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Solved Laptop wifi connected to router but no internet access

hunty9559

New Member
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2
#1
Hi everybody!

I would be happy if anybody could help me solve my network connection problems. I am trying to connect my laptop to internet via wireless router and modem. It successfully connected to router there is no internet access. I have tried wire connection directly to the modem, and it worked. I also know the wireless router is working fine due to we have phones that wirelessly connected to the router, and they are also getting internet access.

Please help!
 

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Patonb

Vista Guru
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#2
I would firstly, double check security and you typed your passkey in right.. sounds dumb but has fixed many peoples errors. Also make sure you didn't block your MAC Adrees.

If still no go, turn off the router security then try to connect.

If no go try updating the drivers.

If still no go then we got issues.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

Madhur B

Dell Social Media Team
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#5
Hi jdholland93,

To update the wireless drivers on the computer please follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Click Start.
2. Right click computer.
3. Click Manage.
4. Click Device manager.
5. To go network adapter and update the wireless driver. Please use the following link for detailed instructions to update the wireless drivers: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-device-manager-install-driver.html
6. You can also go to the manufacturer website and update to the latest wireless drivers.

Please post back with the results.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-4100
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 5450
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps

Patonb

Vista Guru
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#6
Hi Patonb

I have updated my wireless network adapter driver and it works fine now.

Thank you very much.

:D
I don't suppose you'd care to enlighten someone who has the same issue but doesn't know how to go about 'updating drivers'? :) (please)
You need to be a bit more specific.../ and we'll help
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

mtl17

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#7
Hello all,

I just wanted to stop in to express my appreciation for your help. I never got around to posting my issue, but I spent considerable time reviewing this and other forums. Today, I have spent about 8 hours trying to figure out my issue. Finally, the answer was here: update the network adapter driver!

I have a Toshiba Satellite running Windows Vista Home Premium. Like another poster, I was able to connect to my AT&T U-verse Wi-Fi modem, but had no internet access. Access was possible with the ethernet. In addition, numerous devices in the house were connected with no problem.

As the computer is older (2007), the driver is old as well and had not been updated. Before reading about this possible solution, I had run a Microsoft "Fix It" for the DHCP; I had raised the power output to deal with a potential 802.11 issue; and I had struggled with the Network Location issue of not being able to make my wireless connection "Private," as it kept defaulting to "Public" mode (I was told this could be the issue). Once I updated the driver and connected wirelessly, the network connection switched to "Private" on its own, as I had set it.

I did exactly what Madhur suggested by going to the Devices section and clicking on "Update Driver" for my Atheros network adapter. The computer found the update on its own and installed it. Thanks in particular to Madhur!

Anyhow, thank you for your help. Hopefully, someone else with the same issue will be spared some suffering by reading this post. Cheers!
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Satellite A215
    Motherboard
    X86-based PC
    Memory
    2.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1200
    Sound Card
    Realtek
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#8
Help please!!!! My Dell XPS Studio laptop running Vista ultimate stopped connecting to my wireless internet, it does say it connected to to the router "limited" I have tried all sorts of things. reset the router, reinstalled OS on the laptop. some winsock fix steps, nothing has worked.

I have comcast internet, linksys router, all other computers connect just fine.

the laptop will connect wired just not wireless. I have also tried connecting to the unsecure side of my wireless network same thing happens. no errors listed on the device manager. drivers are updated.

thanks if you can help
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS studio laptop

Madhur B

Dell Social Media Team
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Location
Hyderabad
#9

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-4100
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 5450
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
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2
#10
I figured out the problem. I had to update the firmware on my Linksys router. Once I did that it connected and is still up and running.

For some reason it did not affect any of my other 4 computers or phones or gaming devices, but only the one computer.

alot of work and frustration for a simple update to a router.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS studio laptop

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