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  1. #1


    Frustrated Ultimate User Guest

    Local Access Only

    I have a new Toshiba A205 Satellite laptop with Vista Ultimate Installed. I
    am having fits getting a consistent internet connection. I have two access
    points in my network; one is a Netgear WPN824 and the other a Belkin
    5D7230-4. Both work perfectly in the XP environment hard wired and via
    wireless. With the Toshiba/Ultimate combination, I am always able to connect
    into my LAN, accessing other computers and printers, but most of the time I
    get a "Local Access" restriction notice and an X in the map showing
    connectivity from the router to the Internet. In other words, most of the
    time I cannot get through. Other times I have been able to get connected via
    wireless or hard connection. I have successfully been able to connect via
    Third Party Hotspots. Am I doomed to never being able to reliably connect to
    a legacy router? That's not a good situation for the vast majority of users
    out there.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: Local Access Only

    We have seen many cases like this. This link talks about wireless, but it is the same idea.

    Vista Wireless IssuesVista: Wireless local only ... Post Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:24 pm Post subject: Fixed: Vista wireless receive only ... machine on Vista Home Premium. ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm


    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
    "Frustrated Ultimate User" <Frustrated Ultimate User@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:13CCAE2C-41F6-4974-A024-B3EC918B4DCF@microsoft.com...
    I have a new Toshiba A205 Satellite laptop with Vista Ultimate Installed. I
    am having fits getting a consistent internet connection. I have two access
    points in my network; one is a Netgear WPN824 and the other a Belkin
    5D7230-4. Both work perfectly in the XP environment hard wired and via
    wireless. With the Toshiba/Ultimate combination, I am always able to connect
    into my LAN, accessing other computers and printers, but most of the time I
    get a "Local Access" restriction notice and an X in the map showing
    connectivity from the router to the Internet. In other words, most of the
    time I cannot get through. Other times I have been able to get connected via
    wireless or hard connection. I have successfully been able to connect via
    Third Party Hotspots. Am I doomed to never being able to reliably connect to
    a legacy router? That's not a good situation for the vast majority of users
    out there.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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