I had the same problem when trying to connect wirelessly to my network
through my router. After searching around I found that you need to go -
Tools, internet options, in the drop down box that comes up, click on"
Internet" in the window box and UNCHECK the box in the lower left corner that
says ENABLE PROTECTED MODE. Click apply and close out of the open boxes.
Doulble click Internet Explorer icon to load up and you should be okay, You
will have to click on the HOME button every time you load up I.E. as it
prompts you to do this if you want to connect to the internet. Worked for me
after trying everything else. Don't know if this is a glitch in the OS or a
security feature. Hope they disable this check box by default in later builds
or Microsoft will be swamped with calls with people trying to connect to the
> I recently tested Vista on my PC. My parents really liked it and asked me to
> upgrade their PC to vista as well. I did so and everything went ok, except
> for one thing: the wireless connection.
> My PC connects directly to the router via ethernet, but my parent's PC
> connects VIA wireless USB adapter. Everything is set correctly, but for some
> reason it connects only to the router but not the internet. In the network
> center, it shows a valid errorless connection from their PC to the router,
> but an error from the router to the internet. Yesterday, I was able to
> somehow connect for 10 minutes, and had the internet working, but then it
> disconnected again. I have been tinkering with the settings for over 3 days
> and don't know what to do anymore.
> Does anybody have any clue how this issue can be resolved?
> Any help is greatly appreciated.