Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Can connect to DIR-655 router but no internet access

Last response: in Networking
November 23, 2009 9:24:53 PM

I have a DIR-655 set up and it has been running 3 computers on the network and all had access to the internet. Two are cabled in and one is via wireless.

After upgrading to Win 7 the two computers cabled to the router (ethernet) continue to work fine and I can access the Internet with both and I can connect to one from the other.

The third computer (a notebook) which had been working via a woreless connection now is problematic. It also has been upgraded to WIN 7.

I can connect to the router via a wireless connection and both the router and computer recognize the connection BUT I can not access the internet via the router with this computer.

I have tried adjusting the router's settings, I have powered down the cable modem and router and repowered back up. I have removed the computer information from the router and powered everything doen sequentially and tried to reconnect as a new wireless and as a cabled setup. But no matter the combination I try, I can only connect to the router and it does not permit internet access.

Running the diagnostics tool gives the error message :

" Remote device or resource won't accept the connection".

Suggestions as to how to proceed would be greatly appreaciated.

Thank you in advance.


December 13, 2009 6:04:16 PM

I have the same problem.

There's no problem on Ubuntu.

but when I log into Windows 7, the Dlink router DIR-655 shows up as connected, but no access to the internet unless I use a wired connection to the router.
December 14, 2009 12:26:37 PM

Not sure why Win7 would change the wireless connection, unless you had WPA/2 on or the laptop isn't set up to pull an IP automatically.

You might also check the manufactures website for any new drivers for the wireless card for win7.
Related resources
December 14, 2009 3:26:20 PM

It wasn't a problem with the router after all. It was the Sony software on my VAIO laptop that somehow added a custom DNS address to the wireless profile which I hadn't set :S I'll have to check my PC to make sure, but I think that's solved it for me!
January 4, 2010 12:55:04 PM

Hi reddemon666

I have the same problem as David_99 after replacing my wireless router from Buffalo to D-Link. I can connect my Sony Vaio laptop to DIR-655 via a wireless connection (I can access the router setup page at but I cannot access the internet. There is no such problem with my Fujitsu laptop.

It seems that there is similar DNS problem on my Vaio as yours. May I know how you can fix it ?

Thank you very much for your assistance.
July 7, 2012 3:33:31 PM

Hi I have same problem only my router is a Dlink 412 laptop shows it is connecting to router but will not connect to internet error comes up that server is not available, I'm using a wireless prepaid optus stick, its driving me crazy, has I've been trying to connect my ebook and my smart tv..My optus stick works fine when I take it out of router. But I need router to connect offer devices can anyone help me. Please..