|"When I go to try and connect through the manager it says that the strength is very good."|
What manager ? What's the specific name of it? Are you using the one built into Vista, probably called Wireless Zero, or one that was installed along with the software for the wireless adapter on the computer ?
If it came with the wireless adapter, we need the make and model of your wireless adapter.
If the signal strength of the wireless connection is good, then there's nothing wrong with the wireless connection between your wireless adapter and whatever it's connecting to, which I assume is a wireless router, or a "combo" router / high speed modem.
In that case, if what your wireless adapter is connecting to is your own router, or "combo" router / high speed modem (there may be other wireless routers or access points within range) , then the only setting that may not be right is the adapter and the router are not using the same security encryption key, or password - that has to be the same type and the same code or password.
You can find out what security type and code or password the router is using by accessing it's configuration settings, then check the wireless adapter's settings and make those the same.
If you want help regarding that, we need to know the make and model of your router, or combo router / high speed modem.
Wireless network connections, especially wireless B and G connections, can be unreliable. Wireless N is supposed to be much better, if both ends of the connection are wireless N.
In any case, sometimes you may need to "reboot" your high speed modem, or your combo router / high speed modem, in order to get your internet connection working properly again, because the high speed modem will not make a poor or dead internet connection good again automatically after it has become poor or dead. If your internet connection is DSL or ADSL, that's even more likely, especially if you're having telephone line noise problems.
To "reboot" the high speed modem, or the modem on a router / modem combo
- if it has a switch, switch it off, switch it on
- if it doesn't have a switch, unplug the low voltage DC power plug at the device (pull on the plug, NOT IT'S CORD ), plug it back in
- in either case, wait a short time until the leds on it indicate you have a working connection.
If you lose the wireless connection between the adapter and the router, or combo router / modem, and you haven't changed any configuration settings for wireless, then do the same thing for the router, or combo router / modem .
Once the wireless connection between the wireless adapter and the router, or combo router, modem is working fine (and the security settings and code or password are the same) ....
You can only connect to the internet via ONE of a wired network connection, or a wireless network connection, at a time.
If you want to change the way you want to connect to the internet, wired to wireless or visa versa, you must change the Connection settings in Internet Options, and you often have to reboot the computer as well.
E.g. if you are presently connected to the internet via a network cable, temporarily unplug it, then do this....
Control Panel - Classic View - Internet Options
or in Internet Explorer - Tools - Internet Options
Click on the Connections tab, then Setup at the top of the page. Go through the steps .