Cannot Conect to a public library Wireless network.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Kudos73, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Kudos73

    Kudos73 Guest

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone can help. I recently purchased a Wireless Laptop
    and have it set up for a home wireless network. A public library recently
    opened and iwent to connect to their wireless network. It recognizes the
    network and gives the signal strenght as excellent. But when i go to log on
    it will not and asks the question do i want Windows to diagnose and repai the
    problem. When i click yes it says it still cannot repair the problem. Is
    there any settings i would need to change to allow me access to the Wireless
    network. I have windows home basic, A toshiba Laptop and the Said network is
    Unsecured, So i do not need the SSID. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
    Kudos73, Jun 22, 2007
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  2. The warless adapter may not talk to the DHCP. Posting the result of ipconfig /all here may help.

    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
    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone can help. I recently purchased a Wireless Laptop
    and have it set up for a home wireless network. A public library recently
    opened and iwent to connect to their wireless network. It recognizes the
    network and gives the signal strenght as excellent. But when i go to log on
    it will not and asks the question do i want Windows to diagnose and repai the
    problem. When i click yes it says it still cannot repair the problem. Is
    there any settings i would need to change to allow me access to the Wireless
    network. I have windows home basic, A toshiba Laptop and the Said network is
    Unsecured, So i do not need the SSID. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Jun 22, 2007
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  3. Kudos73

    Chuck Guest

    If you're set for a home wireless network, you're probably using a Network
    Location Type = Private. If you're going to connect to a public network, you
    probably want to change that.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html

    Also, for Windows Vista, check the DHCP Broadcast flag.
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233/>
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233/

    And even though it's a public library, you may still have to get permission to
    use the network. The reading "Signal Strength = Excellent" says that you have
    signal, not connectivity.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/04/beware-honeypot.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/04/beware-honeypot.html

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
     
    Chuck, Jun 22, 2007
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