limited or no connectivity
Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:42 AM
Posted 16 December 2004 - 04:46 PM
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Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:17 AM
THANX TO MICROSOFT! THEY MADE THIS UP TO MAKE MONEY THUR THEIR TECH SUPPORT GROUP. LIMITED OR NO CONNECTIVITY IS A BIG BUG CREATED BY MICROSOFT.
Posted 20 December 2004 - 11:52 PM
"Limited or No Connectivity Error
Today, I spent a few hours helping to clean up a friend's computer that hasn't been serviced in over 2 years. The first thing I did was uninstall the user's non-functioning antivirus program (the definitions had expired several months prior), booted into safe mode and removed a handful of virii using Symantec's Automated Support Assistant. I then installed Norton Antivirus and did a complete scan of the system.
Next step was to check and remove all unwanted startup programs in the registry, in the Startup folder and running services. Silent Runners does a great job of identifying and reporting all Windows startup programs (it's a small effective VB program that uses the WMI). I then installed two spyware removal tools, AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy. I finished up by cleaning up the Temp and Temporary Internet Files folders and defragging the system using VoptXP (a very fast defrag utility - much faster than dfrg.msc).
After I was done, the internet connection stopped working and I started receiving a "Limited or No Connectivity" error. I tried a variety of strategies including re-installing the network card, checking the physical connections, ect. The culprit was corruption in Winsock and the TCP/IP stack (undoubtedly caused by the spyware). I used the Winsock XP Fix tool to do the repairs (it's actually a VB implementation of the information provided in Microsoft KB article 299357 - How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in Windows XP).
Here is a link to the repair program:
I followed via Microsoft's help site...located at:
(How to determine and recover from Winsock2 corruption)
I didn't even see the link the other author put at the end of his message until I was already done and got my wife's laptop to work again via the internet. But it works...and I hope this helps you all out..I have seen millions of forums packed with many many ppl asking for help..and I found this..and would feel bad if I didn't share it.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:46 AM
another great utility is LSP fix
Layered Service Provider
Does the same job as Winsock fix but can give you more control in what you want to remove from your LSP settings
Just have to know what your looking for
Do you want to post your own logs from FRST?
Follow the instructions posted Click Here
Posted 21 December 2004 - 04:45 PM
Well, by doing that I'm [censored]ing up my whole windows and get this stupid problem, by removing the anti-virus again.. it's fixed again. Really weird, i tried everything what is listed in this 3 pages, but nothing really seems to workout. it's "really" [censored] up if you ask me.
Anywayzz, it works for some time trying allot of things, cause i had this problem before and somehow i fixed it, but now... don't really know. Maybe i'll send a mail to support of Panda software, cause i can't really have my pc without a virusscanner.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:36 AM
Thank you SP2!
Posted 26 December 2004 - 04:28 PM
After hours of pulling my hair out trying all the other solutions posted in this string, this was the light at the end of the tunnel for me as well.
I experienced the same problems with different machines. One with a Centrino processor, meaning a built-in Intel wireless adapter and another one with a 3Com pcmcia card. The first laptop being Win XP WITH SP2, the second WITHOUT SP2. Even the one without SP2 suffered from the same problem.
I tried all remedies without any luck. The sp2 patch KB884020 with the regfix, resetting IP stack with the netsh.. command. But with no luck. Even configuring my wireless adapters with a fixed IP didn't help.
But, just now, i saw some ligth at the end of (my) tunnel. I changed the SSID of my wireless network and... I was able to connect both machines in no time to the new SSID. Did several repairs and restarts only to find out that IP addresses were being acquired correctly.
Now I even changed back the net SSID to the old one and both portables are able to connect without any problem, properly receiving their IP address from the dhcp server.
I'will keep on diagnosing this problem, and keep my findings posted here.
CHANGE THE NAME OF THE NETWORK
Who knew? Why this works and all else failed I do not know.
I was unable to rename my network back to the old name, unfortunately...
Other useful details: I am an ADSL user, with a 56Mb/sec. wireless modem + card from Siemens (mfg by Broadcom apparently).
Hopefully the solution will prove to be stable!
Posted 28 December 2004 - 08:28 AM
Posted 01 January 2005 - 01:08 PM
It appears that WiFi needs to know what network your DHCP server is on *BEFORE* it can communicate with it to get set up on the right network (chicken and egg).
People have suggested setting a fixed IP configuration (which works) but if you frequently travel with your laptop to different WiFi access points you really need DHCP.
So (DRUM ROLL) simply set the default gateway to be the correct one for the DHCP server you want to use. Go to start->control panel->network and internet connections->network connections -> Right click and Properties on the WiFi connection -> Double click Internet Protocol TcpIp item -> click Advanced -> under Default Gateways click Add -> type the new gateway address (eg. 192.168.0.1 or 10.10.0.1) -> OK all the way back to the desktop.
You'll see that now you have a DHCP address and everything works fine.
Note if you use different subnets on each of your different Wireless Access Points you will need to change the default gateway each time. (BTW if you don't understand the last sentence it probably doesn't apply to you)
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:47 AM
netsh winsock reset catalog <<and then hit enter>>
It will then tell you that the winsock catalog has been reset all sockets flushed, and proceeds to ask you to restart the PC. Restart the PC and you should be back online!
Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:47 AM
Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:49 AM
I had tried everything too. Until I read the post mentioning http://www.flyingbut...com/wepkey.html . I only had more time to lose so I tried it. I changed my passphrase (which was only 6 characters long but still worked before sp2) to 13 characters and entered the new 128 bit key in my linksys wrt54 router's config. Then disconnected my wifi, reconnected, entered the new wep key and it worked!!!
I hope this'll help some more people. Thanks to the one who posted this earlier!
Posted 10 April 2005 - 01:48 PM
I'm running a "LINKSYS"
My main desktop w/ XP Pro SP2 runs fine as does my backup system which also has XP Pro SP2. The problem is my Toshiba Satellite Laptop it still won't connect (or atleast let me on the NET, it does show up on my LINKSYS when plugged in) It is also w/ XP Pro SP2. I've done nothing different on any of the OS installs but the laptop insists on the "Limited or no connectivity" I've pulled the cable connection from either desktop and tried it in the laptop....(I'm not trying to run all three at once.....I only need 2) The laptop won't connect even if plugged in bypassing the LINKSYS...it did connect with a version of XP Home prior to the XP Pro (direct connect not via the Workgroup Switcher).
Additional info: Backup system has an earlier version of XP Pro and was updated with sp2. Main system has a new version of XP Pro that has SP2 already included in the CD. Installed a new XP Pro w/Sp2 on the laptop.
If I plug in the laptop the lights on my LINKSYS show it's connected to the laptop....and when I unplug the cable from the back of the laptop it shows the cable has been pulled. (you get the little X'd computer icon lower right corner.)
Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:33 AM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:36 AM
that guest was me too