Learn how to fix the limited connectivity issue in Windows® Vista®
Learn about the issues related to the error message "Connected with limited access" in Windows Vista. Get tips to fix it.
Windows Vista is one of the latest versions of Operating System released by Microsoft. It enables various features to the customer. It provides high security features such as firewall, defender tolls etc. However, due to several factors, Windows Vista might cause connection issues. They get connected with limited access due to security issues and cause limited connectivity due to speed settings of NIC etc. After causing these issues, it shows "connected with limited access" error message. There are several issues occurred due to limited connectivity. One such issue that can occur is while connecting a Windows Vista computer to a non-certified wireless access point or router. This is mainly due to the loss of network connection or due to poor performance. Also you get limited connectivity due to Internet connection. Sometimes limited connectivity occurs due to loss of files in your systems. But you will get a limited access error only when there is a network problem. There are several tools available to solve this issue. You can download one of these tools and can install it into your system.
Some of the causes and symptoms of Windows Vista limited connectivity issue are given below. Also, given are some tips to fix the issue:
- Causes of limited connectivity
- Symptoms of limited connectivity
- Tips to fix the issue
Causes of limited connectivity
This is an issue which occurs due to some sort of network problem. The main cause for this problem is when you use wireless connection for accessing the network, the devices in your Windows Vista computer tries to access the network using network bridges. Then your system will show an error message "Connected with limited access".
Symptoms of limited connectivity
Windows Vista Operating System shows this error message while you try to access your network. It occurs when you try to access the network devices through a wireless connection. This error message will be displayed with the message "Connected to a Network" dialogue box. Sometimes you might get another error message “Connection Unsuccessful” even though you have good network connectivity. All these symptoms point to some sort of network issues in your computer.
In order to resolve this issue you have to download the latest version of Windows Vista Service Pack. This can be solved also by using Hotfix tool. It can be downloaded from Microsoft website. After downloading you can run it on your system. It will solve the issue. Running the Hotfix tool will resolve only the network related issue. Using the Hotfix information you can solve the problem in all editions of Windows Vista.