I posted a couple of days ago that I ham having a tough time getting my laptop running Windows 7 to connect to the internet. No matter what I do it just will not connect. Sometimes the wireless icon looks good and I still cannot connect. Sometimes it says I have a strong signal and sometimes it shows no signal strength at all and sometimes it shows no network is found...it's all over the place. I also checked in device manager and it says it is working properly and I have done 2 system restores to an earlier date and uninstalled then reinstalled the wireless network all to no avail. I know it's not the modem or router because my other computers and devices work fine wirelessly.
Here is my new question...I tried to ping the IP address but I get a response in the command prompt that I cannot ping the IP address because "the media is disconnected". What exactly does that mean?