Trouble Getting Internet in Coffee Houses

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by David F, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. David F

    David F Guest

    In US I have Verizon WWAN but I'm out of the country and I'm having trouble
    seeing the Internet sometimes when I try to connect with the wireless with
    no security. Generally a re-boot fixes the problem.

    Vista Business 32 SP1
    Intel 4965 AGN Driver 12.0.0.82 07/08/2008 Most up-to-date

    ipconfig/renew does not work as it says the wireless adapter isn't
    connected.

    Should I disable the IP6? Are there other things I can do since I don't
    have control over the router's firmware?

    I looked at this, but it seems to work only if you own the router:
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=506&sid=a92829da9df97c7a8f708d8f33ff88c7

    I also looked at this. Can I set up a static IP address even if it is a
    public router? Also, should I just set it to a static DNS? TIA
    http://chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?p=1535&sid=ced1255ffd27f2f194e4ce6464b05423
     
    David F, Sep 21, 2008
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  2. David F

    David F Guest

    I meant to add that since a re-boot fixes the problem, what can I do in
    order to reset the adapter as if I had done a re-boot? What is the re-boot
    doing that I can manually do? TIA
     
    David F, Sep 21, 2008
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  3. David F

    Big_Al Guest

    ipconf /release
    ipconf /renew

    These commands should make the wireless reset the connection to a
    router. If you are already disconnected then you don't need # 1.

    That or just "repair" the network connection.
     
    Big_Al, Sep 21, 2008
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  4. Hi
    If the power saving of the Wireless card is checked to save, Uncheck it.
    I.e. get the network components out of the Power saving loop.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Sep 22, 2008
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  5. David F

    David F Guest

    It is set to maximum performance.
    I lost the connection momentarily just now. I tried ipconfig/renew and this
    is what I got:

    No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its
    media disconnected.
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : siemens
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.4
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138

    When it reconnected by itself this is the ipconfig/all for the wireless
    adapter:

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : siemens
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-E0-0A-24-BB
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.4(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, September 22, 2008 10:36:35 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:54:40 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    ***
    Do you know what is going on and how I can fix this? TIA
     
    David F, Sep 22, 2008
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