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Old 11-09-2011, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So that's the error message I get when I try to load a web page on my wireless connection on my laptop. It says I'm connected to my network and have excellent signal strength, but nothing loads.

I made sure that my connection automatically obtains an IP address and DNS server, tried the Google DNS server, flushed the DNS cache, ran a ping 8.8.8.8 and ping Google test in command prompt with unfavorable results.

I don't know what else I could try at this point.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could try manually adding DNS servers to ur wifi nic IPv4 properties. Let it obtain the IP address from ur router, but specify primary and secondary DNS as 4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.4. If that doesn't work connect ur laptop to the wifi router with a cable, turn off ur laptops wifi card and rule out anything related to wifi or ur laptops card. If u can't even ping 4.2.2.2 once ur setup, u have a routing problem, not DNS. HTH..
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's a pretty typical symptom of either:
1. Working router and dead internet connection
2. Interface error between router and computer.

What operating system are you running? Is it a new router you just set up?

Is this the first time you've used Wi-Fi with the router (your other computer is hardwired?)
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No, I've had wireless for a couple years now so the router was set up and working fine up until Sunday.

I tried wiring my laptop to the routers and modem, that didn't fix it.. so I plug my desktop back in to how it was and get this...the desktop lost internet connection.

So now, I'm running my desktop directly from the modem to my PC, the culprit seems to be the wireless router, so hopefully just reconfiguring it will help.
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You said your comp was assigned an IP address....what address? Is it 169.254.x.x? 192.168.x.x? Where you able to ping the gateway?
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know this sounds dumb ad simple.....but have you tried resetting your router?
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just reconfigured the router, changed among other things..all is swell now. Thanks for the help.
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