I have occasionally had strange issues where the wireless netowrk complains that it is local only and you can't connect to the internet. Generally deleting the connection and setting up netowrking has solved the issue.
Today, however, an elderly client called me with the same problem and I couldn't find any way to fix it.
I have just been searching MS KB and was shocked by the following article:The network connectivity status incorrectly appears as "Local only" on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista-based computer that has more than one network adapter
It seems appalling to me that MS could still have this problem well over a year (and Service Pack release). This must affect millions of laptops that are in this exact situation as almost every laptop these days has multiple adapters, and many desktop computers too!
Note the fact that there is no resolution suggested as of May 2008 !!!
One thing I find slightly curious is how do you generate sufficient http traffic if you aren't connected to the internet?
I haven't tried it yet but presumably disabling the wired LAN adapter should rectify the situation.
Anyone else met this problem and found a solution? There seem to be hundreds of similar problems posted all over the net and I haven't yet found anyone with a convincing solution that works.