Internet Connection But Browsers Don't Work, Periodically


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    Internet Connection But Browsers Don't Work, Periodically


    After having my laptop on for a few hours I encounter a situation where I clearly have an internet connection but my browsers do not work, (both Firefox and Edge). What's weird is, on firefox, it will usually go to home page (google) and google will search, but from there every link I try to click on will display as 'unable to connect'. The only remedy is to power down and reboot.

    Reading around I see this issue cropping up back as far as windows 7 but no definitive cause, although potential DNS issues are mentioned.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    ouroboros72 said:
    After having my laptop on for a few hours I encounter a situation where I clearly have an internet connection but my browsers do not work, (both Firefox and Edge). What's weird is, on firefox, it will usually go to home page (google) and google will search, but from there every link I try to click on will display as 'unable to connect'. The only remedy is to power down and reboot.

    Reading around I see this issue cropping up back as far as windows 7 but no definitive cause, although potential DNS issues are mentioned.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Hi.
    You could try assigning Google DNS servers to your adapter, and see if that makes a difference. In Control Panel>Network and Sharing>, Change Adapter Settings> right click on your wireless adapter and select Properties, then highlight the IPv4 and select properties, select the radio button Use the following DNS server addresses and input 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.
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    simrick said:
    Hi.
    You could try assigning Google DNS servers to your adapter, and see if that makes a difference. In Control Panel>Network and Sharing>, Change Adapter Settings> right click on your wireless adapter and select Properties, then highlight the IPv4 and select properties, select the radio button Use the following DNS server addresses and input 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.
    Thank you for your reply, I will try that and monitor the situation for a while.
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    ouroboros72 said:
    Thank you for your reply, I will try that and monitor the situation for a while.
    Sounds good.
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    simrick said:
    Sounds good.
    Just to update, I followed the clear instructions a while ago now and have monitored, and no further issues since. Sorted.

    Thanks again.
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    ouroboros72 said:
    Just to update, I followed the clear instructions a while ago now and have monitored, and no further issues since. Sorted.

    Thanks again.
    Excellent news! Thanks for reporting back! :)
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