vista internet connection problem: static Ip; works with xp laptop and says it is connected

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by thomfoolerys, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. thomfoolerys

    thomfoolerys Guest

    Hello,

    First post so please bear with me.
    The basic problem is I am unable to connect to the internet in the flat
    that I share. I am running windows vista home premium edition. The
    internet is through a bt voyager 220V. I am using a static Ip address
    (as is everyone else on the network).

    I find vista says I am connected but often find the internet will not
    work, sometimes google will work though amazingly slowly and even with
    google I often end up using cached pages. MSN messenger does not work,
    saying key ports are unavailable.

    I have tried turning off the auto tuning, checked the cables and also
    tried connecting with my XP machine and all worked well. Straight away,
    without a hitch.

    Thanks for any help
     
    thomfoolerys, Jan 15, 2008
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  2. thomfoolerys

    Elisa Guest

    I am having the same troubles. I've taken off powersaving option, and tried
    using a static address, to no avail. It continues to drop off the internet,
    run really slowly, and in addition cannot complete any big tasks, e.g.
    downloads, active x pages. I will be watching in anticipation to see if
    anyone has fixed this problem.
     
    Elisa, Jan 15, 2008
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  3. I would check if there is a new firmware for the router. Or this link may
    help.

    Vista Internet Access IssuesVista: Can't access some secure web sites ...
    don't fix the problem, try to use FireFox because some web sites and coding
    may not be compatible with IE 7. ...
    www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistaieissues.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
     
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 15, 2008
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