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Windows 7: how to use unsecured wifi in windows 7 ?


19 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 
how to use unsecured wifi in windows 7 ?

hi all...
i have microsoft professional genuine installed in my lenovo y510 laptop...
the problem is that there is an unsecured wifi connection but i am not able to connect it from this laptop and it just shows limited connectivity only
where as i have another laptop of acer which has windows vista installed and when i try to connect to it throuh that laptop....i can even able to surf the internet !! why so ??


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19 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
hi all...
i have microsoft professional genuine installed in my lenovo y510 laptop...
the problem is that there is an unsecured wifi connection but i am not able to connect it from this laptop and it just shows limited connectivity only
where as i have another laptop of acer which has windows vista installed and when i try to connect to it throuh that laptop....i can even able to surf the internet !! why so ??
Hi and welcome

We need information about your netwroking setup before we can be of much help

Ken J
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20 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
hi all...
i have microsoft professional genuine installed in my lenovo y510 laptop...
the problem is that there is an unsecured wifi connection but i am not able to connect it from this laptop and it just shows limited connectivity only
where as i have another laptop of acer which has windows vista installed and when i try to connect to it throuh that laptop....i can even able to surf the internet !! why so ??
Hi and welcome

We need information about your netwroking setup before we can be of much help

Ken J
like ???
well i can say its a home network and do tell me which else information you need ???
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20 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
hi all...
i have microsoft professional genuine installed in my lenovo y510 laptop...
the problem is that there is an unsecured wifi connection but i am not able to connect it from this laptop and it just shows limited connectivity only
where as i have another laptop of acer which has windows vista installed and when i try to connect to it throuh that laptop....i can even able to surf the internet !! why so ??
It could be because the router (that's not in your control??) automatically has blocked the mac address due to it thinking you've "hammered" it too much, etc...

A very likely cause.

If you own the router yourself, go and check the logs and config.

You can try using a spoofed mac address in the driver settings, within the device manager for it. Make up anything with random numbers and letters. Keep the numbers within 0-3 and use only A.
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20 Nov 2009   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
hi all...
i have microsoft professional genuine installed in my lenovo y510 laptop...
the problem is that there is an unsecured wifi connection but i am not able to connect it from this laptop and it just shows limited connectivity only
where as i have another laptop of acer which has windows vista installed and when i try to connect to it throuh that laptop....i can even able to surf the internet !! why so ??

Hi there

1) Is the Unsecured Wifi yours or are you trying to "camp" on it -- I'm not asking this because of any "Nosey ness" on my part - but there are different protocols.

2) If it's NOT your network you can only login to it if the router software allows Internet connections -- which means the gateway the router is connected permits it.

It might be a private Internal network that doesn't have any outside access even though the router is broadcasting its ESSID.

In general you can only connect to unsecured networks if they have Internet access.
It might even be a "semi-public" facility that checks your MAC card ID before it allows logon.

The Router is only a TRANSMITTER - the fact it's transmitting doesn't actually mean that it is connected to an Internet service provider.

(Note some work supplied laptops need specific wireless setups to be enabled before any connection is possible -- this is usually done via MAC ID (checks the network card) plus other security stuff. Often these laptops are disabled from accessing the "public Internet" as well).

Check to see if the laptop connects to a genuinely open wi-fi network such as in a Hotel lobby etc).

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
hi all...
i have microsoft professional genuine installed in my lenovo y510 laptop...
the problem is that there is an unsecured wifi connection but i am not able to connect it from this laptop and it just shows limited connectivity only
where as i have another laptop of acer which has windows vista installed and when i try to connect to it throuh that laptop....i can even able to surf the internet !! why so ??

Hi there

1) Is the Unsecured Wifi yours or are you trying to "camp" on it -- I'm not asking this because of any "Nosey ness" on my part - but there are different protocols.

2) If it's NOT your network you can only login to it if the router software allows Internet connections -- which means the gateway the router is connected permits it.

It might be a private Internal network that doesn't have any outside access even though the router is broadcasting its ESSID.

In general you can only connect to unsecured networks if they have Internet access.
It might even be a "semi-public" facility that checks your MAC card ID before it allows logon.

The Router is only a TRANSMITTER - the fact it's transmitting doesn't actually mean that it is connected to an Internet service provider.

(Note some work supplied laptops need specific wireless setups to be enabled before any connection is possible -- this is usually done via MAC ID (checks the network card) plus other security stuff. Often these laptops are disabled from accessing the "public Internet" as well).

Check to see if the laptop connects to a genuinely open wi-fi network such as in a Hotel lobby etc).

Cheers
jimbo

thanks so much for an interesting and helpful reply sir
but sir, i am able to use that same wifi connection on my another laptop which has windows vista installed...so is it just an opertaing systwem problem or something like that ?? well...i am just trying to use that connection...it is not my own wifi connection :P
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21 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
hi all...
i have microsoft professional genuine installed in my lenovo y510 laptop...
the problem is that there is an unsecured wifi connection but i am not able to connect it from this laptop and it just shows limited connectivity only
where as i have another laptop of acer which has windows vista installed and when i try to connect to it throuh that laptop....i can even able to surf the internet !! why so ??
It could be because the router (that's not in your control??) automatically has blocked the mac address due to it thinking you've "hammered" it too much, etc...

A very likely cause.

If you own the router yourself, go and check the logs and config.

You can try using a spoofed mac address in the driver settings, within the device manager for it. Make up anything with random numbers and letters. Keep the numbers within 0-3 and use only A.
but i haven't connected to it and used internet yet even for once and it works very fine on my another laptop which has windows vista installed !! :P
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21 Nov 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86
 
 

It may be because the owner of the wifi router figured things out quickly and blocked you on the first try.

Try changing mac address. Can't hurt to test.
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21 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit - Retail
 
 

Another thing maybe is that with your other comptuer connected, it has reached the limit on how many users can connect to the wireless network? Have you tried disconnnecting off the WiFi with your Vista then try to connect with the limted access computer?
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