Cannot connect to network

IDLE

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i am having a hard time with thisnetworking an Vista(32BIT). when ever i connect the pc to the router, Vista will not connect. says that it cannot identify the network. but once i connect vista directly to the modem it connects perfectly and quickly. i dont have any trouble with other PCs connecting to the router. all are on XP.

so how do i force it to identify the netwrok. vista is assigned to workgroup just like the other pcs. as well as my router.

any ideas?
 

madmatt

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Go to the "Network and Sharing Center".

At the top you should see your computer with a line to (depending how your network is setup and assuming...) the name of your workgroup with a line going to the "Internet". Is there a red X between the workgroup and the Internet?

If in fact there is a red X between the two, you can enable it by accessing the "Network" and right clicking on the router and choosing "Enable".
 

IDLE

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If in fact there is a red X between the two, you can enable it by accessing the "Network" and right clicking on the router and choosing "Enable".
i am not seeing this or not really syre what you mean.

it shows me the PC to the "network" in my case it states unidentified network then has a red X going to the internet. i cannot right click on any of these images. or the lines to enable anything
 

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i finally got it. i found a way to tell what type of network i was on. home private or work. i selected home and we are good to go. thanks for the help MM.
 

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