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sony vaio laptop w/ vista hard to connect to wireless

by lisa71025 / January 27, 2014 10:50 AM PST

Sony Vaio laptop will not connect to the internet?
I recently did a factory reset on ky Sony Vaio laptop that runs on Windows Vista. I had to do something out of the ordinary the last time i had to do this which was about 3 years ago but forgot what i did. All of my other devoces connect to the internet just fine and new devices connect just fine. I have made sure the drivers are up to date and the switch is on.
I feel like i had to change something in my computer the last time but can not remember what. Does anyone have any idea?

I also check to box that allows the internet to connect even if it is not broadcasting. According to my wireless status the IPv4 is local and IPv5 is limited. Media state is enabled. It says packets are sent but not receiving anything.

I know the password is correct. Like I have said this happen the last time and I had to change something weird in the computer settings to connect it to the internet.

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1. So far there is no IPv5
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 11:05 AM PST

2. However there are a lot of issues about Vista. Be sure to get all updates from the maker and Microsoft then I'd guess this is the old Vista Broadcast Flag issue.

3. Or the restore installed an instantly expired antivirus suite. Many will block your internet "for your protection."
I call that thuggish behavior.
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check your WEP or WPA security settings
by James Denison / January 28, 2014 2:11 AM PST

Make sure the SSID and those keys match the router.

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