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Connected to Network, but Showing NOT Connected

  1. #1


    Matthew Mailey Guest

    Connected to Network, but Showing NOT Connected

    This is a weird issue from a client's laptop running Vista Business (not sure
    of the make or model at the moment).

    The system is connected to the internet - and will do so via Network cable
    or Wireless - but the connection center insists that the system is NOT
    connected to the network or Internet.

    I can get online, use network resources (peer-to-peer, not domain), and have
    logged onto the system remotely (LogMeIn Rescue), and there is absolutely no
    trouble. However, the system seems to think it is not connected to
    LAN/Wireless Network.

    As I mentioned this is not causing any "practical" problems, but it
    certainly is puzzling why the laptop doesn't think it is connected.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Connected to Network, but Showing NOT Connected

    In most cases, press F5 (refresh) will show the good connection. Is this not
    your case?

    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "Matthew Mailey" <MatthewMailey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news20FD347-2DCF-48B9-826B-5BFC8EE84FD6@xxxxxx

    > This is a weird issue from a client's laptop running Vista Business (not
    > sure
    > of the make or model at the moment).
    >
    > The system is connected to the internet - and will do so via Network cable
    > or Wireless - but the connection center insists that the system is NOT
    > connected to the network or Internet.
    >
    > I can get online, use network resources (peer-to-peer, not domain), and
    > have
    > logged onto the system remotely (LogMeIn Rescue), and there is absolutely
    > no
    > trouble. However, the system seems to think it is not connected to
    > LAN/Wireless Network.
    >
    > As I mentioned this is not causing any "practical" problems, but it
    > certainly is puzzling why the laptop doesn't think it is connected.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    zipjd Guest

    Re: Connected to Network, but Showing NOT Connected

    I have similar problem. Prior to installing SP-1 on Vista Ultimate last
    evening, I had no problem at my office that has a LAN T-1 connection
    (10.1.1.1) and a wireless router that only connects to my printer/scanner
    (192.168.2.1). I could be connected to both simultaneously and use internet
    while printing and scanning. Today, internet will only work on LAN if I turn
    off the wireless connection to my printer/scanner.

    After playing with some settings, can finally use both but LAN appears to be
    offline. this is very unnerving.

    "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > In most cases, press F5 (refresh) will show the good connection. Is this not
    > your case?
    >
    > --
    > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    > http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    > http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    > "Matthew Mailey" <MatthewMailey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news20FD347-2DCF-48B9-826B-5BFC8EE84FD6@xxxxxx

    > > This is a weird issue from a client's laptop running Vista Business (not
    > > sure
    > > of the make or model at the moment).
    > >
    > > The system is connected to the internet - and will do so via Network cable
    > > or Wireless - but the connection center insists that the system is NOT
    > > connected to the network or Internet.
    > >
    > > I can get online, use network resources (peer-to-peer, not domain), and
    > > have
    > > logged onto the system remotely (LogMeIn Rescue), and there is absolutely
    > > no
    > > trouble. However, the system seems to think it is not connected to
    > > LAN/Wireless Network.
    > >
    > > As I mentioned this is not causing any "practical" problems, but it
    > > certainly is puzzling why the laptop doesn't think it is connected.
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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