Verizon Air Card connected but no internet
First and foremost
I am not a fan of 4g LTE. The number one reason is connectivity. The second reason is because of the day to day problems associated with it. If you are like me you have to use an aircard at home because there is no fast internet option available to you where you live. Satellite internet is out of the question, and even though your next door neighbor has DSL, you don't because you are too far from the grid.
I ran in to this problem the other night where I was watching a movie on netflix and boom. No internet. It was late so I decided I would sleep on the problem, and call Verizon the next day. I woke up early knowing I would be troubleshooting this problem for hours. I got up, I took a shower and I further thought about what could be causing the problem. I called Verizon, they offered little to no help, responding with the usual "Sounds like the problem is on your end."
For once, they were right. I hate that phrase, but they were right.
NDIS is (Network Driver Interface Specification). Basically it is the driver for your air card. Your computer will not recognize it is connected to the internet without it. No matter how much you curse at it, no matter how much you talk about it's good for nothing mother, it will not work unless this driver is installed.
So How do We fix it?
It's actually rather easy with these following steps.
- Locate the NDIS (It will be located in your Device Manager)
Right-Click Computer > Manage > Device Manager > Double-Click Network Adapters
2. It will be listed as Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device
3. Remove your Wireless Air Card
4. Right-Click Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device
5. Click Uninstall
6. Reboot your machine
7. Wait until you are back on your desktop and Plug back in your Air Card
Your Air Card should automatically install the driver again, and now you should be connected to the internet.
That's all it was.. A %$^&#&$%$ Driver. That whole time. Son of a Bitch.. Pat yourself on the back and get back to watching porn.
Did this work for you?
So I literally broke down into tears I was so pissed off about this. It wasn't that I had lost internet. The fact is I had just finished building a brand new gaming rig, and it was working on every other computer in the house, minus this one. So with the amount of curse words in my arsenal of language, I left no stone unturned.
It even got to the point where literally everything was pissing me off. I am glad it's fixed now, I am glad I could at least help out a few of you out there as unhappy with 4g LTE as I am.
I apologize if this did not help you.
I would not wish this life on my worst friggin enemy.