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Limited connectivity on Vista

Discussion in 'Networking' started by HelloDoritos, Jan 5, 2010.

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  1. HelloDoritos

    HelloDoritos Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2010
    Hello, my room mate and me got into a fight and he disconnected the internet ( we have wireless). I know almost nothing about computers.

    We have a modem which is connected to our router, Because the modem is in his room he can connect to the internet by attaching a cable from the router to his computer. But i can't connect through wireless ( tried using my iPhone and my other laptop).

    When ever I try to browse it doesn't work and the internet connection says Limited connectivity. Could anyone please help?

    I am currently in the public library and we only get 1 hour a day. I have a very important paper due 2 weeks from now. I can get into his room and on his computer no problem.

    Can you please tell me how i can fix the limited conection issue?
  2. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    Well,my guess,based on your description is that encryption has been set up on the router,which requires a password.If you don't know it,you will not get a wireless connection.
    MAC address filtering has been set up on the router,limiting your pc access.
    a router firewall has been setup to exclude your access.
  3. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    make up with you flat mate

    You need the modem connected back to the router to get wireless access

    He may have just connected the computer directly to the modem
  4. warrior19


    Oct 3, 2009
    Make up or confiscate the modem as a negotiation aid :)
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