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Wireless Access is "Local Only" I can't connect to wireless connec

  1. #1


    I cannot connect to wireless connection Guest

    Wireless Access is "Local Only" I can't connect to wireless connec

    I bought an HP Pavilion tx2110us (with Windows Vista) and been to hotels and
    home and so it just does not connect to any wireless connection (my old
    laptop with XP connects no problem!). After spending 4 hours with 3 HP
    assistants on the phone and chatting online with them, and talking to my
    personal computer technician, I found that the wireless connection does not
    obtain the IP address and DNS server address "automatically". I can't do
    this manually for every time I arrive in a hotel, or anywhere I go. I bought
    this computer especially to save time when I travel so I need to make this
    thing "Obtain an IP and DNS adress automatically" for any wireless connection
    that it finds. Can anyone help me solve this?

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  2. #2


    Not Me Guest

    Re: Wireless Access is "Local Only" I can't connect to wireless connec

    usually there is a Windows wireless connection and an OEM wireless
    connection
    use one or the other, I have found that having both running messes things
    up.
    and disable IPv6 on the wireless connection
    it could also be something like Norton Internet Security, check the settings

    "I cannot connect to wireless connection" <I cannot connect to wireless
    connection @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8766CE4A-DCFA-4A2F-9072-CB4E39442648@xxxxxx

    > I bought an HP Pavilion tx2110us (with Windows Vista) and been to hotels
    > and
    > home and so it just does not connect to any wireless connection (my old
    > laptop with XP connects no problem!). After spending 4 hours with 3 HP
    > assistants on the phone and chatting online with them, and talking to my
    > personal computer technician, I found that the wireless connection does
    > not
    > obtain the IP address and DNS server address "automatically". I can't do
    > this manually for every time I arrive in a hotel, or anywhere I go. I
    > bought
    > this computer especially to save time when I travel so I need to make this
    > thing "Obtain an IP and DNS adress automatically" for any wireless
    > connection
    > that it finds. Can anyone help me solve this?

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    SSI Guest

    Re: Wireless Access is "Local Only" I can't connect to wireless connec

    Had the same problem with a Dell and after spending frustrating hours with
    Dell support and other computer people we finally stumbled upon the fact
    that this had nothing to do with Vista the problem was the Intel wireless
    adapter driver. Dell released an update now and all is well. check in Device
    Manager if you have an Intel wireless adapter.
    Hope this helps


    "I cannot connect to wireless connection" <I cannot connect to wireless
    connection @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8766CE4A-DCFA-4A2F-9072-CB4E39442648@xxxxxx

    >I bought an HP Pavilion tx2110us (with Windows Vista) and been to hotels
    >and
    > home and so it just does not connect to any wireless connection (my old
    > laptop with XP connects no problem!). After spending 4 hours with 3 HP
    > assistants on the phone and chatting online with them, and talking to my
    > personal computer technician, I found that the wireless connection does
    > not
    > obtain the IP address and DNS server address "automatically". I can't do
    > this manually for every time I arrive in a hotel, or anywhere I go. I
    > bought
    > this computer especially to save time when I travel so I need to make this
    > thing "Obtain an IP and DNS adress automatically" for any wireless
    > connection
    > that it finds. Can anyone help me solve this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    I cannot connect to wireless connection Guest

    RE: Wireless Access is "Local Only" I can't connect to wireless connec

    Well, today, at HP after sale Customer Service they told me it should be a
    hardware problem and that I should ask for a change of laptop. I have heard
    so many things from HP already, everyone there tells me something different,
    so I really dont know what to do.
    I'm afradi I change it and the problem persists (in case it is a software
    problem). Besides I am in a different country! but will go to the States soon
    and so could try to change it.

    "I cannot connect to wireless connection" wrote:

    > I bought an HP Pavilion tx2110us (with Windows Vista) and been to hotels and
    > home and so it just does not connect to any wireless connection (my old
    > laptop with XP connects no problem!). After spending 4 hours with 3 HP
    > assistants on the phone and chatting online with them, and talking to my
    > personal computer technician, I found that the wireless connection does not
    > obtain the IP address and DNS server address "automatically". I can't do
    > this manually for every time I arrive in a hotel, or anywhere I go. I bought
    > this computer especially to save time when I travel so I need to make this
    > thing "Obtain an IP and DNS adress automatically" for any wireless connection
    > that it finds. Can anyone help me solve this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    lbs013 Guest

    Re: Wireless Access is "Local Only" I can't connect to wireless connec


    Unfortunately, I have a toshiba laptop running Vista as the OS and I'm
    encountering the same problems. I wish it were only a specific brand of
    system posing this issue but apparently it's vista instead!!!


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    Gordon Guest

    Re: Wireless Access is "Local Only" I can't connect to wireless connec


    "lbs013" <lbs013.3vp0bc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > Unfortunately, I have a toshiba laptop running Vista as the OS and I'm
    > encountering the same problems. I wish it were only a specific brand of
    > system posing this issue but apparently it's vista instead!!!
    >
    Have you updated the Wireless card driver to the latest version from the
    Toshiba web site?


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    BrianDrab Guest

    Re: Wireless Access is "Local Only" I can't connect to wireless connec


    This will also happen if you have Internet Connection Sharing turned on.
    Check all your network cards (wired and wireless). In the properties,
    see if Internet Connection Sharing is on. If it is....turn it off.


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