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Laptop connected to wifi, but limited connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Renegade70, Aug 27, 2019.

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  1. Renegade70

    Renegade70 Thread Starter

    Aug 27, 2019
    I have a Dell Inspiron 5737 Laptop that used to connect to my wifi with no issues. I haven't used it much in about 6 months, and a couple weeks ago I pulled it out and started using it again, and it has a problem now with connecting to my wifi. Laptop connects with no issues at all to a wired connection, and also connects to my father's wifi no problem, but will not connect to mine. My wifi works great on my phone and ipad, but not on this laptop, and I've talked to my ISP to troubleshoot but they had no answers. The laptop detects and connects but always stays in "limited" connection status. Is there any way to figure out what is causing this and how to fix it? I have tried all that I can and have no idea what to do. I appreciate any help i could get with this
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    On the laptop "forget" or delete the connection to your router and try again to connect. If not successful ...

    Power off the router and laptop. Plug the router in. After it is stable boot the laptop. If still not working try resetting the router to factory defaults. The latter will, of course, require you to reconfigure the router and may not be easy or possible if it is owned by the ISP.
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