Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

244 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Topic # 119740 11-Jun-2013 19:25
Send private message

As per a previous post, I've purchased a USB WiFi dongle and now moved the desk top into the living area.  The dongel sees the WiFi modem/router with a strong signal, and I click connect and enter the key and it says its connected, but have no internet on the PC.

The machine is Win 8 and the dongle has plug and play instructions for Win 8 which I've followed.

Initially that machine was connected via Ethernet, and used to set the modem/router up.  My laptop and smart phone are still connecting to the internet via the WiFi, so I assume it's something to do with the network set up in the desktop. 

I can't find instructions for the modem/router so assume they were online or that I have a CD somewhere!

Modem is TP Link TD-C896ON, and the dongle TP-Link TL-WN822N

Any help much appreciated!

"Dance among the moonbeams, feel the magic in the air".

Registered Linux user #386597

Create new topic

244 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

  Reply # 834476 11-Jun-2013 21:03
Send private message

Oh dear!!  Simple solution - went back and disabled the Ethernet connection, and woohoo the Internet is connected!!

Thanks for looking anyway :-)

"Dance among the moonbeams, feel the magic in the air".

Registered Linux user #386597

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40

Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36

Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16

PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45

Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40

Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.