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Good network connection but no internet connection

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#1 butch85


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Posted 09 September 2011 - 04:16 PM


I have a Toshiba satellite laptop running windows Vista Home Premium, SP2. When I returned from a business trip today I can no longer connect to internet on my home network (wireless). Two other family computers connect just fine. I tried to connect to a public network in the airport with no success, so I tethered my droid phone and internet connection worked just fine. Also, when I connect my laptop directly to the router with a cable it also works fine.

So, I thought I might have a virus/malware so I ran both Norton AV scan and Antimalware bites scan and both found no issues.

Next I did system restore to a few days ago to when it was working fine on my trip, but still no luck.

When I look at Network and Sharing Center in control panel it shows good strong connection to my home network, then it has a red X between the network picture and the Internet globe.

Also, this laptop has an internal wireless g adapter and I have an external wireless n adapter that I plug in at home. Same issue trying either adapter.

I also tried connecting in safe mode with no luck as well.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by butch85, 09 September 2011 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:31 AM

Problem solved now. Turns out I needed to update my adapter driver software - Atheros 5007EG. Not sure why my usb adapter was also not working previously but it is now.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:58 AM

Thanks for letting us know the resolution to your issue. :thumbup2:

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