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Network problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 pro

    Network problem

    My computer keeps listing the internet connection as "limited". It does this randomly, I don't know when it will happen next. Restarting router/computer fixes it sometimes, but not all the time. Sometimes it takes about 4 restarts of the router until I get a proper connection. Trouble shooting merely describes the problem as having no connection and tells me to reconnect the router. This takes around 5 minutes each time and I'm getting tired of doing this, as it interrupts skype calls, games and conversations.

    Is there any way of fixing this problem permanently?

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  2. #2

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Try method 3 first in this post at Microsoft

    WIFI connection shows Limited Access windows 8 - Microsoft Community

    If still no success, then go to your device manger and uninstall your wifi drivers and reboot

    Then reconnect to your wifi with the dvd already connected.

    You will need to re-enter your wifi password.

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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 pro

    Nothing has changed, I am still receiving random bouts of limited connection and in some cases my computer disconnects and refuses to reconnect until the router is rebooted. This is only happening to my computer as several others in the household are running fine during that time.

    I tried your solution and it ended up costing me 1 and a half hours of trying to reconnect to the internet, as it immediately turned my connection to limited. I ended up rebooting the router 3 times.
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