On Thu, 10 May 2007 16:25:00 -0700, sandman101
>Okay this is starting to get irritating! I work offshore and we use a
>satellite to connect to the internet. I use XP but more people are coming
>here with Vista on their laptops and they cannot connect to the internet.
>Since I am the resident "expert" (I use that term loosely) they come ask me
>to fix it.
> It will say it's connected but it won't let them on.
>We have tried all the standard stuff in internet options and control panel
>with no success.
>The Repair function says it cannot be fixed by the computer.
>XP works just fine to connect!
What router do you have, providing connectivity? Does the router support DHCP
broadcast? If not, turn DHCP broadcast off.
Other than DHCP broadcast, a computer running Vista should work the same as a
computer running XP, as to connecting to the Internet. Give it the right IP
settings, from your DHCP server, and it should have no problem.
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.