Why does my laptop on wifi only connect to certain websites?

August 21, 2017 at 21:23:46
Specs: Windows 10
My laptops will only connect to the same certain websites on wifi, I can't enter most others.

At first it was just one laptop, I plugged it in directly with the ethernet cable to download an update for a game off of steam. I went to the gym and then slept so when I woke up and found that it only worked for certain websites I wasn't sure if that was the cause. I sorta just thought that perhaps something went wrong with my laptop hardware as it is a little old.

But today, with another laptop, I got steam, directly plugged the laptop in to download faster and then afterwards when I went on the web, it does the exact same thing as my other laptop in the exact way. I don't even think steam is even part of the problem, it could simply be me connecting my laptop to my connection directly, since I only plug it in to download faster.

I have a GS608 v3 NETGEAR. I have read some solutions for similar problems, but they all included going into the device webpage which I very recently learned that GS608 does not have? Is that correct? Whatever am I to do?

I am hoping this horrible incident becomes a great thing that ends up me having two functional laptops again.

Also, my connection with the laptop works perfectly fine if I am plugged in directly, and all the other devices can be on the web as normal as well, like my tablet.

Please help.
Thank you.


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#1
August 21, 2017 at 23:10:12
"I have a GS608 v3 NETGEAR. I have read some solutions for similar problems, but they all included going into the device webpage which I very recently learned that GS608 does not have? Is that correct?"

It's your wireless router which has a configuration utility web-page, the GS608 is not a wireless router, it's just an Ethernet Switch.

If the problem only happens over WiFi then it's possible your WiFi settings in the router are too restrictive and need adjusting.

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August 21, 2017 at 23:37:34
Ohhhhh, that makes sense. So I just have to figure out what the other box next to it is, then I could figure out how to get inside the webpage? Thank you.

Hmmmm, it's a "NETGEAR N600 Wifi Cable Moderm Router, C3700".

I am assuming the NETGEAR C3700 is the important info, so I will go look into that now and hopefully fix up the configurations now.


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August 22, 2017 at 13:18:07
Look for a label on the router. Is should have the address & login credentials. Typically, the address is http://192.168.1.1, login ID = admin, login password = admin.

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#4
August 22, 2017 at 16:37:30
I assume you've already tried powering off the router for half a minute?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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