unable to connect to Internet,although system

July 29, 2016 at 02:16:48
Specs: Windows Vista
Unable to connect to Internet, although connection icon states 'you are connected with 5 bar signal strength

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July 29, 2016 at 02:45:44
The signal strength and "you are connected" message just means you are successfully connected to your wireless router.

It appears that your router is the problem. It's WiFi is working fine but the router itself is not connected to the internet.

Check the router's status lights to see if any of them are showing a fault.
Check all the cabling from/to the router, make sure all connected properly.

Try turning off the router, wait 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait for all it's lights to show "okay" before trying to use WiFi on your laptop.

If still no joy, contact your ISP to see if they are experiencing problems in your neighbourhood.

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July 29, 2016 at 09:16:15
You might want to login to the router's management interface and check to see you have valid TCP/IP settings. A lot of SOHO routers will have a way to test connectivity as well.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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July 29, 2016 at 15:00:50
If you have a separate modem for your ISP then unplug that also, wait a half minute and plug it in again.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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July 29, 2016 at 19:27:01
You have any other devices (phone, tablet, notebook) connected wirelessly? Do these devices exhibit the same problem? If so the problem is with you router or modem or ISP. Try power cycling router, modem.

Otherwise check the IP settings on your problem device. Is it set to static IP or automatic IP assignment?

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