Access: Local Only, not wireless...Internet won't work!?

My 3 year old desktop computer running Vista has never had a problem connecting to the Internet. Yesterday I unplugged my Internet and plugged it into my sister's laptop, also running Vista. Later I plugged it back into my computer and now it says "Access: Local Only" on an unidentified network. I tired plugging it back into my sister's computer and it worked just find. I have tried system restore and shutting down. I have looked online and found this problem about wireless, but not about when your plugged in! What else can I try???


tried unplugging overnight, still does the same thing

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Shut down the computer and unplug the modem. Wait about a minute. Restart the modem then restart the computer.............

  • Abel H
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Shut down the computer and unplug the modem. Wait about a minute. Restart the modem then restart the computer.

  • 1 decade ago

    There are different steps u would have to try to check the problem

    1. check if you are getting an ip address or not

    How to check ipaddress: go to start and in start and search bar type cmd and hit enter it will open the command prompt window, in the window type ipconfig and hit enter it will give you tye ip adress which will look like or anything but with four points

    IF you are getting an ip address than try to ping some website in the same window

    Type: ping and check the packet detail if all the packets are lost that means there is the problem with the internet if not than u r connected and might be the problem with the browser only and if you are not able to ping than try to ping an ip address

    Ping and hit enter and see the result and most of time such problems can be fixed with turning off and than on your modem and router for more details you can ping me on my Yahoo id and i can tell you the steps simultaneously and than it would be easy for you to work


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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    just unplug your modem and or router, and then just wait for it to work

    if not, call your service provider

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