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Connects but no Internet

If your Tab is getting a valid IP address from those different sources but you're not able to access anything online try this simple test. In your browser instead of typing in google.com type in Google's numerical IP address instead:
http://74.125.224.72
If Google's search page comes up it sounds like the DNS numbers on your Tab need correcting. Try installing a basic DNS changing app like this one, it has a nice listing of several public DNS numbers:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.emrekoc.dnschanger
 
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If your Tab is getting a valid IP address from those different sources but you're not able to access anything online try this simple test. In your browser instead of typing in google.com type in Google's numerical IP address instead:
http://74.125.224.72
If Google's search page comes up it sounds like the DNS numbers on your Tab need correcting. Try installing a basic DNS changing app like this one, it has a nice listing of several public DNS numbers:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.emrekoc.dnschanger

Thanks svim. I'll note that for next time because now, for some inexplicable reason, I seem to be back up and running normally.
 
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