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Windows Vista, Limited Connectivity

L

Lil Stevie

#1
Hi, please forgive me if this was not the place or the answer has already
been posted somewhere else but I've looked and can't seem to find it. I
bought a new computer about 3months ago and it was supposedly a gaming
machine(and best buy reccomended...vista) so anyways it took about a month
before i actually set it up at home and for 2month it worked perfectly,
without a problem at all. However, recently about 4 or 5 days ago, after
turning on the computer I noticed a problem. down where it shows my internet
connectivity was a yellow ! saying that I had limited connectivity (although
i was just on it less than 8 hours ago without problems) I have been
searching the web to find an answer from my fathers computer(who is also not
very computer savvy, has the router connected, and has a failing keyboard so
please forgive spelling mistakes) His internet is absolutely perfect, not a
thing wrong with it.

Please if anyone could possibly help me I'd REALLY appreciate it, it took
years of saving up at my age to buy such an expensive computer and if I would
already have to have it looked at, my mother would be upset. If you need any
information on any settings please tell me here how to find them and I will
find them and post, thanks.
 
N

NetBiznessMan

#2
The next time that happens look in the 'Network and Sharing Center' and see
if your Internet Network has changed from private to public. That would make
your Internet change to limited connectivity.
Good luck.

===========================

"Lil Stevie" <Lil Stevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:243BC933-B714-4056-BE91-A35DB33F747F@microsoft.com...
> Hi, please forgive me if this was not the place or the answer has already
> been posted somewhere else but I've looked and can't seem to find it. I
> bought a new computer about 3months ago and it was supposedly a gaming
> machine(and best buy reccomended...vista) so anyways it took about a month
> before i actually set it up at home and for 2month it worked perfectly,
> without a problem at all. However, recently about 4 or 5 days ago, after
> turning on the computer I noticed a problem. down where it shows my
> internet
> connectivity was a yellow ! saying that I had limited connectivity
> (although
> i was just on it less than 8 hours ago without problems) I have been
> searching the web to find an answer from my fathers computer(who is also
> not
> very computer savvy, has the router connected, and has a failing keyboard
> so
> please forgive spelling mistakes) His internet is absolutely perfect, not
> a
> thing wrong with it.
>
> Please if anyone could possibly help me I'd REALLY appreciate it, it took
> years of saving up at my age to buy such an expensive computer and if I
> would
> already have to have it looked at, my mother would be upset. If you need
> any
> information on any settings please tell me here how to find them and I
> will
> find them and post, thanks.
 
L

Lil Stevie

#3
Yes sir, when I disconnected and attempted reconnecting to the wireless
connection I always have since we've had this internet 3years ago, it brings
up a screen that shows it connecting however a message appears saying
"Connection taking longer than usual" and after a bit longer it connects
with the limited connectivity sign, however when I DO check the network im
connectd to it does for some odd reason say public, here is exactly what it
call the network i connect to:

"Unidentified Network(public network)"

Thanks for replying btw so far this is the farthest i've gotten with anyone
heh :) I'd much appreciate more help

"NetBiznessMan" wrote:

> The next time that happens look in the 'Network and Sharing Center' and see
> if your Internet Network has changed from private to public. That would make
> your Internet change to limited connectivity.
> Good luck.
>
> ===========================
>
> "Lil Stevie" <Lil Stevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:243BC933-B714-4056-BE91-A35DB33F747F@microsoft.com...
> > Hi, please forgive me if this was not the place or the answer has already
> > been posted somewhere else but I've looked and can't seem to find it. I
> > bought a new computer about 3months ago and it was supposedly a gaming
> > machine(and best buy reccomended...vista) so anyways it took about a month
> > before i actually set it up at home and for 2month it worked perfectly,
> > without a problem at all. However, recently about 4 or 5 days ago, after
> > turning on the computer I noticed a problem. down where it shows my
> > internet
> > connectivity was a yellow ! saying that I had limited connectivity
> > (although
> > i was just on it less than 8 hours ago without problems) I have been
> > searching the web to find an answer from my fathers computer(who is also
> > not
> > very computer savvy, has the router connected, and has a failing keyboard
> > so
> > please forgive spelling mistakes) His internet is absolutely perfect, not
> > a
> > thing wrong with it.
> >
> > Please if anyone could possibly help me I'd REALLY appreciate it, it took
> > years of saving up at my age to buy such an expensive computer and if I
> > would
> > already have to have it looked at, my mother would be upset. If you need
> > any
> > information on any settings please tell me here how to find them and I
> > will
> > find them and post, thanks.

>
 
B

Barb Bowman

#4
is your connection wired or wireless? need details.
have you power cycled the router itself?

On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 18:28:01 -0700, Lil Stevie <Lil
Stevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Hi, please forgive me if this was not the place or the answer has already
>been posted somewhere else but I've looked and can't seem to find it. I
>bought a new computer about 3months ago and it was supposedly a gaming
>machine(and best buy reccomended...vista) so anyways it took about a month
>before i actually set it up at home and for 2month it worked perfectly,
>without a problem at all. However, recently about 4 or 5 days ago, after
>turning on the computer I noticed a problem. down where it shows my internet
>connectivity was a yellow ! saying that I had limited connectivity (although
>i was just on it less than 8 hours ago without problems) I have been
>searching the web to find an answer from my fathers computer(who is also not
>very computer savvy, has the router connected, and has a failing keyboard so
>please forgive spelling mistakes) His internet is absolutely perfect, not a
>thing wrong with it.
>
>Please if anyone could possibly help me I'd REALLY appreciate it, it took
>years of saving up at my age to buy such an expensive computer and if I would
>already have to have it looked at, my mother would be upset. If you need any
>information on any settings please tell me here how to find them and I will
>find them and post, thanks.

--

Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
L

Lil Stevie

#5
Barb I do believe I love you with all that I am, are you single? wink* no
but really lol I must be a fool because no I didn't know what power cycling
is or what/if I should do it, however as soon as I did, my computer started
working again lol thank you soooo much

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

> is your connection wired or wireless? need details.
> have you power cycled the router itself?
>
> On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 18:28:01 -0700, Lil Stevie <Lil
> Stevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi, please forgive me if this was not the place or the answer has already
> >been posted somewhere else but I've looked and can't seem to find it. I
> >bought a new computer about 3months ago and it was supposedly a gaming
> >machine(and best buy reccomended...vista) so anyways it took about a month
> >before i actually set it up at home and for 2month it worked perfectly,
> >without a problem at all. However, recently about 4 or 5 days ago, after
> >turning on the computer I noticed a problem. down where it shows my internet
> >connectivity was a yellow ! saying that I had limited connectivity (although
> >i was just on it less than 8 hours ago without problems) I have been
> >searching the web to find an answer from my fathers computer(who is also not
> >very computer savvy, has the router connected, and has a failing keyboard so
> >please forgive spelling mistakes) His internet is absolutely perfect, not a
> >thing wrong with it.
> >
> >Please if anyone could possibly help me I'd REALLY appreciate it, it took
> >years of saving up at my age to buy such an expensive computer and if I would
> >already have to have it looked at, my mother would be upset. If you need any
> >information on any settings please tell me here how to find them and I will
> >find them and post, thanks.

> --
>
> Barb Bowman
> MS Windows-MVP
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>
 
B

Barb Bowman

#6
glad to be of assistance..

On Sun, 1 Jul 2007 05:58:01 -0700, Lil Stevie
<LilStevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Barb I do believe I love you with all that I am, are you single? wink* no
>but really lol I must be a fool because no I didn't know what power cycling
>is or what/if I should do it, however as soon as I did, my computer started
>working again lol thank you soooo much
>
>"Barb Bowman" wrote:
>
>> is your connection wired or wireless? need details.
>> have you power cycled the router itself?
>>
>> On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 18:28:01 -0700, Lil Stevie <Lil
>> Stevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi, please forgive me if this was not the place or the answer has already
>> >been posted somewhere else but I've looked and can't seem to find it. I
>> >bought a new computer about 3months ago and it was supposedly a gaming
>> >machine(and best buy reccomended...vista) so anyways it took about a month
>> >before i actually set it up at home and for 2month it worked perfectly,
>> >without a problem at all. However, recently about 4 or 5 days ago, after
>> >turning on the computer I noticed a problem. down where it shows my internet
>> >connectivity was a yellow ! saying that I had limited connectivity (although
>> >i was just on it less than 8 hours ago without problems) I have been
>> >searching the web to find an answer from my fathers computer(who is also not
>> >very computer savvy, has the router connected, and has a failing keyboard so
>> >please forgive spelling mistakes) His internet is absolutely perfect, not a
>> >thing wrong with it.
>> >
>> >Please if anyone could possibly help me I'd REALLY appreciate it, it took
>> >years of saving up at my age to buy such an expensive computer and if I would
>> >already have to have it looked at, my mother would be upset. If you need any
>> >information on any settings please tell me here how to find them and I will
>> >find them and post, thanks.

>> --
>>
>> Barb Bowman
>> MS Windows-MVP
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>>

--

Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
G

George

#7
I am getting the same message on both wireless and wired connections... was
working fine till some up dates loaded last night.... first time for laptop
on the internet.... so downloaded and installed a bunch.... have tried
repowering modem and even tried at another location on a different wireless
network... get the same message.... local connection only no internet..ISP is
fine all other PCs work....

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

> glad to be of assistance..
>
> On Sun, 1 Jul 2007 05:58:01 -0700, Lil Stevie
> <LilStevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Barb I do believe I love you with all that I am, are you single? wink* no
> >but really lol I must be a fool because no I didn't know what power cycling
> >is or what/if I should do it, however as soon as I did, my computer started
> >working again lol thank you soooo much
> >
> >"Barb Bowman" wrote:
> >
> >> is your connection wired or wireless? need details.
> >> have you power cycled the router itself?
> >>
> >> On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 18:28:01 -0700, Lil Stevie <Lil
> >> Stevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hi, please forgive me if this was not the place or the answer has already
> >> >been posted somewhere else but I've looked and can't seem to find it. I
> >> >bought a new computer about 3months ago and it was supposedly a gaming
> >> >machine(and best buy reccomended...vista) so anyways it took about a month
> >> >before i actually set it up at home and for 2month it worked perfectly,
> >> >without a problem at all. However, recently about 4 or 5 days ago, after
> >> >turning on the computer I noticed a problem. down where it shows my internet
> >> >connectivity was a yellow ! saying that I had limited connectivity (although
> >> >i was just on it less than 8 hours ago without problems) I have been
> >> >searching the web to find an answer from my fathers computer(who is also not
> >> >very computer savvy, has the router connected, and has a failing keyboard so
> >> >please forgive spelling mistakes) His internet is absolutely perfect, not a
> >> >thing wrong with it.
> >> >
> >> >Please if anyone could possibly help me I'd REALLY appreciate it, it took
> >> >years of saving up at my age to buy such an expensive computer and if I would
> >> >already have to have it looked at, my mother would be upset. If you need any
> >> >information on any settings please tell me here how to find them and I will
> >> >find them and post, thanks.
> >> --
> >>
> >> Barb Bowman
> >> MS Windows-MVP
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
> >>

> --
>
> Barb Bowman
> MS Windows-MVP
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>
 
B

Barb Bowman

#8
do you know what these updates were? did you reboot?

can you roll back the drivers for the wireless in device manager if
a newer driver was installed?

On Sun, 1 Jul 2007 16:14:01 -0700, George
<George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I am getting the same message on both wireless and wired connections... was
>working fine till some up dates loaded last night.... first time for laptop
>on the internet.... so downloaded and installed a bunch.... have tried
>repowering modem and even tried at another location on a different wireless
>network... get the same message.... local connection only no internet..ISP is
>fine all other PCs work....
>
>"Barb Bowman" wrote:
>
>> glad to be of assistance..
>>
>> On Sun, 1 Jul 2007 05:58:01 -0700, Lil Stevie
>> <LilStevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Barb I do believe I love you with all that I am, are you single? wink* no
>> >but really lol I must be a fool because no I didn't know what power cycling
>> >is or what/if I should do it, however as soon as I did, my computer started
>> >working again lol thank you soooo much
>> >
>> >"Barb Bowman" wrote:
>> >
>> >> is your connection wired or wireless? need details.
>> >> have you power cycled the router itself?
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 18:28:01 -0700, Lil Stevie <Lil
>> >> Stevie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Hi, please forgive me if this was not the place or the answer has already
>> >> >been posted somewhere else but I've looked and can't seem to find it. I
>> >> >bought a new computer about 3months ago and it was supposedly a gaming
>> >> >machine(and best buy reccomended...vista) so anyways it took about a month
>> >> >before i actually set it up at home and for 2month it worked perfectly,
>> >> >without a problem at all. However, recently about 4 or 5 days ago, after
>> >> >turning on the computer I noticed a problem. down where it shows my internet
>> >> >connectivity was a yellow ! saying that I had limited connectivity (although
>> >> >i was just on it less than 8 hours ago without problems) I have been
>> >> >searching the web to find an answer from my fathers computer(who is also not
>> >> >very computer savvy, has the router connected, and has a failing keyboard so
>> >> >please forgive spelling mistakes) His internet is absolutely perfect, not a
>> >> >thing wrong with it.
>> >> >
>> >> >Please if anyone could possibly help me I'd REALLY appreciate it, it took
>> >> >years of saving up at my age to buy such an expensive computer and if I would
>> >> >already have to have it looked at, my mother would be upset. If you need any
>> >> >information on any settings please tell me here how to find them and I will
>> >> >find them and post, thanks.
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Barb Bowman
>> >> MS Windows-MVP
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>> >>

>> --
>>
>> Barb Bowman
>> MS Windows-MVP
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>>

--

Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/