"I get the signal, but no connection." Doesn't give me much of an idea of what's going on.
Just to make sure, you're able to join wireless networks but not load pages in a web browser, correct?
If you don't know what a VPN is, you're probably not using any software for it.(I would look into one if you plan to use public wifi to prevent your traffic being monitored/manipulated/captured)
If that's the case,
Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
Click the Connections tab, and then click LAN settings.
Uncheck the option to use a proxy.
Be sure to make note of the settings if it's set to connect to a proxy server.
Save the settings and try to refresh and see if you're prompted with a page to accept any TOS/Disclaimer/Login ect If this is the case, they you're good to go.
If it only shows the wireless network name(s) but doesn't say connected, double click on the wireless name to join then see if that works.
Edited by OpenSourcerer, 14 September 2015 - 09:54 AM.