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Limited Connectivity I have my laptop, running on Vista, with a wireless card trying to access the internet through my desktop on XP. Now it tells me I have limited connectivity and I have tried all of the troubleshooting and still it does not connect. My desktop is connected and my router says it is connected, but my laptop isn't.

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  • Hannahpearce May 21, 2009

    HELP!!!



    I have an Advent 5611 laptop, running on Vista and a BT HomeHub (which my desktop PC is connected to). Before this I could connect to the internet via a wireless connection with no problems at all and now all of a sudden it's telling me I have limited connectivity!!



    I have tried all of the troubleshooting and still it does not connect. My desktop PC is connected fone with no problems and my router says it is connected, but my laptop isn't and won't!!



    I have looked at the map of the network and it shows my laptop, then an "unidentified network" and then the BT HomeHub.



    I don't really know a great deal about all of this (as you can probably tell by my explanation), so after all the basic troubleshooting I now have NO idea what to do and it's EXTREMELY frustrating!



    Any help would be very much appreciated!



    Thanks :)

  • rikkalan May 11, 2010

    What brand of wireless card?

    Are you using a wireless router, if so, what brand?



    I run a D-Link wireless adapter and D-Link DI-624 wireless router



    Download and install NetStumbler, http://www.netstumbler.com/ to see if your desktop actually appears on your laptop as either an ad-hoc or infrastructure network.

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Connection is to the router not the desktop pc
Ignore the desktop pc
check the wireless security settings in the unnamed router and make certain that the non-connecting laptop has the same settings.

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