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Windows 7: Connect, but no internet access

12 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
Connect, but no internet access

Hi guys,

I'm having a strange issue. My laptop will connect perfectly fine to my home network, other private networks, and many public hotspots. But there seems to be an issue recently with a few local hotspots around town here (Starbucks, McDonalds). I can go to one Starbucks and connect perfectly fine, then drive right down the street to another and while I am connected, it says I have no internet access. The guy sitting right next to me is logged onto the network perfectly fine. Same thing happens at McDonalds.

I've been able to connect perfectly fine here before, but suddenly this problem has continued. I'm completely at a loss for what to do. I've rebooted, disabled and re-enabled the network card, tried to troubleshoot the problem (which results in no information). It doesn't make sense to me how I can't connect, but this cat sitting right next to me can.

Any ideas?

The darned thing shows me that I am connected with terrific signal strength, but no internet access.

Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Edition, Version 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Memory (RAM): 2943 MB
CPU Info: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz
CPU Speed: 111.1 MHz
Sound Card: Speakers (Realtek High Definiti
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G | NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1x; Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution: 1366 X 768 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter | 802.11bgn 1T1R Mini Card Wireless Adapter | NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
COM Ports: NOT Present
LPT Ports: NOT Present
Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 133.7GB | D: 89.1GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 89.4GB | D: 88.5GB
USB Controllers: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: A4000
AC Power Status: OffLine
BIOS Info: | |
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time
Battery: High
Motherboard: Micro-Star International A4000
Modem: Not detected

My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Dec 2010   #2

windows 7 32
connect problems

I have the same problem. The only way I know around is to first access with Chrome or Firefox so I can access the 3rd site page to accept terms. Does anyone know whether it is a settings problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit


Try removing your wireless network profiles stored by following this guide. Reconnect again to your own SSID (wireless network) and make sure to enter the correct network encryption key. Here's a more detail guide.
Easy Way to Delete Wireless Network Profile in Windows 7

Please disable any Firewall or Security Software for now.

Please post an update.
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09 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks, this thread helped me fix my Wi-Fi card on my laptop,
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