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Cannot connect to wireless network, Unidentified Network /Local Only

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  • Started 3 years ago by cosrocket
  • Latest reply from Xhi
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Posted yesterday 
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I cannot connect my PC laptop to my wireless network in Windows Vista. I also have a Mac and have no problem connecting to the wireless network with it. With the PC, the network comes up in the list, I click on it and then put in the network password, but even though it says I am connected to the network with an excellent signal I cannot go online. When I put my mouse on the wireless icon it says:

Unidentified Network (my network name) Access Local Only.

I have rebooted both the modem and reset the router but I still cannot get online. Any ideas how to rectify this problem?

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 6298

Bunch of good things to try here Fixing the local only internet access issue in Windows Vista

Posted 3 years ago

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