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Cannot connect to one particular network, others can

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SeannaSilver, May 8, 2015.

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  1. SeannaSilver

    SeannaSilver Thread Starter

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    As the title says, my laptop has issues with my bf's internet connection. It's an unsecured network and he is renting a room in the home so it's not his, therefore I can't really change router settings easily.

    Usually we reset the router when I need to use it, and my laptop will connect fine, sometimes for days, other times only a few hours. I have been using ipconfig to get the settings that work when it is working, and when it goes out I set the ip and dns(google's public dns) and all that manually, and sometimes this works, but rarely for long.

    Possibly important info:
    It is an IPv4 connection setting that works
    Windows 8.1
    My laptop connects at home networks fine, other laptops at my bf's connect to the network fine. It's just my laptop at this one place.
    It will connect and say limited when it is not working, and say unidentified network.
    Have tried unistalling and reinstalling my wireless card.
     
  2. LaptopNomad

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    Does your laptop obtain an IP address from this network when it's not set on manual IP / DNS / Gateway?
    If it does obtain an IP address, is the gateway / DNS also set correctly when compared to others?

    If these settings are correct when compared to other laptops, what are the network settings when it looses the connection? Will a renew of the lease (repair) regain access?
     
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