Hi A few days ago I purchased an AirPort Express to provide my iPad Mini and iPhone with a stronger wifi connection. Before that I was using a temporary ad hoc connection which worked fine but was also inconvenient. Anyway, I set up my AirPort Express using the AirPort Utility app on my iPhone. I have all the standard settings WPA/WPA-2 Personal with a security password. Within less than 5 minutes I had my iPad and iPhone connected and surfing the web with an "Excellent" connection. However, I just knew that my HP Pavilion laptop running Vista would give me trouble. And sure enough it did. The laptop connects to the AirPort's wifi but with a "Local only" connection so I cannot actually get onto the internet and visit any web pages. I checked out the settings under the "Network and Sharing Center" and everything matches what I have listed in the AirPort Utility app. I have tried everything including: - Using the hexadecimal "pre-shared key" - Changing the channel from "automatic" to "1" and "11" - "Diagnosing" with Vista - Turning off the firewall - Completely resetting the AirPort with a new wifi name and password - Restarting computer numerous times - Switching other security settings - And a bunch of other ideas from other forums None of it has worked. However, through doing this I did isolate the issue. It is a some sort of security issue that is preventing a full connection because when I turn off the password and security settings on the AirPort Utility app, the laptop connects fine and I can surf the web. However, leaving in open wifi connection is not a good solution for where I live. And connecting the laptop to the AirPort with an ethernet cable is not a good solution since I have the AirPort in a different location than my desk. I'm going to be purchasing a Mac in about 6 months, and cannot wait for things to just work, but for now I'm stuck with this Vista computer. If anyone has any ideas of what the security issue could be, please suggest them. I've wasted so many hours on this and appreciate any help that you provide. Thank you.