My netbook ASUS is unable to connect to the inet

#1
Everything was working fine. Connecting to the inet at home and away. Fat dumb and happy.

Last night, some automatic security fixes applied themselves.

Suddenly WINDOZE7STARTER is forcing a "select a location for the '3TYNE7328215850 2' network.

And, no internet connectivity. My Mac, my vista, my old XP are all perking along fat, dumb, and happy.

Everything was work fine before..

Notice the "space 2" on the end of the wireless lan name.

There's no way to delete that "space 2" or to change it.

WINDOZE7STARTER says that it can't create a 'home network group', but only join one. So there is no way to delete this or force it out.

Numerous system rollbacks to dates in the past can NOT fix this.

Argh!

(It's to be my wife's machine for Christmas!)

Here's my ipconfig /all


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ASUS
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 48-5B-39-81-5E-B9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-4B-D6-FE-7D-60
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ed9d:a8ea:f652:9aad%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.102(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:34:23 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 23, 2010 8:53:12 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 236735446
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-89-6E-E8-1C-4B-D6-FE-7D-60
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{1880D8E4-AD10-4D35-B33E-0DD04215ACB2}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{FF68CFF4-C30B-4730-BA8E-D44D45CA4170}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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


Any help would be appreciated.
:(
fjohn
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
reinkefj;
Hello and welcome to the forums. Everything looks good regarding the ip addressing scheme for your wireless adapter. So I suppose the first thing to determine is what can and can't you ping.
Open a command prompt and ping yourself
type ping 192.168.2.102 (that's you)
then
ping 192.168.2.1 (that's your default gateway / inside edge of your router)
then
ping 64.233.169.99 (that's google's ip)
if that's successful copy and paste that same ip address into the address bar of your browser and hit enter. If the google website loads then your problem is with DNS, which may mean that the router is having trouble forwarding you DNS queries or that you have some third party software like mDNSresponder.exe running and it's messing with you.
 


#3
reinkefj; Hello and welcome to the forums.


thanks

type ping 192.168.2.102 (that's you)

times out (?)

ping 192.168.2.1 (that's your default gateway / inside edge of your router)

first ping works and the rest time out (?)

ping 64.233.169.99 (that's google's ip)

time out


Additional facts:

(1) Thru up another wifi with some spare hardware to the same fios gateway. With a different wifi "name", works fine.

(2) ASUS support says to "recover" (i.e., wipe the machine and start over). Seems like burning the bard to get rid of the mouse.

(3) Have a MACBOOKAIR that just came back from being fixed. It works fine on both wifis.

So I'm "working", but befuddled?

Perhaps the "security fixes" that came down automagically from Microsoft, triggered a "Home Networking" setting, that then WINDOWS7STARTER could not fix.

I guess the smartest thing is to "burn the barn" and start over.

Luckily there's NOTHING valuable on the machine.

Your thoughts?

And, thanks for the response. You beat the ASUS support person's canned reply.

fjohn
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
gonna have to say yes, that will probably get you further faster. But for future reference please do not allow Windows Updates to install any hardware driver software automagically. If you are not exactly sure how to turn off that particular "feature", then post back and I'll walk you through it. Microsoft updates are not generally considered a good source for hardware driver updates.
 


#5
TOOOooo come to closure, since the image was expendable, I took the ASUS SUPPORT's suggestion to do a system image restore. Yeah, burn down the barn is easier than fixing whatever obscure bug was triggered. It took an hour or so to rebuild itself. Then, about another hour to put back on my applications (i.e., firefox, tbird, open office, dropbox, etc etc) from the USBDRIVE with all the downloaded files. DROPBOX worked flawlessly and brought back my data. So after about three hours, I was back to where I was. :(

p.s., I have auto updates turned off, but I apply them almost as soon as they come in and I'm using the machine. It is after all a backup platform. Argh! Now to get my wife to get her own darm YouTube videos and leave me out of the loop. I can only hope.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#6
Glad to hear that you have managed to resolve your issue. Unfortunately as you have noted it can be a giant pain, so in the future to help avoid this type of issue you may want to avoid using Windows Update to obtain driver updates for your hardware devices. To do so,
right click computer and choose properties and follow the attachment. If you have any further issues please let us know.
 


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