I opened the Network and Sharing Center as instructed above, but your instructions do not match what I am seeing in Windows Vista. The following is displayed in the Network and Sharing Center
Unidentified network (Public Network) Customize
Access Local only
Connection Wireless Network Connection View Status
Signal strength: Excellent Disconnect
The words on the right are hyperlinks and by selecting customize it opens the "set network location" menu where I can select the location type as either Public or Private. Unfortunately, selecting "private" does nothing to improve connectivity to the internet.
IN the Network and Sharing Center there is also an image of a computer with a connection line to "unidentified network" and another line leading to a globe for the internet, however there is a red X over this line to the internet.
Clicking the red X previously mentioned starts the Windows Network Diagnostics, which runs for approximately a minute and then indicates
"Your modem or router is not available". There are 3 suggeted solutions:
1. Cycle power on the modem
2. Automatically get new IP settings for the network adapter
3. Rest the network adapter
Sadly, none of the 3 above solutions corrects the lack of connectivity to the internet.
Any other ideas???
Edited by puryears, 19 May 2010 - 07:59 PM.