# Windows 7 Wi-Fi only connecting when LAN cable plugged in

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Wi-Fi connection works when the LAN cable is plugged in but it shows "Limited Access" as soon as it is removed. I would like to troubleshoot this or even provide further details – but I dont know what details.

When the LAN is plugged in you are not using the WiFi, unless the LAN is not attached to your PC.

So, with no LAN cable, and only wireless, open command prompt (type cmd in the Search program and files in the start menu) and type

ipconfig /all

From here, find your Default gateway

Now, type in ping default gateway EG

ping 192.168.1.0

Whilst in this screen, please type in

ping 8.8.8.8