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Josen3016
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Wifi connectivity limited

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Why my computer won't connect to the wifi and says limited 

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@Josen3016

 

Let me take a moment to thank you for posting on the HP Support Forums. 

 

I read that your HP Pavilion 500-277c Desktop PC and it does not connect to the wifi and says limited. Not worry, I'll do my best to help you. 

 

To provide an accurate resolution, I need a few more details: 

  • When was the last time the wifi worked fine?
  • Did any software changes or updates happen on the PC recently?

Meanwhile, I recommend you to perform the following steps to isolate the issue and arrive at a fix: 

  • If this issue started recently then I suggest you to perform a Microsoft System Restore to roll back the PC to an earlier date when everything worked fine. This will not delete your data. Please refer to the steps mentioned under "Restore your computer when Windows starts normally".

If the issue persists then here is a list of steps that commonly resolve issues with wireless connectivity.

 

First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here: 
Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection

 

A second option, is to try these steps:
Powercycle the network:
1. Shut down your notebook.
2. Unplug the power to your router.
3. Unplug the power to your modem.
4. Wait at least 45 seconds.
5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.
6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.
7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.

Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:
1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)
2. Expand the Network adapters.
3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.
4. Click the Power Management tab.
5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
6. Click OK.
7. Test.

Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:
1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.
2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.
3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.
4. Restart your PC and test.

It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:
1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.
2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.
3. In the window that opens type "netsh winsock reset" without quotes, and press enter.
4. Restart your PC and test.

Reinstall the network adapter drivers:
1. Download the drivers from here but do not run them yet.
2. Go to your start screen/menu and type Device Manager.
3. Expand Network adapters.
4. Right click on the wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.
5. Run the downloaded drivers from step 1.
6. Restart your PC and test.

Test an ethernet connection:
Self explanatory. Test if the issue persists on a wired connection to rule out the wireless adapter hardware so troubleshooting can be directed towards the right areas.

Test another connection:
Many people rule out their home network as an issue if another device is working on the same network. Networking is not that simple. Each device interacts differently with your router or modem and it is impossible to rule out settings in that device until the notebook has been tested on another network.

If those three steps do not resolve the issue, try this document published by Microsoft for networking issues: Wired and wireless network problems. You can change the operating system with the dropdown in the upper-right corner of the document.

 

I sincerely hope this fixes the issue. Keep me posted. Cheers! 🙂

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