Can Connect to Router but unable to connect to internet

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Dave, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I have recently upgraded to Vista home premium. After many unsuccessful
    attempts at trying to connect to my USB adapter(Belkin N1) I updated the
    drivers for my USB adapter for the vista OS. After applying the update and
    configuring the adapter to the security I had enabl on the router (WPA-PSK),
    I finally made a wireless connection to my router (Belkin N1 router). At
    this point I was overjoyed and proceeded to open IE7 to connect to the
    internet only to be informed that the pages could not be displayed (i.e. and Upon checking the network status on
    vista it was showing me that I had successfully made a connection to the
    router but from the router to the internet there was a big "X" through the
    connection. I am able to access the internet through my laptop (XP) using
    the same USB adapter to the same router with the same security settings
    without issue. Please note that there is not IP conflict on the router as it
    shows that it has its own IP. I do not think it is DNS related as my laptop
    is able to connect without issue.

    Can someone please advise me if there is anything that I am missing on the
    Vista OS that will not allow me access to the internet and open up one of the
    key functions of a computer
    Dave, Sep 14, 2007
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    kuan wai Guest

    Hi, are you using DHCP? On both your vista pc and laptop, do a ipconfig,
    compare and check if they are using the same gateway and DNS.
    kuan wai, Sep 14, 2007
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  3. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Yes I am using DHCP. I will check to confirm. If they are using the same
    and the error is still occuring is there anything else that could cause this?
    Dave, Sep 14, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Have you set up a Wireless Network in your Router? SSID?
    If you have, in Vista, click start>Connect to> follow prompts.
    It will show wireless networks. put in your WPA key, and connect.
    Mick Murphy, Sep 14, 2007
  5. Hi
    Do you mean that it connects to the Network via Wireless, but would not
    connect through plugged in Wired connection with a cable?
    If so, did you try to disable the Wireless card before trying the cable
    Or at least configure metrics like this,
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Oct 2, 2009
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    Supernova2 Guest

    It seems I have a similar problem. I can see an earth on the connection icon
    in Windows tray. I can ping any site without a problem (tried Google, yahoo,
    ....). However, when I use IE, it says there is no network connection. When I
    use FireFox, it says the server cannot be found for all sites I have tried.
    One thing strange is this is a new computer. I was able to surf web after I
    installed the LinkSys adapter. However, after I started Windows Firewall and
    user control, I cannot browse the web any more even after I removed the
    firewall. I still can ping any site but cannot browse the web. I have Vista
    64 OS.
    Supernova2, Oct 4, 2009
  7. Every bloody time update Vista, my internet does NOT want to connec
    fully or worse yet, It have to run a system repair at start up before i
    will bloody boot up properly! >_< What gives? Also, does ANYONE kno
    where I can get hold of a Windows 7 Voucher for this computer? are the
    offering Windows 7 coupons to existing Vista users

    ~Frustrated in Chatta-no-wher
    PanzerMagier7, Oct 12, 2009
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    Pat Cook Guest

    I assume you're running a network or you wouldn't be posting here. As
    such, lemme offer these solutions.....

    1). Power cycle your router (This usually solves the problem right away!)

    If the problem persists however (In other words, you STILL can't connect
    get online), try doing these things IN ORDER (Performing connectivity
    tests after each task)....

    2). Power cycle your router AND your modem

    3). COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN THE CULPRIT COMPUTER & power cycle your router
    & modem

    your router & modem (Usually it's a simple case of one computer not
    being able to see or talk to the other(s) on the network, but that's not
    necessarily true)

    In the event ALL of the above tasks fail, there's this nifty little

    5). Call your ISP & report the problem to them

    They may have you repeat all of the above tasks, but then again, there
    may be a problem on their end which they may already be aware of. If
    this is the case, the only thing you can do is just simply wait it out.

    Hope this helps.....

    Cheers :D

    Pat Cook
    Denver, CO
    Pat Cook, Oct 14, 2009
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