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I haven't used Windows for several years. I was just trying out a Windows 7 machine and couldn't get online with my wireless. Everytime I connect to the wireless signal in the house, it establishes the connection but shows a "limited access connection" annotation. And I couldn't really access Web sites in a browser. How to fix this?

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does your router have DHCP enabled and a free IP address for the wireless? is there any whitelisting needed for the MAC address? –  ratchet freak Jul 5 '12 at 10:24

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Generally you get that when the PC doesn't receive an IP address from the router. Did you have to specify the wireless password? Are you certain you used the correct one?

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Yes, I connected the same wireless signal and used the same password as what I use on a Macbook. –  qazwsx Jul 5 '12 at 2:42
    
And if I also plug in the ethernet cable, I can access 192.168.1.254 in browser, it shows an information page about the router and connection. I can't access the page when only on wireless. –  qazwsx Jul 5 '12 at 2:44
    
Make sure you haven't manually defined a DNS server in the TCP/IP settings –  uSlackr Jul 5 '12 at 2:45
    
Where do I confirm this? –  qazwsx Jul 5 '12 at 3:05
    
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections right click the wireless device click Properties then click Internet Protocol Version 4 then Properties make sure they both have Obtain an IP address automatically checked. –  imtheman Jul 5 '12 at 7:39

If Obtain an IP address automatically is checked. Then try typing ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew into cmd. Or try right-clicking the network icon on the right side of the taskbar and click Troubleshoot problems.

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