Fox Posted August 5, 2021 Share Posted August 5, 2021 (edited) Hi, so besides still being on Windows 7 (I'm poor), today my desktop decided to PMS and have an issue: it randomly could no longer connect to the internet via ethernet or wifi. Even though the signal strength for them is recognized as "Excellent"... When I try to connect either way, I get 4-5 out of 5 bars (solid 5 if its ethernet), but it displays a little yellow triangle with an exclamation! mark, and shit. just. won't. work. Nothing changed between last night and today when I came home from work. I haven't installed or fucked with any settings... well, until I started trying to fix this. I called my apartment's service provider. They ran through everything they could think of and said the issue is with my device and "good luck". Tried a DNS flush or whatever. Even tried restoring to a point from two days ago because I was concerned maybe a game or Windows or something had updated without my noticing and fucked shit up. No dice. My wifi *is* working because I can connect and use my HP laptop with no problem, and my other roommates' devices are working, including our TV. So wired or wireless, our apartment has internet for sure. It is indeed something wrong with my desktop. The only way I can connect to the internet, play video games, use Discord, etc., is using my phone as a mobile hotspot. My smart phone is literally connected to the wifi as I type this, and I have a TP Link adapter plugged into the front of my desktop, and through that I am connecting to the mobile hotspot and from there to the glorious internetz. The guy on the phone must have thought I was as smart and capable as him. I even asked him, "Do you guys do service calls? Because if the issue is on my end, there's no way I can fix it." And he basically said no. For a few minutes I thought that taking it outside and beating it with a baseball bat might fix it, but then all my neighbors and especially my roommates would think I'd finally lost it. Now that I know I can still use my computer, just in a MacGyver'ed way, I've chilled out a bit. I figured I'd ask around here for some help. Edited August 5, 2021 by Fox Resident Weeb "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." - Søren Kierkegaard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now