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Internet Limited on startup.

by beren666 / January 25, 2014 6:43 PM PST

Hi, I have had my laptop for approximately 6 months, and for the first 4, everything seemed normal.

However, after 4 months, I discovered that when I started my computer up my internet connection would be limited. I therefore cannot access any webpages or internet reliant things.

After five minutes, the connection is no longer limited and I can access webpages as normal.

My brother who has the same pc as me and uses the same internet never has this problem, therefore, I must assume the problem is with my PC.

Maybe I am wrong, but I need help with this and fast, as this is becoming a real pain.

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Re: limited connection
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 25, 2014 7:41 PM PST

The usual reason for a limited connection is a wrong password. But that doesn't change after 5 minutes, so it's really strange.

I'd first see if the same happens if I boot from a Linux disk or stick. In that case it's some hardware issue. If it's OK in Linux and I couldn't find the cause, I'd find out how to restore my laptop to factory conditions. Then the software is the same as 6 month ago and it works again.


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by beren666 / January 27, 2014 12:26 AM PST
In reply to: Re: limited connection

Thanks for the reply, however, this issue I have is that very recently I moved a large number of files from different drives, therefore, I would prefer not to do this.

The moving of files is not related to the internet or software.

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Given the details so far.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 12:55 AM PST

If I saw this I might look over the security choices as well as try it with one of the 10 buck wifi dongles. There's not enough detail to get going here except your note that you didn't backup when it was working right.

And it appears you waited months to post here. If you had done this sooner I would have suggested system restore but I fear that ship has sailed.

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by beren666 / January 27, 2014 3:42 PM PST

What security choices would you suggest?

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None for a test run.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2014 12:53 AM PST
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wifi or wired?
by James Denison / January 28, 2014 1:09 AM PST

sounds like it's working, just slow to DHCP with the router.

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by beren666 / January 28, 2014 2:06 AM PST
In reply to: wifi or wired?

Could you explain what this means?

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is there a wire running from your laptop
by James Denison / January 28, 2014 3:45 AM PST
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to the router?

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by beren666 / January 28, 2014 3:49 AM PST

Just slow to the router with the router? That dosent really make much sense.
Can you rephrase you sentence

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I'm outa this one
by James Denison / January 28, 2014 4:02 AM PST
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wish you luck

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by beren666 / January 28, 2014 3:43 PM PST
In reply to: I'm outa this one

Can we come to the conclusion that it is an OS problem then?

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Or it's something else.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2014 3:52 PM PST
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Once in a while a member wants a solid diagnosis. That is, even if they get what others would do, they can't bring themselves to try it. They seek the one true answer.

Sadly that answer would be to reload the OS. If there is no hardware issue it will work fine.

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