Laptop will not connect to internet

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I need to use internet in a Wi-Fi hotspot but it keeps getting the error "Server not found" whenever I try to browse.

Please help? Thank you!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #88738

Laptop will not connect to internet

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Hello,

There could be several reasons why you're unable to connect to the internet. I will highlight few possible ones and you can try to verify which one seems to apply to your situation:

  1. Does your laptop support wireless connectivity? Does it have Bluetooth WiFi enabled? You can refer to your vendor.
  2. If so, is your Bluetooth WiFi switched on enabled?
  3. If not ensure that WiFi is on, usually it is a button on the laptop that you can press or turn on and then the laptop can start receiving signals.
  4. Are you within the WiFi range? If you’re too far away from the WiFi range, then you’re laptop may not be able to receive the signals, most WiFi routers can transmit up to 25 meters.

If your problem does not match these three scenarios then you may consider seeking help from your vendor, warranty centers can help too as long as your warranty period has not expired.

Answered By 0 points N/A #88739

Laptop will not connect to internet

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That is a common complaint. Check to make sure that you type the URL properly (website address) and you do not miss a word or character.

Another possible cause is your laptop may be missing some drivers, in this case the drivers that support wireless connectivity.

  1. Right my click My Computer.
  2. Scroll down to Properties.
  3. Go to Device Manager.
  4. A list of all the computer resources is displayed. Check to see if wireless connection has the question mark next to it indicating missing drivers.
  5. If that’s the problem, use the CD that came with the laptop and reinstall the drivers, or contact your vendor for more assistance.
Answered By 110 points N/A #88740

Laptop will not connect to internet

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Thank you both for your responses. However I have done all that you have proposed but I still cannot connect, if I could start with guru tech's solutions. My laptop has WiFi, WiFi is turned on.

I am not too far away from the signal and the second opinion from ask me anything did not work either. I have checked my laptop for missing drivers, but they are all installed. Thanks.

Answered By 0 points N/A #88741

Laptop will not connect to internet

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In that case you could try this, is the WiFi service secure? That means is it protected/encrypted?

If so then you need a password to be able to log into the service and start using internet.

Find out from the WiFi providers at the location you are in whether the Wi-Fi is password protected or not.

Answered By 0 points N/A #88742

Laptop will not connect to internet

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If you have tried all these solutions and you still have trouble logging in, one more solution that might solve the problem is clearing cache.

Every time you visit a website, the computer saves the web pages you have visited and these files are stored in a cache file in the computer.

The cache can get full and eventually affect the performance of the computer, but by clearing the cache you free up space and optimize speed including how fast the browser connects to the internet.

To clear cache you need to know your browser version first.

Answered By 110 points N/A #88743

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Great! I have cleared the cache and restarted the computer, and it worked, thanks so much for all your help.

Answered By 0 points N/A #88744

Laptop will not connect to internet

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Well done!

Answered By 10 points N/A #88745

Laptop will not connect to internet

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That is a common complaint. Check to make restart old setting. Then softener instead properly. Your laptop may be missing some drivers, in this case the drivers that support wireless connectivity.

  1. Right my click My Computer.
  2. Scroll down to Properties.
  3. Go to Device Manager.
  4. Check your Hardware System.
  5. A list of all the computer resources is displayed. Check to see if wireless connection has the question mark next to it indicating missing drivers.
  6. If that’s the problem, use the CD that came with the laptop and reinstall the drivers, or contact your vendor for more assistance.

May be help you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #88746

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I'm glad there is a thread about this topic. I have the same problem. Thank you very much  Askme anything. I checked my Device Manager and found out that no network adapter is installed.

After downloading a new network adapter driver, I can easily connect to a WiFi connection.

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