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Wifi problem, taking longer than usual but still connects

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1

    Wifi problem, taking longer than usual but still connects


    Hello everyone,
    I have a weird Wifi problem. My computer was fine but it started recently when I moved. Anyway, whenever I troubleshoot the Wifi it says "your computer appears to be correctly configured but the device or resource www microsoft com ..." Of course I googled the error message and followed almost everything that I could find but to no avail. Here are some of the things I tried:
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /all
    netsh winsock reset
    netsh winsock reset catalog
    Made sure that ipv4 and ipv6 address are set automaticly, and so for the DNS
    I've updated all the drivers
    Error when I use netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt hit, it says access is denied
    I'm not using any proxy server


    Here are some background on the problem:
    Using a university Ethernet and using "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Placeholder_Network_Name key=Placeholder_Password" to setup a hotspot. Before and during that it was working fine. I didn't notice it til I moved.


    Here are some things that I noticed that could help determine the problem:
    Eventhough it says that the connection is limited, I can still use the internet, but with occasional times where it says that it's still connected but I can't use the internet. Or sometimes it loads half the page and then stops.
    Disabling avast felt like it made it better but it still did the weird thing from time to time


    And the problem is definitely from my laptop because other devices can connect to the same Wifi just fine.
    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    A little overboard. Since it is an issue at your University. You need to get with whoever helps students out with connecting to the Domain/LAN. If it is on your own private network. Being on the University would not have anything to do with the issue, unless your university LAN loaded a Proxy setting into Internet options.
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  3. #3


    Where is this problem occurring, at the University or elsewhere?

    WHy did you use this command? netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Placeholder_Network_Name key=Placeholder_Password

    Was it something the University requires? Did they tell you how to undo it settings? Maybe that's all you have to do if the problem is other than at the University.

    I have never seen hostednetwork used before so know nothing about it. What is it supposed to do? The built in help says:

    Code:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh wlan set hostednetwork /?
    
    Usage: set hostednetwork [mode=]allow|disallow [ssid=]<ssid>
                             [key=]<passphrase> [keyUsage=]persistent|temporary
    
    Parameters:
    
        Tag             Value
        mode            Specifies whether to allow or disallow the hosted network.
        ssid            SSID of the hosted network.
        key             The user security key used by the hosted network.
        keyUsage        Specifies whether the user security key is persistent or
                        temporary.
    
    Remarks:
    
        This command changes the properties of hosted network, including: SSID
        of the hosted network, allow or disallow the hosted network in the system,
        and a user security key that is used by the hosted network.
    
    
        The user security key should be a string with 8 to 63 ASCII characters,
        eg. a passphrase, or 64 hexadecimal digits which represent 32 binary
        bytes.
    
    
        If keyUsage is specified as persistent, the security key will be saved
        and used when the hosted network is started again in future. Otherwise
        it will be used only when the current or next time the hosted network
        is started. Once the hosted network is stopped, the temporary security
        key will be deleted from the system. If keyUsage is not specified, it
        is persistent by default.
    
        This command requires administrator privileges to allow or disallow the
        hosted network.
    
    Examples:
    
        set hostednetwork mode=allow
        set hostednetwork ssid=ssid1
        set hostednetwork key=passphrase keyUsage=persistent
    What does netsh wlan show drivers show you. Hosted network supported : Yes
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Sorry I wasn't too clear. The reason I mentioned my University is because I thought that it was the reason the Wifi doesn't work. And the reason I used that command is because for some reason, they didn't have Wifi at their dorms, only Ethernet. So I had to setup a hotspot by turning the Ethernet signal to a Wifi signal using that command.
    Also, I'm no longer at the University, the Wifi doesn't work at a private network, or rather doesn't work properly.
    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan show drivers
    
    
    Interface name: Wi-Fi
    
    
        Driver                    : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
        Vendor                    : Intel Corporation
        Provider                  : Intel
        Date                      : 4/23/2014
        Version                   : 17.0.3.2
        INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem6.inf
        Files                     : 3 total
                                    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Netwbw02.sys
                                    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw02.dat
                                    C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys
        Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver
        Radio types supported     : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11a 802.11ac
        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-Enterprise  CCMP
                                    WPA-Personal    TKIP
                                    WPA-Personal    CCMP
                                    WPA2-Enterprise TKIP
                                    WPA2-Enterprise CCMP
                                    WPA2-Personal   TKIP
                                    WPA2-Personal   CCMP
                                    Open            Vendor defined
        Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:
                                    Open            None
                                    Open            WEP-40bit
                                    Open            WEP-104bit
                                    Open            WEP
                                    WPA2-Personal   CCMP
        IHV service present       : Yes
        IHV adapter OUI           : [00 80 86], type: [00]
        IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\Windows\System32\IWMSSvc.dll
        IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {1bf6cb2d-2ae0-4879-a7aa-a75834fbd0e3}
        IHV diagnostics CLSID     : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
    
    
    
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Make sure your computer is set up for a "Workgroup", not for a "Domain". Also check Internet options in Control Panel, to make sure no proxy was put in place, from when you were at the university. WiFi is always going to be spotty on campus. All due in part, because of the construction of the dorms and campus buildings. Which will always be either Concrete Block, or Concrete walls.
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  6. #6


    Lets see what ipconfig /all shows:

    Open a Elevated Command Prompt:

    Press WIN + X to open Start context menu.
    Select Command Prompt (Admin)​.

    Paste the following into the Command Prompt window, exactly as shown, including double quotes:

    cmd /c "ipconfig /all > postme.txt & ping yahoo.com >> postme.txt & reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" | find /i "proxy" >> postme.txt & notepad postme.txt & del postme.txt"

    and press ENTER.

    A file will open in Notepad. Please copy and paste the contents here. Close the Notepad window and the file will be deleted and the Command Prompt window will also close. Post results in a reply here.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    That still hasn't done it broe23.
    Here's the stuff Ztruker:
    Code:
    Windows IP Configuration
    
    
       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AminM
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lib.rochester.edu
    
    
    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : EA-2A-EA-A8-86-E9
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    
    
    Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:
    
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : lan
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30) #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-8A-5B-6F-A6-D4
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    
    
    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 3:
    
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E8-2A-EA-A8-86-EA
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    
    
    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
    
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : lan
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E8-2A-EA-A8-86-E9
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b121:7d29:f56c:72a5%3(Preferred) 
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103(Preferred) 
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 8, 2015 1:37:49 AM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 9, 2015 2:48:05 AM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 65546986
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-5A-1E-11-6C-62-6D-36-93-65
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    
    
    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    
    
       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
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6abd:1cbd:1524:3f57:fe98(Preferred) 
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1cbd:1524:3f57:fe98%7(Preferred) 
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 419430400
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-5A-1E-11-6C-62-6D-36-93-65
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    
    
    Tunnel adapter isatap.lan:
    
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : lan
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    
    
    Pinging yahoo.com [98.139.183.24] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 98.139.183.24: bytes=32 time=214ms TTL=50
    Reply from 98.139.183.24: bytes=32 time=304ms TTL=50
    Reply from 98.139.183.24: bytes=32 time=206ms TTL=50
    Reply from 98.139.183.24: bytes=32 time=240ms TTL=50
    
    
    Ping statistics for 98.139.183.24:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 206ms, Maximum = 304ms, Average = 241ms
        AutoConfigProxy    REG_SZ    wininet.dll
        MigrateProxy    REG_DWORD    0x1
        ProxyEnable    REG_DWORD    0x0
        ProxyOverride    REG_SZ    *.local
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  8. #8


    Your internet connection via WiFi is working correctly. It is getting a good IP from the router and ping of yahoo.com works correctly.

    You didn't post the output of the reg query command. Would like to see what the Proxy settings are.

    What web browser do you use? Which ever one you use, try resetting it. Each one does it differently.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 07 Jul 2015 at 20:56.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    The problem isn't because of the browser. Whenever I try to connect to Wifi it starts acting weird, even before I open the browser.
    Also, this is what I got from the reg query command:
    Code:
        AutoConfigProxy    REG_SZ    wininet.dll
        MigrateProxy    REG_DWORD    0x1
        ProxyEnable    REG_DWORD    0x0
        ProxyOverride    REG_SZ    *.local
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  10. #10


    What do you mean by acting weird? What tells you this is happening if not your browsers?

    What is your network setup like now? What are you connecting to, ISP Modem or your own router?
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