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Wireless connectivity problems

I just got a hp pavilion dv6500 with vista home premium and can't connect to unsecured wi-fi spots. Popular spots that other computers are connected at too. My wireless assistant says i'm connected but I can't access any webpages on firefox or iexplore. I've read that it is a common problem with vista, is this true?
I read that this will work but i'm not sure if it's for my particular problem:
I'm also scared to mess with my registry. So i'm reluctant to do that. Please let me know if there is a proven solution to this.
Thank you for your time,

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  • aut128 Nov 26, 2007

    thanks for the response, although It didn't work..My hp dv6000 is still having problems...Again I can connect per say at least thats what my connection says but I can't access any webpages. I can connect to a wired network, but just not to unsecured wi-fi hotspots...I have it on auto configure so it's not set on a certain proxy..I don't understand why it won't access webpages..
    thanks again

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    I have the same problem! Please... helpe me!

  • joneden Apr 26, 2008

    I also have a hp pavillion dv6500 with which neither Firefox or IE will connect even though the computer is connected.

  • CaptainSkip Jan 06, 2009

    dv6000 won't connect thru wifi, explorer wont bring up any sites, HP customer service is a joke, just tell me out of warrentee and they want more money to repair than buying new, HELP



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That's a stupid solution, the guy can't get to network property that's why he's asking and your solution is to use network property to fix it.

I'm trying to help someone with a similar problem. Thought this might have been helpful.

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Knowing that Vista is still in its test phases, this would be considered common, not just for vista, but any new product on the market that has only been tested in a closed environment.
Now I have found that sometimes when you surf the web using a wireless card. What happens is those places that you have surfed the web are stored in your network cards preferred network. So it would first be a good idea to dump some of those from the network first. Here is how it is done!
Right click on your the Icon to the left of the light that looks like a mini computer with lines that look like this ))) next to it. This is your wireless network icon. Once you right click on this click on repair, this will cycle through a proces that will release an IP address, and reset the wireless adapter.
If this does not work try to go through the same steps:
Right click on the wireless ICon
click on open network connections
A Network Property Box will open
Right click on the wireless Network connection
Wirless connection property box will open
click on the wireless networks tab
Look for Preferred networks
there should be a window with a ton of networks
you have been near or surf the web from
Delete some of these places from this box
I would delete them all
Now if it is your home network you are trying to get into
manually setup the connection by doing the following:
Click on the add button
You will be asked to put in an SSID
if you setup a network just put the name of that SSID into this box
If a WEP/WPA is setup type in those settings
If it network authentication is OPEN make certain to select OPEN if it is Shared make sure to indicate Share
otherwise you will not be able to get onto the network
click on OK and the network adapter should scan for the network if you did everything correct you should be able to surf the web!

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