And before I would do that I would:
1. Do a google search on "limited connectivity" and "registry" and edit
your registry to turn of the DHCP flag.
2. Disable IPv6.
3. Make sure that, in your NIC advanced properties, power saving mode is
turned to "off."
4. In your network options, make sure that "use another preferred network
if one is available" is turned off.
5. Make sure you have the latest driver for your wireless NIC.
Some manufacturers are introducing firmware upgrades for their routers to
address this Microsoft bug. It is, however, a bug. The above steps usually
provide a semi-reliable work-around.
"Robert L (MS-MVP)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I would check any new firmware for the router or driver for the NIC. or
>this search result may help.
> Vista Connection IssuesSolved: Limited connectivity with Vista notebook
> ... My other computers are still all connected, and can communicate. I ..
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> "Jon" <Voyager@jon44w.com> wrote in message
>> Hi guys. I'm convinced I have a driver problem or something similar here
>> I have the latest one...
>> Anyway, I reformatted my laptop (before reformat everything network wise
>> working 100%) but afterwards I seem to get randomly changed to limited
>> connectivity. I've also noticed my signal strength is quite poor despite
>> being excellent before the reformat. Does anyone have any idea what this
>> might be?
>> Many thanks, Jon.