No Internet Access on Guest Account

mvalencia2003
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Any idea why there's no Internet access when logging on Guest account on Windows Vista but when logging on to Regular Admin account , Internet works.


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The guest account is normally disabled. It is a member of guests (not users), so it is really very limited.

If you want an account that your own guests can use and can access internet, you should probably set up your own account (or change the properties of "guest" in the local user manager. I suggest you set up your own account.

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There is some discussion about that here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/guest-account-cannot-access-internet/faa4fc3f-7942-40ef-a787-297a3de15467

Guest account is a limited account which allows people to have temporary access to their computer. You won’t be able to install any new hardware, software nor can you configure your wireless connection.

You can create a standard account and limit access through parental controls.

It may not be possible using the guest account. You may want to create a local account and then limit it as necessary but then you will have better control to allow internet, etc.

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