Today I cannot connect my Windows 8 laptop to my wireless network at home. The Wi-Fi router is a Netgear DG834G though I think it is fine as several other machines connect to the internet through it without problems, including other Windows 8 machines.
The symptoms are that sticks for ages "identifying" and then pronounces that my Wi-Fi is an "unidentified network".
I have tried
- Resetting the TCP/IP (using
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt)
- Removing the Hyper-V windows component
- 'Forgetting' the network and reconnecting
- Umpteen restarts
- Removing the Wi-Fi adapter from the network bridge (and I don't know where the bridge came from)
- Disabling and re-enabling the adapter
- Running a virus check
None of these work.
What has worked is to swap from "automatic private IP address" to "user configured" in the "Alternative configuration" tab of the IPv4 wireless adapter settings properties.
At least I have it working, but I would like to swap back to the automatic settings if possible. Does anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it properly?
(N.B. One thing that struck me as odd is that when fixed the "details..." for the Wi-Fi status include the IPv4 values I'd expect, but when broken they include an "Autoconfiguration IPv4 address" of
169.254.242.222; what's that?)