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Wireless Connection Good but PC Often Can't Access Internet Sites

All of a sudden my PC can't access internet sites even though the wireless connection is strong. I've attempted all the typical "repairs" including: resetting Explorer settings ; repairing the wireless connection ; disabling/enabling the network connection. The PC is pretty clean with essentially Windows XP Pro and iTunes on it. My other PCs in the house access the internet via wireless with no issues.

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I would scan the computer for viruses.

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1. Power on your Wii console and press the A Button on the Wii Remote to reach the Wii main menu. Use the Wii Remote to select the "Wii" button.

2. Select "Wii Settings" to access the "Wii System Settings" menu.

3.Using the arrow on the right side of the screen, scroll to page two and select "Internet."

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1. Turn on your console and go to System Settings
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Note: If you didn't manage it / if you don't know your wireless security key / if you are not sure which wireless connection is yours or if you don't see any, please leave a REPLY.

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I cant get my wii to connect to the internet

1. you will need your wireless network password, write it down.

2. From the main Wii menu click "wii options" in bottom left of your screen

3. Select "Wii settings"

4. Move the menu to the right by clicking the blue arrow on the right side of the screen

5. Select "Internet"

6. Select "Connection Settings"

7. Select a connection slot to save the settings

8. Select "Wireless connection"

9. Select Search for an Access point

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11. Enter the wireless password for your network you obtained in step 1.

12. The Wii should now run a connection test and you should be online.

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The first step would be to see if your computer has a wireless card in it. You could check your specs for information or goto Network Connections in the Control Panel (for a windows machine) and see if you have a Wireless Network Connection option.

If you do have a wireless card you'll need a wireless access point. This is usually in the form of a wireless router. Usually these have to be purchased and connected to a modem which gives you access to the internet.
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The box you are describing can also mean that the image that is supposed to be displayed is no longer available on the site you are accessing.
If the sites you are accessing you should check to make sure that you are not downloading anything in the background, no one is using your wireless without your knowledge and that you are using WPA protection for your wireless access and not WEP.

Go to and check your speed... if you are still getting poor speeds - then you should call your ISP - they may need to reset your connection.

If this helped you then please help me and vote kindly, thank you

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Could you be more specific. Please give us some more information about the problem.

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It is usually related to xp trying to download updates once you access the internet. This solution from microsoft should help you.. click on link below



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