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Valiant Vicks Vizier
Join Date: Jan 2005
2005-07-29, 13:17

I went to lunch today with a friend and shut my laptop. I was connected to the internet all morning. When I came back from lunch and refreshed the page, it said that I wasn't connected to the internet. My computer said that I was connected to the wireless network and my signal strength was really strong, but still safari said I wasn't connected to the internet. I reset our router, and that fixed it, but I want to know why safari said that I wasn't connected to the internet when the computer said I was...
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Minnesota
2005-07-29, 13:27

It sounds like you had a connection to the router, but does that necessarily mean that the router was connected to the internet/your ISP? It sounds like resetting the router fixed the issue, so the router's connection to the internet may have failed or become disrupted.
Valiant Vicks Vizier
Join Date: Jan 2005
2005-07-29, 13:32

Well before I reset it, I checked its status lights which were all green, meaning everything should be working. What could've disrupted the connection?
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Promise Land of Trustafarians
2005-07-29, 13:35

Just because you are connected to the network doesn't mean you're connected to the internet. If this is the first time it's happened, it could just be your ISP crapped out for a moment. Do you have PPPoE, DHCP, or static IP address?
Valiant Vicks Vizier
Join Date: Jan 2005
2005-07-29, 13:37

I believe it's a DHCP, but not positive...
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