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    My wireless internet wont work now for some reason it keeps saying limited access......what do i dooooooooo?! please help!!!
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    Turn the router/modem off then back on again?
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    Click repair (right-click on the icon and click repair).

    If that doesn't work, unplug the router/modem from the mains electricity for 5 seconds or so, plug it back it in and let it load.
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    Without more information, it's difficult to understand what may have happened and give you proper advice.

    Can you please post which operating system are you using (Vista, I suppose?) and what router (make and model) do you use?
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    (Original post by dshadow)
    Without more information, it's difficult to understand what may have happened and give you proper advice.

    Can you please post which operating system are you using (Vista, I suppose?) and what router (make and model) do you use?
    im using windows 7....i am using the inventel router with orange broadband...
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    This sometimes happens with my Toshiba too. I usually just restart my laptop and it works fine
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    (Original post by Annie72)
    This sometimes happens with my Toshiba too. I usually just restart my laptop and it works fine
    Me too. fml.
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    (Original post by ibbi786)
    im using windows 7....i am using the inventel router with orange broadband...
    Assuming that 7 is completely updated and patched, and that you have no substantial obstacles between you and your router that may disrupt the signal (for example large metallic surfaces in the vicinity) you can try changing the channel on which the router transmits the signal.

    The most used channels are usually 1, 3, and 11 because those are guaranteed to have low interference, but this is indeed the reason why most people use them, including one or more of your neighbours, probably. So you may want to switch to channel 2, 6 on the router (the laptop will pick it up anyway, maybe asking you to re-enter the password, or maybe not) for example, just to see whether it's a matter of external interference.

    Another thing you may want to do, in the wireless card preferences, is to change the following options: roaming aggressiveness (level 4 or 5); throughput enhancement (enabled) and transmit power (level 4 or 5). Also, make sure to uncheck the "allow computer to turn off the device to save power" option.

    Let us know how it goes.
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    (Original post by dshadow)
    Assuming that 7 is completely updated and patched, and that you have no substantial obstacles between you and your router that may disrupt the signal (for example large metallic surfaces in the vicinity) you can try changing the channel on which the router transmits the signal.

    The most used channels are usually 1, 3, and 11 because those are guaranteed to have low interference, but this is indeed the reason why most people use them, including one or more of your neighbours, probably. So you may want to switch to channel 2, 6 on the router (the laptop will pick it up anyway, maybe asking you to re-enter the password, or maybe not) for example, just to see whether it's a matter of external interference.

    Another thing you may want to do, in the wireless card preferences, is to change the following options: roaming aggressiveness (level 4 or 5); throughput enhancement (enabled) and transmit power (level 4 or 5). Also, make sure to uncheck the "allow computer to turn off the device to save power" option.

    Let us know how it goes.
    i would change the channel but i cant access it because I usually have to type in my I.P address in the address bar....as my internet isn't working I'm unable to carry out this task...
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    (Original post by ibbi786)
    i would change the channel but i cant access it because I usually have to type in my I.P address in the address bar....as my internet isn't working I'm unable to carry out this task...
    You can create a direct connection between your computer and the router, by connecting it through an ethernet cable (usually the plug is large and flat). I am fairly sure that both your computer and your router have such a port. After doing that, you can open your browser (if IE does not work, use firefox) and enter the router IP address. This way should work.
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    (Original post by dshadow)
    You can create a direct connection between your computer and the router, by connecting it through an ethernet cable (usually the plug is large and flat). I am fairly sure that both your computer and your router have such a port. After doing that, you can open your browser (if IE does not work, use firefox) and enter the router IP address. This way should work.
    i tried connecting in that but it still wont work.
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    (Original post by ibbi786)
    i tried connecting in that but it still wont work.
    Not being there, I can only guess what could have possibly go wrong.

    Sometimes it's a browser failure, more often than not, actually, so changing browser should solve the problem.

    In more serious cases, it might be the router and/or your wireless/ethernet cards that have broken down for some reason. In this case you may double check by connecting another laptop via wilreless and see if it works. If it does, then the router is OK and the problem may lie in your wireless card/settings.

    However, as your ethernet connection seems not to work either, and not deeming probable a contemporary failure of both the LAN and wireless card, I guess it may be a problem with your operating system, that probably has lost some driver along the way.

    Use another computer to connect both wireless and via ethernet to your router and post the results.
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    (Original post by dshadow)
    Not being there, I can only guess what could have possibly go wrong.

    Sometimes it's a browser failure, more often than not, actually, so changing browser should solve the problem.

    In more serious cases, it might be the router and/or your wireless/ethernet cards that have broken down for some reason. In this case you may double check by connecting another laptop via wilreless and see if it works. If it does, then the router is OK and the problem may lie in your wireless card/settings.

    However, as your ethernet connection seems not to work either, and not deeming probable a contemporary failure of both the LAN and wireless card, I guess it may be a problem with your operating system, that probably has lost some driver along the way.

    Use another computer to connect both wireless and via ethernet to your router and post the results.
    yes other laptops and PC are working with the router....i feel the laptop may have lost drivers.....
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    (Original post by ibbi786)
    yes other laptops and PC are working with the router....i feel the laptop may have lost drivers.....
    Seems the most probable cause. A reinstallation with re-update might be necessary.

    Back up all the important data before starting the reinstallation.
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    (Original post by dshadow)
    Seems the most probable cause. A reinstallation with re-update might be necessary.

    Back up all the important data before starting the reinstallation.
    what do i have to re-install?
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    (Original post by ibbi786)
    what do i have to re-install?
    Win 7.
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    (Original post by dshadow)
    Win 7.
    isit possible to boot from a USB becuase my laptop doesnt have a CD drive...?
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    (Original post by ibbi786)
    isit possible to boot from a USB becuase my laptop doesnt have a CD drive...?
    Yes but you will need another computer with dvd drive to prepare your usb.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../dd535816.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Video/ff710663
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    (Original post by dshadow)
    Yes but you will need another computer with dvd drive to prepare your usb.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../dd535816.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Video/ff710663
    i used the toshiba HDD ecovery tool and now my laptop just keeps turning off and restarting and says preparing laptop for first use!!!!
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    (Original post by ibbi786)
    i used the toshiba HDD ecovery tool and now my laptop just keeps turning off and restarting and says preparing laptop for first use!!!!
    Probably there is a problem with the lnstallation used by the hdd recovery tool. I believe you need a clean install from a dvd image adapted for your usb as per the instructions provided by microsoft and posted earlier.
 
 
 
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