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Windows falsely reports Internet access

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#1 RodSerling


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 12:47 AM

I uninstalled a problematic version of Opera browser from my computer after having updated the firmware of my ssd. I restarted my system and all of a sudden the network responds oddly in the system tray, at times reporting 'unidentified network', 'no Internet access', 'internet access', and connection to my wireless AP with the named SSID. Whatever the status in the hover dialog for the wireless connection, I am not able to load any web pages, attempts to update programs are stalled or the programs report inability to access their respective server. Ping attempts are fruitless, I've tried pinging google.com with no luck. I've been doing scans for malware and have only shown up PUPs or minor issues. I've had them resolved to the best of my knowledge. I've tried uninstalling the wi-fi adapter and reinstalling it from the device manager, changing versions of drivers for the adapter as well as restarting my router. I doubt the router is an issue, my laptop is the only device out of roughly 9 that is having an issue with connectivity. System restore failed, several command line attempts with netsh have failed as well. Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 06:25 AM

I'd suggest posting over in the Networking forums for more expert assistance:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/21/networking/

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 09:59 AM

 Take a look at the "Power Saving Mode" settings in the Advanced Power Options section of the Power Options applet.  You want them set for "Maximum Power".


 Good luck.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.

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