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Tablet connected to Wifi but does access websites

My tablet was wireless connecting to the WAP which is connected to the router (by ethernet cable), which is connected to the cable modem (by ethernet cable). I was able to access websites with the tablet. Two days ago we had a storm and power went out in the town. When it came back, the tablet reconnected to the WAP. However, I was unable to access any website from the tablet. I have a desktop pc connected to one of the ports on the router. It was able to access websites and continues to after the power came back. I reset the WAP to factory defaults and reconfigured it. I reset the Linksys router to factory defaults and reconfigured it. I interchanged the cables and ports from WAP to router and desktop to router. - Desktop continues to access internet, but tablet does not. I took the tablet to a McD, and was able to access the internet. I do not have another wireless device to connect to the WAP and then the internet. I will be taking the WAP to a friend's place to connect and try there. Two outcomes: 1) it works, then the problem is not in the WAP, and more likely in the router. - Any ideas on what else to do in this case? 2) it does not work, then the problem is in the WAP, and it got damaged during the power failure/restore. Any other ideas will be tried before I head to my friends house tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • JayCee Dec 05, 2012

    I tried the tablet once again. It connects to the WAP but does not get to the internet. I then decided to reset the tablet to factory settings, since I hadn't customized it too much. As part of the setup, I had to reestablish the Wireless connection. After completing the setup, I tried the internet access again, and it worked. So something got gunked in the tablet. Thanks to the two contributors for their input.

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It looks like the wireless part of your wireless router is damaged.
If your friend's wireless computer/laptop cannot detect a wireless signal from your wireless router then this confirms the wireless fault.

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When you say WAP, what exactly are you referring to? I little confusing. How can you connect with WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) via Ethernet cable? It's an oxymoron.

A common home and basic setup is: Connect the ISP modem to main up-link port on wireless router. Then connect PC to any other port. Wireless devices connect to wireless router via different protocols.

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