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I am facing problem with my Windows network adapter. It detects all the available networks but it shows "Limited Access" for the network I wish to connect. On diagnostics it gives "The wireless network adapter is experiencing problems" and on further diagnostics it says "There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Connection Adapter". What to do?

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I have Intel Pro network adapter –  Akhil Aug 18 '10 at 19:57
    
I think this is windows guessing the problem so I wouldn't guarantee that is the problem. I get this on my laptop but its when I connect to public Wi-Fi without logging into to their system or if I am connecting to my own home network a restart solves it. –  CodeBlend Apr 13 '12 at 13:40
    
It detects all the available networks but it shows "Limited Access" for the network I wish to connect, means its not getting connected to any of the wireless network or simply the one you are trying to get connected. did you tried it with any other network? are you getting limited access error even when you connect to any of the network? what about the router setup, are you using DHCP? check whether network adapter is configured with any static IP? –  Renju Chandran chingath Jul 17 '13 at 6:47

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Firstly, have you been able to connect to any network? If so, your drivers are probably fine.

If not, you can try the following -

I don't have Windows 7 in front of me, but the process should be similar:

  1. Go to the Computer Management console
  2. Select Device Manager
  3. Find the Wi-Fi adapter
  4. Right click and select Uninstall
  5. Find the command Scan for Hardware changes, this might be in a menu or if you right click it might be in the box that appears
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Right click on any device and select "scan for hardware changes" –  Moab Apr 10 '11 at 19:50

I don't think this is a driver problem, looks more like IP misconfiguration to me (that's what "limited connectivity" isses in Windows are 90 percent of the time). Here's what I'd do:

Fire up a console (Run, enter 'cmd') and enter 'ipconfig'. It should report information on various network connections - find the one associated with your WiFi adapter. What does it say for "IPv4 address"? You might want to paste all it reports for your WiFi adapter in here.

(And now I see how old that post is. Sigh.)

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