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Strong WiFi signal with no internet access

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PC Genie

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I have a new laptop with 64 bit Windows 8.1. Although it has its own WiFi adapter, there are some parts of my house where the signal is not strong enough; so I use another adapter that has an amplifier. It's an EnGenius with its own driver and software. I have reasons to use the laptop at this specific location.


So now I get a strong signal. However strong the signal is, I keep getting a limited connection with no internet access. I tried disabling both the antivirus and the firewall, but nothing has changed. Also I unchecked the power saver that disables the WiFi adapter. These attempted remedies do not help.


How is it that I have a strong signal and can logon, but have no internet access?

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Click on Start then Run or press Window key (next to left Ctrl key) +R and paste the following into the Run box, exactly as shown, including double quotes:

cmd /c "ipconfig /all > postme.txt & ping yahoo.com >> postme.txt & reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" >> postme.txt & notepad postme.txt & del postme.txt"

and press ENTER.

A file will open in Notepad. Please copy and paste the contents here. Close the Notepad window and the file will be deleted and the Command Prompt window will also close.

If you don't have a Run selection off the Start menu, see here: Enable Run Command on Windows 7 or Vista Start Menu, or How to access the 'Run' box in Windows® 8.1 - YouTube or just press Windows Key (next to the left Ctrl key) + R, or open the Modern desktop, type run then click on Run that appears.

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