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  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Limited Connectivity...


    Mkay, after searching through what feels like 100 tutorials I just can't figure out WTF is wrong with my laptop.

    I turned it on and I could not connect to the PUBLIC WIFI network that I usually connect to when I'm out. Then I tried connecting to other networks and they all just had a little piece of garbage icon on the wireless symbol.

    A yellow alert sign.

    I restarted my computer about 10 times, went into my device manager, used windows troubleshooting, uninstalled and rolled back my Intel Centro Wireless(M)2230 wireless driver. Nothing will work. I can`t really take a screenshot of my ip config /all, but is there any other way of fixing it???? PLEASE HELP!

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hello and welcome to the forum. Give this a try:



    Click Start > All Programs > Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator. Windows 8 users press [Windows Key] + [X] and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    At the command prompt type: netsh winsock reset catalog and press [Enter].
    Next type: netsh int ip reset reset.log and press [Enter].
    Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Tried it, didn't work... :'(
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I'd have to guess it may be the public wifi you are trying to connect to. Sure it is still a valid free access point? It may require a secure login now.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I have another computer neardy who is streaming youtube perfectly, infact, I'm using it right now to access the forum. It's computer-side for sure
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  6. #6


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I dunno. Roll back driver or uninstall adapter and reboot?
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