It could be incompatible or security reasons, you can access LAN only. These
posts may help.
Vista - Local Connection OnlyI have two XP boxes connected to the internet
but when I try to connect my Vista Laptop machine via LAN I get unrecognized
network and local connection only ...
chicagotech.net :: View topic - Vista: Wireless local only
The reality is that as long as you can connect to the router (i.e.
local only connection) then the manual assignment of the IP info should get
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
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"RobertJ" <RobertJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Why is it that my computer on provides "local connectivity" at times.
> does "local connectivity" mean?
> How can I avoid this problem. I go to a 'hotspot' expecting to have
> 'internet connectivity' and I cannot get on the net. I have a strong
> but the connection icon tells me I only have 'local connectivity'. This
> very frustrating and there appears to be no way to get internet