Excellent signal strength but limited/no connectivity

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by davey1108, Sep 5, 2009.

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    davey1108 Guest

    HI everyone,

    Got a new laptop (VISTA) and already have a wireless router (netgear) in the
    house. We connected the laptop wirelessly with no problems yesterday and
    this morning. Then, out of the blue, I get a "limited connectivity" message
    even though the signal strength is excellent. Any ideas?

    Our wireless network is the only one that's listed "connect automatically"
    and we were connected to it yesterday and this morning with no problems.

    davey1108, Sep 5, 2009
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    davey1108 Guest

    UPDATE: I turned my wireless router off and on again and now it works fine.
    Any ideas how to get this to stop happening?
    davey1108, Sep 5, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Its a bug in Vista. I had it.
    Windows 7 works fine.....
    Gordon, Sep 5, 2009
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    davey1108 Guest

    HI Gordon,
    So - is there anyway to fix/eliminate it?
    davey1108, Sep 5, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    I didn't find one.......
    Gordon, Sep 5, 2009
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    Wao Guest

    Its a bug in Vista. I had it.
    Therefore, shouldn't Microsoft publish a patch through their Windows Update
    tool for a known bug anytime soon?

    My integrated network card does the same thing as the original poster
    (network detected but not working--local only). I'm running the most up to
    date drivers and BIOS. The only way to solve this is to reboot the
    computer--rebooting the network card by using the Diagnose tool doesn't
    always solve this issue.
    Wao, Sep 6, 2009
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    Pat Cook Guest

    I know the feeling. I get that with my Linksys WRT54G2 sometimes. Only
    difference is THE DESKTOP (Which is running Windows XP Home) tends to
    lose connection as well.

    Nevertheless, it's most frustrating..... :(

    Cheers :)

    Pat Cook
    Denver, CO
    Pat Cook, Sep 10, 2009
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    CrucialHoax Guest


    I actually (knock on wood) believe I fixed my issue with that, I wen
    through 3 routers by D-Link. The first 2 I had D-Link walk me throug
    the set up, the 3rd router I did myself with no issues what so ever
    Funny thing is I installed it according to the manual... I would rea
    the manual on-line and see how it should be installed. It is installe
    so the pc "sees" it as an access point right

    What net-gear router are you running? Model number? I'll see if I ca
    find the right documents to help you set t up :
    CrucialHoax, Sep 10, 2009
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