I've been trying to fix this issue for a few hours now, and have ran through a large number of troubleshooting lists.
Yesterday my laptop connected to my home network just fine, today it connects, but says "limited access" and no internet connection is available. The ISP is Comcast/Xfinity, but I'm thinking it's a problem on my laptop itself, not with the ISP. When I run the troubleshooting utility, I get a message that says that it is trying to correct to an incorrect or non existent DNS server.
Here's what I've done:
- Manually typed in a static IP address and other connection information such as DNS server and subnet mask (using my router's IP as the DNS server.)
- Restarting the computer
- Disabling/Enabling the wireless adapter
- Flushed DNS cache (ipconfig /flushdns in elevated command prompt)
- Connecting to a friend's fully functional network (I get the exact same issue.)
- Having friends connect to my home network (their computers all connect flawlessly)
- I went out and purchased a netgear USB wireless adapter, disabled my built in one, installed the drivers for the new one, and I still get the exact same issue, down to the same troubleshooting message.
- I have tried to get to the router's management back end via it's IP address (10.0.0.1) to no avail, I just get a connection timed out notification, so I cannot successfully connect to the router's management page.
Does anyone have any ideas of what might be wrong/how to fix it? I'm still googling but so far, after 3 hours straight of troubleshooting I have made no progress.
- sfc /scannow returns no integrity violations
- TCP/IP has been reset from the command prompt
- ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew have been run
- nslookup / ping have been tried and they both fail
- the hosts file is empty
- I tried using an ethernet cable and hooking directly to the router, i still get the same error
The problem still persists after everything listed here.