I had the exact same problem last week. I tried to import my desktop xp settings to my brand new laptop. Same error messages and problem. Did a system restore on my laptop back to the first time I booted up,did not import any settings from the desktop,connected wireless through my modem/router using vista network center with no problems. wasted 5 hours on the problem before I did the restore
re by new laptop ends up through the window
it seems that setting up vista for a wireless connection to a home network is not as easy as i thought it would be!
whenever i try to connect to the internt through my wireless router, i get the message "Connected with limited access"
now, there would appear to be a microsoft hotfix
this says that the problem addresses....
Message when a device on a Windows Vista-based computer uses a network bridge to access the network: "Connected with limited access"
sounds like my issue, only i don't know what the 'network bridge' bit refers to. as far as i know, i don't have a network bridge (unless it is something in the way the linksys unit has set itself up
before i install the hotfix and screw up my lovely new laptop, can anyone perhaps give me some guidance on whether i have done something wrong on the home network side that could be causing the problem...?
my set up is:
desktop running xp home sp2
wireless adsl modem / router wag54GS
the desktop is linked to the router by a fixed ethernet cable
my new laptop is running vista home premium, and i am attempting to connect to the router using wireless
i used the desktop to set up a home network called home, using the home network wizard-> i used the option that all computers connect to the internet through a router
there is no security on the network
vista machine can see the 'home' network as an unsecured network, but can only connect with the "limited access" error
so- anything else i have done sound daft, or is it the dreaded hotfix for me?