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How to fix limited or no connectivity message with your wireless network connection
When you move between wireless networks that use the same IP range and/or hardware it is some times necessary to manually renew your IP address for the new network because the computer still thinks it is connected to the old network.
Note sometimes all you need to do is reboot your computer and the computer will reacquire a valid IP address but from time to time a reboot will not fix the problem and you will need to go through the steps below.
1. Click Start - Run
2. Next enter "CMD" and click OK
3. Now at the command line type "ipconfig /release" and press Enter
4. After the first command runs you will be at a command line again now type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press Enter
5. Now you will need to enter one more command, type "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter
At this point if you are wireless connection is not already connected it should be reconnecting to your router.
If you still get the limited or no connectivity message make sure that the router is getting an internet connection. You may need to restart your modem then your router to make sure that the router is connecting properly to your modem.
Also note in my example pictures you can see several connection listed this is because my notebook is connected to several networks. If you have a high number of connections you may need to reinstall the drivers for your network card. Doing this will dump and cached setting that may be causing your connection problems.
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