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Bschoen
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-20-2012

Laptop Wifi Access Says Limited Connectivity

 For a while now my laptop's wi-fi access says "limited connectivity" 

I have tried to disconnect and reconnect to the wireless network, but every time it says "limited connectivity."

This connection will not let my laptop use the internet.

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JamesR
Posts: 6,423
Registered: ‎09-29-2007

Re: Laptop Wifi Access Says Limited Connectivity

Welcome to the Forum.  Sorry you are having trouble.

you might be having some interference. you could try moving the laptop closer to the Router for test.

You could also do this series of commands at the Dos Prompt
Click Start/Click Run/type cmd in the box and hit enter.

That will give you a blinking cursor called a Dos Prompt

 

netsh int ip reset log.txt
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
netsh winsock reset
shutdown /r

The above sequence will restack ip, Flush and reregister the dns cache, do the winsock fix and restart your PC.

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angelafilipsic
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-20-2012

Re: Laptop Wifi Access Says Limited Connectivity

JamesR,

     I attempt what you have stated, but I get something that states that I need an elevation. Can you help me with this?

Thanks.

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EG
Posts: 42,399
Registered: ‎12-24-2003

Re: Laptop Wifi Access Says Limited Connectivity

Run the commands from a computer administrator's account.

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angelafilipsic
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-20-2012

Re: Laptop Wifi Access Says Limited Connectivity

EG, that is how I have been running them. There are no other accounts on my laptop. I am the only user.

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EG
Posts: 42,399
Registered: ‎12-24-2003

Re: Laptop Wifi Access Says Limited Connectivity

Right click on the Command Prompt icon / choice under *Start* >>> *All Programs* >>> *Accessories* and select "Run As Administrator".

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angelafilipsic
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-20-2012

Re: Laptop Wifi Access Says Limited Connectivity

Thank you. That worked on the flush and refresh, but still no joy on connecting to internet.