I am currently running Vista Home Premium + IE 7.0 on a HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop and am successfully able to connect to most wireless networks I use at home/work/public etc (both secured and open). However, there is one location where I seem to be the only one who has continual problems connecting via their wireless router while other Win XP/Mac users do not. Details of the problem include:
While I am able to connect to the WAP secured network (for which I have the correct pass-key) this is limited to a Local Access only, thereby preventing browsing and other connection dependent functionality
I undertake all of the diagnose and repair tools (with exception of plugging in a network cable as this is not possible at the location) and this does not solve the problem – nor does a power reboot of the router. All the other likely causes (weak signal, modem/browser configuration etc) so not appear relevant given that everything will connect and work fine as soon as I move to other network locations
The initial assumption that the problem is with the wireless router itself is also suspect given that other non-Vista users have no problems; furthermore I am told by the staff that other Vista users have had similar problems connecting as I have at this location and have had to go to MS Support for advice (though I have not found any relevant postings)
Therefore, is this wireless connection issue symptomatic of a known problem with the Vista OS and/or interfacing with certain types of routers? If so is there a solution available?
Many thanks for any help.