I'm connected wirelessly, the main computer works fine and my phone and tablet can both use the WiFi fine but not my laptop. I've actually had this problem for months and it used to tell me there was an IP conflict.
Using the ipconfig release and renew commands used to work, but now even that doesn't help. Resetting or unplugging the router also used to work, but again, now it does nothing. The only thing that helps now is if I go into the adapter settings and manually configure a new static IP address and use Google's public DNS server. But now even that fix isn't working for more than a couple days at a time, and then it gives me hours of fighting with the settings, changing IPs, switching the DNS back and forth, rebooting the computer, etc etc until it finally decides to work again. And when it works sometimes it only lasts long enough to load a page before it quits working again. At best, like I've said, it works for a couple days without problems and then suddenly quits again.
I really really don't know much about computers like this. The above fixes I've only managed to find after a lotttt of Google searches, but I can't seem to find a permanent solution anymore, which is why I'm here. If anyone can think of a suggestion I'm begging you please make it step by step idiot proof because otherwise I won't understand. Thank you.
I'm running a windows 7, dell inspirion n5010. I use chrome but also have Firefox. If anyone needs more info in order to help let me know.
Edited by thunder126, 30 November 2014 - 04:11 PM.