Can access the Internet on my wireless laptop

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I have an Advent laptop that can access the Internet wirelessly. Everything was working fine, then all of a sudden I can't get onto the Internet. However, when I check the settings, it's telling me that I have a connection through everything seems to be okay. Just wondered if any of you computer gurus to give me some idea why even though my laptop appears to be connected the Internet, I can't access the Internet, something is blocking it.

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UNC-CH replied the topic: Can access the Internet on my wireless laptop

What os and version are you running?
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Can access the Internet on my wireless laptop

Pay your Internet provider bill?? B)


Unplug your router for 30 seconds to a minute, turn back on, let it sit for 30 seconds, see what happens.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Can access the Internet on my wireless laptop

Have you hit the wifi switch to off on the side ?

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benmcfadden wrote: Have you hit the wifi switch to off on the side ?

No, there's nothing wrong when it actually comes to the router, it is definitely the laptop that has the problem because I've had people here recently using wireless computers with no problem.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Can access the Internet on my wireless laptop

No I meant the wifi switch on your laptop.

Mine has a little button that you can slide to turn wifi off

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Haku, I knew your were good.
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tehmole replied the topic: Can access the Internet on my wireless laptop

did you download anything new?
i would check if your ip address is correct when it goes down:

start -> run -> cmd -> ipconfig
if it starts with 167.x.x.x that's an internal IP - which means you're not connected to the router

make sure your not using a proxy through Internet Explorer:
IE -> Tools -> internet option -> connections -> lan settings --- check that it's not using a proxy server and Automatically detect settings checked.
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OFL replied the topic: Can access the Internet on my wireless laptop

I think I have sorted the problem. Basically it was down to the drivers for a USB Bluetooth adapter. A few months ago, I bought myself a new MIDI stereo system that had Bluetooth built into it. Since I had all my music installed on iTunes on my laptop, I thought that rather than buying an iPod, I would just stream the music straight from the laptop using Bluetooth. Anyway, I got myself an iPod the other days I don't need to stream music from the laptop anymore. So I tried uninstalling my network adapter that was built in, that didn't make any difference. So I thought well, let's uninstall the drivers for the Bluetooth and see what happens, voilà!

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