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# 19110 5-Feb-2008 17:36
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I know this thread is still there but I couldnt post to it.  I have exactly the same problem with wirelss networks in vista.  I also found when it says local only it means not even to your router.  I changed my address from DHCP to static and that seems to work better and starts up faster as it doesnt require the wait to get a DHCP address.  I have no idea what causes it though but it is bloody frustrating.  Never had the issues in XP

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  # 108744 5-Feb-2008 17:39
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Have you applied the updates for wireless networks? Otherwise you can wait a few more weeks and get Windows Vista SP1, just released to manufacturing, and available for download from early March.

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  # 108850 6-Feb-2008 10:08
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My Vista PC used to do the same thing.  There are many forum discussions around the net on this topic, with lots of suggested fixes, but no definitive solution that I've seen.

On my PC, there were only two ways to re-establish a full connection:
1.  Re-start the PC (which didn't always fix the connection), or
2.  Click the "Send/Receive" button on the email client.

The second solution is rather odd, but it worked every time.  Something about the process of doing the send/receive seemed to re-establish the full network connection.

The problem has not occurred on my PC for a while, so I assume it has been fixed by a Windows update.  There have been 53 so far, so I don't know which one (if any) fixed the problem.

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