Connected with limited access but it works fine

  Halmer 16:31 26 Jul 2009

When my laptop is brought out of sleep mode, although the wireless access is fine, there is a red cross across the little TV icons in the brhc. It's on Vista and a Linksys router.

It works fine tho' with no degradation; when I delve further it tells me that it is connected with limited access.

Any idea why please?


  Halmer 16:32 26 Jul 2009

'you are currently not connected to any networks' but I am!

  mooly 08:45 27 Jul 2009

Sleep in Vista caused many problems, seemingly caused by hardware/driver/software conflicts. It was one of the main "whinges" of Vista.
Are you fully patched and up to date SP1 SP2 etc.
Perhaps check with the notebook manufacturer for updated drivers etc and google "Vista sleep and your laptop model"
There were also "hotfixes" for sleep problems.
You could look in device manager under the wireless card and under power management uncheck the box "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" and just see what happens.
Not suggesting leave it like that, but try sleep and see if it's "fixed" the issue.

  Halmer 19:48 27 Jul 2009

for the suggestions. I'll have a look and post back.


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