Some issues connecting to a wireless hotspot
I've been using Connectify happily on my personal PC for almost 2 years, and in that time have connected almost every kind of device to the hotspot without any issues.
Last week I bought a Wifi PCI card for my parents' home PC so as to get a hotspot going in their house. The hotspot is set up, and my iPhone, my mom's iPad and all the brothers' cellphones can connect to it happily, internet connection available and everything. However, when I try to connect to it using my personal PC, it starts the connection, asks for authentication, which it accepts, and then Windows just informs me that it could not connect to the hotspot. The signal strength is fine, but for some reason it refuses to work properly.
So, all the technical specs: my PC runs Windows 7 x64, and uses a D-Link DWA-525 Wireless-N 150 PCI adapter.
My parents' PC runs Windows 7 x86, and uses the exact same model PCI adapter for wireless. Both PCs are okay in the hardware department (both dual core and up and 2GB RAM and up), so that shouldn't be a problem.
I create the hotspot using Connectify 3 Pro. The problem I noted above happens when using WPA2 authentication; I've tried creating ad-hoc networks with Connectify with both Open and WEP authentication, and when doing this my PC connects, but I am unable to access the shared internet (which devices like the iPad and phones can access), and the hotspot PC is not visible in the list of devices connected to the network I am connected to (no devices apart from my PC are visible there). Advanced sharing settings are set to the loosest they can be; password protected sharing is off, public folder sharing is on, network discovery is on, etc. I tried creating an ad-hoc network using normal Windows Networking, and my PC connects, but the Internet Connection is unavailable this way as well, even though Internet Connection Sharing is set up properly.
Both PCs have their Windows Firewalls turned off, and both run Avast! 7 Home version with Connectify's components whitelisted for safety. I even tried setting up the connection with the antivirus turned off, but to no avail.
I've also tried connecting to the hotspot from my PC booted up in Linux Mint 13, but there it just times out after confirming authentication. I've tried hard-setting the IP ranges on both PCs to be closer together (in both 169.254 and 192.168 configurations), I've tried autoconfiguring all of them, but whenever my PC does connect to the hotspot in ad-hoc mode, it just tells me that it received an autoconfigured IP of 169.254 etc, and that there is no network connectivity in either IPv4 or IPv6.
I'm sure my wireless card still works, as I used MyWi on iPhone to create a Wifi hotspot which I am posting this on.
submitted by DarthRiven
Asus N551JK laptop - Windows 10 has become incredibly slow and extreme FPS drop in games
I am not sure when this started happening, but I am freaking out as this is the only computer that I have and I have a lot of things to work on. It has become unbearable using this laptop.
Very slow task performance, whether browser, word, paint.. you call it. Even switching between windows... I also play video games on it, but I simply cannot do any of that anymore. As when the game starts, the fps drops drastically, it used to be minimally 60 FPS, now hardly reaches 15FPS.
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OS Version: 10.0.18362 N/A Build 18362 OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. System Model: N551JK System Type: x64-based PC Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed. : Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~2501 Mhz
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz Installed RAM: 12 GB (11.9 GB usable)
BIOS Version: American Megatrends Inc. N551JK.203, 10/6/2014
Total Physical Memory: 12,171 MB Available Physical Memory: 5,947 MB Virtual Memory: Max Size: 14,027 MB Virtual Memory: Available: 6,672 MB Virtual Memory: In Use: 7,355 MB Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
Network Card(s): 5 NIC(s) Installed. : Anchorfree HSS VPN Adapter Connection Name: Ethernet 3 Status: Media disconnected : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Connection Name: Ethernet Status: Media disconnected : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 Connection Name: Wi-Fi Status: Media disconnected : TAP-Windows Adapter V9 Connection Name: Local Area Connection Status: Media disconnected : Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device Connection Name: Ethernet 8
Hyper-V Requirements: VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: Yes Second Level Address Translation: Yes Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes
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These Windows services are started:
Adobe Acrobat Update Service Apple Mobile Device Service Application Information AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) ASLDR Service AVCTP service Background Intelligent Transfer Service Background Tasks Infrastructure Service Base Filtering Engine Bonjour Service Capability Access Manager Service Client License Service (ClipSVC) Clipboard User Service_6b8de CNG Key Isolation COM+ Event System Connected Devices Platform Service Connected Devices Platform User Service_6b8de Connected User Experiences and Telemetry Connectify Contact Data_6b8de CoreMessaging Credential Manager Cryptographic Services Data Sharing Service Data Usage DbxSvc DCOM Server Process Launcher Delivery Optimization Device Association Service DHCP Client Diagnostic Policy Service Diagnostic Service Host Diagnostic System Host Display Enhancement Service Display Policy Service Distributed Link Tracking Client DNS Client Extensible Authentication Protocol Foxit Reader Service Function Discovery Provider Host Function Discovery Resource Publication Geolocation Service Group Policy Client Hotspot Shield Service 9.6.3 Human Interface Device Service IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules Intel Bluetooth Service Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel Service Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Event Log Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Registry Service Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Zero Configuration Service IP Helper Local Session Manager Microsoft Office Click-to-Run Service Microsoft Passport Microsoft Passport Container Microsoft Store Install Service Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup Network Connection Broker Network List Service Network Location Awareness Network Store Interface Service NVIDIA Display Container LS NVIDIA LocalSystem Container Optimize drives Origin Web Helper Service Payments and NFC/SE Manager Plug and Play Power Print Spooler Program Compatibility Assistant Service Radio Management Service Remote Access Connection Manager Remote Procedure Call (RPC) RPC Endpoint Mapper Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service Security Accounts Manager Security Center Server Shell Hardware Detection SSDP Discovery State Repository Service Storage Service Sync Host_6b8de SysMain System Event Notification Service System Events Broker System Guard Runtime Monitor Broker Task Scheduler TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper TeamViewer Telephony Themes Time Broker Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service Update Orchestrator Service UPnP Device Host User Data Access_6b8de User Data Storage_6b8de User Manager User Profile Service Web Account Manager Windows Audio Windows Audio Endpoint Builder Windows Biometric Service Windows Connection Manager Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service Windows Defender Antivirus Service Windows Defender Firewall Windows Event Log Windows Font Cache Service Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Windows License Manager Service Windows Management Instrumentation Windows Modules Installer Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 22.214.171.124 Windows Push Notifications System Service Windows Push Notifications User Service_6b8de Windows Search Windows Security Service WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service WLAN AutoConfig Workstation Xbox Live Auth Manager
Any help would be highly appreciated!!
PS: I have already run a windows defender deep scan, found three Trojans and were cleared out.
submitted by Dotte-