Networking & wireless forum: media state shows disconnected and I can't connect

by: lisa g2 October 20, 2007 4:21 AM PDT

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media state shows disconnected and I can't connect

by lisa g2 - 10/20/07 4:21 AM

It's been 3 days since I have been able to connect wirelessly and I have exhausted every possible fix I could find. It's time for me to post here and try to find a networking super-sleuth.

Here's the story:
Everything was working fairly well and out of no where, the connection dropped. It connected for 5 minutes yesterday, but has yet to return.

Here's my specs:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
System Name ACER-E8F5014F99
System Manufacturer Acer
System Model TravelMate 4200
Router: Belkin Wireless G model F5D7230-4, version 5001
computer is a laptop with internal wireless card
Cable modem motorola surfboard

Here's my ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : acer-e8f5014f99
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-ED-9B-D2
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, October 19, 2007 2:41:37 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 18, 2038 11:14:07 PM


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : <b>Media disconnected</b>
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-02-03-AC-17


I did a firmware update.
I've tried different channels.
I have the latest drivers.
I have run WinsockFix
I have enabled Wireless Zero Configuration
I have uninstalled and re-installed the drivers
I have done a system restore and went back to last week.
my wireless switch is on.
I have disabled/enabled/rebooted/reconnected all of the devices in every combination and many times.
My system can detect the wireless signal, it is strong. I am only one foot away from the router.
I have no other wireless signals in the area.
I did not get a new cordless phone or baby monitor.
I have disabled any firewalls
I even uninstalled my virus software

I am at a complete loss here. I'm hoping that someone here will look at my ipconfig and be able to figure it out. I've already paid 2 technicians at plumchoice for 2 hours of service time.

Thanks,
Lisa

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