connection with other devices. It basically turns your laptop into a wireless router/repeater. There is likely an Icon for it in the notifications area down next to the clock on the taskbar. I'd look there first.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    Hi rachit27 and welcome to Eight Forums,
    There must be a hotspot utility running on it. You'll have to find it and turn it off. This type of utility lets you share your internet connection with other devices. It basically turns your laptop into a wireless router/repeater. There is likely an Icon for it in the notifications area down next to the clock on the taskbar. I'd look there first.

    Thanks for the welcome!

    Do you mean the utility is running on the windows 7 pc or windows 8?
    Because I have checked in Windows 8. It is not running.
    Have not been able to check the Windows 7 laptop as it is my roommate's.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Open up a command window and post the results of "netsh wlan show all" for both machines.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Win 8:


    Wireless System Information Summary
    (Time: 26-Jul-14 7:28:51 PM India Standard Time)




    =======================================================================
    ============================== SHOW DRIVERS ===========================
    =======================================================================




    Interface name: Wi-Fi


    Driver : Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
    Vendor : Atheros Communications Inc.
    Provider : Atheros Communications Inc.
    Date : 22-Aug-12
    Version : 10.0.0.200
    INF file : C:\Windows\INF\oem151.inf
    Files : 2 total
    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\athw8x.sys
    C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys
    Type : Native Wi-Fi Driver
    Radio types supported : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n
    FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes
    802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes
    Hosted network supported : Yes
    Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:
    Open None
    Open WEP-40bit
    Open WEP-104bit
    Open WEP
    WPA-Enterprise TKIP
    WPA-Personal TKIP
    WPA2-Enterprise TKIP
    WPA2-Personal TKIP
    Vendor defined TKIP
    WPA2-Enterprise Vendor defined
    Vendor defined Vendor defined
    WPA-Enterprise CCMP
    WPA-Personal CCMP
    WPA2-Enterprise CCMP
    Vendor defined CCMP
    WPA2-Enterprise Vendor defined
    Vendor defined Vendor defined
    WPA2-Personal CCMP
    Vendor defined Vendor defined
    Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:
    Open None
    Open WEP-40bit
    Open WEP-104bit
    Open WEP
    WPA2-Personal CCMP
    Vendor defined Vendor defined




    =======================================================================
    ============================= SHOW INTERFACES =========================
    =======================================================================




    There is 1 interface on the system:


    Name : Wi-Fi
    Description : Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
    GUID : 1e662893-a278-4f65-b3b2-b0f8a12e226c
    Physical address : f4:b7:e2:59:1e:41
    State : connected
    SSID : tatts
    BSSID : 28:c6:8e:d8:01:7a
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP
    Connection mode : Profile
    Channel : 6
    Receive rate (Mbps) : 72.2
    Transmit rate (Mbps) : 72.2
    Signal : 64%
    Profile : tatts


    Hosted network status : Not started




    =======================================================================
    =========================== SHOW HOSTED NETWORK =======================
    =======================================================================




    Hosted network settings
    -----------------------
    Mode : Allowed
    SSID name : "D1TC6QV1-57360"
    Max number of clients : 100
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP


    Hosted network status
    ---------------------
    Status : Not started




    =======================================================================
    ============================= SHOW SETTINGS ===========================
    =======================================================================




    Wireless LAN settings
    ---------------------
    Show blocked networks in visible network list: No


    Only use GP profiles on GP-configured networks: No


    Hosted network mode allowed in WLAN service: Yes


    Allow shared user credentials for network authentication: Yes


    Block period: Not Configured.


    Auto configuration logic is enabled on interface "Wi-Fi"




    =======================================================================
    ============================== SHOW FILTERS ===========================
    =======================================================================




    Allow list on the system (group policy)
    ---------------------------------------
    <None>


    Allow list on the system (user)
    -------------------------------
    <None>


    Block list on the system (group policy)
    ---------------------------------------
    <None>


    Block list on the system (user)
    -------------------------------
    <None>




    =======================================================================
    =========================== SHOW CREATEALLUSER ========================
    =======================================================================




    Everyone is allowed to create all user profiles.




    =======================================================================
    ============================= SHOW PROFILES ===========================
    =======================================================================




    Profiles on interface Wi-Fi:


    Group policy profiles (read only)
    ---------------------------------
    <None>


    User profiles
    -------------
    All User Profile : PH-ACT
    All User Profile : Manhoos
    All User Profile : KothiDinaChandi
    All User Profile : tatts
    All User Profile : mobile




    =======================================================================
    ========================== SHOW PROFILES NAME=* =======================
    =======================================================================




    Profile PH-ACT on interface Wi-Fi:
    =======================================================================


    Applied: All User Profile


    Profile information
    -------------------
    Version : 1
    Type : Wireless LAN
    Name : PH-ACT
    Control options :
    Connection mode : Connect automatically
    Network broadcast : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
    AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks


    Connectivity settings
    ---------------------
    Number of SSIDs : 1
    SSID name : "PH-ACT"
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension : Not present


    Security settings
    -----------------
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP
    Security key : Present


    Cost settings
    -------------
    Cost : Unrestricted
    Congested : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit : No
    Roaming : No
    Cost Source : Default




    Profile Manhoos on interface Wi-Fi:
    =======================================================================


    Applied: All User Profile


    Profile information
    -------------------
    Version : 1
    Type : Wireless LAN
    Name : Manhoos
    Control options :
    Connection mode : Connect automatically
    Network broadcast : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
    AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks


    Connectivity settings
    ---------------------
    Number of SSIDs : 1
    SSID name : "Manhoos"
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension : Not present


    Security settings
    -----------------
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP
    Security key : Present


    Cost settings
    -------------
    Cost : Unrestricted
    Congested : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit : No
    Roaming : No
    Cost Source : Default




    Profile KothiDinaChandi on interface Wi-Fi:
    =======================================================================


    Applied: All User Profile


    Profile information
    -------------------
    Version : 1
    Type : Wireless LAN
    Name : KothiDinaChandi
    Control options :
    Connection mode : Connect automatically
    Network broadcast : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
    AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks


    Connectivity settings
    ---------------------
    Number of SSIDs : 1
    SSID name : "KothiDinaChandi"
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension : Not present


    Security settings
    -----------------
    Authentication : WPA-Personal
    Cipher : TKIP
    Security key : Present


    Cost settings
    -------------
    Cost : Unrestricted
    Congested : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit : No
    Roaming : No
    Cost Source : Default




    Profile tatts on interface Wi-Fi:
    =======================================================================


    Applied: All User Profile


    Profile information
    -------------------
    Version : 1
    Type : Wireless LAN
    Name : tatts
    Control options :
    Connection mode : Connect automatically
    Network broadcast : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
    AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks


    Connectivity settings
    ---------------------
    Number of SSIDs : 1
    SSID name : "tatts"
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension : Not present


    Security settings
    -----------------
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP
    Security key : Present


    Cost settings
    -------------
    Cost : Unrestricted
    Congested : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit : No
    Roaming : No
    Cost Source : Default




    Profile mobile on interface Wi-Fi:
    =======================================================================


    Applied: All User Profile


    Profile information
    -------------------
    Version : 1
    Type : Wireless LAN
    Name : mobile
    Control options :
    Connection mode : Connect automatically
    Network broadcast : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
    AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks


    Connectivity settings
    ---------------------
    Number of SSIDs : 1
    SSID name : "mobile"
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension : Not present


    Security settings
    -----------------
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP
    Security key : Present


    Cost settings
    -------------
    Cost : Unrestricted
    Congested : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit : No
    Roaming : No
    Cost Source : Default




    =======================================================================
    ======================= SHOW NETWORKS MODE=BSSID ======================
    =======================================================================



    Interface name : Wi-Fi
    There are 3 networks currently visible.


    SSID 1 : tatts
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 28:c6:8e:d8:01:7a
    Signal : 66%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 6
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 2 : Santhoshams
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA-Personal
    Encryption : TKIP
    BSSID 1 : 00:22:b0:3e:f7:d7
    Signal : 40%
    Radio type : 802.11g
    Channel : 6
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 3 : CRACK_HIM
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : ec:22:80:59:23:49
    Signal : 34%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 11
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54
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