No internet access on wireless network. Skype and Yahoo Messenger work.

By wrighc1
Nov 4, 2008
  1. Using Netgear router. Wireless connection indicates connected. Both IE and Firefox cannot connect. Skype and Yahoo Messenger can connect.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    My wireless router sometiimes locks up and wont let HTTP traffic through, MSN and the like work fine, i fiind a hard reboot sorts it out nicely...
  3. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 228

    In case you are not sure what a hard reboot is, there should be a small button somewhere on the router that will re-set it back to its original factory settings. That is what you want to try, assuming that you have tried unplugging and then plugging the router back in and that did not work.
  4. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    have you tried upgrading the routers firmware?
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    I got better reliability from my Netgear router by disabling Send Logs.
    Obliterate all of the target email info and the log will silently wrap when the size
    is exceeded :)
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