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New dell studio desktop will not connect to internet with Vista

I have all my household computers on workgroup network but this new computer running Vista will not access the internet after it finds an unidentified local network.

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    dell studio with vista will only get local access behind a router in my house. Other pc's connected to same router can get interntet access.

  • Ed Deguzman
    Ed Deguzman May 11, 2010

    Is your network wireless and why is it you expect it to access the internet on an unidentified local network ?

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Turn off the Windows Firewall and the firewall software (Windows Live one care) and you should be able to connect to the Internet without any problems

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You can use a crossover cable to share files and folders between the two computers.

A crossover cable looks exactly the same as any ethernet cable, but its internal wiring is reversed respect to the regular cables used to connect computers to routers or switches.Crossover cables have the 1st and 3rd wires (counting from left to right) crossed, and the 2nd and 6th wires crossed, thay can be recognised because the word Crossover is printed on top of the cable.

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