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    Limited of no connectivity?

    I have a work laptop that I bring home because I can't access work stuff through the VPN off my personal computer. I have a 802.11b wireless access point. My work laptop identifies the point, picks up max signal strength, connects to it but the Status says "Limited of no connectivity." No matter what I do I can't get it to connect so that I can use it. I've put in the network key but nothing works. Anyone got any fresh ideas? I was thinking of breaking out my FORTRAN99 book and seeing what I could cook up but I don't think that will help.


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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    I'm assuming Vista is the OS?



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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    you either entered the wrong security code for the access point.

    If that is not it:

    Unplug the power from your router. Also unplug your DSL or cable modem.

    Plug the modem back in. Then the router then see if the problem is fixed



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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    I assume you have other machines hooked up to the router that can all access the internet just fine?

    If so, the first thing to check is to open a command prompt (Start, Run, cmd) and type ipconfig

    If you're getting a 192.168.xxx.xxx number you should be fine
    If you're getting a 169 number your DHCP server in your router is acting up and you may try resetting the router (pull the power cable, wait a minute, plug it back in)

    If it's not these let me know


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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    My dad has vista and has a lot of problems when his computer wakes from hibernation.



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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'm assuming Vista is the OS?
    XP.


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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    Quote Originally Posted by tec71 View Post
    XP.
    That actually surprises me. Vista is what gives me fits getting on networks. However, whoever suggested unplugging everything and then plugging it all back in is recommending what I normally do.



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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    you either entered the wrong security code for the access point.

    If that is not it:

    Unplug the power from your router. Also unplug your DSL or cable modem.

    Plug the modem back in. Then the router then see if the problem is fixed
    I've tried both, but i'm trying them again. I've reentered the code 15 times I think.


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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    Im having troubles too. Do you think it has anything to do with our service?

    I live in Ankeny and I have qwest.



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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Im having troubles too. Do you think it has anything to do with our service?

    I live in Ankeny and I have qwest.
    ISP shouldn't matter in the case of connecting to a network.



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    Re: Limited of no connectivity?

    Okay it's connected. I had to to the router set up utility on the internet since I've long since lost the software. After I guessed by password, it showed me the encryption code in what I'm guessing was hexadecimal if my old EE eyes aren't deceiving me. I put that in the work computer and it worked fine. Thanks for all the effort.


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