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Prncssofprz83
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Local internet Only issue

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I have a Compaq cq50. I cannot connect to my fios router. I can connect with phone,tablet,game systems but hot with laptop.please help!!! I am running Vista OS.
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Have you configured the SSID in your PC?

What security are you using?

Could be that Vista does not support the type of security you are running.


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How do I configure the ssid? I don't know the security type.

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Try this procedure on your phone or tablet (this is for Android. I would assume Apple would be similar)

Go under settings/wifi.

Click on the network you are connected to.
If security says WPA, then that is the issue. Windows Vista does not support WPA only WEP (older and less secure).


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that's not true, i am using vista and i connect wirelessly  with WPA2 security, using the built -in wireless network adaptor in this hp laptop.......it is possible that YOUR network adaptor isn't able to use the same settings as your other devices, but i don't think that it is simply due to running Vista......have you tried connecting with your laptop using an ethernet cable ?

 

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The mad scanner...yes I can connect using the Ethernet cable but once I disconnect, it shows "local only"
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can u tell me what u r seeing that says local only? is it in the "network and sharing center"? if i use the inhome agent network diagnostic tool from verizon i get stuck with local only too, have to turn off and on the router....so if u used that , maybe same thing happened to you.....i think the fact that u get the local only message means u r connected to your router.....if you type 192.168.1.1 into ur address bar does it take you to your router?

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