Connected to net but does not connect

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  1. Posts : 87
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    Connected to net but does not connect


    I am using a very old compaq laptop - I am receiving cannot connect to host message when I try to load anything on my browser. I am connected on a wireless internet connection but nothing is reaching the net.

    I ran the network diagnostic troubleshooter which came up zero.

    Pls help. Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 42
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #2

    Is this your home internet or someone else's? What model laptop and router? When you open My Computer/Network you should see some other devices present including your router.
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  3. Posts : 87
    Windows7 home premium 64 bit sp1
    Thread Starter
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    Hi. Thank you for responding. It is my home internet - PC is Compaq Presario -- router just says Verizon. I cannot understand why it doesn't connect - obviously. I look at the network conf on my windows 7 desktop and everything is there, including my pc. Would it help to reset the router. As in turn it off and back on. Thanks again.
    When I look at computer/network, I am listed twice. Should there only be one? I am really bad at this stuff as you may have noticed,
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  4. Posts : 42
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #4

    Goto Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center. Tell us what you see. Also how are you posting here if you can't get on the internet?

    Also, when you click on the wifi icon in the system tray, does it show as connected to your network with internet access?

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  5. Posts : 87
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    Thread Starter
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    Oh sorry - I am on a chromebook that I resurrected -- I see basic: pvn-hp (this computer) --Fios (my access #)--- internet

    Scroll down I see Home network Fios -- Access type: Internet..Connections: wireless network connection (fios-my access #) --

    That's it. Thank you.
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  6. Posts : 42
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #6

    What browser are you using? Try a different browser. Try different websites in case the one you are trying to access is offline/having problems.
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  7. Posts : 87
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Yep it says connected. That's what I can't figure out. I mean this old compaq is old and slow but it should be able to load chrome and it just sits and twirls. When I tried to update my virus program or mwb, or download stuff from the library -- no deal. When I look at the screen for virus update, it says, connection established. It shows a green progress line. I'm watching it slowly move -- it says "updating" -- it did not get this far this morning and I have not changed anything i.e. connection-- oops -- it just stopped and now says:
    HOST UNREACHABLE
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  8. Posts : 42
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #8

    Try Internet Explorer, it's built-in. Chrome is too heavy for old systems with limited RAM.
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  9. Posts : 87
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    Thread Starter
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    Wow - IE did it. Who knew?? So I should be able to update virus defs, etc. Thank you. I will give you a good rep.
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  10. Posts : 42
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #10

    Since you got it working with IE, try downloading Pale Moon or SeaMonkey web browsers. They are Mozilla browsers that are suited to older PCs with limited RAM.

    The Pale Moon Project homepage
    The SeaMonkey(R) Project

    IE is full of security holes so not recommended for daily browsing. Chrome is better for newer machines with minimum 4 GB RAM.
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