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Wireless connects but IE can't find internet

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#1 SuperT


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:47 PM

I have a Gateway laptop (several years old). My wireless says it is connected to the router but I can't get to the internet. To test it, I connected hardwired and that works fine. I ran ipconfig renew and release and also flushed the dns. None of that worked. I also updated the driver for my wireless adapter. I don't know what to try next. Could it be a network name causing the problem? I also get the same thing when trying to use Google Chrome too which perhaps means it's not an IE specific issue.
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you.
Super T (but I don't feel so super right now!!)

Edited by SuperT, 24 November 2010 - 11:34 PM.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:42 PM

Well...did some additional searching while waiting for a response and found a utility to fix windows sockets and that did the trick.
I'll leave this post here in the hopes it will help someone else.

Edited by SuperT, 24 November 2010 - 11:42 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:50 PM

Thank you for posting how you fixed it. It will help members in the future if they have a similar issue. Glad you fixed it.

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