Local Access on Windows® Vista
Various issues that come with Windows Vista local access and ways to resolve such problems
Many users have reported that when they are using Windows Vista, they cannot access their wireless network but when they put their Ethernet cable, the Internet starts working perfectly. This problem is known is Windows Vista access local only issue. This issue is not because the user has not installed the network card properly. There are various reasons behind this problem and are discussed in the following section:
- Windows Vista access
- Local access problem
- Tips to solve this problem
Windows Vista access
Windows Vista access Windows Vista has certain integrated accessibility features and applications that make it extremely easy for the user to the computer and accomplish their tasks instantly. With access features, it is extremely easy to find and access settings.
Local access problem
Sometimes, it happens with Windows Vista users that they cannot access the Internet through wireless connection. For this, first you need to check the status of the Internet connection on your PC. If the connection is stable then there might be some other problems. You should also check that the drivers have been properly installed or not. Normally, when you upgrade the operating system to Windows Vista®, you can face Windows Vista local access problems.
If you are using a wireless router, check the settings of the router. Sometimes, changing the wireless channel will also solve your problem. For that, you first need to delete all previous preferred networks, add a new network and then try reconnecting. Another tip to resolve this issue is through changing the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). Disabling IPv6 and enabling IPv4 on Windows Vista®-based system can solve this problem. Another way of resolving the issue is through altering the registry values of your network card. This is a three-step process in which first you need to find the name of your network card and then find the registry key. Once you find the registry and alter the value; you need to restart your PC and the Internet will be working perfectly.