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Windows 7 laptop wifi connect but no internet

Q: Windows 7 laptop wifi connect but no internet

My pc was slowing down so I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows 7. All went well except one thing internet on wifi doesn't work. The rest of the toys in the house still connect through the router but the laptop does not. If the lan cable is plugged in the internet works. I used this to find the latest drivers for my laptops wifi card. Through the wifi I can enter the router settings but not externally to the internet. I'm thinking its something simple in the security setting Please help.

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 laptop wifi connect but no internet

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows 7 laptop wifi connect but no internet

Did you install ALL drivers including the chipset driver? Open device manager - any yellow or red symbols?

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It connects if I use a cable. All other devices, including a newer computer connect fine wirelessly.

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i bought lenovo edge 15 a week ago..it was running window 7 and every thing was fine.i installed windows 10 in laptop 3 days ago after that when ever i connect it to wifi it stopped internet and internet become unavailabe on all the devices connected to router and when i disconnect this laptop internet start working normally can any one help??guys please help me i have assignment to complete (

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My dell laptop won't connect to any site or app needing internet (internet explorer, netflix, the app store...) but I'm connected to wifi and the wifi works on all my other devices. Please help!

A:My laptop won't connect to internet even though I have wifi

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I cant connect to any wireless connection. I tried at my house and school and it shows either a red x, yellow triangle, or yellow ball showing connections are available. I can connect through ethernet though. I ran into this problem a few weeks ago but it was fixed after I did a malware scan but I have done many scans and everything clean. I also did ipconfig. Can someone help me?

A:Laptop cant connect to the internet using wifi

If malware was involved try running this
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also, more specific specs on your system would be helpful.
Model number ...stuff like that.

It wouldn't hurt to look for updated driver/software for your wifi device either.
Which I could point you to if I knew what kind of system we were dealing with.

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My laptop will not connect to the internet. It is saying Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. When I click Diagnose Connection Problems it states:

Contact the company that provides you Windows XP Product Support. You can also use another computer to visit online support services on the Microsoft website: http://support.microsoft.com/winxp.

Has anyone had this problem? Can you advise on how to correct? Thanks!

A:Laptop will not connect to my wifi/internet

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Hi All,

I am new to this forum..few day agai got to know that I can make my Windows 7 Laptop a HotSpot via Virtual WiFi...so I tried to make my laptop hotspot and the same can be detected from my iPhone also...i can connect connect iPhone to my laptop...but i cant access any internet..
i have also tried putting off my firewall but with no use....
can somebody help me out with the same?

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Something strange happened. This morning, at 5:25, my Dell laptop "Wi-Fi" changed from "Wi-Fi" to "Wi-Fi 2" and my Ethernet is now "Ethernet 2". Now I cannot connect to the Internet through Ethernet (which is my only option where I am, which is at home), and the Wi-Fi networks that used to show up on the list because I am within range don't show up anymore. I cannot even turn Wi Fi 2 on, since it is grayed out under "Networks."

Specifically, it now says "Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHZ) #2" on the Device Manager. I tried to delete the #2 from "Wi-Fi 2" on the Network Connections page, but it says "cannot rename this connection. A connection with the name you specified already exists." So the original Wi-Fi (and Ethernet) are still there, somewhere, but where? Why did they disappear? How can I get them back?

Here is some system information:

Windows edition: 8.1
Processor: Intel Core i5-4200 U 1.60 GHz, 2.30 GHz
64-bit operating system

I restored my system to March 19, but that didn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Laptop won't connect to Internet with ethernet or Wifi

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Morning folks,
Laptop won't connect via wireless.
It will connect via ethernet.
I have run antivirus and malaware bytes
I have checked relevant drivers
This is a known software issue as it happened last month. I took it to my local PC guy and he fixed it but was very vague about what he did. "I ran a couple of scripts" was his answer
All other devices in the house are fine.
When the laptop crapped out last month, so did the desktop BUT desktop is ethernet only. The computer guy fixed this the same way.
I could go back to my guy, but if  it is recurring then I would like to know what is causing it.
I've tried different routers
I'm running Windows 10 
Thanks in advance,

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My wifi router is normally placed on the first floor. When I go upstairs and try to connect to my laptop wifi to the internet, it will not work. The problem is, my laptop cannot find the network on the wifi list. I've been using the wifi on my laptop in my room upstairs for years yet all of a sudden today it stopped working.

I tested it with my phone on the exact same spot as my laptop and the internet connected just fine.

I moved my laptop to the basement and also tried the first floor and it worked fine. The Network Adapter driver is working fine from what I've seen.

Could it be because there is a setting on my laptop that it will not try to look for the wifi that is not close enough? If there is any missing information feel free to ask. Thanks in advance.

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After my laptop was fixed, I cannot connect to the Internet. It has limited acces. I did some research but cannot fix it. I really need Internet in my laptop. My laptop is Acer Aspire 5733.

A:My laptop cannot connect to the Internet and has limited connectivity to my wifi.

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Every time my laptop connected to a wirless network the internet crush. All wirless devices connected to the network cant access the internet but once I close the wifi or shutdown my laptop everything works fine.Tried many ways many routers the problem is my laptop I have this for more than 2 years now. Thought nothing wrong with my laptop as I use the cable most of the time. I need a solution plz. It's so frustrating." I did format my laptop many times used no antivirus many drivers nothing solved it"Plz HELP

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Please help. I know very little about computers. Please excuse me if I explain things wrong and use incorrect terminology.

I hadn't used my laptop for a while, and yesterday, it didn't come on when I tried to turn it on. I ended up taking out the battery, then holding down the power button for 30 seconds. The laptop worked fine after that, and I was able to access the Internet. When I went to shut it down, it said that it had updates to install, so I told it to install the updates and shut off when it was done.

When I started it up today, it seemed slow to get to the Toshiba screen. It looked liked it was still installing updates, which I found odd because it had shut itself down yesterday after installing all of them (I thought). I shut it down again after the updates (or whatever that was) had completed, and I was able to access one site very briefly. However, now I can't access the Internet at all. The Internet Explorer page comes up for a few seconds and then closes again to the Toshiba page. When I check my connection, it says that the Wifi is connected. I can't figure out why I can't access the Internet. Please help.

Edited to add that I'm using Windows 8. Also, I just tried to scan with Norton, but the scan won't work.

A:My Toshiba laptop won't connect to the Internet even though it's connected to Wifi

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An elderly friend of mine let someone borrow their laptop and when they got it back, it no longer worked on their home Wifi.

I have been researching how to fix this but so far haven't been able to fix it so I would really appreciate any help.

Here's the situation:

- I can see they haven't installed anything new since it was borrowed
- It works completely fine on the internet when connecting via internet cable
- I have run anti-virus software which didn't find anything
- I tried to update the wireless card's driver but it said it didn't need an update
- The DNS settings look ok to me (no VPN or anything)
- I checked the LAN settings and that seems normal
- I've tried it in my house as well and it doesn't connect to the wifi either
- Lots of other devices connect without any problems
- There is some HP internet software installed that came with the laptop, it says 'did not find an ip address'.
- OS is XP

They are quite upset about this and I'd love to fix it for them. It's quite an old laptop and so it's slow...so it makes it quite hard to try and fix!

I would be hugely grateful for any suggestions!

A:Helping an Elderly Friend: Their Laptop Won't Connect to the Internet Using Wifi

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I have been having a problem for a few weeks now and nothing I've done or come across seems to solve the issue!
Basically when I try and connect to my wifi (netgear router) I get a very strong signal but local only access & an unidentified network. I have my desktop & 2 more laptops running off this router so it can't be that.

After failing to connect to wifi I tried to use an ethernet connection to try and update my drivers in hope that would fix the wifi problem. After plugging the ethernet in I was in exactly the same position, I kept getting 'Identifying' appear in network connections which then turned to unidentified and wouldn't allow me to connect to the internet either!

The laptop is about 3-4 years old I think so I did update the drivers but that didn't do anything either, any help would be appreciated.

Forgot to mention my os is vista

A:Sony Vaio Laptop won't connect to the internet (wifi or ethernet)

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My home computer will connect fine to the internet, as will my iPhone and my family's androids. And just yesterday, my laptop was working fine when I wanted to use the internet. Last night, I was on YouTube, when my internet just started failing. So I opened Steam, then Skype. Neither worked. So I just shut it off for the night hoping it'd fix itself. It hasn't. I tried one suggestion of changing my router time, that didn't help. I also tried simply restarting my router. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

A:My Dell Inspiron Laptop Will Connect to Wifi, but Won't Access the Internet

I see you said its dell laptop? Whats the 7-character service tag? ALso DL this tool and run it and then copy and paste the data into ur next post on here. http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
Oh and welcome to TSG!!

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I have an internet connection which is distributed through a wireless router. I use my laptop's (which also has a LAN adapter) WiFi to connect to that router. I have a PC too which only has LAN adapter but not the Wireless adapter.

Unfortunately I cannot wire my place as the router is in my housemate's room. I have network cables though to connect my PC and my laptop. Can I access Internet on my PC using connection between my laptop and PC and my laptop being connected to the Internet via WiFi?

I have DHCP enabled on my WiFi laptop. I am not sure what do I need to do and if I need to give static IP's to all the computers?

PS - I can access the router settings and I can change those settings unless it hampers my other house-mates to use the Internet.

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This is what I am working with:
1. Laptop LENOVO Refurbished (2012)
O/S: Windows 7 home premium Version 6 (build 7601: Service pack 1) 64 bit
Processor: Intel i5 - 2450M, 2.50GHz, Intel 64 Family 6 Model 42 stepping 7
Hard Drive C: 380GB HDD Free: 421 GB
D: 28.9 Free: 28.9
Ram: 6058Mb
Graphics card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1258 MB
Motherboard: LENOVO, Emerald Lake
Anti Virus: McAfee Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Modem: Videotron Arris Model: TM502G
Router: Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR4500

Level of knowledge: Intermediate? Learned how to use a computer in the time before Windows, comfortable with using command prompt. Have fixed many issue over the years with old and crappy computers, through research. Not very familiar with wireless connections.

This is NOT the issue I am trying to fix currently but might be good to know:
Last week laptop started freezing on Windows load, going automatically to safe mode. If I restart the computer after loading in safe mode, Windows opens fine the second time. Have tried stopping all other programs from loading at start up. If I do a system restore, everything works fine for a few days, then starts freezing on Windows load again. When Window does load I get the application error: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0150002) click ok to close. but can still log in to Windows. Also, When I plug my cell phone, via USB to computer it charges fine and can upload and download bet... Read more

A:Solved: 3months old laptop suddenly unable to connect to internet via Wifi and other

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About a week ago, our cable internet connection went out. Before I had a chance to reboot the modem & router, my 11 year old decided to completely reset the router to factory settings! Ugh! This caused several issues: my home network is now gone, only a unsecured factory network is available. When I try to plug my laptop into the router via ethernet cord (in order to login to router and setup secure network) my computer will not recognize the router and won't connect to internet. I tried troubleshooting with my cable provider and they say it's in my computer (IP address will not reset) and he recommended I replace my network card. However, today when I brought my laptop to work, it will instantly recognize the wifi at work. So is it really my network card that is causing issues? Please help, I'm desperate and not tech too tech savvy!

Linksys wireless router
Charter cable modem
Hp pavillion dv6 laptop with Windows Vista OS

A:Laptop won't connect to home wifi but will connect to work wifi

Did you figure this out?

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I have a laptop running Windows 8. It does not connect to the WiFi at my university (connects to other networks) and I have been trying to find out the problem for some time. I have tried using Google, but have had no luck. Just yesterday I took my laptop to the IT department where they did a bunch of stuff, but none of it worked. They said it was probably due to a virus. Can you guys help me to find what the problem is?

A:Windows 8 laptop can't connect to WiFi

Have you tried to reboot to safe mode with networking and try to connect then?

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For some reason my windows 8 Hp will not connect to my home wifi network. Has had no problem connecting in the past but yesterday I unplugged my router to move it to another part of my house and ever since then it can't connect. My cell phone and other laptop connect to the internet no problem.
On my Hp it will show a list of wifi networks and my home network is on the list, however, when I try to connect to it and then troubleshoot the problem it says I can't connect to the network because it is hidden. I don't see how thats possible since the network name shows up on the list of nearby wifi networks.
What I've done but hasn't worked:
Reset my router and laptop multiple times.
Tried to manually connect to network.
Forgot the network on my laptop and tried to reconnect.
I don't understand how one day it can connect to the wifi fine and then I unplug it and all of a sudden it can't connect but my other devices can.
Please help me this is very frustrating and I couldn't find a specific answer anywhere else online.

A:Windows 8 laptop won't connect to wifi.

Networks are not my thing but have you tried setting up a connection manually?

Unable to connect to hidden wireless network.

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Downloaded windows 10 about 7 weeks ago. Had no problems what so ever. Everything went smoothly. Then I was online when windows defender popped up about finding malware. When trying to fix this problem.. screen went blue and updates started. From that point on computer says I am connect to internet but the Linksey router said internet connection is lost. But computer in bedroom, cellphone,tablet and a few other devices still work using the wifi. Please help not sure what to do.

A:Windows 10. Had WiFi but now cannot connect to internet

So your computer is still running, thats good. First lets make sure that it was really Windows Defender that says malware detected. Open Windows Defender, go to the History tab, select Quaranteen and click details. It should list the malware that was detected.
Is the computer wired or wireless?
Then, you said Linksys router says connection is lost, do you mean connection between the computer and router? Some routers can show a list of the connected PCs, is that what you are referring to?

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My windows 8 laptop will not connect to the wifi hotspot of my samsung galaxy note 3

Can find it on other devices such as : iphone, ipad, Mac Computer but nothing running windows 8

A:My windows 8 laptop will not connect to my wifi hotspot

How have you tried setting it up? You are sure the Wifi on your laptop is turned on and working?

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Hello, I have lost my wifi access via wifi. 
I am using my own router and all other devices are working fine.
It is picking it up, showing 5 bars and saying it is connected and I have internet access, but will not go onto any Internet pages.. Chrome
When I ran troubleshooting on the wifi connection the the problem found was ' the remote device or resource won't accept the connection'. 
Please can someone help?
Thanks in advance, Jan

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hello Dear
I have some issue about VPN I am live in Pakistan there no work youtube I found UK free VPN
I am try to connect but he cant why WIFI not sport VPN...? I am connect via WIFI dongle that driver is updated
WIFI dongle TP Link tw722N
WIFI router TP Link 300 mbp
I try this VPN in my office there is DSL connect via cable to the PC it's work fin I don't no any one help me

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Hello, i know a lot about the dell xps m1330, especially when it runs xp.
However i dont know much about windows 7.
I know the wifi in the laptop works, i know the laptop has no issues.
I know this because i switched my hard drive from my 1330 to this laptop which is also a 1330...connects and works fine.
Wifi IS turned on
In device manager the driver is ok no exclamation marks anywhere

When i try and connect with the ethernet i get identifying no network access, then it says currently connected to unidentified network, no network access! You cannot browse.

So that being said it must be in the setting with windows 7.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the wifi driver it did not make any difference.
I also tried using a ethernet connection and it would not connect either.
When i use the win 7 trubleshooter it states a network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken.

Remeber this laptop functions fine with my hard drive in it with windows xp.

Thanks if you can help

A:Dell laptop Windows 7 wifi wont connect

Hi Kentuckynet,

My name is Mohammed from DELL social media outreach team

In response to your recent query I would suggest you to go the DELL website update the chipset drivers and wireless drivers .You can do it by clicking on the link given below


Once it’s done click on start->Run-> type CMD type the command ipconfig then press enter and check whether you see any numbers in default gateway if you can see that then type the following command ping then the numbers.If you are not able to get reply after you ping might have issues with windows 7 .Please reply back with the findings.

Thanks & regards
DELL social media responder

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A friend bought a new Acer Aspire E1-570 laptop and it had a lot of bloatware so he borrowed my windows 8.1 cd and did a clean install, he told me he deleted all the previous partitions during the install (which I think erased the driver) and when it finished, there was no wifi. I looked in device manager and there was no driver for the network card. I went to the Acer website to try and find drivers to install and found 2, one for Atheros, one for Broadcom. I tried both, the one for Atheros had no way to let me install, just a bunch of random files. The one for Broadcom had a setup application, but it tried installing bluetooth drivers. It's hooked up by ethernet to the router and working but he wants wifi. You can look here http://www.acer.com.au/ac/en/AU/content/drivers for the Aspire E1-570 drivers and see what I mean.


A:Laptop won't connect to wifi after clean windows install.

he has probably removed all the recovery partitions
I assume he was using windows 8.1 and NOT 8
did the copy of windows activate OK
chances are he will need to install a few drivers
he could also call Acer and get a set of recovery CDs sent to him - in UK if under warranty and an issue with the recovery manager they will provide free

can we see a device manager screen shot
Device Manager

Please Post back the results in device manager as requested below

You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working 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 screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

how to access device manager for different windows versions

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen, see the menu on the left hand side

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

If the above does not work then

For Windows 8
If you happen to be using a keyboard with Windows 8, the quickest way to open Device Manager is via its shortcut on the Power User Menu, accessible by pressing the WINDOW ... Read more

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Hello, i know a lot about the dell xps m1330, especially when it runs xp.
However i dont know much about windows 7.
I know the wifi in the laptop works, i know the laptop has no issues.
I know this because i switched my hard drive from my 1330 to this laptop which is also a 1330...connects and works fine.
Wifi IS turned on
In device manager the driver is ok no exclamation marks anywhere

When i try and connect with the ethernet i get identifying no network access, then it says currently connected to unidentified network, no network access! You cannot browse.

So that being said it must be in the setting with windows 7.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the wifi driver it did not make any difference.
I also tried using a ethernet connection and it would not connect either.
When i use the win 7 trubleshooter it states a network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken.

Remeber this laptop functions fine with my hard drive in it with windows xp.

Should i out the windows 7 disc back in...is there a repair function??
Thanks if you can help

A:Dell laptop Windows 7 wifi wont connect

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I recently used a program Autoruns,, and deleted some startup things I shouldn't have.. Since then I cant connect to internet, the troubleshooter for wireless adapter says the Windows wireless service is not running on this computer (WLAN Autoconfig service) and fails to start the service.
I notice on windows task manager there are only about 13 Processes running and there are usually about 20, and on Services there are about 40 running and about 100 or more stopped services. Thanks for the help

Also on startup now I have a pop up on bottom saying, Failed to connect to a windows service. Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond. And the startup and logon time is really long now

A:Windows 7 can't connect to internet through Wifi or ethernet cable

Sounds like you deleted the network drivers, I did this once and ill be honest unless someone here knows a trick, or you have a CD with drivers you are going to have to have a hell of a time unless you know the name of the hardware and download the right driver, thats my guess. best of luck

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I have a wireless modem router, and I am trying to connect to intenet in Diagnostic Startup Mode of windows 7. It works absolutely fine in Normal Startup mode.

I applied diagnostic startup mode using msconfig options and then restarted the laptop.

Then I started starting the services one by one which are needed for WiFi connection, e.g.

WLAN Autoconfig - Its depencies first - Its dependecy's dependencies first and so on..

In between I am not able to start many of the services it is indirectly dependent on at a lower level...

Finally I am able to connect to the Wireless Router, but then I get a "Limited Access" to the connection...

How can I access the internet in Diagnostic Startup mode of the Windows 7 ?

A:How to connect to WiFi internet in diagnostic startup mode of windows 7 ?

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Hello fellas i need to connect my dumb Xbox 360 to live for it does not play any movies!! and asks to connect to live that i am unable to do.
OKey here is the plit-> i have a usb modem that i connect into my laptop wihch has wifi n all that now i create an adhoc n/w first on lapi--the xbox detects and connects but still test connection fails(the xbox is unable to connect to the adhoc n/w)
second i tried creating a adhoc n/w on my xbox-->lapi connects to that n/w but still the test conncetion fails on the xbox

I have checked "Allow users to use this n/w" for my USB modem connection which i use to connect to the internet In Properties-->Sharing
But here it asks to select the n/w connection out of 3 options Wireless conn,Wireless conn2,Local Area Conn.
Sometimes it shows only Wileless Conn and LAN
i tried every possible combination of all these settings but nothing is working.
The internet on my laptop works fine.
I am using Win 7 Home Premium.
I just need to connect my Xbox to my laptop wirelessely and use the internet connection my laptop is using.

i tried some manual settings of ip.subnet n dns server on my xbox n lapi, in this case the xbox connects to the network (while connection test) but does not connects to laptop.
HELP guys

A:Solved: wifi laptop+wifi xbox360+USB modem--->not able to connect to live!!!

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I have an HP Pavilion g6. This laptop used to run fine with no issues. Now no matter what I do I cannot get the computer to connect to any wireless networks. I can still connect via direct LAN eithernet cable. There is only a LAN Network symbol where the Wifi symbol used to be. The wireless key's light remains solid orange and does not change. No message appears when it is pressed. The divice manager only lists the Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller and does not list any Ralink driver as it should. I have tried everything. Reseting does nothing.  I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

A:Laptop wont connect to wifi. Wifi key light is always orange...

   Check if you have Wireless adapter under network adapters in Device Manager.

Thanks & Regards,Emmanual Nebu

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my HP 15 116 laptop wifi cannot connect to wifi router modem AND it keeep on saying "cant connect to this network" whereas it  can work perfectly fine on smartphone wifi hotspot . please fix it ......... DONT MAKE ME REGRET ON BUYING HP LAPTOP ....

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Hi, My lenovo laptop, which I have used for 3 years, suddenly had a problem connecting to my house's high speed wifi. Other devices are able to connect to my home wifi but my laptop has intermittent and slow connection to the wifi, sometimes my laptop cannot even detect my house wifi and the signal is usually 0 bars even though I am very near my wifi modem. I have tried restarting my wifi card and reseting the saved networks but the problem still persists. Would be great if anyone has a solution. Thank You.

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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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Just to start off, I am COMPLETELY clueless and have no tech savvy whatsoever, so simple language would be appreciated

I've owned this laptop for a little over a year, and all this time I've been able to connect to Wifi without a problem. This morning the icon at the bottom left of the screen told me there was no Internet connection available. when I troubleshot it, it suggested using the Ethernet cord to connect. The Ethernet cord connects them fine, and the internet connection becomes available, but I'm still unable to use the Wifi.

This is an issue with my laptop, because all the other devices in my house are able to connect to the Wifi, and the modem is showing all the appropriate lights and such. I've tried turning it off and on again, but alas, this once that method has failed :/ I've also tried resetting the modem, and it made no difference.

Last night I was uninstalling various programs that I didn't need, and that's the only thing I've done differently to my usual computing habits. I don't think I removed anything unless I knew what it was, but it's possible I accidently removed something important. I don't know if that has any relevance or not, but it's all I can think of as the reason for this.

My laptop is a Toshiba Qosmio, and the system I use is Windows 7.

My modem is Telstra Bigpond.

Please help! D:

A:My Laptop won't connect to Wifi, but will connect with an Ethernet cord

How far from the router are you? I experience the same thing occasionally on my laptop.
I usually have to switch the wifi switch off on the laptop & on then I reboot & I'm back online. My laptop & tower are both about 50' away & on the lower floor where the router is. Good luck.

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Few days back I moved to Ubuntu from my Windows 10But since then it's wifi doesn't seem to work. I have updated the wifi drivers but still no luck. I had to move back to my Windows, because I couldn't find a fix online. Please let me if there's any solution. Ready to try.

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I am not able to connect internet via wifi (although I can connect to the router). I am able to connect to internet via plunging the cable.

I see that yellow triangle with "!" mark in the internet connection.

Please help!!

Shailesh Jajotar

A:Cannot connect Internet through Wifi but can connect via Cable

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I have a free wifi connection provided by my property management it is unsecured and password free I've been connecting to it with no problems on my laptop running vista for weeks. I bought a tenda 11n wireless usb device so I could get my desktop connected to it also, I set up and installed the card I connect to the wireless network like it was nothing but it will not connect to the internet please try and help me out thanks

A:Free wifi in my apy will connect but won't connect w/ internet

Imagine that. On another board, it was a neighbor, and I closed that because you are violating the terms of service for the ISP. Now you're here, and suddenly it's a new story.

In any case, I'm closing this one too, since I really doubt the second story!

You may want to read the TSG Rules, we don't assist in illegal activities here either.

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As the title says , I can't connect to the Internet , yet my other devices (phone , ipad etc) can connect perfectly fine. I know it's not my network adapter that's dead because I pinged it with the 127.o.o.1 and got a reply back.
This started happening around last night when I restarted my computer , when it came back up it said that my copy of Windows 7 isn't genuine (even though I've owned this computer since about 2009) and I couldn't connect to the Internet suddenly , along with Windows 10 counting down for a install( that could never happen because again , no internet), and I can't get online to prove my copy is genuine because , no internet.

Lastly , I reset my router in hopes that it'd work , and everything is connecting fine again but my computer says no internet access to wifi along with being stuck at identifying network , this is Comcast if it helps.

Tried talking to customer support from both Microsoft and Comcast , and neither of them were any help, so any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.

A:[Windows 7]Can't connect to the Internet on laptop

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Hi, I'm trying to fix my sisters laptop, which just wont connect to the Internet. I've checked everything I can find, nothing helps, so really need some additional advice please.

Here's a description of the problem -

When looking at the icon in the system tray that shows the connection bars, when I hover over it, it says "not connected - connections are available" . On the related pop-up window It does show my wireless connection. When trying to connect to that wireless network, it eventually says "the connection was unsuccessful - this computer has limited connectivity to "bthomehub.....".

At this point it gives an option to troubleshoot, when i select this it says -
"problems found - there might be a problem with the driver for the wireless network connection adapter"

if I look at the troubleshooting report from this window it says "windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter"

In 'network and sharing centre' it shows the computer being connected to the homehub, but no connection from homehub to the Internet .

Attempted to ping ebay, got this response - "ping request could not find host ww w.ebay.com please check then name and try again."

under wireless connection status it says -
"ipv4 connectivity - no Internet access"
"ipv6 connectivity - no network access"
From looking around on the internet I have tried the following -
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A:Cannot connect to the internet (windows 7 laptop)

Hi Joe,
Well try pinging an IP address,

Let's try to ping google.com, but put google's IP address instead of the name

Open command prompt and type
What are the results?

If you are able to get a reply then the problem is your DNS settings, you can change you DNS settings to any DNS service, OpenDNS is a popular one if your ISP DNS services don't work. Check out this tutorial to use OpenDNS and to change your DNS settings within Windows 7.
DNS Addressing - How to Change in Windows 7

Hope this Helps, and Welcome to SevenForums

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Just bought a new HP laptop with WIndows 10 already installed. Bought the new one because Windows 10 crashed my old laptop and nobody could get it to work again.  I went through the setup and everything was good. Easily connected and used it for about
a day with no issues. Shut it down and the next time I started it back up, I was unable to connect. Tray shows I'm connected to my wireless but it's "limited" and show's I'm not connected to the internet.  Any ideas why the internet would just
stop working. My wireless router is working fine - using it via tablet to submit this question. Thanks.

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My HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop Model dv6602 au on a broadband cable cannot connect to the Internet. The cable is directly connected to ethernet port on laptop.
When I connect the cable to the wireless router - my laptop gets connected to the Internet but if I want to use the cable directly to my laptop - it does not.
If I connect the same cable to other laptops - the broad band connection works but not on my laptop.
Could it be possible that the ethernet port may have got damaged on my HP laptop? Please advise some remedy.

A:Cannot Connect Internet on Windows 7 on HP Laptop

I don't know enough about laptops but is it possible that at present it is connecting via the wireless setting on the laptop ? You did say it would connect to the Internet but not when using the cable. What happens if you turn the wireless off on the laptop will it connect via the cable then ?

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Hi! I'm new to the forums here. For any advice anyone has, thank you in advance!!
Okay, here's what's going on. I purchased a refurbished PC laptop that runs on Windows 7 a short time ago. For awhile I had just been a Mac user. I decided to get the PC because I like playing the Sims games, and, as they didn't seem to work on my Mac anymore, I decided to get a PC mainly to play the game on. N ow, I do have a little spot on the laptop that tells we that the wifi receiver in the computer is turned on. I get a list of available networks to connect to. (I have a network that I use already for my Mac and that's the one I try to connect to for the PC). I'll get something that shows the computer is connected to the network but apparently it's not connected to the internet. I'm at a loss here.
P.S> I'm really sorry but I was unable to download the free SysInfo Utility as the computer I'm currently on is not the computer I'm having the issue with).

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Please help. I purchased a laptop last week with Windows 7 home premium. Currently have desktop wire to router with Windows 7 home premium as well. Everything hunky dorry in regards to internet connection. 2 days later, I've lost internet connection to both computers. Both say I'm connected to my network. I have other mobile devices that can connect to the router, so I don't think that's the issue. I read about disabling Home Group, which I did and that didn't help. I've got to think that there is a setting I just need to tweek, but have yet to come across something that works. The laptop does connect at my work to the WiFi so the network card is working properly. Both computers will connect to the internet if I bypass the router and connect ethernet cable directly from modem to computer. Oh,
I download a firmware update for my router, but can't connect to the IP address to update. It's a netgear 300MB 2000nr v2. All help would be much appreciated.

A:No Internet Connect: Windows 7 Desktop and Laptop

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