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Vista: Common Problems with 802.11 Wireless

Postby chicagotech » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:02 pm

1. Inability to Connect and the wireless doesn’t receive the single.

1) It could be the Wireless adapter driver issue. Upgrade the latest driver. Or use Microsoft Wireless Zero Configuration service.
2) You may need to update the software or firmware in your wireless router or access point.
3) Changing wireless networking channels.
4) Incorrect configuration. The mismatch might be in the form of different authentication settings, incompatible equipment, or other configuration issues.
5) Check access control (MAC) address filtering.
6) The wireless AP and wireless network adapter are not using the same 802.11 standard (for example, you are using an 802.11b network adapter and a 802.11a wireless AP)
7) The wireless radio button on the computer might be in the off position

2. Intermittent Connectivity and the most common scenario is an automatic disconnect about every 3 minutes.
1) 802.1X authentication is enabled for wireless network that does not support 802.1X authentication. You may disable 802.1X authentication.
2) The computer is running Microsoft wireless software and wireless manufacturer software.
3) Disable IPv6.
4) Disable NIC power management
5) Re-set NIC speed.
6) Radio frequency (RF) interference from nearby devices such as cordless phone and Bluetooth devices
7) Outdated wireless network adapter driver
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Postby chicagotech » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:51 pm

I had the same problem when moving from XP to Vista on my laptop.
Just turned off WPA and wireless works again. It is a problem of wireless
negotiation, obviously.
I have MAC filter but not WPA encryption, then.

This is some Vista bug since my XP connects with router under WEP and WPA
immediately, as far as i have tested.
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Postby blin » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:39 am

1. Update the firemware in your wireless router or access point.
2. Update the driver in your wireless adapter.
3. Changing wireless networking channels
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Postby Krissi » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:16 am

I need help!

After coming back from vacation our wireless doesn't work on one of the laptops. We have two in total. The main one is not working, it recognizes the connection but it can't connect. Both computers have windows vista.

I was on the phone with some people from the company, but I did the same things over and over again (typing the key, checking router and working in the networkcenter).

Can somebody help me and explain it, because I'm not very good, when it comes to that.

Thanks
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Postby chicagotech » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:55 pm

We need more information to help. How do you setup the wireless? Are you using WEP? What did they ask you to do?
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Postby chicagotech » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:53 pm

I had the same problem..

I solved the problem be disabling ip 6 and disabling Upnp on the router
configuration screen 192.168.1.1 and goto the Administration Tab on
click disable.

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Postby johfc » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:26 am

I have been continually frustrated by an annoying "Unidentified network" that keeps appearing. After exhaustive searching for this issue. I have discovered that disabling IPv6 has resolved the problem. It seems that either my NIC or routers don't support the protocol. Unfortunately, there is very little information on IPv6 in the user domain and it is enabled by default in Vista!
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Re: Vista: Common Problems with 802.11 Wireless

Postby jkesty » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:18 am

I have an HP Pavillion Slimline with a wireless card built in.

My issue is that whenever I boot up, it doesn't always recognize the wireless card on the first boot. Sometimes I have to re-boot 5 or 6 times before it finally recognizes the card and then everything is fine.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Vista: Common Problems with 802.11 Wireless

Postby blin » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:40 am

Have you checked if there is a new driver for the wireless card?
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