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Connected, but no Internet...

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#1 whereangelsplay


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

Hi all!


I've just come back to work (abroad) after being back in the UK for 4 weeks, and suddenly I have this problem. I've tried in three different places now  (using both ethernet and wireless connections) and I'm getting the same message: it's connected, but there's no Internet. When I run the troublershooter it finds two potential problems:


1) "Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primarily DNS server)


2) "Security or firewall settings might be blocking the connection"


Sorry if there's an easy solution, which I imagine there is, but I'm a total technophobe and I couldn't find any solution after browsing here. Any help would be very gratefully received!

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#2 whereangelsplay

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:19 PM

Sorry, on double-checking I'm not totally sure it's connected. But it definitely says "no Internet access".

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:23 PM

Are you connecting to your router or the router of your internet company?
If connecting wirelessly, are you using any adapters? (netgear, etc)

Have you tried resetting your router/computer?

When you set your internet connection, are you setting it to home network?


It is possible your firewall could be falsly seeing your router as something harmful, and it denying it access, I would say try disabling your firewall and retrying the connection, however that is a risk you should balance out yourself.

When you open your Network and Sharing Center (assuming you are on windows), when you view the top area, does it have connections from (computer) ----- Multiple networks ----- Internet? If internet is red, then you are connecting to a network and not the internet, which is what you explained above.

One more thing, if you can find the option under Network and Sharing Center labeled "Internet Properties", click that, go to the "Connections" tab, and be sure you're connected in there.

I'm not qualified in this field, and am also not sure if I'm even qualified to offer help on this website. Best of luck with you.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 04:46 PM

Try checking if your connection is set to a static IP address. If so, turn it to "Assigned to DHCP." I had the same problem a while ago and that fixed it immediately.

If that doesn't help, try "flushing" the DNS. Press the windows key and R, type "cmd" in the run box without the quotes, and the type "ipconfig /flushdns" without the quotes. Then restart the computer.

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