Wireless network shows not connected but web browser works

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KreaMuzik

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On my laptop, I noticed that on the bottom right my wireless network has a yellow asterisk like symbol. I clicked on it and on the top of the window it says "Not connected" and "Connections are available" but then it also shows that I am connected to my wireless network. I have been researching what could be wrong and have not found anything. What's also strange is that I can use my web browser perfectly fine and can use steam fine, but then when I try to play Borderlands 2 it keeps me in offline mode (offline in game not steam) and if I try to change my network settings it says "This action is unavailable without a valid network connection". I am also currently running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Any help is very much appreciated, thank you in advance!
 

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Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

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.
 

KreaMuzik

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Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

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.

Here is the paste from cmd that you requested in a text file. Thank you for your reply.
 

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When I had Windows 7 with a wireless connection and no ethernet connection (not even attempted) sometimes I got a strange warning message like that. It always went away either after a Restart or after a few days.
 

KreaMuzik

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When I had Windows 7 with a wireless connection and no ethernet connection (not even attempted) sometimes I got a strange warning message like that. It always went away either after a Restart or after a few days.

This issue has been going on for quite some time and numerous days have past along with numerous restarts but nothing has worked sadly :( Another thing that is weird that I forgot to mention was that plugging in an ethernet cable allowed me to play Borderlands 2 with no problem. I'm beginning to think that my wireless adapter just might be going bad or something:unsure:
 
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