That's a possibility worth checking - but what's bugging me is that the
wireless connection to the router is reported as being ok (although I
haven't been able to see if it can connect to a NAS for example) but it's
the outbound connection to the internet that won't complete. I've found a
few web complaints about Vista problems in this area (but also with other
OSes) so we're considering Win7 upgrade as a better place to start from...
On 23 March 2014 09:49, Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Perhaps there is a MAC problem at the other house, by design or by
> accident. Could there be a limited access list on the modem-router?
> On 23 Mar 14, at 09:05, Jez Cunningham <jez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > To the collective brains on this list: can you shed some light on this?
> > I have a problem with a PC (running Vista - ugh) that can connect to
> > the wifi router and thence to the internet in my house, but in another
> > house it connects to the router but there is no onward internet
> > connection.
> > All other devices (phones, tablets etc) can connect fine in both
> > places. Both routers are running WPA2-PSK security. The wifi adaptor
> > has the latest driver installed.
> > And it's a fresh install of Vista (and all SPs and updates) because we
> > started from a very sluggish clogged-up laptop (a few years past its
> > best) - although previously it was connecting to the internet ok!
> > My first thought was a DNS issue but manually setting DNS addresses
> > doesn't help.
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