I am working on a toshiba satalite for someone but can not get internet access at my home. I have it plugged directly into the comcast modem but get the "local access only" message that seems to be such a problem for wireless users. When doing ipconfig /renew I get a message stating that windows could not contact the dhcp server.
There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the modem as it works fine with XP and Linux machines.
Everything I have found related is talking about wireless issues and I've tried the registry edit provided by MS for setting the dhcp flag value to 1 and also disabled IPv6 and power options in the adapter configuration.
Has anyone figured out the fix for this? It seems to be a Vista issue in my opinion since it is not limited to any one hardware manufacturer or device.
Also I'm trying to install sp2 to see if that helps but having problems installing from the stand alone so installing the update readiness utility now to fix that.
Thanks for any help