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Windows 8 Wireless problem - Limited access

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  • Hi, 

    I recently brought Dell Vostro and installed Windows 8 Pro. I have other laptops with Vista. 

    Here couple of issues with Wirelss connection. 

    1. Wireless connection shows Limited access frequently ( At the same time other laptops, phone, other devices having no issues connecting to router). 

    I went to device Managers  and all drivers are updated  ( Also Windows updates are updated ) 

    Can someone help? Problem gets resolved after i restart router. 

    Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:34 PM

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    1. Try to install latest wireless card driver from the manufacturer.
    2.  For a test, try to switch wireless security or wireless mode, for example from WPA to WPA2

    Or this search result may help.

    Limited wireless connection in Windows 8 - ChicagoTech.net

    I am using Windows 8 consumer Preview I Upgraded form Win 7 , I am now   having a problem with my wireless network connections, (once ...
    www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16650

    Bob Lin, MVP, MCSE & CNE Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on

    http://www.ChicagoTech.net

    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on

    http://www.howtonetworking.com

    Thursday, December 27, 2012 3:39 PM
  • Hi,

    When the issue occurred, please run ipconfig /all and check the output; or post the output here if you don’t mind.

    Meanwhile, please check the router:

    1. Try another router to see if it works.
    2. Update the firmware of the router.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks.

    Nicholas Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 28, 2012 7:51 AM

  • C:\Users\rohidas gaonkar>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-4D-A2-C4-05-82
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-C7-F1-37-09
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 4:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-C7-F1-37-09
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter WiFi:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1000
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-C7-F1-37-08
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5044:8604:6a4a:8fd7%14(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 28 December 2012 19:11:50
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 29 December 2012 19:11:51
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285222599
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-AE-6F-E8-F0-4D-A2-C4-05-82

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{3AC48AD7-9D91-44D3-B98E-EA04815BA7A0}:

       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 Local Area Connection* 12:

       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
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6ab8:206b:2d2f:8556:a93e(Pref
    erred)
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::206b:2d2f:8556:a93e%12(Preferred)
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Friday, December 28, 2012 7:48 PM
  • Hi Bob, 

    Thanks for your reply. Already reinstalled drivers and wirless security is already WPA2. Problem still persists. 

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 10:50 AM
  • Hi Nicholas, 

    Thanks for reply.  Having same issue with home router as well. Firmware is updated on both routers. I'm having no issues with Windows Vista or other handheld devices for connecting to router.  

    Started to think it has to do with Windows 8? 

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 10:51 AM
  •  

    Thanks for your update.

    Please also check if wired connection works. If possible, please try another wireless network card.

    In addition, please ensure you have installed the latest version of the driver software for Windows 8:

    Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3229&DwnldID=22005&ProductFamily=Wireless+Networking&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+Centrino%c2%ae+Wi-Fi+Products&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Centrino%c2%ae+Wireless-N+1000&lang=eng

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Thanks.

    Nicholas Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, December 31, 2012 6:59 AM
  • Thanks Nicholas. 

    I observed that wireless problem was only when I had machine in sleep mode and after staring trying to connect again to wireless. 

    Looks like installing above drivers solved problem. 

    Thanks again!

    • Marked as answer by Amod Gokhale Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:04 PM
    Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:03 PM
  • I also had wireless connectivity issues with my wife's new windows 8 notebook and I solved them by uninstalling the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software (Option: "Uninstall a Program")

    Lucas

    • Proposed as answer by Lucas Vouzas Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:14 AM
    Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:05 AM
  • Nicholas,

    Thank you from me also.  I was experiencing the same issue and installing the updated drivers fixed it here as well.  I have a Sony Vaio and was surprised that neither Microsoft Update nor Vaio Update reported that there was an updated driver available.

    Thanks again!
    Chuck


    Chuck Rizzio

    Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:33 PM
  • Nicholas, 
    i have tried all the steps abover mentioned updated my pro set firmware..still problem persist.
    i have dell Inspiron 5521....Re-installed driver also ! 

    Wednesday, May 08, 2013 4:05 AM
  • restart your pc or laptop then turn off your router then turn on then wait a few secound then connect...

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 5:35 AM
  • Hi, I had a HP laptop and have encounter the similar problem like yours.



    And I found this problem is related to 

    1) wireless signal quality

    2) desired transmiting speed


    Eg you download data with unlimited speed, and so lucky that your server is fast enough, ideally the transmition could form a 30MBPS dataflow, nearly 60% of your maximum transmission rate.  If the signal quality is unreliable, your data will suffer and causes the problem.

    It's the same idea when you drive a car. Eg max speed of your car = 200kmph, you want drive at 150kmph, but the road condition is too bad,  accelerating/breaking too often will make your life suffer.

    Solution:

    Limit your downloading speed.  

    Especially when you using STEAM


    Friday, August 09, 2013 7:36 AM
  • Well...aren't you a genius? Let's just restart our computers and routers every five minutes because we're  having connections issues. That sounds practical. If the problem were a once a month thing, this would be a reasonable solution, but the problem we are having is very chronic and happens very often. Sorry to pin this on you but every person loves to assume that this windows 8 issue is just some noob who doesn't know how to reset a router. This is a huge windows 8 flaw.
    Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:16 AM