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#1 Onion

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

Installed Windows 8, now I don't have wifi. My laptop connects but I don't have Internet. Now what?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Had the same issue on one of my installs. :dunno:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

How did you fix it? I have an assignment due at midnight. :(

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

This might help: http://social.techne...3b-7ad1fcffe660

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

Find wireless drivers and install them?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

Find wireless drivers and install them?


Wifi worked for a while before.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

I can connect to networks but I have "limited access".

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

Could still be drivers. I have a USB wifi that will work with Windows 7 for usually about 10 minutes and then dies, that is until I put in the correct drivers. The thing is it appears to have the correct drivers so this is really strange. No idea of the why, just accepted it and found the fix of putting in the drivers easy enough. Also for future reference, if you are going to upgrade or install a new OS, never due it with a close deadline. I mean if you have a week free or so, then it is a good time. NOTHING ever goes perfect.





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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

I'll try the driver fix, thanks Ed.

I thought I was done for the day, until my professor assigned last minute work. :(

Just ran windows network diagnostics, it says I'm having an issue with my DNS server not responding.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

Reinstalled wifi drivers, rebooted, no luck. Still that DNS error.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Just tried manually adding the DNS settings for Google. No luck. :(

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

Check your DNS settings and ensure it's set to automatically obtain (I know in W7 it's under Network & Sharing > Adapter Settings > Select adapter > Properties > IPV4 > Properties Posted Image

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