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Windows 7: (Wirless) Says I'm connected, but I am not.

02 Dec 2010   #11


Check proxy?

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02 Dec 2010   #12

Win 7 x64

How do I check the proxy?
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02 Dec 2010   #13


IE / Tools / Internet Options / Connections Tab / Lan Settings -- Make sure the 3rd box is UNchecked
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05 Dec 2010   #14

Win 7 x64

This is still a problem even after everything I have tried. In addition to everything I have tried I have recently done the following:

Proxy - it was already unchecked.
Used a friend's wireless
Used an ethernet connection to my network
Uninstalled the Norton AV trialware
Used Regedit to remove every instance of "Norton"
Turned off the firewall
Installed Firefox
I tried to install Chrome, but failed because I cannot connect.

After all that, I am still connected (Ping, Network Sharing Center, etc), but get an error message when using IE and Firefox. BTW, the error messages are:
In IE: IE cannot display the webpage
In FF: Unable to connect.

Unless there are any other options to try, I may have to use System restore or do repair install. Any suggestions?
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05 Dec 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

The repair install is starting to look better all the time.
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05 Dec 2010   #16

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

your IP address (192.168.x.x) means you are connected to the router, if you were not the address would start with a 169 the issue then, would appear to be on the the router end rather than a fault with your computer software, have you rebooted the router / modem and computer at the same time? this usually fixes most connection issues.
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05 Dec 2010   #17

Win 7 x64

This is probably no longer a browser problem because of what I discovered. I used system restore and went back to right after the laptop was brand new. At this point, no problem connecting. Then MS Update applied 79 updates and then NO connection again. Then I started adding them a few at a time and I now have isolated 5 of them which represents between 1 and 5 updates that caused the problem. So, my question is - how do I un-apply an update? I have Win7-64 bit.
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05 Dec 2010   #18

Win 7 x64

I narrowed it down to update KB2360131 which was a security update to IE8. It took some work, but all is good now.
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06 Dec 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Apparently this can happen if the Norton trial version was not uninstalled using the Norton removel tool before the updates are downloaded and installed.

I guess I wasn't too far off with this quote. Those Norton trial versions are a plague on new machines. Apparently this trial version has been causing problems unless it's uninstalled before the updates are applied. Man do I ever hate bloatware.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Your ipconfig looks normal to me so something must be blocking the connection, perhaps your A/V software is causing this problem it's hard to say for sure but if you have an A/V installed you may need to disable or uninstall it.

Other than that I would try doing a repair installation from the Windows CD because a bad OP system installation is possible and that should repair it.
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 (Wirless) Says I'm connected, but I am not.

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