no internet connectivity out side of home

Atheros wireless card / Ar5b93
June 19, 2010 at 09:53:31
Specs: Windows 7, Intel core i3
I have no problem connecting to my wireless router at home and my wireless card connects when out of the house (at a library or Starbucks, etc.) but I do not have Internet connectivity. I receive excellent signal strength, but cannot connect to the internet. I run windows 7 on a gateway nv79. my wireless card is a atheros ar5b93. I have tried numerous fixes, such as getting the latest version of the wireless card, disabling the card, multiple virus scans, removing all history, temp files, etc. Before I reload Windows 7, I wondered if anyone has experienced such a phenomenon? Experts who have looked at the computer think that it is a virus because my wireless card recognizes other routers. Any ideas?

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#1
June 19, 2010 at 10:35:59
Is the default gateway being set correctly? If it's hardcoded to the
home's default gateway, than that would cause this symptom.

I'm on XP, so I don't know if IPCONFIG /ALL is the correct
command in Windows 7...

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#2
June 19, 2010 at 10:48:37
Insomniac, Thanks for your suggestion. I am not sure how to undo the "hardcoded" default gateway. I typed it into my search bar on Windows 7 and something happened. Should I reboot after resetting ipconfig?

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#3
June 19, 2010 at 13:19:15
Well, IPCONFIG /ALL will only show what is set. It won't change
anything. I found this link which should also show and/or change Network settings.

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#4
June 19, 2010 at 23:46:13
clcik on the network icon in the taskbar, open network and sharing center. click on your wifi network card and choose properties, choose internet protocol 4 (tcp/ip), properties. obtain ip and obtain dns automatically should be checked. do the same in internet protocol 6.
hopefully this should solve your issue.
never heard of a virus doing this, however you never know,
it could be just a security setting gone wrong, can you connect to email? via outlook etc?
you could create a new account, log into the new account see if that has the same issue, if a new account works then its just a setting. if a new account has the same issue, try a factory restore.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#5
June 20, 2010 at 08:43:11
princecorum, thanks for your input. I have gone through the tcp/ip 4 and 6 issues, and have made sure that all the right boxes are clicked. I think that you are on to something when you say it might be a security issue or a networking issue. everything works for email, etc., but only when I'm at home. I have this sneaking suspicion that when I first set up the home networking I clicked a box that impedes internet connectivity outside of my home network. Does that sound possible? I just cannot figure out which box I may have clicked.
What do you mean about setting up a new account, as if a second person was using my computer? In that way, does everything start anew? I want to avoid the dreaded factory restore.

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