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Solved: WiFi connection connected, but no internet access

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  1. Pima

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    My notebook Dell Inspiron N5010 running Windows 7 Home Basic did not get internet access inspite of being connected via wifi network. Tried connection via cable, same problem. After visiting Tech Support Guy forum and resetting winsock and ipv4 and ipv6 without success I got to a solution just restoring the system to a point some two months ago! While in the restoration process I've been informed about programs installed in between that would require re-installation. Thus, I came to that the "no internet access" problem was due to one of the removed programs. I will try to determine which was the villain by reinstalling them one by one. If I got to the devil one I will report here.
     
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    Thanks, Waine, very good shot! I indirectly got to the solution when I uninstalled a lot of programas, McAfee was among them. That for sure was the solution to the problem of no internet access.
     
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    (y) thanks for letting us know


    if you decide not to put Mcafee back on the PC or not to subscribe to the service
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    i'm not an expert here - but if you look through the security forum, you will see a lot of recommendations for windows 7

    The windows 7 firewall is considered adequate and especially if you are connected behind a router.
    Have a read in our "general security" forum and look for the advice from our security gurus, they are identified with a gold shield next to their name

    Several excellent free antivirus programs are available (But you should only ever have 1 on the PC at a time otherwise this can cause issues ).

    Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security_essentials/default.aspx

    Avast
    http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

    AntiVir
    http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html

    EST Nod 32 also gets a lot of very good reviews although it is not free
    ESET NOD32
    http://www.eset.com/home/

    these Two programs are also recommended to be on the PC and can be on with any of the above antivirus programs.

    Malwarebytes
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    superantispyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html


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    Wayne, I put McAfee back as I understood they acknowledge the error and provided corrected update. System is running OK till now. Regards.
     
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    yes, and offering some compensation - see the link

    Some people are using atrial and have no intention of subscribing to the product - hence the alternatives
     
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