Microsoft has add a number features in its Windows operating systems to deal with internet connectivity issues. For instance, when you encounter an unexpected problem on your Windows Vista computer while trying to access internet connection, the operating system itself will attempt to detect the cause of the problem. Upon identifying the cause of the problem, the OS will display the results of the diagnosis. You will get some error messages regarding the problem. What do these messages mean? What are the steps needed to be taken when such error messages appear? The following instructions look into these aspects and help you restore your Internet connection. You may contact the Windows Online Support for any assistance.
- Try to fix the problem from the Network and Sharing Centre control Panel. To access this section, navigate to the Start button and select Control Panel from the context menu. Choose the Classic View, which you can see on the left side of the screen.
- Once the Control Panel window is set in Classic View, locate and select Network and Sharing Centre icon.
- Go to the left side of the screen and locate the link that says Manage Network Connection. (The link can be found under the Tasks button).
- Now, Windows will populate a list of network connections which are currently available. Highlight the network connection which is currently facing the problem and right-click on it.
- Select Diagnose from the drop-down menu.
- The pop-up window that appears now will tell you whether the wizard was able to resolve the problem with the connection.
- If it does not identify any problem and the system keeps alerting you with the error messages, go to the next step.
- Try to fix the problem by resetting your home network. Unplug the power cables of networking device, say the modem or router. Leave it unplugged for about one minute and plug it back. Now, restart your PC as well as the networking device. Once your computer is loaded, try to access internet. It should work now.
The above steps need to be executed when a Vista computer encounters internet connectivity issues. If the problem persists, make sure that you get in touch with your Internet Service Provider. You may also contact the Windows Online support and verify whether the problem is due to any changes made in Vista settings.Google+