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Router Connected no Internet Access

One very busy Saturday, I failed to turn my entertainment computer on, simply because I did not have time to be entertained. So, by late that evening when I did start the computer, I discovered that the computer’s wireless connection displayed a warning that there are connection issues.

Figuring it to be yet another screen print of my wireless connectionfailing of Windows, I decided to simply reboot the computer figuring that may resolve this issue as it had in the past when this happened. Alas, this time this did not work. Thus I shutdown my computer until the next morning when I would have more time to fiddle with it.

After several failed tries of reconnecting my computer on my own, I telephone my computer’s doctor, PressAnyKey.ca, and Jamie walked me through how to fix this annoying issue. [Thank YOU Jamie!]

I have decided to post this here so that I’ll know where to find these instructions for the next time this happens. And, if you wander across this and it helps you then… yaaaahooooeee… and GREAT stuff!

Here goes…

Bottom, right corner I did a right-mouse click on the WiFi bar-link icon shown in the first screen print below.
screen print showing where on my task bar that I right-mouse clicked on my WiFi icon to get started

Then I clicked on “Open Network and Sharing Center” from the 2 options on the dropdown list.

screen print of the dropdown list I got when right-mouse clicking the WiFi icon on my task bar

Which gave me the following window…

screen print of the window that opens after clicking on Open Network and Sharing Center

where I clicked on “Manage wireless networks”… which then brought me to the following window…

screen print of window that opens after clicking on Manage Wireless Networks

In this next window, I found my router, clicked on the router name to activate it, then right-mouse clicked on the router name and from the popup list, I clicked on “Remove network”… and then I clicked on the “OK” button when the next prompt displayed asked if I was sure I want to delete my network.

Now that my WiFi connection was totally removed, it was time to create a new connection.

So, I closed that window and returned to the bottom, right corner of my task bar, and this time I clicked on the WiFi icon to open the dialogue box again. At THAT point in time, the dialogue box only offered me a “Connect” button, which I clicked on… and then, VOILA! I was able to reestablish a connection to the internet once again.

screen print after clicking on the WiFi icon on my taskbar

If you found this post helpful, I hope you will leave me a comment to let me know.

About the Author Trish

Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.

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