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Windows 7: Win7 said I was on the Internet but Iwasn't.

30 Oct 2009   #1

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Win7 said I was on the Internet but Iwasn't.

I just upgraded my second computer to Windows 7 Home Premium, a Dell Inspiron 1525 With a 2Ghz Core Duo and a Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card. Initially, it was having wireless problems.

It would indicate that I was on the network, and indeed, I could access local resources. It would also say that I was on the Internet...but I wasn't. It also identified my network as "(SSID) 2" as opposed to "(SSID)" as my other machines properly do.

I uninstalled the network adapter to force the OS to discover it again. That cleared up the problem.

I hope this information might help someone else avoid the frustration.

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30 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

Welcome to Seven Forums, jstraw.

Thanks for posting the issue and the solution you found, it may help other folks who have a similar issue.
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