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Can only get wifi to work at home.

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Can only get wifi to work at home.


    Hey,

    So i'm having an odd problem, my wifi only works correctly at home. When at home, I have no problem and a good, solid internet connection. When I am anywhere else (friend's house, school, work, even my phone personal hotspot), I can connect to the internet with no problem, and it even shows as "internet" on the wifi screen so I know it is getting it. However, when I attempt to load a webpage it shows as if there is no internet. I have tried Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. I have done the ipconfig renew and release, when I do release it says "media disconnected". I have also tried forgetting the network and reconnecting.

    Unfortunately I don't have access to the internet in these locations to troubleshoot, so I figure I would get some advice now and try it when I am there again.

    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Anyone have any suggestions?
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  3. #3


    The first thing I'd do is make sure you have the latest wifi driver installed. Go directly to the vendors site, don't check through the device manager. It will just tell you, you have the latest installed, when infact you don't.
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Can only get wifi to work at home.
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