Wireless Connection Problems with Netbook

By scryer
May 8, 2010
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  1. Hey, I'm definitely new to the forums. I searched but I couldn't find any issues exactly like mine.

    I have been having some issues with my wireless internet connection with my netbook and I am looking for some help.

    So when I hover over my Wireless Network Connection icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, it say's that the "Network Connection is now connected"; it say's that the signal strength is "Excellent". But whenever I try to access the internet (the homepage being google) I get the dreaded "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". I have tried going to other websites but I have received the same message.

    I have tried disconnecting from my local wireless network and reconnecting, I've tried repairing the connection, and I have tried switching over to the "linksys" network to see if that will work for me; all of these attempts have lead me back to the message about not being able to display the webpage.

    Is there something that I am doing wrong? Or any advice out there? I've tried youtubing the problem but nothing has really fixed it.

    Any help is appreciated. And thanks in advance.
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,607   +80

    What make is that netbook
    Which router are using?
    Can other systems connect
    I've you tried a hardwired connected (if you do this disable the wireless)
    Uninstall the drivers for the wireless adapter and reboot the netbook. OS should re-install the drivers for you. Could have socket problem.
  3. deef

    deef Newcomer, in training

    Have you tried connecting with other devices?

    I don't want to be banal, but if even those can't connect, it could be simply a problem of the internet connection "outside" your LAN, I mean no connection coming to the router. Try restarting/resetting it...
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,348   +300

    get a command prompt and enter
    ipconfig /all
    you should see something like
    Code:
    Windows IP Configuration
    
            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ltbeard
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : aaabbb.com
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : aaabbb.com
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : aa-bb-cc-dd-ee-ff
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
            Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
            DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
                                                       209.18.47.61
                                                       209.18.47.61
            Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 08, 2010 2:17:43 PM
            Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 18, 2038 8:14:07 PM
    I suspect you don't have a DNS address.

    to test if your gateway is valid, in the command window enter
    Code:
    [B]ping 67.215.65.132[/B]
    and the reply should be like
    Code:
    Pinging 67.215.65.132 with 32 bytes of data:
    
    Reply from 67.215.65.132: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=54 
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