I just got a HP Pavilion dv6000 a few weeks ago with Vista Home Premium already installed on it. Im having some trouble getting my wireless connection to work. It worked once for a few hours but then just decided to stop. When I plug in my ethernet cable, my internet works just fine. But when I try to connect via wireless it says im connected but with Local Access only. It also shows that im connected to multiple networks when I plug in my ethernet cable and turn on my wireless router. It wont connect to the internet or anything. I've tried everything from restarting and power cycling the router and modem to renewing the IP address. The automatic diagnose and repair option does nothing for me. My cousin who has XP on his laptop is able to connect using my wireless signal and even my PSP can connect to the internet using the same signal. Can anyone pleassssseee help me??? Ive been reading all sorts of forums and am about to throw my computer accross the room. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.
I had the same problem with the ethernet connection. when plugged in, it indicated "access: local only".
After tampering around, I removed my bitdefender internet security since i got the avira personal edition. what happened was the internet connection got restored and now the internet works fine.
I seriously suspect that it might have been an issue with the firewall of the Internet security software. wired,wireless or even dial up, the issue maybe with the security software.
hope this helps.