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Unidentified Network/Limited Access or No Connection issue with Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by D. Shadow, Nov 11, 2010.

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  1. D. Shadow

    D. Shadow Thread Starter

    Nov 25, 2005
    Hi, i have one bothersome problem with Windows 7 and also Vista

    ok, i have 2 laptops one running Windows 7 64-bit and the other Vista 64-bit, for some reason out of the blue both machines stopped getting access to the net and i have this ongoing message saying "Limited Access, No Connection" and/or "Unidentified Network" with the wireless connections.
    the strainge thing is, both laptop sees my router but it would not connect...NOW, i have 2 other laptops my old Compaq Presario V5000 and a Dell Insparion D600 both Running Windows XP Pro and they connect to the router and my mom's Dell Mini (running Windows 7 32-bit) that too connects to the router.

    i've tried every method possible even googled solutions to find a way to fix the problem but to no avail since i have yet to a straight answer to fix it.

    BTW: i dont know if it has to do with teh fact that the 2 laptops are running a 64-bit operating system and theres some incompatibility somewhere...i mean im bout on the verge of giving up on fixing this and just wipe em both out and do a full re-installation as a last resort.

    any pointers of how to "properly" fix this network issue?
  2. Deadlegend


    Nov 12, 2010
    Hi Shadow,
    I had a very similar issue when reinstalling xp pro onto a oldish laptop, again as with you my laptop could see my router but not connect, (a yellow triangle icon)

    This is what I had to do perhaps/ I hope, it will work for you.

    First I found a bit of free software that does not install but when run will give you all the info you need to know about your laptop, sorry was a while ago just google there is more than one.

    This will let you know the exact wireless card you have in your system, then and it took me a bit of time to google and find the right one, download the latest driver for the wireless card.

    Now I could connect by plugging a cable in and downloaded the update directly to the laptop in mention, however after running it it still did not work, so for some strange reason I re-downloaded it from another computer, copied it onto a pen drive and ran it from there and it worked.

    Finding the correct driver can be a little tireless wading through the oh download and pay for my brilliant driver updater software, but somewhere in the middle of all that crap will be a genuine driver you need.

    another option is go direct to the laptop manufacturers website and check if they have the driver's.

    Worth a try.
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