Message when a device on a Windows Vista-based computer uses a network bridge to access the network: "Connected with limited access"

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Article ID: 930517 - View products that this article applies to.

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SYMPTOMS

When you use a wireless connection for network connectivity on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following message for a device in the Connect to a network dialog box:
Connected with limited access
This problem occurs if a device on the Windows Vista-based computer uses a network bridge to access the network.

You may also receive the following error message:
Connection unsuccessful

- If you are connecting to a wireless hotspot, you might need to open a web browser to finish connecting.
You receive these messages even though the device has good network connectivity using the wireless network bridge.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot Applicable2,45606-Jan-200702:03Not Applicable
Wlanconn.dll6.0.6000.20508627,71205-Jan-200715:23x86
Wlanmm.dll6.0.6000.20508911,87205-Jan-200715:23x86
X86_microsoft-windows-wlanconnectionflow.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20508_none_8a360b93db1c3e6b.manifestNot Applicable71306-Jan-200702:03Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wlanconnectionflow_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20508_none_88e0323c83c18541.manifestNot Applicable42,56006-Jan-200702:06Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wlanmediamanager.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20508_none_249c0bad283b1c7e.manifestNot Applicable70906-Jan-200702:03Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-wlanmediamanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20508_none_9c225fd90222cfb6.manifestNot Applicable12,77206-Jan-200702:06Not Applicable
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-wlanconnectionflow.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20508_none_e654a7179379afa1.manifestNot Applicable71706-Jan-200702:03Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-wlanconnectionflow_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20508_none_e4fecdc03c1ef677.manifestNot Applicable42,59006-Jan-200702:12Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-wlanmediamanager.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20508_none_80baa730e0988db4.manifestNot Applicable71306-Jan-200702:03Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-wlanmediamanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20508_none_f840fb5cba8040ec.manifestNot Applicable12,80606-Jan-200702:12Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable2,45606-Jan-200702:03Not Applicable
Wlanconn.dll6.0.6000.20508697,85605-Jan-200715:59x64
Wlanmm.dll6.0.6000.20508988,16005-Jan-200715:59x64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

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Article ID: 930517 - Last Review: May 15, 2008 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
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