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Windows Vista stopped connecting to the internet

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Cartertribe, Jan 25, 2019.

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  1. Cartertribe

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    My emachine Windows Vista stopped connecting to the Internet. Any idea what I should do to reconnect ?
     
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    If you mean to reconnect in general my idea is to buy a newer device.

    If you mean to reconnect that PC I suggest trying some Linux distributions.

    If you mean to reconnect that PC with Vista my first idea is to determine whether it used to connect via ethernet or wireless or both.
     
  3. Cartertribe

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    Thanks for responding. Yes, I want to use this computer to connect to the internet. It just stopped connecting this week. It connects through ethernet. Otherwise, the computer is still working. How would I get Linux?
     
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    Does Device Manager claim that the ethernet adapter is "working normally" or does it show an error?

    Can you successfully connect to your router or modem, but without internet access?

    Almost all the over 100 Linux distributions (OSes) are free for the download. One example is Lubuntu, a light version of the relatively popular Ubuntu.
     
  5. Cartertribe

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    The error message "Your connection is not secure" another one says "certificate is invalid".
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Connection to your router? Or to what?


    That implies you have internet access. If not, what certificate?
     
  7. lunarlander

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    Check also if your Vista date, time and year is correct.
     
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    Yes. I am running Vista Ultimate and have issues connecting to a few websites, since I use Google Chrome and even Firefox. The system is just old. However, I have had success connecting to those sites using Maxthon5 browser. No problems at all. http://www.maxthon.com/mx5/
     
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    I fixed the date and time. I also uninstalled a flash update. That combo has fixed the problem. Thanks!
     
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    Re-install the Flash update. You don't want to get hacked by not using the latest secure flash version
     
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