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Can connect to router but not to internet?

  1. #1


    John Guest

    Can connect to router but not to internet?

    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.
    Thanks,
    John

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  2. #2


    k600r Guest

    RE: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    Hi,
    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
    internet. LOL.
    k600r

    "John" wrote:

    > 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.
    > Thanks,
    > John


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  3. #3


    k600r Guest

    RE: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    Hi again,
    An addition to my earlier post. In the internet drop down box, also uncheck
    the Enable protected mode checkbox under Intranet and trusted sites. I also
    added my home page to the trusted sites list just for good measure.
    k600r

    "John" wrote:

    > 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.
    > Thanks,
    > John


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  4. #4


    John Guest

    RE: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    Thanks for your help, but my problem is just one step back :P

    You can get a better idea of my problem here:
    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5527/problem3en.jpg

    Thanks,
    John

    "k600r" wrote:

    > Hi again,
    > An addition to my earlier post. In the internet drop down box, also uncheck
    > the Enable protected mode checkbox under Intranet and trusted sites. I also
    > added my home page to the trusted sites list just for good measure.
    > k600r
    >
    > "John" wrote:
    >
    > > 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.
    > > Thanks,
    > > John


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  5. #5


    John Guest

    RE: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    Thank you for your help, but my problem is just one step back :P

    You can get a better idea of what the problem is from this picture:
    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5527/problem3en.jpg

    Thanks,
    John

    "k600r" wrote:

    > Hi again,
    > An addition to my earlier post. In the internet drop down box, also uncheck
    > the Enable protected mode checkbox under Intranet and trusted sites. I also
    > added my home page to the trusted sites list just for good measure.
    > k600r
    >
    > "John" wrote:
    >
    > > 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.
    > > Thanks,
    > > John


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  6. #6


    AJR Guest

    Re: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    "John" - why on earth would you install a "Beta" OS on your parents
    computer?

    "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6DBDBE3C-8332-473B-B536-5134C0913547@microsoft.com...
    >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.
    > Thanks,
    > John




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    John Guest

    Re: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    Because they saw me test it on mine and asked me to install it on theirs
    because they liked it a lot

    "AJR" wrote:

    > "John" - why on earth would you install a "Beta" OS on your parents
    > computer?
    >
    > "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6DBDBE3C-8332-473B-B536-5134C0913547@microsoft.com...
    > >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.
    > > Thanks,
    > > John

    >
    >
    >


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  8. #8


    k600r Guest

    RE: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    Hi,
    I can see what you are dealing with here. Did you try what I suggested? My
    screens looked exactly like yours before I connected and unchecking those
    boxes I told you about in an earlier post did the trick. Nothing to lose by
    trying.
    k600r

    "John" wrote:

    > Thanks for your help, but my problem is just one step back :P
    >
    > You can get a better idea of my problem here:
    > http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5527/problem3en.jpg
    >
    > Thanks,
    > John
    >
    > "k600r" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi again,
    > > An addition to my earlier post. In the internet drop down box, also uncheck
    > > the Enable protected mode checkbox under Intranet and trusted sites. I also
    > > added my home page to the trusted sites list just for good measure.
    > > k600r
    > >
    > > "John" wrote:
    > >
    > > > 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.
    > > > Thanks,
    > > > John


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  9. #9


    tony parry Guest

    Re: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    Its in Beta which ,means under no circumstances install it on a working PC
    that you rely on ( or your parents) didn't you read the warnings?? In other
    words its not fit for general release & MS are asking users to do the
    testing for them !!



    "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0CB71611-0AFE-444E-95D3-32E51DD243DD@microsoft.com...
    > Because they saw me test it on mine and asked me to install it on theirs
    > because they liked it a lot
    >
    > "AJR" wrote:
    >
    >> "John" - why on earth would you install a "Beta" OS on your parents
    >> computer?
    >>
    >> "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6DBDBE3C-8332-473B-B536-5134C0913547@microsoft.com...
    >> >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.
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > John

    >>
    >>
    >>



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  10. #10


    threethirteen Guest

    RE: Can connect to router but not to internet?

    so have we come to an explanation on this one?? mine is doing the same
    thing. when i was at work logged onto their network it worked fine but now
    I'm at home and i can't seem to get it to work again.

    "k600r" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I can see what you are dealing with here. Did you try what I suggested? My
    > screens looked exactly like yours before I connected and unchecking those
    > boxes I told you about in an earlier post did the trick. Nothing to lose by
    > trying.
    > k600r
    >
    > "John" wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks for your help, but my problem is just one step back :P
    > >
    > > You can get a better idea of my problem here:
    > > http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5527/problem3en.jpg
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > John
    > >
    > > "k600r" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hi again,
    > > > An addition to my earlier post. In the internet drop down box, also uncheck
    > > > the Enable protected mode checkbox under Intranet and trusted sites. I also
    > > > added my home page to the trusted sites list just for good measure.
    > > > k600r
    > > >
    > > > "John" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > 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.
    > > > > Thanks,
    > > > > John


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