Lost internet connection

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  1. olley

    olley Funster

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    Yesterday fine, today no internet it says problem with router. 3 other devices connected to same router and they work ok, its a Lenovo Yoga, WiFi only no ethernet socket.
    Tried usb WiFi adapter I have, sees it connects to it. Sees all available signals connects to mine then same as before.

    Connected to the pub WiFi signal, different provider, then says no internet.

    So it appears that even though it can login in to an access point, it cannot then use it.

    Tried windows diagnosis and tried running in safe mode. No difference.

    Any ideas? Bin job?
     
  2. olley

    olley Funster

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    On a wim I fired up the VPN I have on the pc and it connected straightaway, so whats going on??
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Windows diagnostics is a joke.
    Try unplugging router then connect again.
    Try repairing WiFi in settings...right click WiFi then click repair.
    Long time since I did it so may be different.
     
  4. olley

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    Done all that papa.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Update WiFi drivers maybe.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    It does appear to be a fault on your PC's WiFi adaptor.

    Have you tried connecting your phone to your router.
     
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    Papa read the top line in my first post. :)
     
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    Just rebooted and its now working normally, very strange. Turning the VPN on somehow resolved it, now rebooted with VPN off, all ok.o_O
    Answers on a postcard please.:)
     
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    Just one of these things that an off and on puts right without knowing anything about phones or computers(y);):)
     
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    If this is similar to the intermittent problem I had recently the Win 10 gremlins stopped sending an IP address to my router. Win 10 could not repair this automatically. Took trial and error to get it working again via router re-installation after I googled the fix via another laptop.

    One day I'm going to open a window and shout "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" and ditch Windoze.
     
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    I have had the wireless adaptor fail on a pc. Cheap solution is a usb wireless adaptor. Less than £20.
     

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