Have you checked if there is a new firmware for the router or a new driver
for the NIC. Or this search result may help.
Vista Wireless Local onlySome wireless NIC or router DHCP may be
incompatibilities with Vista. The Vista may be able to access local network
but the Internet and shows "Local only". ...
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
"icepot" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW370j which has worked flawlessly for the past
> 3 months I owned it. But now, I wake up and get ready to do some work on
> it, and the damn thing is local access only. I skyped with my dad last
> night, so I know it was working perfect before I went to bed. However, I
> believe I left it on so It might have updated something I am unaware of.
> I did a system restore back to 3 days ago.
> I have another laptop, a toshiba, and it can connect fine.
> I have hard reset my router (which usually fixes the connection
> problems). And I have also restarted the laptop, disabled and reenabled
> the wireless network connection, turned off and on the wlan switch on
> On my router their is no security set. Its just boot up and go. I sure
> also add that the Sony is Vista Home Premium 64bit, while the toshiba is
> Widows Vista Home Basic 32bit.
> I've ran out of ideas...
> thanks in advance and also for taking the time to read this.