I can't connect to the internet via wireless even though it says i'm connected and have an excellent signal. When i click on inernet explorer it will not connect me to any site. I have a dell inspiron e1505. Wi-fi is turned on and i'm not sure what else is preventing me from getting on!! Problem with my firewall? I turned it off and still couldn't get a site to pull up. Have no clue what packets significance are but sent to receive ration is 3 to 1. Can you help me, please??
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Re: can't connect to internet via wireless
First, try uninstalling the wireless drivers from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the wireless and reinstall the drivers automatically. If this is a driver glitch, this will clear it. If it still doesn't work, then take the laptop somewhere that has free wifi, if you can connect through their service, then the problem is with your internet provider. If you still cannot connect, then it may be a failed wireless card, or a dirty or corroded card slot or antennae lead. Try these, get back to me with the results, and we'll go from there.
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Possibly the power outage caused your modem to reset. The wired connection would still work. first thing I would try is to reset the modem with the reset button, login to the management console and put in your network name and password again.
connected to wireless router with excellent signal may not means you are connected to internet. make sure your modem provided by internet service provider has signal! connect your computer to modem directly bypassing router. If you are online that means your internet is functional. Then connect modem to your Linksys router and use your wireless to log on to internet. Your router wireless signal active and excellent means you are connected to router not necessarily the internet. The modem supplied by your internet service provider with active internet should be connected to you router on WAN port! good luck!!
This is worked for me on Vista: 1. Goto Network and Sharing Center. 2. Click on your Wireless Connection "View Status". 3. Click on Propertes. 4. Uncheck the option that says "Internet Protocol Version 6"
The netbook is working fine. The WiFi connection or SPID may require you to login as in it is a protected signal. The "Excellent" means that you are receiving an excellent signal from the router. What you want is internet access which is upstream of that. Try a different SPID or connection.
What sort of modem/router are you using. I had a problem with a DLink which required an updated bios to stop it from turning off the wireless connection even though all the settings said it was to be always on.
Check to be sure that your network connections are set to automatic(control panel->network connections then right click on your wireless connection go to properties- tcp/ip click on that and check there.
Hi,I am going crazy! Just moved house and took my Netgear Wireless router with me. However, even though the hard wired base unit works, my wireless laptop can't access the internet - even though a full stregnth signal is there when i browse for wireless connections. Using Vista Home Premium. Help appreciated!