Unidentified network: local only problem :(

Discussion in 'Networking & Internet' started by Pynkkfur, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Pynkkfur


    Jun 4, 2016
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    Hi :) I found my vista computer I had a couple years ago and decided to hook it up to the Internet, but to my demise I had a couple starting issues and this connection error. I had googled my issue in my phone (all the other connected devices, other than the laptop, are having internet just fine) and went through with this tutorial but didn't work: http://www.thebitguru.com/articles/20-Fixing the local only internet access issue in Windows Vista

    After i restarted the computer I right clicked the "two computer monitor" icon on the task bar and clicked "Diagnose and Repair" and the Windows Network Diagnostics window popped up with the title:
    Cannot communicate with primary DNS Server(
    Network diagnostics pinged the remote host but did not receive a response.

    It then gave me three selections of:
    1. A problem with your network router or broadband modem might be preventing Internet connection

    2. Automatically get new IP settings for the network adapter "wireless network connection"

    3. Reset the network adapter "so ireless network connection"

    So I proceeded to click option 3 and that didn't work, so I then selected option 2.

    I'm stuck and I don't know what to do now

    Here's some info off of my DxDiag
    System Information
    Time of this report: 6/4/2016, 02:19:10
    Machine name: LMCKINLEY-TABLE
    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.101014-0432)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD
    System Model: SQ1S
    BIOS: Phoenix FirstBIOS(tm) Notebook Pro Version 2.0 20MA
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.00GHz, ~1.0GHz
    Memory: 1014MB RAM
    Page File: 797MB used, 1487MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode

    DxDiag Notes
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.

    DirectX Debug Levels
    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    Display Devices
    Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2592&SUBSYS_C027144D&REV_03
    Display Memory: 121.5 MB
    Dedicated Memory: n/a
    Shared Memory: n/a
    Current Mode: 800 x 480 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: igxprd32
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4764 (English)
    DDI Version: 9
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 1/13/2007 12:33:00, 57344 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-66D2-11CF-6165-2DE0A2C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Device ID: 0x2592
    SubSys ID: 0xC027144D
    Revision ID: 0x0003
    Revision ID: 0x0003
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Not Available

    some stuff under System Devices

    Name: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2590
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2590&SUBSYS_C027144D&REV_03\3&21436425&0&00
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_D3\3&21436425&0&F0
    Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/19/2008 01:42:20, 151096 bytes

    Name: Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_7116144F&REV_01\4&3B70D05D&0&00E1
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4351&SUBSYS_C027144D&REV_14\4&227712E&0&00E0
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Ricoh R/RL/RT/RC/5C475(II), R5C520 or Compatible CardBus Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0475&SUBSYS_C027144D&REV_81\4&79A22AC&0&48F0
    Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pcmcia.sys, 6.00.6001.18000 (English), 1/19/2008 01:42:35, 179256 bytes

    the bold and underlined device is the device where i used its GUID in the tutorial and i didnt delete the DhcpConnEnableBcastFlagToggle value thingy

    thanks for your help and ill be awaiting your responces :)
    Pynkkfur, Jun 4, 2016
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  2. Pynkkfur

    Jamie White

    Jun 6, 2016
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    Have you tried re-installing or updating the wireless drivers?

    Make sure to do that - since you have other devices, you can just copy the new files over that you need - before you ask a question, since it could simply be a case of something being out of date ^^
    Jamie White, Jun 6, 2016
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