Can't connect to Sky broadband via laptop

By werter4000
Mar 2, 2015
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  1. My laptop(running on vista)will connect to the router but not get an internet connection saying that it's only a local connection. checked the settings and saw no relevant solutions. Other devices connect to Sky broadband fine with no problems. connects to other wireless internet connections fine with no problems.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    Local vs limited usually is seen when your IP address begins with 169.x.x.x

    and that's the clue that DHP did not respond.

    on win/7 or 8
    WF.msc brings up the firewall

    look for Networking - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP-In)
    must be enabled

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