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Old 10-10-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I just purchased a new PC and tried connecting to my existing wireless network. but I keep getting the message “Limited Connectivity”. The PC is Windows 7 but my previous one was Windows XP and worked fine with my wireless router/network.

Any solution to this problem?
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:24 AM
 
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How is the new PC connecting to your existing network?
Can you open the Command Prompt (START > RUN > cmd > OK) and ping the gateway/router/modem the other PC using the PING command followed by the target device's IP address?

Try connecting the new PC via an Ethernet cable to see if that works. Couple of things to get the ball rolling till others join the fun.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:55 AM
 
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A new PC means new NIC card... Have you tried moving the PC to a different location? Does the NIC have an antenna?
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Could be that the new PC has a hotshot Wifi card, and your old access point or router is slower?
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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Could be that the new PC has a hotshot Wifi card, and your old access point or router is slower?
Good point if you can find the settings for the NIC look for the speed at which is trying to connect. If it is not set to be backward compatible make it so.
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