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Windows 7: "No internet access" notification ... but I HAVE access??

11 Sep 2012   #1

Win 7 x64 HP
"No internet access" notification ... but I HAVE access??

This is a bit bizarre - out of the blue, my Internet icon in the task notification area is showing a yellow arrow and telling me I have no internet access - which I do! I guess the connection is the main thing, but it bugs me! I connect (satellite) via a router and ethernet cable to my PC.

I didn't really notce when this happened, but today changed a few things on my system (WHP7 x64) including:

-- trading ESET Nod32 for Kaspersky 2013. Both were properly uninstalled/installed.

-- my computer name at some point mysteriously changed from the one its always had to something generic - I forget what - and I changed it back. Also, my router stopped being seen as Netgear, and has become simply Network, and my password protection vanished. (Which I found out when a friend logged into my network without one.)

My husband's laptop is connecting to the router without any notifications or problems.

Any thoughts, anyone?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi Hoods,

If the icon bothers you from the notification area, you may always hide it using this guide:
Change how icons appear in the notification area

If you wish to troubleshoot the issue, have a you tried a System Restore? You may restore it to an earlier time before this issue occurs?

If System Restore didn't help at all, try to uninstall/reinstall the Wi-Fi adapter from Device Manager.

An update will be nice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #3

Win 7 x64 HP

Hi 2x, and thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned the steps I'd already tried, which included all those you suggested. Fortunately I have a recent system backup I can restore so I will do that. I was just curious as to whether anyone had seen that happen before.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

I seem to get that happen to me, when I have a dropout for a few seconds, now and then, doesn't present a problem, but yeah, like you, would like to know why.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 "No internet access" notification ... but I HAVE access??

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