Vista Says I'm Not Connected to the Internet, But I Am
Was messing about on the computer this morning when I noticed that Vista thinks I’m not connected to the Internet, even though I am. The “Network and Sharing Center” says I have “Local Only” access right now… but I can get to sites on the Internet, so obviously that’s very wrong.
As it turns out, this is a known issue for Vista and Windows 2008 computer that have more than one network adapter. My computer has a wireless and a wired adapter, so I guess I qualify. I found a little additional discussion (not much) in a forum thread. Not sure why it just started doing this today; it was working fine before. No network changes have happened… except I had to reboot my router yesterday. I wonder if that’s what started it. Maybe another router reboot is in order.