If disabling IPv6 doesn't fix the problem, you may try to reset NIC speed
and duplex. This link may help too.
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connectivity Vista: Local only - no Internet issues ...
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"Phil H." <PhilH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Windows Vista
> Multiple times while T/Sing Non Connection issues w/o router I have run
> into where the Local Area connection states the connection is 'Local Only'
> Can Ping IP Addresses and FQDN
> IPConfig was normal
> Release and renew does not create any errors,
> Disabled all Security Programs
> Disabled Windows Firewall all together
> The DHCP is seing the Proper MAC for the NIC, and is assigning an IP
> PC is accepting the proper IP address being assigned from the DHCP Server
> Disabled IPv6 and only had IPv4
> Even Rebuilt TCP/IP
> Though every time the Local area connection states Local Only and the PC
> will not be able to get online
> Are these 2 things related and, if so, which is dependent on the
> (I.E. Is the PC stating Local only because it cant get online, or can it
> not get online because the PC is set to Local Only)
> How to resolve the causing factor (or factors if issues are not
> Thank you for any assistance in this matter.