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I have one desktop that uses the wireless signal. It has worked fine for 8months. Now, I get connected, according to the Linksys green little icon by the clock. But another exclamation point icon says "limited or no connectivity," and I cannot access internet.

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  • ericmatas Jul 19, 2009

    I will try the reset actions again, but I already have.

    I am online now using the cable that goes through my router and directly into PC#1. So, internet works.

    On PC#2, I search and find the wireless signal: it says "strong" and 80% or something.

    But internet won't connect. Some windows type icon reads "limited or no connectivity" and when I open that icon's window, it wants me to "repair" the conenction.




  • ericmatas Jul 19, 2009

    Reset modem and router. PC#1 still working fine.

    On PC#2, which only uses wireless, I tried to to run the "repair" network connectivity. It started, saying it was disabling the connection...

    But that's it... it just froze there.

    What can I do?

  • ericmatas Jul 19, 2009

    No matter how I get to the repair prompt, repair fails.

    The main window does not show avialable networks -- says it can't. If I have enables other software to control my wireless connections, use that.

    I haven't enables other software ? ? ?



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Hi there,

Please try to reset your modem and router. There are small reset button on both hardware, just press those buttons. If you can't find those buttons, just remove unplug the power supply of both hardware then plug it back. Wait for about 3-5 mins then try to coonect again. If you can't still connect to internet, try to connect your PC directly to your modem using a LAN cable. If you can't still connect to internet, then call your internet provider to check you internet line.

I hope it will help.


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  • jeep brainy Jul 19, 2009

    Hi, Just open the error icon then click "repair" connection. It will acquie a new IP address and hopefully fix your internet connection.

  • jeep brainy Jul 19, 2009

    By the way, before you click the repair, reset the router and modem first. Then connect the router back to modem. Click repair then try to connect to internet again. Thanks

  • jeep brainy Jul 19, 2009

    Hi, Please reboot you PC, then do this step.

    1. Clicl start

    2. Click network connections

    3. Left click on wireless network connection

    4. click repair

    5. Connect to internet again


  • jeep brainy Jul 20, 2009

    Hi, You may need to reinstall/update your network adapter driver. Please follow below steps.

    1. Right click to My Computer

    2.Click properties

    3.Click the "Hardware" tab

    4.Click Device Manager

    5.Double click Network Adapters

    6.Right click on the Wireless connection

    7.Click on update driver

    8.Then follow the installation wizard

    Please note: Youl will be needing the driver of you wireless adapter. If you don't have, try to get at google. If you can't get one, just roll back your driver.




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