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Old 09-09-2017, 10:26 PM   #1
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What does campground Wifi mean "Local Access Only"

When I attempt to get on the Internet by using the campground Wifi, what is happening when it says "Local Access Only" and I'm unable to get to any web sites. Browser says "unable to find web site due to Internet trouble"?
If I keep connecting and disconnecting from the campground Wifi eventually it will say "Local and Internet Access" and then I can get to the web site I want to. Is this a problem with the campground connections?
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:44 PM   #2
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It definitely sounds as if the CG's wifi has an unstable connection with the internet. "Local access only" means that you are on the local network, but that network has no connection to the internet.

I seriously doubt that connecting repeatedly has anything to do with getting connected. Probably, if you simply waited, you would find that the internet connection gets restored eventually.
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Thanks, it sure gets to be a nuisance especially when it disconnects right during a New Thread or Reply.
I purchased and am also trying the ATT Mobley device in the motor home and usually get the same Local Only at the same time. Guess that means AT&T is not very stable in this area.
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Seeing the 'Local Access Only' message for only one WiFi network or multiple WiFi networks are two completely separate symptoms with different likely causes. If you see the problem with only a single WiFi network I would expect a problem as docj described, but if it is happening with multiple networks then the problem is more likely with your PC. If you Google 'Windows' and 'Local Access Only' together you will see a lot of problem reports. Sometimes it has been fixed with a registry tweak and other times it was an antivirus program causing mischief. Can't say what your particular problem is but again, basic troubleshooting can point in radically different directions depending on the symptoms, such as is the problem occurring with a single network or all, do other PCs on the same problem network show the same problem, or just one? etc. Without that info its difficult to make any accurate guesses.
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Seeing the 'Local Access Only' message for only one WiFi network or multiple WiFi networks are two completely separate symptoms with different likely causes. If you see the problem with only a single WiFi network I would expect a problem as docj described, but if it is happening with multiple networks then the problem is more likely with your PC. If you Google 'Windows' and 'Local Access Only' together you will see a lot of problem reports. Sometimes it has been fixed with a registry tweak and other times it was an antivirus program causing mischief. Can't say what your particular problem is but again, basic troubleshooting can point in radically different directions depending on the symptoms, such as is the problem occurring with a single network or all, do other PCs on the same problem network show the same problem, or just one? etc. Without that info its difficult to make any accurate guesses.
I agree with smiller's comments. For example, some pc's running Windows 10 have occasional wifi issues that can produce results similar to what the OP has reported but these problems are independent of what wifi source the computer is connected to. My relatively new Dell Inspiron hadn't exhibited such a problem for several months, but a recent Windows update now results in a loss of of internet connectivity every couple of hours. The easiest fix I've found is to reboot the laptop.
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