Home | Site Map | Cisco How ToNet How To | Wireless |Search | Forums | Services | Donations | Careers | About Us | Contact Us|

Vista: wireless works if setup manually

Wi-Fi, Mobile phone.

Vista: wireless works if setup manually

Postby chicagotech » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:13 am

Thank you for sharinh your experience with us.

--
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"IWantXPBack" <IWantXPBack> wrote in message news:2545CE9D-148D-4BB5-A8EC-766892B0CCA6@microsoft.com...
> Maybe you've got this figured out already, but I thought I'd offer my
> experience.
>
> Generally, when I try to connect to a secure wireless network, I go ahead
> and manually create a connection (Network and Sharing Center > Set Up a
> Connection or Network > Manually Connect to a Wireless Network).
>
> You have to have the SSID of your network (the network name) and the
> encryption key or creation phrase, which I assume you have.
>
> I've done this for all of the secure networks I use, and it's worked.
>
> Don't ask me why super-spiffy Vista isn't capable of user-friendly
> networking. I mean, if Mac can do it...
>
I would check the firewall first. Or this troubleshooting may help,

Vista issuesTroubleshooting Vista Network Issues. Vista Troubleshooting
Collections ... Step by step troubleshooting . ... Troubleshooting Vista
Wireless Issues ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistanetissues.htm


--
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
http://www.HowToNetworking.com

> "clkm88@gmail.com" wrote:
>
>> I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but I have tried the
>> methods mentioned already and I still can't figure out why...
>>
>> I'm just got a new toshiba laptop with windows vista and I want to
>> connect to my home network - I have a D-Link router. I have no
>> trouble at all connecting to my university network or to my
>> neighbour's unsecured one, but my home one is secure and even though
>> my laptop detects it, it won't let me connect!
>>
>> I have an older laptop with windows XP and that one connected fine
>> when I did the setup wireless thing a few years ago... I was
>> expecting some sort of password box to pop up when I tried to connect
>> to my secured home network on my vista laptop, but the only message
>> that I receive is "windows cannot connect to this network" whereas for
>> window XP I actually get this password box where I can type my
>> password in.
>>
>> Any ideas? Thanks. (I'll admit I'm rather computer-retarded, so I
>> hope you'll forgive me if I don't quite get some stuff...)
>>
>>
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
chicagotech
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7066
Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:24 pm
Location: Chicago USA

Return to Wireless

Your Ad Here

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests