Can't connect to the internet- local access only!
Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:56 PM
Laptop- Toshiba Satellite A135
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:58 PM
to another PC. You'll want to right click your network connection and click on Connect to Network, and verify the network you're connecting to is actually
the hotel's network.
If that doesn't solve the problem, let us know.
Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:02 PM
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:09 PM
I do not know how to check if the adapter is set to dhcp- I connected to the network here and just before arriving here I connected to my home network.
Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:19 PM
I think this is a Vista thing more than networking issue and was prematurely moved to the networking forum
Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:11 PM
What antivirus do you have installed? If you disable your Firewall, can you surf the web? is IPv4 installed on your network adapter vs IPv6? Should
be using IPv4..... Do you have any tool bars installed on internet explorer? Does the network icon in the task tray show a Globe? Warning Sign? or
just two Computers?
When you talk about Two routers are you seeing these in the "Connect to a Network" dialogue box? Are they both Security enabled? Are the names
Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:05 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:44 PM
Have you recently seen errors stating corrupted or missing DLL's?
Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:32 PM
The cable modem refused to acknowledge his ethernet port and finally had to be connected via USB. He'll have a day or two of internet then it'll drop out and he'll have anywhere from 1 hour to 1 week of just local. It's also having issues with random dump of the ethernet driver requiring a re-install.
I know of a few other VISTA's doing this too so it does seem to be a software issue (as previously suggested)
Not much help, but another piece to the puzzle.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:29 PM
If that doesn't work then I suspect you have a machine with an AMD Processor. Is that correct?
Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:02 PM
To attempt the work-around, access your Network & Sharing Center (thru control panel or right-click on the network icon that displays Local Only [or Local and Internet] by the clock), select "Manage Network Connections" on the left side of the window, find the Network Adapter that is responsible for your connection, right-click and select properties. In the Networking tab, uncheck "Internet Protocol V6 (TCP/IPv6)" (NOT the IPv4!!) and the two that start with "Link Layer Topology".
Next, you need to disable all network adapters except for the one you are going to use. Access the device manager (through Control Panel in Classic View), expand the Network Adapters category, and right-click and select "Disable" on all adapters except for the one responsible for your internet connection (in your case, the wifi adapter which should include perhaps the verbiage "802.11").
As I mentioned, this seems to work a small percentage of the time so don't get your hopes up.
Edited by benahad, 24 December 2008 - 08:19 PM.