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Computer connects to wifi but does not load browsers

  1. #1

    Computer connects to wifi but does not load browsers

    I have a tiny wireless piece from realtek that my dad had bought. This piece was working fine up until recently.
    I had built my own tower and put the piece in there from our old one.. All has been working up until now. Now when I turn on my new tower the wifi connects but does not work. No browsers load and none of my services are working.
    It also messes up the wifi connection for the other devices around. My sibling will be using their laptop playing something like WoW and when I power up my tower the lag hits. From time to time it will drop my laptop's internet connection entirely. However, this is not the case recently.
    The router we use is a linksys e2000.

    Every now and then the pages load but they are slow and blocky. My dad says it is usually caused by a loss of packets but I did the packet test in cmd and only had a 1% loss. I am not tech savvy and my dad is not here to help so I have come here hoping someone has a solution.

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    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    Hey mate,

    This tutorial is for Windows 7, but works for 8.x also: Internet Troubleshooting Guide - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Also, go to the manufacturer's website of the device that connects to your computer (internet adapter), and see about installing the latest driver for your computer type. If you need help further, consider updating your system specs: System Information - View About your Windows 8 PC
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  3. #3

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Realtek does not make hardware. They do manufacture chips for various devices. Are you sure that you are not talking about a USB wireless adapter, that normally you would use on a laptop. Post a picture of the device that you are talking about.
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    What's your internet bandwith / speed ? It may be overloading with many users at the same time.
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