Some time ago, I repartitioned my laptop, restoring it back to factory settings. I set up my laptop's WiFi settings to connect to my router's range extender. However, when I tried to use Internet Explorer, it fails to browse the internet and gives me a DNS error. In addition, my laptop is unable to perform any kind of task involving the internet, such as accessing Windows updates.
My other devices (such as my iPhone 5c) are able to browse the internet just fine with the same router and range extender. Chances are, the issue lies within the computer itself.
From there, I performed a number of tasks to get my internet working properly on my laptop, all to no avail.
- Unchecked the 'Automatically detect settings' in my LAN settings in the Internet Properties? Nothing.
- Made sure to auto detect IP and DNS server address automatically in the TCP/IP properties? Nothing.
- Uninstalled and reinstalled my wireless card? Nothing.
- Set my 'Preferred DNS Server' to 188.8.131.52 (Google's DNS) and 184.108.40.206 (OpenDNS' DNS)? Nothing.
- Uninstalled McAfee Antivirus pre-installed on the computer? Nothing.
- Disabled Windows Firewall? Nothing.
- Reset my TCP/IP stack (with 'netsh int reset reset.log' and 'netsh winsock reset catalog')? Nothing.
- Disabled my router's security? Nothing.
Is there any other way to get my laptop back running online again? I'm at my wits end.
Here are my hardware & software specs below:
Edited by ThatWildWolfe, 19 February 2018 - 08:57 PM.