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Wi-Fi connects to hotspot, but not to router

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#1 j2rockefell


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 06:04 PM



I am having a weird day with my Windows 10 Pro PC.


I had to reset it earlier, and it is throwing a tantrum about it.


I can connect to the internet just fine through my phone's Wi-Fi hotspot, but when I attempt to connect to my router to use my home Wi-Fi connection, it connects but says it has no internet connection. There are no less than 4 other computers, 3 phones, and 2 tablets which all use this connection (the router, that is) regularly (2 computers are on it right now) with no issues at all.


When I attempt to use the router, it says it's connected, but has no internet. I would think that would mean no outside internet connection, but network access... but I can't even access the router's homepage.


Router is a Mikrotik Routerboard RB951Ui-2HnD provided by my ISP.


I have tried rebooting both the router and the PC several times with no success and I just finished a clean install of Windows, again with zero results.


PC Specs:

OS: Windows 10 Pro

CPU: Athlon FX-6300 6-core 3.5GHz

Mobo: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0

RAM: 8GB DDR3 PC12800

Graphics: 2GB eVGA Geforce 750 Ti SC

System Drive: 120GB SATA3 SSD

Storage Drive: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD

PSU: Corsair 600W

Cooling is stock CPU and GPU Coolers and 5 120mm case fans

Networking is through one of those cheap little Edimax USB Dongles. Tested fine in 2 other PC's and is using the most recent driver in this one.

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 07:01 PM

Try removing the wireless network profile for your router and then rescan and connect to it.

Press Win+I to open the Settings app.
Select Network & Internet.
Click on Wi-Fi in the left panel.
There you will see a link Manage Wi-Fi Settings. Click on it.
In the window that opens click Manage known networks, select the network for your router and click forget.

#3 j2rockefell

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 07:37 PM

Thanks for your reply, ChiefTech!


I had tried this before, but in case I missed something, I tried again...


Results after following your post:

First try I got "Checking Network Requirements" for a long time, then "Can't connect to this network."

Tried to connect again... same thing.

Tried a 3rd time after waiting about 2 minutes, now "No Internet Connection, Secured."


Back on my phone for now, but that's gonna get expensive fast.



Also tried a DNS Flush, release/renew... nothing. Ugh.

Edited by j2rockefell, 10 April 2016 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:53 PM

The network experts hang out here:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/21/networking/

You may also want to post for advice over there (FWIW - I really stink at networking :0)

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