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Hey guys,

I just built *my first* rig over the weekend! biggrin.gif Everything went great except for a dead power supply and connection problems. I borrowed a friend's extra PSU he had laying around and got right to installing the only OS I have access to right now which is Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit. Yes, I know, Vista isn't very good, but it's the only thing I have available right now. After every reboot I can only connect to the internet for about a minute before being disconnected. And trust me when I tell you this, I have tried almost EVERYTHING to fix it from windows diagnostics to testing multiple different cables. It says it's connected with "limited connectivity". I went into the router and it says the desktop is connected and everything. There is a different desktop connected via ethernet and 2 laptops connected via wireless all working fine. So I've narrowed it down to being issues with Windows Vista or driver problems. I've uninstalled the drivers and installed them again and again. I've also tried to use the repair option on the Vista installation disk. Nothing I have tried has worked. The wireless card works for long periods of time and it still says I'm connected to the network, but again just locally and with limited connection. It hasn't happened in a while, so right now I'm mostly looking help with the LAN. I am grateful for any help!

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try plugging your pc directly to your modem. if this works its probably your router settings and not the pc. im not familiar with your router but it might have a feature that requires you to add new computers to it.
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Hey guys,

I just built *my first* rig over the weekend! biggrin.gif Everything went great except for a dead power supply and connection problems. I borrowed a friend's extra PSU he had laying around and got right to installing the only OS I have access to right now which is Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit. Yes, I know, Vista isn't very good, but it's the only thing I have available right now. After every reboot I can only connect to the internet for about a minute before being disconnected. And trust me when I tell you this, I have tried almost EVERYTHING to fix it from windows diagnostics to testing multiple different cables. It says it's connected with "limited connectivity". I went into the router and it says the desktop is connected and everything. There is a different desktop connected via ethernet and 2 laptops connected via wireless all working fine. So I've narrowed it down to being issues with Windows Vista or driver problems. I've uninstalled the drivers and installed them again and again. I've also tried to use the repair option on the Vista installation disk. Nothing I have tried has worked. The wireless card works for long periods of time and it still says I'm connected to the network, but again just locally and with limited connection. It hasn't happened in a while, so right now I'm mostly looking help with the LAN. I am grateful for any help!

Build:
i5 3570k
Asrock Z77 Extreme4
XFX Radeon HD 6670 1GB
WD Black 1TB
Antec 520W PSU
Cooler Master 912
Asus PCE-N15
Router: Cisco Valet M10


So you have a wireless card installed on this PC? If so, only thing to do would be to try it in another PC or connect via ethernet..... Sound like the wirless card is not functioning properly. Espically since other devices are connected both wired and wirelessly and have no issues.
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try plugging your pc directly to your modem. if this works its probably your router settings and not the pc. im not familiar with your router but it might have a feature that requires you to add new computers to it.

I tried this and it did not work. The router I use should automatically assign the computer an IP and connect.
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So you have a wireless card installed on this PC? If so, only thing to do would be to try it in another PC or connect via ethernet..... Sound like the wirless card is not functioning properly. Espically since other devices are connected both wired and wirelessly and have no issues.

The wireless card is working fine, it says it has excellent strength but is only connected locally with limited access. It is the same with the LAN. Thanks for suggestions though.
Edited by popy2308 - 4/5/13 at 4:33pm
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cant think of anything. post when u figure it out. im curious now
Edited by waynespc - 4/6/13 at 10:02am
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I believe I have figured out why my wireless wasn't connecting. There seemed to be a conflict between steam and my network card. So, I guess I won't be running steam for a while. I still have not found out what is causing it with the LAN, but I can tell you that it wasn't steam. Thanks for any suggestions/help.
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shot in the dark but go into your router and turn off UPNP
there has been a recent exploit. http://www.grc.com/default.htm here's a link to a place that will tell you if you are susceptible
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