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"no internet access" on my wifi

by bon44 / February 25, 2013 3:13 AM PST

I'm running a HP Pavilion g6 laptop
Windown 7
Linksys WRT54GS router
Windstream speedstream modem

Lately my laptop won't go online with wifi. It says, "no internet access." This is confusing, because I can hard wire it to my modem and it works okay, so it is not the ISP.

But, we have another computer and sometimes it will work on there, and we have a Roku and it works on there sometimes. So, this is not consistant.

Today I went to Linksys and downloaded the latest firmware update and installed that. I still have the same problem. --- "no internet access."

Any suggestions?
Thanks, I'm going bananas!

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Seems right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 5:48 AM PST

If the router is set to WEP, that happens a lot. I no longer will discuss why that is.

Try WPA or WPA2 next.

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Thanks Bob, I did change it to WPA some time ago...
by bon44 / February 25, 2013 8:06 AM PST
In reply to: Seems right.

so, that isn't the problem.
However, this afternoon when I felt really desperate I found the CD that came with the router and ran it to set it up again. At first it didn't work, then I ran the troubleshooting part and after a few things it began to work again. I'm so happy right now you wouldn't believe it. I've spent all day on this stupid thing.
So, thanks for your help, and if I get stuck again I'll be back.

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In that setup did you have to enable????
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 8:09 AM PST

Any MAC FILTERING? I can't guess all that it could be, so we start with the most common and hope there are more clues.

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