Although these instructions should work with pretty much any version of Windows, I wrote them for a computer that has Windows XP installed on it.
Also, it looks a lot worse than it really is (promise)...
- Select all these steps and paste them into Notepad (and/or print them out or something),because you'll need to close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. -- whichever you're using) which will mean these instructions will go also close/go away. You'll also be needing to disconnect any ethernet ("network")cables from your computer (if there are any connected, of course).
- Close your browser.
- Disconnect any LAN ("network") cables attached directly to your computer.
- Click Start.
- Click Settings.
- Click Control Panel.
- Double-click Internet options.
- Click the Connections tab at the top.
- Towards the bottom, click the button labeled LAN Settings.
- Make sure that Automatically detect settings is checked, and that everything else (unless you have an advanced setup) is unchecked.
- Click OK.
- Click OK again (but leave the Control Panel window open).
- Now, click Start (again...).
- Click Programs.
- Click Accessories.
- Click Command Prompt.
- In the window that opens, type in ipconfig /release and hit Enter.
- Then, type ipconfig /flushdns (again, hit Enter).
- Then, type ipconfig /renew (..... Enter).
- Give it a minute to see if the "Limited connectivity" thing changes to how it should be (which is without the little yellow exclamation point). If it connects, great! (Glad I could help. Skip to step 25.) If not (which is usually my luck), see the next step.
- Go back to the Control Panel window and open Network settings (I think that's what it's labeled...)
- Right-click the icon that represents your wireless connection (which should be pretty obvious).
- Select Disable & then wait maybe 10 or 20 seconds.
- Repeat steps 22 & 23, except instead of Disable, select Enable (in step 23).
- (Before I type anymore...) Re-open your browser & see if it works. If not, let me know. :)
Actually, let me know either way (if possible) -- if not, no worries. :)
Hope that helps... Good luck!