Last September I bought a Medion laptop with wireless LAN. I linked it up with a Linksys WAG160N router. Right from the start I had problems with initial connection to the internet. The router is always on but when I re-booted the laptop it rarely connected to the internet - giving me the message "Limited Connectivity". The only way I could resolve the issue was by re-booting the router and the connection was then established. Bloody nuisance when I used the laptop downstairs and the router is in a spare bedroom upstairs!
I spent many happy hours trying to resolve this issue with Medion customer support, Linksys customer support, and via this NG. None of the suggested solutions ever worked.
A few days ago I happed to visit Medion's online customer support and had a scroll through their FAQs. There it was : "My Vista laptop will not connect to my Wi-Fi router?"
In the Start search type net.
Left click Network and sharing centre.
On the left hand side of the window click Manage network connections.
Right click on Wlan card. Left click on Properties.
Remove the tick from the box that is located next to TCP/IPv6.
left click ok.
I did that and problem solved. My laptop now connects to the router and the internet the moment it boots up! So why didn't any of the customer support bods at either Medion or Linksys come up with this solution?