Connected with limited access

On November 21, 2010, in Infrastructure, by Chris

So as things typically go when I need to do something important for work something is bound to go wrong. Now in this case I may be to blame because the other week I was messing around with VPN clients in an attempt to connect to the office. Who knows what settings I may have touched. At the time everything seemed to work fine, so it may have been a setting that required a restart. Since I rarely restart my laptop it was not noticed until I came home this evening and was forced to restart. Once my laptop had rebooted I soon found that I could not connect to the internet. My wireless connection read “Connected with limited access”.

I researched this for a little while, I came across several posts that pointed to updating drivers or my router’s firmware. If you haven’t messed with any settings that might be a good place to start.

What I found that helped was to:

  1. Go to device manager and remove the wireless network card, when you reboot it will find it and reinstall the drivers. Do not delete the drivers.
  2. From an elevated command prompt (run as administrator) type “netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
  3. Restart your computer

Once I did this I was good to go.

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