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Windows 7: Help! Internet wireless connection "connects" but no internet access

27 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7
Help! Internet wireless connection "connects" but no internet access

Hi all! I was installing a software on my other laptop (it had SQL software with it) and I ran into some trouble as I got error problems that the installation of the software had failed and now whatever I do, I can't access the web! Sure enough, my wireless connection connects successfully and it indicates that I am on the "Internet" but every time I try to use either firefox or internet explorer to go to a web site, it says I don't have a connection. It is extremely odd and I don't know what it might be...

Hopefully someone can help me out with this. Thank you ahead of time for your assistance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Click Start, in the Search Programs and Files box, type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
Now, type the following commands one after the other:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh reset winsock catalog

Then reboot your PC and check if its working or not.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7

thanks but I solved my issue. someone advised me to do a tcp/ip reset and I did so :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Nov 2011   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Glad you got it sorted out. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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