Can you fix the Internet I broke?
July 23, 2008 8:29 AM Subscribe
My computer is showing that I'm connected to the Internet, but it's not actually connecting. My usual trouble shooting tricks aren't working, so does anyone have any ideas?
posted by Airhen to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sorry if this has been answered before. I don't seem to have specific enough terms to search here or on Google.
The Interwebs were working fine, and then I restarted because I was prompted to for an update. I have a PC (an HP laptop) running XP. The laptop is about four years old. It shows that I'm connected (wirelessly) to my signal, but I can't get to any Web sites, use instant messenger, etc.
I've tried: repairing my connection (that seemed to happen as usual, but with no results), restarting, restarting and repairing again, turning off the wireless router and turning it back on, connecting to another signal, turning off my computer's wireless card (do we still call it that in 2008?) and turning it on again, restarting and repairing again, just for good measure.
One of those usually works, but not this time.
Any other ideas?