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Q: Will recognize wifi but not the internet

Hello, my Dell inspiron 1721 running windows vista will not connect to the Internet. The problem started after I shut the lid for an hour or two. It will recognize the wifi network and other computers in the network but not the Internet. It is a home network. I've read multiple threads about this same problem and none have helped.
I'm having to type all this on my phone so please don't have me type the IPCONFIG in full if there's any way to avoid it.
Thanks in advance!

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A: Will recognize wifi but not the internet

Try connecting in Safe Mode With Networking.

How to Access Safe Mode With Networking

While the computer is turning on, tap F8 once every second until a black screen with white text appears. Using your arrow keys highlight the option Safe Mode With Networking and hit Enter.

Note: If you're using Windows XP, connect to your modem or router with an Ethernet cable, then follow these directions.

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I know there is a thread further down dealing with this, but it didn't make sense to me, so I'm posting my own!

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 that's less than two years old. I moved into a new apartment early this month and connected to the wireless network and all was perfectly fine. About two weeks later my computer started running slowly, not always recognizing the internet connection, freezing, and turning strange colors. I took it into a PC repair shop and the guy told me the fan just needed to be cleaned out, so he did that and it has run well wthout freezing or turning strange colors since then.

However, now it won't recognize any wireless internet connections at all. There are over 5 wifi connections in my apartment building and my computer won't recognize any of them. I went to Starbucks to see if it was a problem with my modem or router, but it did the same thing at Starbucks (didn't find any wifi). I took it back to the same PC guy, who couldn't figure out what was wrong.

The wifi WILL work when I'm sitting literally inches away from the modem and router, but even then it's EXTREMELY slow. I did a speed test and it was less than 2mbps. I took the computer to another PC repair guy, who ran a diagnosis test and said it didn't tell him what was wrong and that I should do a system recovery. I ran that last night, so my PC is currently at it's original factory settings, and it still won't find any wifi c... Read more

A:Won't Recognize WiFi

Could this be a problem with my wifi attena internally?Click to expand...

I took it into a PC repair shop and the guy told me the fan just needed to be cleaned out, so he did that and it has run well wthout freezing or turning strange colors since then.

However, now it won't recognize any wireless internet connections at all. Click to expand...

did this happen straight after the repair - they may have damaged occurred when they cleaned the Laptop out - they may have affected the connections of the card - depending on what they have done

lets see an xirrus screen shot - when you are near - 6-12ft from the router - NOTE you can be to close to a router

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Insp... Read more

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I have a bit of an issue regarding my laptop's connection to wifi. Basically whenever I try connecting it to a wireless connection, nothing shows up. However, it does connect via wire with no problem whatsoever. I highly doubt the router is the issue, as my other PC connects to the wireless.

I've read a bunch of threads about said issue, of win 7 not recognizing the wifi and I've tried out most of them, from updating my router's driver to reinstalling my wireless adapter's driver and whatnot, but I'm out of options here.

Would really appreciate help, thanks in advance.

A:Won't recognize any wifi connections

my other PC connects to the wireless.

I would think that the router is working OK. I would work on the wireless adapter. I have had to clean my registry of multiple wireless entries. Every time the wireless adapter crashes and you reinstall, it adds a new installation in the registry. Google "RegSeeker", it does a very good job of finding Registry entries and makes removing them easy. It also backs up before deleting anything.

Be sure and use the latest drivers and they are OK with W7.

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Hello, I just received my new Pavilion x360 m3 convertible PC  (MS Windows 10 - 64 bit operating system) today.  I have used the troubleshooting as listed on the website and it has not helped me get my laptop to recognize my wifi.  It picks up all the neighbors, but not the one right here in my home.  PLEASE HELP--very frustrating... Thanks,KPClue

A:New Laptop Won't Recognize my wifi

Hi @KPClue, Welcome to HP Forums! I understand that your laptop cannot detect the network of your home. I want to help. Can any other devices pick up the wifi signal of your home network? Is the laptop in a certain range with your wireless router? Not sure if you tried this troubleshooting document yet. Let me know if it helps. If this post helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards,  

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Hola! I got a HP dv6000 and I am having a problemo! Its a newish computer. I bought it nearly new off ebay, and I put vista on it. Vista works and all but it only recognizes the dial up port. The computer has wifi and an ethernet port but it will not detect any network. Does any one know how to work this bad boy?

A:Cannot recognize ethernet or wifi.

HP Pavilion Notebook PCs*

its one of those

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G62my computer was connecting to Wi-Fi just fine. Then I connected it to a broadband connection one with a physical cord. After that it won't recognize any wifi connection. I click the f12 but it never goes off orange. It does not give me the option to manually connect to a network. When I try to setup a new connection it only allows me the option to connect to a broadband connection. Any help at all would be highly appreciated.

A:computer won't recognize any wifi network

Hi Shakespearedaug , Please , what OS do you use?Can you use HP Support assistant to troubleshoot wifi?Can it fix it? If can't , what is the error? All the best!!! <<<-------*****Click the KUDOS star on the left to say 'Thanks'**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.  

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6 running Windows 7 professional with an Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. My router is a Netgear90. I have a record of 5G communications in my history of network communications. Now my computer can not recognize 5G networks. I have recently moved. Previously I was on a Dish satellite network. Now my network is a century Link DSL network. The router is the same. Any suggestions on what might have happened and how to correct the problem?

A:Laptop Wifi used to recognize & communicate with 5G net, now it can't

Welcome to the forum. Is your router 5g?

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Hi, I have a laptop that recognizes the wifi at home and works with no problem but won't recognize the wifi at work. Even when I use the ethernet cable, the laptop recognizes the connection off and on. This laptop had no problem recognizing the office wifi before. The only change was the laptop had to be shipped back to HP to replace the fan. Prior to shipping to HP, I had backed up the whole disk and did a factory recovery. HP didn't make any software changes, only replaced the fan. When I got the laptop back, I restore the whole disk using the backup.

What could be causing the problem? One note is the wifi pw is very long but I triple checked that it is correct. I even tried changing the channel on the router and I am still experiencing the same issue. Please help! Thank you!

laptop: HP Pavilion Notebook - 15 - P214DX
wifi router: WRT300NV1 (have to double check this) with Linksys Workgroup Switch 16-port EZXS16W ver 2.2

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Hey guys,

I recently got a used PC off of a client I had been working with. I had Ubuntu Linux running on it, and now I've wiped that off and installed XP Pro. Problem is, the computer has a wifi card installed but I cannot get XP to recognize it. All it recognizes is the ethernet adapter. Any suggestions?


A:Wifi card is installed, but XP won't recognize it...

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Hey there,

unfortunatly Windows 8.1 doesnt recognize my established WiFi connection. That prevents me from using the Marketplace or connecting to my Microsoft Account.

Ive attached 2 screenshots:

Status 1 says "Network - Internet connection". Windows knows im Online..
Status 2 says: "There are no Connections available - Troubleshooting" while in the background my "Fritz WiFi Stick N v2" is connected. This stick is officially outdated, but the company still made a new driver, so it works.

Any ideas? Windows doesnt know I have a wifi-stick..
Does someone know a way to let Windows handle the connection instead of this 3rd party programm?

A:Doesnt recognize Wifi, even though im Online

Uninstall the third party software and only install the driver.

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Hello, I have TP LINK MINI WIFI.
I also download driver but its not working. In device manager of my computer says USB WLAN and inside this a caption mark showing.

A:Mini wifi device driver not recognize

Is this caption mark a yellow warning icon or a red error icon?

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My HP laptop doesn't recognize my home wifi anymore. It was working perfectly fine, then all of sudden it said limited time on the wifi, so i try to restart my wifi. I then notice my ps3 and cell were all connected to wifi with full bars. So the internet is working fine, but my laptop is not picking it up. Do i have to reset the laptop? I need help don't want to purchase another laptop. Since i have all my information on this one. 

A:HP Laptop doesn't recognize wifi anymore

Welcome Trejo24, Thank you for the product details.  I would first recommend you restart your laptop to see if this fixes the issue furthermore to test the connection by plugging in an ethernet cable. I would ask that you goto "Device manager" , This can be done by clicking "start" and typing "device manager" and check for any warning signs. if you require any drivers they can be found here. Look forward to hearing your response. Kind Regards, ShineyhawkzIT Technician

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Hello, I have TP LINK MINI WIFI.
I also download driver but its not working. In device manager of my computer says USB WLAN and inside this a caption mark showing.

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Using a Dell XPS laptop that used to recognize wireless networks, but now has stopped. I have an Intel Centrino Wimax 6250. Recently had some work done on my computer and it may be missing the driver so I downloaded it and a utility from Intel but still not working. The wired connection works fine. Would appreciate any help.
My system is below:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6132 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 104064 MB, Free - 11898 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0VV228
Antivirus: ESET Endpoint Antivirus 5.0, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: laptop won't recognize wifi network

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I have a Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop and a few days ago i ran into an issue.None of my apps on the start screen connect to the internet even though the internet is connected and i'm able to browse the net.I'm not sure but i think this happened right after i uninstalled Kaspersky Internet Security.I looked around and thought it's a firewall problem but nothing is blocked in the firewall.I tried restoring default settings in firewall and even tried re-installing Kaspersky but that didn't work.I also tried installing third party firewall software like Comodo but that didn't help either.I ran scans with Kaspersky and Malwarebtytes but they didn't find anything.

I downloaded a microsoft troubleshooter and it said i needed to trust my PC and that apps and start screen sync was turned off

But i can't change any sync setting since it says that OneDrive is not connected to the internet.

What do i do?

A:Windows 8.1 Apps and other software don't recognize WiFi !

I believe it has something to do with your computer not trusting your Microsoft account. USE INTERNET EXPLORER as it is reported Chrome and Firefox does not work with Microsoft Account login.

One of the great benefits of running Windows 8 on multiple PC?s you own, you can easily sync common settings across computers such as passwords for apps, websites, networks in addition to other benefits such as themes, backgrounds and color schemes. To do this, you need to trust your Windows PC.
Start by launching Change PC Settngs (Windows + I)

Under PC settings, click Users tab

On the right hand side of the screen click Trust this PC

Sign into your Microsoft account which can be either a Windows Live ID, Hotmail, MSN or Outlook.com

Click Next to Confirm your computer as a trusted PC or you can visit a existing trusted PC and do the confirmation there from Sign in to your Microsoft account.
The PC?s you sign in with your Microsoft Account from now on will be a lot more seamless.


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I really need help on this please. My dell 1525 laptop stopped connecting to my wireless connection at home. My gadgets: phone and tablet can connect and detect the wifi but my laptop just can't. It happened after I had an issue with my internet connection.it was not really down but some apps wont work and my outlook was showing offline.there was really something wrong with the connection.so i called my isp , the connection went back, i was able to see that my outlook worked and i can browse. however , my laptop stopped recognizing my home wifi network. it did recognize my neighbor's though, and also i tried connecting it through my celphone's hotspot and it did recognize it as well. I run the trouleshooting for windows and it said about the problem is the ethernet, it might be broken or what. Obviously, I was trying to connect to a wireless connection so the troubleshooting didn't fix the problem.Everything seems, updated, I can connect using the ethernet cable and I updated the drivers.

Please I really need your help on this. I tried calling back my isp and they could just not help. Nothing. I need the laptop for my work.

A:dell 1525 laptop don't recognize wifi

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Your Wireless Card is not listed in the Device Manager ? ...Did you Update the Driver through Windows ? ... Which Wireless Card do you have there are several on the Dell Website ... But there are only Vista Drivers available ...

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Hi everybody, I ran into some issues with my X220 some weeks back and have been trying to fix them to no avail. As far as I can remember I took some time a few weeks back to install the 1.40 firmware-update and also updated the battery-firmware in the same routine. I'm not sure If it was immediately afterwards (since I'm using a dock with LAN), but the wifi-card (Intel 6205) wasn't recognized by the OS anymore. No entry in the device manager! Here's what I've seen/tried so far:1) What I was firstly able ot see was that the device would sometimes show up after returning from sleep when not in the dock.2) Since I have an Ericson WWAN-card i switched mPCIe places. WWAN-card works in both slots. No recognition of the Wifi-card in both. >> So it doesn't seem to be related to mPCIe or the board.3) My guess was a faulty card, so I tried a newly-bought Intel 7260 Wifi-card in the slot.3.1) The Wifi-card must have been recognized by the BIOS, since the whitelist-fault was presented and I had to remove it to even be able to boot again.3.2) As the warranty wasn't my concern anymore anyways I flashed a whitelist-disabled version of the 1.40 firmware. As promised, I was able to boot with the 7260 card.3.3) Yet still, the card is not presented in the device manager.4) Since my Windows 7-installation had quite some time on its shoulders I reckoned that maybe another OS would be able to properly recognize the card. I just freshly installed Windows 10 and again - not... Read more

A:X220 doesn't recognize Wifi-card

Update:I used a debian live installation running from a pendrive to look for detected hardware. No wifi was found - again for both cards.I'm really lost for ideas at this point. What really irritates me is that the BIOS/UEFI recognizes the 7260 card with correct VID and PID. Yet still the cards are somehow (I guess) not made available to the operating system.On another note: I've just noticed that I posted in the wrong forum section. It's about an X220, so the "ThinkPad X Series Laptops" forum would be the correct one. Could a moderator maybe move this topic?
Moderator comment: Handled for you.

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Suddenly i cannot detect any wifi on my laptop(cannot see a single wifi).All drivers are installed properly.It was working all good before.I tried reinstalling wlan drivers and then updated wlan driver from hp support, but still my laptop cannot recognise any wifi.I am using ultimate window 7 64-bit.

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I JUST bought my laptop three weeks ago. Two weeks ago, I started having issues where I would constantly lose my Internet connection (wifi). This is not happening with any other devices in my home, including my IPad and son's laptop. Now it's not recognizing Internet connections at all. Acer wants to charge me, says it a software issue, not hardware. Ugh!!! It's an Acer Aspire V5-571P. Help!!!

A:new laptop w/windows 8 won't recognize wifi connects

Hi, I know how frustrating this issue has been. I posted the same response over at the Acer Aspire forums, where it seems loads of people are having issues with 'limited' connectivity on their notebooks.
Hope it helps

I did a PC refresh and after doing this a couple times to see the issue, I have finally pinpointed where the culprit lies.

After playing around with my router, uninstalling my anti virus and everything else in between, I found out that the QCA Wifi Driver and the Atheros Blue Tooth Driver are the drivers that have the conflict. In other words, these two drivers are the ones that are making the connection 'limited'.
Everytime I reinstalled these after my PC refresh my computer internet connection became 'limited'. However, after my 3rd PC refresh I decided not to reinstall these drivers. Because of this decision I have had no further issues whatsoever with my internet connection dropping or becoming 'limited' at all. Furthermore, as soon as I boot my computer, the internet is connected, whereas before, with these drivers installed, this was not happening at all.
Clearly, there is a massive issue with these drivers. I had to - as computer illiterate that I am - figure this out for myself.
In conclusion, I will not be installing any new drivers for my Windows 8 Acer Aspire V3-771, until I get official confirmation from an Acer technician regarding these issues. Clearly there is some major problem as after days of research, I ... Read more

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I am trying to install a LG wifi adapter (LWG 5410U s/n 041001150), but windows failed to install drivers

I have searched everywhere for it with no luck

maybe someone can help me out.


A:Windows 7 doesn't recognize usb wifi adapter

Hi are you plugging it in a usb hub if so try plugging in a usb port on the computer itself

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I just bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite L75-C7250 w/Win10. I can access the internet on an unsecured network or hot spot, but I cannot log into my wireless router. All of my other devices login properly. I have tried every "fix" from the internet, and it still will not recognize or accept my password. I've updated all drivers, disabled all firewalls and anti-virus software (even deleted the McAfee that came on the machine). I've unplugged/reset the modem and router. Any new ideas out there?

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I just purchased ACER ASPIRE E 17 - model: E5-722G-68AP, and after i installed Windows 10 (64x) it seems that Windows dont see Wifi & BT hardware at all. So i checked the Stickers bahind and it says: Wireless and bluetooth device QCNFA435 is installed in this laptop. Installation CD contains this driver, but it doesnt do nothing, installs, restarts the OS and nothing happens, Airplane mode is checked and turned off, downloaded same driver from Acer support page, same issue is here. Please advice PS: Network LAN Adapter works normally

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Hidy ho all,

I just did a fresh install of 8.1 Pro on my lenovo G505s. So far all over drivers installed flawlessly.

Currently there are 2 devices in my device manager that the drivers haven't installed for. The first is an unknown network controller, and the second is an unknown device.

Now, I've tried running the installer for my wifi card, but nothing happens. When I try to install it manually, by pointing to the drivers manually, it throws an error and reboots. The error says the irql is not less then or equal too. I took a picture of it with my phone, if you all would like to see it. The wired connection is perfectly fine, its only the wireless card that seems to be the problem.

Has anyone ever seen this before?

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The version of 1397 WLan Mini-card is (Driver date 01/10/2008), just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64.
It recognizes other wireless connections, but not mine. The router is TP-LINK TD-8951ND. I proved installing/ uninstalling the Mini-Card, updating drivers several times, run an online-dell diagnosis tool, and checking DeviceManager/Properties/Advanced to try with other antenna channels (Fragmentation Threshold, IBSS, Locally Administrated MAC Address, etc.) but nothing works, and I can not access via web the IP of the router.
Any suggestions?

A:Dell 1397 WLan Mini-card does not recognize particular wifi

Is your wireless connection open, or encrypted?  Newer versions of Windows won't connect to unencrypted wireless (by default).

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I am currently stationed in Germany, and live in a village that has horrible internet. I cannot stream netflix, hulu, and downloads take several hours.

Is there a way to combine the internet that my cell phone receives and the wifi router I have at home to increase speed?

I have the ability to create a wifi hotspot from my cell phone if this helps.

Just something I thought up in my head, and wanted to find out if it is possible. Thanks in advance.

A:Combining Wifi Hotspot and Router Wifi for faster internet

You can, try this http://www.octopusplus.com/download.jsp or http://www.connectify.me/

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So I got a new router yesterday to replace the old one, and I've been working on it for a long time. But I can't seem to figure out why there isn't any internet connection. The new WiFi Router (D-Link DR-842) Shows it is connected to the internet (green light) but in the setup page, it says disconnected. Could the PPPoE details be causing this? As far as I know everything is correctly set up except for the internet part.

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I have been trying for some time to accomplish the title result. I'm not techie enough to do it.

What I want is to be able to use a Tablet to read in the rear of my home (which is out of range for incoming wifi signal.)

If I can set up the computer to do this, I will cable connect to a router in that area.
I have two computers and could use either.

1.a PC running XP (should update to windows 8.1, but have never bothered to do that, since XP works just fine. (I had this computer sharing to the router, when I had DSL internet connection, using Windows wizard to set it up) Couldn't get it to work when I switched to WIFI internet access) I could switch to win 7 or 8.1 if that would help.

2. a Lap Top running WIN 8.1,

Any help is appreciated.

A:Internet access via WIFI and share WIFI via second router

Due to the age of XP this is not the best option for what you want to do

Either windows 7 or 8.1 have access to Internet connection sharing (ICS) built in

To use ICS you need at least two connections to the local LAN, these can be any mix of wifi or Ethernet.

As you have a laptop you likely already have a system to use for this

There is a tutorial explaining the basics ... and more on this site

Check it out and post back if you have any issues

Internet Connection Sharing - Create WiFi HotSpot

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Although I am connected to our wireless network on the Folio 13, there is no internet connection. I can, however, connect to the internet via Wifi on two other household laptops, both of them HP, so I believe the problem is with the Folio itself. I can also connect to other computers on the network on the Folio, but something is preventing it from getting on the internet. I can only get the internet via hardwired ethernet connection on the Folio. I have tried the following fixes, multiple times, without success: -Run the Windows troubleshooter for Internet/Network. It says the connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the internet is broken. (But not on other wifi computers here--works fine.)-Reboot/Reset the modem.-Disable/Renable the wifi adapter (Intel Centrino Wireless N 1030)-Update wifi adapter driver (it says driver is up to date)-Uninstall/reinstall wifi adapter-Remove Wifi Network from list of available networks; reboot, add this network back in-Roll back all Windows updates from the past month-Searched self-help forums for a possible solution And yes, the wifi keyboard light is blue, not orange. Can someone help please?

A:No internet connection on Folio 13 laptop via Wifi but Wifi ...

Hi A visual reference point... From your description the fault is either with an app or hardware issue.  But if you follow the paths you may actually find the correct resolution. AAND I doubt I can can come up with anything new, but confirmation of the settings from your description, may help me to. So as an administrator, in a Command Prompt window (or copy and paste the whole netfixer.bat) short version... C:\WINDOWS\system32>getmacPhysical Address    Transport Name=================== ============================================48-E2-44-54-66-27   \Device\Tcpip_{F5FF31F1-C343-42B0-B6A9-BD17E49ED64C}B0-5A-DA-DE-84-28   Media disconnected48-E2-44-54-66-28   Media disconnected 1x Wi-FI, 1 x B/Tooth & 1 x Ethernet ----------------------------------------C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh wlan show interfacesThere is 1 interface on the system:    Name                   : WiFi 2    Description            : Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter    GUID                   : f5ff31f1-c343-42b0-b6a9-bd17e49ed64c    Physical address       : 48:e2:44:54:66:27  &... Read more

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I can not get any internet running through my laptop, I have checked the hosts file, checked proxys, auto obtain ip address, and nothing is working... This is only a new problem, and have used both ways connecting to the Internet within the last week.
Any suggestions?

A:Limited access wifi, no Internet on wifi

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sir, i am Muhammad Ehsan, i want to ask a question that i use evo and use internet on it but when i do window to laptop and plug in evo it shows evo for a day and run the internet but after some time the laptop do not show evo signal as evo do
not connected to laptop but if i do the wifi of laptop on it gives the full signal of evo and then i put the evo wifi password it run internet as wifi connected, but not as evo connected. please send me its solution i thankful to you for this.
              sir mein evo istimal krta ho internet k liye laptop per lekin kuch roz phly meine apne laptop ki window krwai or aik do din jb b meine evo lgai evo phle ki trah apna connection show kr rhi thi
lakin bad mein pta nhi kia hua k jb b mein evo connect krta ho to evo apna connection show nhi krti lekin jb mein laptop ka wifi on kron to evo apne wifi k signal ful show krti hei or wifi k zriye internet b chlati hei lekin ye evo signal sow nhi krti to kyun?

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Hey guys!

I've got a problem, I bought a new Tower-PC and managed to install Win7 on it with some help here from the forum
But now the next problem appears, I plugged a Lan cable directly from the router into my PC and my PC act's like there is no cable connected, I have no chance of getting an Internet connection..

Sadly I'm not a pro when it comes to Internet problems (I really hate internet problems )
So I took a screenshot for you guys and maybe you can tell me what's the problem

The Computer is totally new installed, so nothing was set up or installed yet.

I hope you guys can help me further!
Thanks in advance

A:New PC won't recognize LAN - No Internet

Did you install all the device drivers? including any motherboard chipset drivers and any network card drivers?

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I recently down loaded some anti spyware software. It works great by the way. I did a sweep and was asked to reboot and I did so, and when it came back up I could not connect with the internet. I have 2 computors set up to a router. I contacted comcast and everything is fine with them. The other computor connected to the router is also doing just fine. It connects to the internet just fine. I went to the ip config and apparently the 169 code indicates that it is not recognizing the connection. Wrong socket or some thing. Not sure what to do. Any ideas?

A:Computor does not recognize internet

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Ok, a bit of a story here. My dad bought this HP about 1 year 4 months ago. Yes yes he should have talked to me I would have gotten him a nice one and built it myself, it came with XP Home and of course no extra Windows CD, probably because everybody at HP assumes their HD won't die. So I use the computer for the next year and a third, after adding a cheap little 7300GT to it, it came on a 6150LE, bleh, integrated. So over the last year or so I noticed my games get jumpier and jumpier, load slower and slower. About a week ago the HD finally breaks down.

Blah blah blah I get a new hard drive because HP's warranty is up, and I erm procure a copy of Windows XP Profession. I stalled windows just a few hours ago, and Windows boots up, at which point my heart proceeds to jump out of my chest! Now I'm sitting here though, on a stupid old Mac because the other computer simply seems to not recognize the existence of an internet device. Yes I installed XP Pro according to the instructions in the sticky. I've also tried getting to the internet through Qwest's little CD I got with my router. Still no dice. It tells me to call Qwest but of course I can't do that until mourning, and even then they'll probably just tell me to restart my modem or something else redundant. If it helps at all the error code it gives me is as follows.

Attempts to ping the modem IP address have failed. Error Code: QC4010

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A:New XP Pro refuses to recognize any internet devices.

and I erm procure a copy of Windows XP Profession.Click to expand...

You will need to purchase a copy of XP otherwise we can not help here ...
Gi back to HP and insist on a recovery CD - or windows CD

how is it connected to the internet make and model of modems/routers

you may need to install the modem drivers

post an ipconfig /all

ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE---

ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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I'm using UFT ver 12.53. I'm unable to identify Objects in Internet Application 11 when launched manually and also "HP Functional Testing Agent" is not displayed under Manage add-ons window. But when Internet Explorer is launched using UFT itself i.e. SystemUtil.Run "iexplore.exe", "www.google.com", , , 3. I'm able to identify objects and also "HP Functional Testing Agent" is getting displayed and I'm able to perform the operations. It would be really helpful if any one could provide the solution to above problem

A:HPE UFT 12.53 is unable to recognize Objects in Internet Exp...

This is the wrong company for Servers, Storage, Networking and Software. Please use the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community:https://community.hpe.com/t5/Unified-Functional-Testing/bd-p/sws-Fun_TEST_SF

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I recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Home. I have downloaded all the windows updates and installed SP2. The problem is that while I can connect to the internet using IE, all of the other programs on my computer dont detect my internet connection, including Firefox. For example when I installed Microsoft Office I could not register it because it did not detect an internet connection. I am pretty sure that I installed all of the drivers and such from the Dell ResoureCD. Any help would be great.

Dimension 4600
XP Home SP2
2.8 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM

A:Programs dont recognize internet

Don't you by chance have a firewall installed which blocks outgoing requests for everything except IE?
What kind of internet connection are you using? (i.e. dial-up, DSL, ADSL, etc.)

Oh, and WELCOME to TSG!

What happens when the other programs don't detect my internet connection? Is there an error message?

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Hi, newbie here

I built my computer about a month ago, and realized recently that some programs don't recognize I have an internet connection. I cannot login to Uplay for the first time, and Origin will not activate games because it can't access ea servers. When I installed my Adobe CS6 master collection I had to activate from the browser, because adobe couldn't access my connection. I have tried turning off the firewall, deleting the hosts file in my drivers folder, switching to a Google public dns ( with no results. Sorta panicking right now

FYI I have a wireless connection with a D-Link DWA 130 usb wireless adapter

A:Certain programs do not recognize internet connection

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

Have you tried turning off Avast entirely and not only the firewall? Maybe it's the Web Shield: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=120336.0

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My question concerns an IBM Thinkpad T20 with XP Pro. We have 4 computers networked. This morning the Thinkpad did not have internet access. All of the other computers are online with no problems. So I tried all the usual stuff, starting with trying a different Ethernet cord to restarting/recycling the modem and router. So, I go to 'network connections' and there is NOTHING in that folder. I tried to 'establish a new connection' etc. I went to the Microsoft web site and looked for fixes and found one where the icons were missing but there was still a connection, but nothing where the icons and the connection are both missing. I tried LSP Fix Software. I ran spyware and virus scans. The computer does not see an internet connection. No error message. I went to the device manager and could not find network adapters, so my question is, Is this a hardware failure of the Ethernet port? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: XP Pro does not recognize internet hardware

Try system restore....then choose a date were your laptop still working fine.

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when i do the clean install of win7 will it automatically recognize my internet connection? I have cable internet. not sure exactly how to get that going, the cable guy did it. Now dialup I could figure out.



A:will win7 will recognize my internet connection??

Everytime (of 20-30 times) I've installed Win7 it has found and installed the ethernet adapter and had it connected when it started up.

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I am having issues with connecting to the internet. I used to tether my phone for a connection since it is not a wireless machine, and then one day it just stopped working. Since then I have hard wired the connection to the router but it still does not recognize there is a connection. I am using the same connection to write this post, so I know it works and its something with that particular machine. Perhaps a virus has damaged something, I am not sure.

I am running windows xp. I have reinstalled the network driver. I tried to run combofix but each time it freezes during the deleting of files. Not sure when the last virus scan was run, and I am unable to update that software so I have not tried running it lately. I thought a system restore may help, but since this machines been out of commission for months I do not have the ability to go as far back as I need to.

Please, can someone help me troubleshoot this problem? Let me know what additional info you may need and where I can find it just in case I do not know offhand.

Thank you!!!

A:Cannot get computer to recognize internet connection

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I'm still new the this forum, so i'm not sure if this is where my question/topic should go, and if it is not, my deepest apologies! but... Once i connect to the internet, none of my programs (AIM, Internet Explorer, Limewire, etc. ) recognize that i'm connected... Can anyone help me? This has caused immense frustration... Any help will be VERY MUCH appreciated...

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I've run into a problem in the last couple of days where some programs are not recognizing that I have an internet connection. I'm currently posting this from the computer, so I obviously am able to get online, but programs like Steam, mIRC, and uTorrent are giving me errors.

I've looked around at some other threads, and checked the things they said to, but none of it has worked. I did an ipconfig /all and the top half looks normal, but there are some parts of the bottom half I'm not sure are normal, this is what it's showing:

Tunnel adapter isatap.socal.rr.com:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : socal.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:2475:3f9d:9d68:128b(Pref
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2475:3f9d:9d68:128b%14(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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A:Some programs will not recognize an internet connection

this is 90% sure a firewall issue to check disable your firewall(s) (having more then 1 is NOT a good idea) and try those programs.Problem gone ? then modify your firewall to allow those program to access the internet.

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Okay I kind of have a complicated setup.

I have a wired Linksys router (BEFSR41) and a wireless-G linksys router (WRT54G). I have 3 PCs I'm trying to network, all running Windows XP. PC-1 and my cable modem is connected to the wired router. I have a cable from the wired router to the wireless routers Internet port. PC-2 is connected to the wireless router via a cable. PC-3 is connected wirelessly to the router. The wireless router is setup as gateway (set in firmware config) and DHCP server disabled (tried turning gateway and DHCP options on and off). All three computers can access the internet but only PC-2 and PC-3 can access each other. Anyone have any ideas?


A:PCs dont recognize each other, internet connection works

From what you have mentioned regarding your network setup, I gather that the two routers are connected to one another. This has created essentially three different network segments:

1) the wired router and its connected PC
2) the wire between the routers can be interpreted as a "network"
3) the two pcs connected to the second router

The reason that the PCs connected to the second router see one another is that they are in the same network segment. The trick is to tell them where to find the other pc. If you try to ping the pc on the first router, I would be surprised if you got a reply. I would suggest setting up a static routes between the two routers to tell each router where to find the other pcs.

The internet works because each router is handling the NAT translation for its connected hosts (pc's). If you elect to have one router hand out all DHCP addresses, this may also help your situation.

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I recently received a Vista PC and I am unable to connect to my Westell Versalink 327W Router. I am attempting a hardwired connection because the PC does not have wireless hardware.

Problem: Unidentified Network. Windows recognizes that the Ethernet cable is connected to the NIC and router, however, Windows does not recognize the router and will not receive data. I can not do anything with the Internet.

Solutions Attempted: I have configured DHCP and TCIP settings correctly (to my knowledge - automatically detect IP and DNS, etc) and I have disabled TCIP6. I have reset the router, attempted updating firmware, and I have attempted creating a broadband connection with a username and password which also will not work.

I noticed in the registry that Windows does indeed recognize the router and has established IP, ...1 DNS, etc.

Probably the most accurate way to explain what I have attempted is EVERYTHING. I've spent 3 days trying to get this PC on the Internet. Windows 7, XP, Mac, Various game consoles, and iPods have absolutely no trouble connecting wired or wirelessly. It's only this particular Vista PC.

For obvious reasons I have no experience with Vista other than the past few days I have spent working with this. I would appreciate anyone working with me to resolve this issue. Please forgive me if I did not follow a particular format for posting or anything else required, this is my first visit and I provided everything I would see necessary.

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A:Vista PC Will Not Recognize Router/Connect to Internet

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I have two problems with an Inspiron computer that I just purchased. I cant tell you the specs right now, but I was hoping to maybe get some general solutions. First the internet seems to be slower on the new Inspiron than it did on my 8 year old dell. I checked the drivers and they were all up to date. Any ideas?

Also the new computer wont recognize my ipod. Is this something to do with windows 7? Any ideas?



A:Slow internet and wont recognize ipod

Quote: Originally Posted by mustangsupra

I have two problems with an Inspiron computer that I just purchased. I cant tell you the specs right now, but I was hoping to maybe get some general solutions. First the internet seems to be slower on the new Inspiron than it did on my 8 year old dell. I checked the drivers and they were all up to date. Any ideas?

Also the new computer wont recognize my ipod. Is this something to do with windows 7? Any ideas?




No matter which inspirion you have the problem is probably that you are using "homegroup" On some mixed network system homegroup has connectivity problems. You can verify if that is the problem by creating a new network connection using workgroup. If the problem disappears you can disable IPv6 (used in homegroup) and then kill homegroup.

Let us know if you need help with that


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My HP computer  doesn't recognize 5GHx internet. My Network adaptor is Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn.  All my other laptops, smart phones recognize it, except  this HP laptop. HP computer: Windows 10Intel ( R) Core ( TM) 15-5200U [email protected] Ghz 2.20GHzInstalled memory 6.0Bg Ssytem 64 bit OSComputer name HP15R2G How can I fix this issue? Can ading an adaptor help? Or should I change the router? 

A:My HP computer doesn't recognize 5GHx internet.

Hi, Many machines (and devices) still support 2.4GHz only and this may be still around for another few years. For older machines, the chance to upgrade the sireless card is very slim to none. Now what is your machine ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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I know posts have been circulating around this topic but none that directly address my needs. I just recently did a fresh install of Windows 8 onto a brand new SSD. I then set all of my documents to be on my traditional hard drive. Everything worked perfectly for about one day then my metro apps stopped connecting to the internet. I am on the internet currently using the desktop application of Chrome and all of my desktop applications connect to the internet. Additionally my computer tells me it is connected to the internet and troubleshooting identifies no problems.

Here's the problem all of my metro apps will not connect to the internet. The "Store" app says that my computer is not connected to the internet. The weather app opens but does not refresh, and most of my apps do the same thing. they have a constant loading symbol.

I have no antivirus installed. I did install PocketCloud Windows Companion VPN service so that I can access my computer with my tablet. I have scavenged all the forums and there seems to be no answer. Is this just a problem of Microsoft's?

A:Metro apps do not recognize internet connection

Lots of complaints about this problem but the solution seems to be different for everyone.

Windows 8 Pro x64 Apps won't connect to internet ? - Microsoft Community

Have you tried going to Windows updates?

Longer thread here discussing this ongoing problem, shows some solutions.

Win 8 pro with Media Center, metro apps can&#39;t connect to Internet - Microsoft Community

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