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Wifi connected, but not working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rummage99, Oct 27, 2018.

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  1. rummage99

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    The wifi in my condo building is working fine. I can connect, send and receive emails but I cannot get any websites. I have tried all the suggested solutions I can find on the internet but nothing has corrected the problem, Having exhausted all options I am now in total despair. I am using an Asus laptop.
     
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    Did you post here using the condo's internet service? If so, with a different computer?

    If the Asus laptop is running Windows ...

    Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
    Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.
    (In Windows 10 you may have to use some other procedure to get a Command Prompt window.)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    [Press ENTER after the command.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. rummage99

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    Thanks for the reply Terry.
    I followed your suggested resolution to my problem. However, right clicking in the command window failed to open any options, so from that point I could go now further. My frustration is immeasurable. I am accessing the internet by hot spotting form my mobile phone which is not ideal.
     
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    I've never encountered that before, and have no idea what is wrong. What version of Windows? Did you make a second attempt?
     
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    I am using windows 10. I tried following your instructions 3 times, but to no avail.
     
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    Since it's Windows 10 I'll bow out now. Are you sure that you are accessing the Command Prompt and not PowerShell?
     
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    After enetering the command and pressing enter I get this(attached photo) Then right clicking does nothing
     

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    The right-click should work but try this instead - do the IPCONFIG /ALL as before then as soon as it finishes press Ctrl+A which should turn the text to black on white, then press Enter, now you can use Ctrl+V to paste the text into your reply.
     
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    In the Command Prompt window, type, without quotation marks, "ipconfig /all >cfg.txt"
    That should create a file name called cfg.txt which has all the pertinent IP information. Then you should be able to open that file and copy and paste the info. If not, then just upload the entire file.

    Note: THere's a space after Ipconfig and another after /all. However, no space after ">"
     
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    Exactly which error, if any, do you get when trying to connect to a website? Which browser(s)? Did you check to make sure no proxy server is configured?
     
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    In newer versions of Windows 10 Command Prompt, right click is now paste. At least it is for me. Now to highlight you simply left click hold and drag the mouse like you would in a document, then press enter. Or CTRL+A as mentioned then Enter.

    Rummage, to add to the troubleshooting steps, while on the condo connection try going to 199.181.132.250 in the address bar in your browser and see if you can access abc.com via the IP address.

    Also while on the condo connection do this in command prompt (note it may not look like anything is happening, this is normal):

    ping abc.com > pingtest.txt
    ping 199.181.132.250 >> pingtest.txt
    nslookup abc.com >> pingtest.txt
    tracert abc.com >> pingtest.txt
    pingtext.txt

    the last one should open the file in notepad for you to copy and paste.
     
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