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Network Adapter driver conflict

I cannot find my wireless mac address in my ipconfig /all, can't connect to the internet and my network adapter has yellow mark in my device manager.I am using window vista Home premium. Pls can any one help me.

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The Yellow mark means that the device is not properly install or the drivers are missing. i would search for the drivers using another computer download and install them to get to on the net.

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How do i fix my mac address and ip address in my mini laptop 9 inch slimbook. It says mac and ip is unavailable


You cannot change your MAC address, literally it's like your network adapter's finger print. Only way to change it would to be to get a new wireless adapter.

Now, if you have a windows laptop, then here is a simple way to troubleshoot what it may be.
Check to see if your Network Adapter is functional
Now what may happen, is a glitch in your network card, outdated drivers (or incorrect drivers), or an unseated Network Adapter (Most network adapters in laptops are not built into the motherboard, which means they can become unseated, however they are usually screwed into place, so this is unlikely), lastly the network adapter may just be bad.
  1. Press the windows key & X at the same time
  2. Select Command Prompt
  3. Type in "Ping 127.0.0.1" and press enter.
  4. This will ping your own network card, and will verify functionality. If you do not receive any packets, then you should check your drivers first.
  5. IF you do not have an error, and still cannot connect to the internet, then you may have an APIPA or connection issue.
Check for an APIPA
An APIPA is an IP address that is given to your computer when your computer cannot connect to the DHCP (DHCP is what assigns IP addresses automatically in a router or access point). You cannot connect to the internet with an APIPA address.
How to see if you have an APIPA
  1. Press the Windows key & X on your keyboard simultaneously
  2. Select Command Prompt
  3. Type in "IPConfig" without quotations and press enter
  4. To the right of IPv4, you will see a sequence of 4 numbers, this is what's known as an IP address (It looks like 192.168.1.1)
  5. If your IP adress reads anything from 169.254.0.0 to 169.254.255.255, then you have an APIPA.
How to fix an APIPA
  1. Press the windows key & X again
  2. Go to Network Connections
  3. Right Click on your internet Adapter
  4. Click "Properties"
  5. Scroll down until you see "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  6. Click on it to highlight it blue
  7. Below it, you'll see three options, "Install... - Uninstall - Properties"
  8. Click on Properties
  9. In this window, make sure "Obtain an IP address automatically" is selected.
  10. Click "Ok"
  11. Click "Close"
Release & Renew
After you tell your computer to obtain an IP address automatically, you'll need to release your IP address and renew it, this will tell your computer to forgot your current IP address, and gain a new one.
  1. Press the windows key & X again
  2. Click on command prompt
  3. Type "IPConfig /release", again, without quotations and hit enter
  4. Wait until your can input another command
  5. Type "IPConfig /renew" and hit enter
  6. Finally, type "IPConfig" once more, you should no longer have an APIPA. (If by chance you still do, you may need to update your network adapter drivers or, by chance, your network card may have become unseated or loose within the desktop or laptop)
Test internet Connection
If you are positive that your router and modem is properly setup and connected to the internet, then continue on to our last test. This test will tell your computer to send 4 small packets of data to several devices. We will first test connection to your router, then we will try Google.
  1. Go to command prompt
  2. Type "IPConfig" without quotations and hit enter.
  3. Make note of the Default Gateway address
  4. Type "Ping" then hit space, and enter your Default Gateway (This will test your connection to your router)
  5. If you don't receive any pings in return, try checking your settings. Also, try checking to see if your connected to your router or that your router is on.
  6. If you receive all of your pings back, then continue to the next step.
  7. Type in "Ping www.Google.com" without quotes and hit enter.
  8. If you receive all packets, your connected to the internet!

Feb 14, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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IP conflict on my home network


Hi.
If there is an IP conflict, that means that two different devices connected to your home router are getting the same IP. In this case one or more connected devices will have limited connectivity, as they will be unable to access network resources.


The following troubleshooting must be performed on one networked device at the time.

Check if the internet provider that you are using allows DHCP. Most broadband providers use DHCP.

DHCP (dynamic host control protocol) means that the IPs, instead of being static are being assigned each time by the router.

If you use DHCP, then ensure that all devices connected to the network are not set on Static IP. If there is a device that must be set on static (eg. a network printer), then change manually the device IP to a different one. Ensure that the new IP belongs to your network range.

Reset the network settings on all connected devices. On computers remove the network adapter from the installed hardware devices list in control panel.
Restart computers one by one, after removing the adapter, and allow the network card to reinstall, using driver disk when needed (ensure that you have the drivers first). It will set itself to DHCP by default.

If that does not work, then you can try changing MAC address on Windows. The MAC address is an unique identifier that is assigned by manufacturer to any Ethernet adapter. The MAC address is used by the router to determine IP. To this purpose see: Changing MAC addresses on Windows .

If still no luck , then the next step would be resetting and re-configuring the router again, using the settings given by your ISP. Ensure that you have your Internet Service Provider configuration settings before resetting the router

At this point it may be worth testing a different Ethernet adapter (eg an USB adapter), rather than resetting the router.

If all that does not work, then either the router, or one of the two network adapter is probably defective. In some case virus or malaware can also cause IP conflicts.In that case ensure that the computer is clean, and eventually replace the router, after testing PC network adapter.

Note:If your home LAN uses static settings instead of DHCP, simply check that the IP set for each device is different.

Regards.

on Feb 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot connect to the internet wirelessly. says i


If you are getting invalid ip try the following:
  1. Click Start and type "cmd" in search press enter
  2. In the command prompt window type ipconfig /all
  3. Check the ipv4 ip address
  4. If you are getting an ip address as 169.254.xxx.xxx
  5. Go to device manager
  6. Uninstall the Network Adapter
  7. Reboot the computer
  8. Re install the driver for you network adapter if prompted
  9. You should be able to get a Valid ip address and get connected
If you have a pci network card installed
Try to remove the card and install it in another slot.

Hope you find this solution helpful.

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Jan 22, 2010 | Acer 91.AB370.001 Network Adapter

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Abit wireless adapter unable to locate wireless network


well!! I have an answer for you.your comp is loosing the IP address.connect your computer through cable then goto start - programmes - accessories - dos prompt. type ipconfig.you`ll get ip address,subnet mask,default gateway.copy it. goto network and sharing center in vista and network connection under control panel in XP,IN Vista,click on view status,goto properties and double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip) or IPv4In XP,right click wireless network connection and goto properties and double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip).type in the IP address,subnet mask,default gateway.in DNS server address type the default gateway in primary DNS and in secondary 4.2.2.2. your connection won`t drop after this.

Jun 26, 2009 | Abit (WLP-01) Wireless Adapter

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Can't find my MAC address


Hi, here is a solution for your problem: Obtaining your MAC address
Your MAC address will normally be on the box or registration card for your computer or individual ethernet card. If you can not find it, please follow the instructions below depending on your operating system.
Windows Vista:
  1. Click on Start Button.
  2. Click on All Programs.
  3. Click on Accessories.
  4. Click on System Tools.
  5. Click on System Information.
  6. Click on plus sign in front of Components.
  7. Click on plus sign in front of Network.
  8. Click on Adapter.
  9. Scroll down to your Network Interface Card and it will list the MAC Addresss. (Make sure you do not get the wireless adapter). 

WINDOWS NT, 2000, or XP:
  1. Using your mouse, click on the Start Button.
  2. Click on Programs.
  3. Click on Accessories, and then Command Prompt.
  4. Once a small black window appears, type in ipconfig /all (with a space between the g and the /).
  5. Locate the number to the right of Physical Address. This is your MAC address.
WINDOWS 95/98/ME:
  1. After clicking on the Start Button, click on Run.
  2. In the white space of the window, type in the word winipcfg
  3. Click on "OK".
  4. Look under the info for the Ethernet adapter. (Your system may also have a modem.)
  5. The number next to "Adapter Address" is your MAC address.
Hope this helps.

May 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Wireless Netnotwork Connectivity issues


At last, I have finally resolved the issue, sometimes the solution is so somple that you totally miss the solution. It was as simple as the Windows Firewall ( switch it on ), I have a Mcafee security center protecting my network and it wouldn't let me connect with additional protection. Also, I entered the wrong mac address on the routers (access control) settings. I'm now on the internet. Obviously I have to big up Mcafee for excellent security controls. So if anybody else ever has the same problem follow these simple steps.

  1. Check all of the settings that I described in the original question
  2. Make sure Firwall settings are correct (& active).
  3. Check your routers homepage ( access control truly works).
  4. Make sure you you enter the correct MAC address (use the MAC address of the wireless network adapter, that's what connect you to a network) i.e. 00-01-a2-11-22

May 04, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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Netgear wirless and acer laptop/ lapt. not seeing mac address/net


Probably your adapter has one ip fixed address.
Check on the network, your ip adapter settings and be sure that the option "obtain the ip address automatically" is selected.

Go to -->> Control Panel --->> Network Connections --->> Select your connection and go to properties --->> in the center field Select internet protocol TCP/IP---then hit--Properties---Go to General and set your connection as automatically there.

Jan 23, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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I have Parker Vision USB1500Wireless PC LAN adaper. It just keeps searching for the network, but i know the network is working because i have a belkin PC Card adapter and it connects.


In the router that you are trying to connect to do you know if it has an Allowed Mac Address section.

Depending on how the router is configured you may need to set the mac address of your wireless adapter to be allower on your network.

To find out the mac if its not on the adapter.

Go to Run - CMD. Type Ipconfig /all

The mac address is called the physical address and should be 12 characters with - inbetween.

Jan 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Upgrading the motherboard


There is no way to change the MAC address, but you can make Windows tell the system it has a different address that might fool your other program. Follow the instructions below.
Change the MAC address in Windows
  1. Go to Start -> Control Panel. Double click on Network Connections (inside Network and Internet Connections category in Windows XP). The, right click on the active network connection with network adapter that you want to change the MAC address (normally Local Area Network or Wireless Network Connection) and click on Properties. Above steps work in Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 . For Windows Vista, access to NIC’s properties is from Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Manage Network Connections.
    Alternatively, if you already know which network adapter that’s responsible for your network or Internet connection, go to Device Manager and open the properties dialog by double click on the NIC itself.
  2. In the General tab, click on the Configure button.
  3. Click on Advanced tab.
  4. In the Property section, select and highlight Network Address or Locally Administered Address.
  5. To the right, “Not Present” radio button is by default selected as value. Change the value by clicking on radio button for Value:, and then type in a new MAC address to assign to the NIC. change-mac-address.jpg The MAC address consists of 6 pairs of numbers (0 - 9) and characters (A - F) combination. For example, 88-17-E8-90-E2-0A. When entering the new MAC value, omit the dash (-), for example 8817E890E20A.
  6. Click OK when done.
  7. To verify the change of MAC address, go to command prompt, then type in one of the following commands: ipconfig /all
    net config rdr
  8. Reboot the computer if successful to make the change effective.

Dec 18, 2008 | Intel PENTIUM-4 865GV CHIP MOTHER BOARD...

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Cant connect to dns server


When attemptin to attach to a wireless router

Either the SSID's match between your router and wireless adapter or your router is unencrypted and is attached to by the default configuration that uses the SSID it finds of an unencrypted network.

Now the two machines can talk to each other

If you request a dynamic IP address from the router it's DHCP can pass to your wireless adapter a various pieces of information including an IP Address, subnet mask, default gateway (the routers address in this case), adn DNS addresses (optional)

If you have static addressing in the wireless adapter you must provide to the wireless adapter a IP Address (NOT in the DHCP range of the router and not matching any other device attacned to the network, the same subnet mask as the router, the gateway address of the router and DNS addresses.

The first three of these allow you to communicate with the roouter and establish connectivity with it.

If the router's lan address is 192.168.0.1 and subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 then all addresses of devices connected to the router lan must begin 192.168.0.?. IF the DHCP server in the router can assign 192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.149 as dynamic addresses. We can assign 192.168.0.2 - 192.168.0.99 as static IP addresses each to one and only one device. There are more potential static addresses above 192.168.0.149 but we will ignore them for this discussion.

The communication band (A, B, G, N) sable by for the router and wireless adapter must have at least one in common

Both the router and wireless adapter must have encryption set the same (WEP or WPA with the same passphrases and options)

If Mac Filtering is enabled on the router the MAC address of the wireless adapter must be loaded into the routers table of permitted MAC addresses.

If there is an error in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway?, encryption, or Mac Filtering, mismatched bands the wireless connection will fail as indicated with limited or no connectivity.

Even if all that works you still are not assured access to the internet.

The DNS addresses and default gateway are needed to be correct along with all the ISP's interface requirements for the wan or modem side of the router to be able to access the internet as and achieve the expected results such as accessing google.

If you would like to work through this step by step we can get you connected however I cannot see what you are doing and anything you do or change that I don't know about until we are done is likely to confuse the process. Please reply to this message if you wish for me to continue to assist.

Dec 18, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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