Troubleshooting:"local only" connection on my home wireless network Error

"local only" connection on my home wireless network


Hi,

We have 2 laptops ( a sony and a toshiba) connected on the same home wireless network, both working with Windows Vista.
The toshiba laptop has been unable to fully connect to the internet and we've been  getting " local only" for a couple of days , when it
has worked perfectly for months, and my other pc works just fine.
We tried to connect to other unsecured networks around the house and still doesn't connect.
I rebooted both computer and modem, tried to reset ip address and did every troubleshoot possible
on computer, nothing changed.
The "network adapter " is said to "work properly".........
How do we fix this?


Thanks for your help!


Anwsers to the Problem "local only" connection on my home wireless network




Hi,

On the Toshiba try System Restore back to when it did work.

How to Do a System Restore in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

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If no joy :

Try actually updating your driver and clearing the network logon.

Control Panel - Network - write down make and model of Wifi - double click on it - driver's tab - write

down version - click Update Driver (may not do anything as MS is far behind certifying drivers).
Then
Right Click on Wifi Device and UNINSTALL - Reboot - this will refresh the driver stack.

Manually look at manufacturer's sites for drivers - and Device Maker's sites.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/ht/driverdlmfgr.htm

How to Install a Device Driver in Vista Device Manager
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-device-manager-install-driver.html

Download - SAVE - go to where you put it - Right Click - RUN AS ADMIN.

Toshiba - Downloads - navigate to your model and get the latest drivers
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp?nav=Download

You can download several at once however reboot after you install each one.

After looking at the System Maker's you can check Device Maker's for even newer versions.
(The
ones from System maker become your fallbacks).

Device maker is usually RealTek or Intel for Toshiba WiFi and/or NIC

Intel - Downloads
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

RealTek
http://www.realtek.com.tw/

Repeat above for network card (NIC) and is a good time to get other updated drivers as Vista loves
updated drivers.

I would also disable auto-updates for drivers.
If Windows Updates suggests one just HIDE it as they
are almost alway old and you can look for drivers manually as needed.

How To Disable Automatic Driver Installation In Windows Vista - Drivers
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-windows-vista/
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606(WS.10).aspx

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Make sure you know the login details for your wireless router - SSID and Password.

You will lose connection when doing this and have to redo your logon.

Control Panel - Network & Sharing Center - on Right Side click Customize - Set Network Locations page -
on lower left click Merge or delete networks locations - DELETE ALL instances of your network (and any 
others you no longer use) - REBOOT. Start - Connect To to logon on to Network.

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Check this :

Strange Problem with Internet Connection in Vista
http://www.catonett.com/blog/archives/194

Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233/en-us

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And :

Troubleshoot network connection problems
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/33307acf-0698-41ba-b014-ea0a2eb8d0a81033.mspx

Hope this helps.

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.




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