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Why can't I connect to the internet?

by Airforce32123 / August 11, 2012 10:09 AM PDT

So I recently built a gaming computer with my friend, tested it at his house and found that it worked fine. But after moving it to my house found that it wasn't working with regards to the internet connection. I'm told that I'm connected to my wireless network, and even that I'm connected to the internet. But I can't open any webpages or actually connect to the internet. I'm using Windows 7 and a Realtek RTL8187 wireless adapter. Any help you can provide is appreciated.

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Clarification Request
Is the security WEP?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2012 3:46 PM PDT

If so, it's a common problem. Try WPA2 AES Personal security on the router next time.

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No Security
by Airforce32123 / August 12, 2012 12:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Is the security WEP?

My wireless network doesn't have any password at all.

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Then that opens the possibility
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2012 1:47 AM PDT
In reply to: No Security

Of another device using the same MAC address. Fix? Use WPA2 AES personal security.

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MAC address
by Airforce32123 / August 15, 2012 6:27 AM PDT

Well if there's another device using the same MAC address wouldn't it be easier to change the MAC address on my machine?

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Let's say it is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2012 6:36 AM PDT
In reply to: MAC address

What stopped you from doing that?

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I'm not sure
by Airforce32123 / August 15, 2012 6:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Let's say it is.

I just want to know if that is a possibility, as opposed to creating a password for my wireless network, and whether or not that would fix it.

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Your choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2012 6:57 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm not sure

It appears you are sure about this or that but are unwilling to try much.

Maybe it's time to call in those that do your support work and let them try it?

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Other causes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2012 6:38 AM PDT

There are far too many to list and the details are too slim to say any are right but let's list a few more.

1. The date and time are wrong.
2. Norton or Kapersky has expired (can be caused by item 1.)

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Other Causes
by Airforce32123 / August 15, 2012 6:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Other causes.

Well I'm certain that the date and time are correct, they match the computer that i'm currently using. I don't use Norton or Kapersky so there shouldn't be any problems there.

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