I am experiencing the dreaded 'limited' connectivity issue. I have a Dell Studio 1725 on which I installed Windows 8 a couple of months ago. I use a Telstra Mobile WI-FI 4G Hotspot (aka a Sierrra 760S Hotspot) to connect to the internet This problem has happened a few times in the couple of months that I have has Win 8 installed and I resolve it by stopping and starting the connection but since a recent trip to Melbourne it has been continuous and nothing will fix it. Itstarted when I tried to connect to the internet in an apartment we were staying at in the CBD where I was looking forward to seeing the 4G capability work, but alas, all I saw was the limited connectivity and no internet connection.
A few days later when I visited my son in outer Melbourne I experienced the same problem with the hotspot, however, my Dell Studio Notebook quite happily connected to the internet via his hotspot which tells me that there is nothing wrong with the Notebook or drivers, thus I figured my Sierra was playing up. However, on returning home and returning my Sierra to its cradle I found that it is working without issue on a Dell Inspirion 6400 and ‘no name’ Desktop both running Win 8 but not on my Dell Studio.
I have carried out the normal activities of switching all off and restarting, resetting devices and have tried the following proposed solutions without success: