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acer R7 Connectivity Issues - limited connectivity


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#1 jtaquatic

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:12 AM

Hello,

 

I am not certain what is relevant information, but this is an acer R7-571 with Windows 8.1. Though I can find networks when out and about, say at Starbucks or something, I cannot connect to them. It comes back with the response that the "connection is limited". This happens at friends' houses as well, using their password to join the network it always says connection limited and then I cannot get on the web.

 

I have tried all of the fixes that I could find thus far, but have had no success. I know, this is vague, I don't recall what I was doing, but through searching you can find some "solutions" but unfortunately they have not worked for me.

 

Currently I am trying to access a VPN using CiscoAnyconnect and this does not work either, is this connected to my other issue? The failure with the VPN is that "The VPN connection failed due to unsuccessful domain name resolution".

 

 

Thanks for any help, Terry



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 04:52 PM

Welcome,

To use VPN you must be known by the server you are trying to reach. I've used VPN to connect from home to my work network. I needed the information from our IT department to reach our servers and they had to grant me access so that the domain would allow me to play.

Have you done any configuration to your network card as far as DNS servers or any of the other parameters available?

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#3 jtaquatic

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:54 PM

I have not done any configuration to my network card.

 

I have gotten the VPN to work - I was missing a crucial step with that.

 

So I am home, access seems normal, but it says "limited". I had read somewhere about my comp not creating new IP's or something, IDK, this over my head.



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 11:24 PM

You might have configured your adapter with a static IP. Try to configure it with dynamic (obtain automatically) IP addressing.


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