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Can ONLY connect wireless at home...HELP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dkoholic, Nov 1, 2007.

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  1. dkoholic

    dkoholic Thread Starter

    Nov 1, 2007
    I have a 7 month old Toshiba satellite notebook with an internal wireless card. When it was new came with McAfee Antivirus.
    I turned the notebook on - it found my wireless network no issue.
    I then changed to ZoneAlarm. At home works fine.
    When I go to Panera and attempt to use their free wireless... My wireless network connection icon says - 2 networks available click here to choose one.
    When I click - It says NO networks available.

    I found out my notebook has configfree software to find the wireless access points.
    I attempted to use that software That software showed the access points but when I
    Tried to connect it said error connecting.
    I then changed my TCPIP setting took the checkmark out of allow Windows to manage my connection and
    still got the error - can not connect.

    I change all of my settings back - And when I went home - I had the same issues as at the Panera.
    I finally had to do a windows restore to connect at home.

    HELP - does anybody have clue what I need to change I would like to use my notebook wireless on other networks.

    I am pretty lame. My network is open at home.

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version: 7.0
    I am Running - ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Try disabling ALL the firewalls, because I suspect that's the root of the problem.
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