You may have experienced sometimes that even though your computer is connected to Wireless network but you don’t have internet access. Wireless network with no internet access is one of the common problem. Below are some of the ways by which you can fix the problem.
1. Update the wireless network card:- If you have formatted your computer and installed a new operating system then your operating system might have installed a generic driver for your networking card. It may operate but the internet may be disconnected in between or you may see it is connected but you can’t access the internet. In this case you need to update the drive for your wireless network adapter. How do you do that?
The best way to do that is to visit the website manufacturer site. If you have a laptop then you can see the make and the model number of the website. Eg. I have a HP Pavilion DV 6000 series. I will visit to HP manufacturer site which is http://www.hp.com and search the model number. You have a search box where you can enter the model number and search it. When you get the result you will find a link for downloading the drivers for the model number.
If you have an assembled computer then you need to check the model number of your motherboard, in case you don’t know the manufacturer name of the wireless network adapter. You can open the CPU cover and check the model number on the motherboard. It will be printed in bold and little bit bigger font. Then you can visit the manufacturer site and download the driver.
2. Adjusting the IP address automatically
Right click on the wireless internet icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Click on “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
Click on your “WiFi connection”.
Click on “Properties“.
Scroll down and select “Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4).”
Select the radio button “Obtain an IP address automatically”.
Click on “OK” button.
3. Deselect the proxy server setting
Open the “Control Panel”.
Click “Internet Options”.
Click on “Connections” tab.
Click “LAN Settings” button.
Remove the tick mark from the check-box “Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections)”.
Click on “OK” twice.
4. Restart the Router:- Sometimes simply switching off the router on and off will solve the problem.