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Connection status: unknown, access is denied problem?

By themitchguy
Sep 17, 2009
  1. Well I recently built a computer, and while most of it works fine, the networking is really starting to chap my hide. nothing is showing in the network window, when I hover over the little taskbar icon (that currently has a red x on it) it says "connection status: unknown access is denied." I've tried updating and installing the driver twice now, but to no avail. Any help? :)
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This is Vista. Have you updated to Service Pack 2? What kind of Internet connection are you using? Cable, DSL?
     
  3. themitchguy

    themitchguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    i haven't upgraded yet, I'll try that.
    I'm guessing it's DSL, but I've never really thought about the difference, is there one?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "I'm guessing it's DSL, but I've never really thought about the difference, is there one?"...

    No difference from the modem to the computer. Are you connecting directly wired from the DSL modem to the computer?
     
  5. themitchguy

    themitchguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Well, it's connected to the router, which is connected to the modem, but that shouldn't make a difference, should it?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Connect the DSL modem directly to the computer for test purposes. See if you can connect to the Internet. DSL modems have to be configured properly sometimes with a user name and password. Also the routers have to reflect these settings
     
  7. themitchguy

    themitchguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    hmm nope it didn't even register that I had done anything
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Time to call your ISP (Internet Service Provider) Have you installed all the DSL transformers in all your phone jacks?
     
  9. themitchguy

    themitchguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    well everything should work fine, I mean I hook up my other computers through my router-modem connection, it's almost as if my Vista is telling me that i don't have the right to access networking properties.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So your other "connecting" computers are XP? Vista should be easier to connect to the Internet than XP. What Firewall are you running in Vista?
     
  11. themitchguy

    themitchguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    just the windows firewall
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So are the working computers XP? You are not that familiar with Vista?
     
  13. themitchguy

    themitchguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Yes the others are working XP, and no I'm not really familiar with it
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What kind of network did you set up? Home, office, public or private? Turn on Network discovery, and file sharing... Your pictures show that you are connected to the Internet. You have set something incorrectly, affecting your permissions and security. We have to find out just what you did. You are a "man of few words"... This is the 14th post. What is in that "untitled.jpg" picture you posted. it is too small for me to see?
     
  15. themitchguy

    themitchguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    the typ eof network I set up is just a home network. ah, that "untitled" picture was accidental, but it turns out that I can't change the settings like Network discovery and File sharing due to a problem i'm having with administrator rights. Also, I'm not sure I really did anything, I just installed Vista from the installation disk and it pretty much set itself up, but that rights problem is just that, a problem
     
  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Give me another screenshot of your Network and Sharing Center opening window, and what is this system's specs? Is this copy of Windows activated and legal?
     
  17. themitchguy

    themitchguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    well I tried reinstalling Vista and doing a format, and now everything works. Thanks for the help though, I absolutely love this website XD
     
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That's great themitchguy. Glad you got it sorted ;)
     
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