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Windows 7 WiFi connectivity

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Abhi1997, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Abhi1997

    Abhi1997 Thread Starter

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    Since the installation of my new windows 7its showing limited access in my laptop. I have a dual boot laptop consisting both windows 7 and 8.1. WiFi is working smoothly on 8.1 but there is a yellow sign and limited access in the WiFi option.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Check Control Panel > Network & Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > IPv4 -> Properties. See that it is set to Automatically obtain IP address and Automatically obtain DNS addresses.

    If they are both automatic, maybe your ISP's DNS server is temporarily having problems. Change the 2 DNS addresses to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 which belong to Google. See if that resolves your problem. The yellow triangle on the SysTray Network icon means Windows cannot resolve domain names, like mapping google.com into an ip address; which needs to happen when you surf.

    If that doesn't work, go to Control Panel > Device Manager and check that your Network Adapter driver do not have a yellow exclamation mark. An exclamation mark means the driver is not working. If you have an Ethernet cable, plug it into laptop and connect it to your router. Assuming that works, then right click on the driver that is failing and choose Update. Or, if you have a CD with your network driver, try installing that copy of the network driver.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    First make sure the installed wireless driver is the latest from the laptop manufacturer's web site.
     
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