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Wifi Connectivity Problems with HP Stream 7

MBster 261 246 January 13, 2015 at 11:22 AM
Got in on the HP Stream 7 for $75 deal from Microsoft back in early December. The tablet is nice, have no issue with it except for a wifi connectivity problem. This is a problem that I cannot figure out. When I'm at home, the tablet connects to my wifi internet with no problem at all. In fact, it connects to my iPhone hotspot via wifi with no issues. However, for some strange reason, this thing can never connect to a public wifi signal anywhere! Even if it somehow does connect, it gives me a "Limited Connectivity" message. It wouldn't even pull up the blah blah blah user agreement page to use the public wifi. I've tried updating the driver to no avail. Thoughts? Is this a dud or some software issues that can easily be rectified?

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This has to be software I am guessing, something to do with how public wifi is usually insecure. Is it Windows 8.1 with current udpates? Are drivers updated?
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
This has to be software I am guessing, something to do with how public wifi is usually insecure. Is it Windows 8.1 with current udpates? Are drivers updated?
Yeah, it is Windows 8.1 and is fully updated.
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Try running the HP Diagnostic Utility [hp.com]
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Try running the HP Diagnostic Utility [hp.com]
I get "Invalid IP Configuration" while running this and trying to connect to a public wifi (gets Limited Connection error). Again, it cannot connect to the public wifi so cannot even open up the please accept the disclosure/terms site.
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