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Can’t Access Internet On Laptop Even Though Connected To Wifi

By Author: Feena Lauren
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In case you have got yourself a router you must be feeling completely assured that you have landed with the best in the class product. However, at times there occurs situation when your laptop is connected to WiFi and still you cannot access internet from your laptop.

These kind of situation indicates that either your device has some problem or your router cannot connect to the internet via your ISP.

1. Common Steps To Troubleshoot
Before plunging into some advanced steps try full proofing the basic grounds.
Begin with figuring out whether the issues is with your computer or router
Connect another device to the same network and then try to connect it with Internet. In case you get access then the issue is with your hardware
Run a power cycle for your wireless router, device and any modem or connected devices
In case you have checked out all the above steps use an Ethernet cable to connect your wireless router. In case you can connect, it means there is something wrong with your wireless network connection.

2. Advanced Troubleshooting
Resetting of TCP/IP stack
✔ In case of windows OS open start menu
✔Go to option Run
✔ Type the command CMD
✔Enter the command
Netshint ip reset reset.log
Netshwinsockreset catalog
✔Reboot your device and check if connection works
✔In case this doesn’t work try realising the IP address by writing the command
Ipconfig/release
Ipconfig/renew
✔Now refresh the DNS settings of your device by typing the command
Ipconfig/flushdns
✔Now reboot your device once again
✔Reopen and login to router login web app

3. Reset Wireless Network
✔Sometimes hindrance in your wireless router connection might be because a Mac address filtering is enabled.
✔In such cases run a hard reset on wireless router login setup and check if the connection works fine or not

4. Update Device Driver Hardware
✔ A very common reason behind unable to access internet is because your device driver hardware such as BIOS, system firmware, system drivers are not updated on a timely basis
✔Check the drivers and update the service packs and patches

5. Unsupported Wireless Security Settings
✔ A common issue faced especially when you have got a new Netgear wireless router and the setup security is by WPA or some other strong encryption the wireless router login card might not work
✔ In such cases disable all the wireless security settings

6. Troubleshooting Internet Connection
✔This is specially applicable in case you are using a windows operating system
✔Click the start button
✔Type troubleshoot
✔Choose internet connection
✔Now run diagnostics

7. Checking Proxy Server Settings
✔This is especially possible in case recently you have taken your device to a different server environment like a corporate
✔ Open the LAN option
✔ Make sure all the LAN settings are properly in place
✔Now check try to login to routerlogin.net

In case all the above given troubleshooting steps fails and the problem still persists contact your manufacturer if device is under warranty or authorized experts for help.

More About the Author

Feena Lauren, a technical writer work as a freelance, kind of tech savvy. Helps people with blogs and informative guide on computer, internet, routerlogin setup, gadgets, emails, Wifi range extender, cameras and other tech devices. Love gardening and net surfing in her spare time.

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