WiFi issues under Vista Home Basic

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Nospam, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Nospam

    Nospam Guest

    A band new laptop I bought refuses to connect to my home WiFi network.


    ===============================================
    WiFi Router:
    Thompson speedtouch 580 ADSL

    laptop that works:
    ACER using WPS-PSK, TKIP, windows XP

    laptop that doesn't work:
    Fujitus Siemans Esprimo, Vista Home Basic
    WPA-Personal, TKIP (I assume this is the same as WPS-PSK!!!)
    Turned off Vista's Firewall
    No Anti-Virus installed
    ===============================================

    The Vista PC (the one that refuses to connect to the WiFi network) has
    updated it self (via a ethernet cable plugged into the router) I can
    access the Internet if I plug the cable in. Just the WiFi connection
    that is causing problems.

    It claims the network key is incorrect.

    I don't know if/how I can get the network key out of the router - but I
    am sure the one I have written down is correct)

    I know I am typing it correctly. I know it is case sensitive.

    I have ticked the show characters box to see the security key.

    I have it written down and have used it on 3 other PCs on my network.
    (one Win 2000, two XP systems)

    I am NOT broadcasting the SSID from the router so I manually entered
    it into the Vista configuration screen,
    I selected WPA-Personal, TKIP,
    and entered my key

    but no connection

    I have rebooted a few time and powered down/up the router.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Any help much appreciated.
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    Nospam
     
    Nospam, Feb 4, 2008
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  2. Nospam

    Barb Bowman Guest

    please post the text output of ipconfig /all
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com/ipconfig-all-how-to-get-text-output/

    On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:04:02 +0000, Nospam
    <> wrote:

    >
    >
    >A band new laptop I bought refuses to connect to my home WiFi network.
    >
    >
    >===============================================
    >WiFi Router:
    > Thompson speedtouch 580 ADSL
    >
    >laptop that works:
    > ACER using WPS-PSK, TKIP, windows XP
    >
    >laptop that doesn't work:
    > Fujitus Siemans Esprimo, Vista Home Basic
    > WPA-Personal, TKIP (I assume this is the same as WPS-PSK!!!)
    > Turned off Vista's Firewall
    > No Anti-Virus installed
    >===============================================
    >
    >The Vista PC (the one that refuses to connect to the WiFi network) has
    >updated it self (via a ethernet cable plugged into the router) I can
    >access the Internet if I plug the cable in. Just the WiFi connection
    >that is causing problems.
    >
    >It claims the network key is incorrect.
    >
    >I don't know if/how I can get the network key out of the router - but I
    >am sure the one I have written down is correct)
    >
    >I know I am typing it correctly. I know it is case sensitive.
    >
    >I have ticked the show characters box to see the security key.
    >
    >I have it written down and have used it on 3 other PCs on my network.
    >(one Win 2000, two XP systems)
    >
    >I am NOT broadcasting the SSID from the router so I manually entered
    >it into the Vista configuration screen,
    >I selected WPA-Personal, TKIP,
    >and entered my key
    >
    >but no connection
    >
    >I have rebooted a few time and powered down/up the router.
    >
    >Does anyone have any ideas?
    >
    >Any help much appreciated.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Feb 4, 2008
    #2
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  3. Nospam

    Nospam Guest

    In message <>, Barb Bowman
    <> writes
    >please post the text output of ipconfig /all
    >http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com/ipconfig-all-how-to-get-text-output/


    SEE BELOW

    This is my first encounter with Vista, I was hoping it was going to be
    trouble free....

    the wired network runs if I plug a cable in but not the WiFi.

    Still claims the network key is wrong!

    But the key is printed under the router and I have used it to set up my
    other 3 PCs to connect to this network.

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks.


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gills
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network
    Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-1D-A3-7F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-33-02-0D-6F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.lan
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{21D6B159-C8A6-4EA5-8E57-50623631CBAC}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes










    >
    >On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:04:02 +0000, Nospam
    ><> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>A band new laptop I bought refuses to connect to my home WiFi network.
    >>
    >>
    >>===============================================
    >>WiFi Router:
    >> Thompson speedtouch 580 ADSL
    >>
    >>laptop that works:
    >> ACER using WPS-PSK, TKIP, windows XP
    >>
    >>laptop that doesn't work:
    >> Fujitus Siemans Esprimo, Vista Home Basic
    >> WPA-Personal, TKIP (I assume this is the same as WPS-PSK!!!)
    >> Turned off Vista's Firewall
    >> No Anti-Virus installed
    >>===============================================
    >>
    >>The Vista PC (the one that refuses to connect to the WiFi network) has
    >>updated it self (via a ethernet cable plugged into the router) I can
    >>access the Internet if I plug the cable in. Just the WiFi connection
    >>that is causing problems.
    >>
    >>It claims the network key is incorrect.
    >>
    >>I don't know if/how I can get the network key out of the router - but I
    >>am sure the one I have written down is correct)
    >>
    >>I know I am typing it correctly. I know it is case sensitive.
    >>
    >>I have ticked the show characters box to see the security key.
    >>
    >>I have it written down and have used it on 3 other PCs on my network.
    >>(one Win 2000, two XP systems)
    >>
    >>I am NOT broadcasting the SSID from the router so I manually entered
    >>it into the Vista configuration screen,
    >>I selected WPA-Personal, TKIP,
    >>and entered my key
    >>
    >>but no connection
    >>
    >>I have rebooted a few time and powered down/up the router.
    >>
    >>Does anyone have any ideas?
    >>
    >>Any help much appreciated.

    >--
    >
    >Barb Bowman
    >MS-MVP
    >http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    >http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/


    --
    Nospam
     
    Nospam, Feb 4, 2008
    #3
  4. Nospam

    Jim Guest

    "Nospam" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In message <>, Barb Bowman
    > <> writes
    >>please post the text output of ipconfig /all
    >>http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com/ipconfig-all-how-to-get-text-output/

    >
    > SEE BELOW
    >
    > This is my first encounter with Vista, I was hoping it was going to be
    > trouble free....
    >
    > the wired network runs if I plug a cable in but not the WiFi.
    >
    > Still claims the network key is wrong!
    >
    > But the key is printed under the router and I have used it to set up my
    > other 3 PCs to connect to this network.
    >
    > Any help is much appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gills
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    > Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

    This is the reason that wireless is not working. Reasons for it being
    disconnected can be the radio is turned off in software, the radio is turned
    of in hardware, the radio is turned off in both, and the adapter is not
    working. There may be other problems, but you will not know of them until
    you get the media connected.
    Jim
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network
    > Adapter
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-1D-A3-7F
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 Ethernet Controller
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-33-02-0D-6F
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.lan
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    > isatap.{21D6B159-C8A6-4EA5-8E57-50623631CBAC}
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >>On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:04:02 +0000, Nospam
    >><> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>A band new laptop I bought refuses to connect to my home WiFi network.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>===============================================
    >>>WiFi Router:
    >>> Thompson speedtouch 580 ADSL
    >>>
    >>>laptop that works:
    >>> ACER using WPS-PSK, TKIP, windows XP
    >>>
    >>>laptop that doesn't work:
    >>> Fujitus Siemans Esprimo, Vista Home Basic
    >>> WPA-Personal, TKIP (I assume this is the same as WPS-PSK!!!)
    >>> Turned off Vista's Firewall
    >>> No Anti-Virus installed
    >>>===============================================
    >>>
    >>>The Vista PC (the one that refuses to connect to the WiFi network) has
    >>>updated it self (via a ethernet cable plugged into the router) I can
    >>>access the Internet if I plug the cable in. Just the WiFi connection
    >>>that is causing problems.
    >>>
    >>>It claims the network key is incorrect.
    >>>
    >>>I don't know if/how I can get the network key out of the router - but I
    >>>am sure the one I have written down is correct)
    >>>
    >>>I know I am typing it correctly. I know it is case sensitive.
    >>>
    >>>I have ticked the show characters box to see the security key.
    >>>
    >>>I have it written down and have used it on 3 other PCs on my network.
    >>>(one Win 2000, two XP systems)
    >>>
    >>>I am NOT broadcasting the SSID from the router so I manually entered
    >>>it into the Vista configuration screen,
    >>>I selected WPA-Personal, TKIP,
    >>>and entered my key
    >>>
    >>>but no connection
    >>>
    >>>I have rebooted a few time and powered down/up the router.
    >>>
    >>>Does anyone have any ideas?
    >>>
    >>>Any help much appreciated.

    >>--
    >>
    >>Barb Bowman
    >>MS-MVP
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    >>http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

    >
    > --
    > Nospam
     
    Jim, Feb 5, 2008
    #4
  5. Nospam

    Nospam Guest

    In message <RHNpj.2216$>, Jim
    <> writes

    >>
    >> Windows IP Configuration
    >>
    >> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gills
    >> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    >> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    >> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >>
    >> Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    >>
    >> Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected


    >This is the reason that wireless is not working. Reasons for it being
    >disconnected can be the radio is turned off in software, the radio is turned
    >of in hardware, the radio is turned off in both, and the adapter is not
    >working. There may be other problems, but you will not know of them until
    >you get the media connected.
    >Jim



    OK.

    Thanks for that.

    I will have a look and see what I can find.

    I have a green light on the front of the laptop next to the aerial
    symbol (I pressed Fn + F1 to get that to light up - it was off when I
    took it out of the box) so I assumed it was turned on.

    Also in available networks, it sees 4 WiFi networks, my router with a
    signal strength of 100% ( I am only 4 feet from the router) and 3 WiFi
    networks of my neighbours - I think he has BT home hub and play station
    networks stuff..

    So I assume this all meant that the radio was working.

    obviously it doesn't.

    I will investigate more in the morning.

    Thanks for the help.


    --
    Nospam
     
    Nospam, Feb 5, 2008
    #5
  6. Nospam

    Jim Guest

    "Nospam" <> wrote in message
    news:uTxB0VLG$...
    > In message <RHNpj.2216$>, Jim
    > <> writes
    >
    >>>
    >>> Windows IP Configuration
    >>>
    >>> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gills
    >>> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    >>> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    >>> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >>> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >>>
    >>> Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    >>>
    >>> Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

    >
    >>This is the reason that wireless is not working. Reasons for it being
    >>disconnected can be the radio is turned off in software, the radio is
    >>turned
    >>of in hardware, the radio is turned off in both, and the adapter is not
    >>working. There may be other problems, but you will not know of them until
    >>you get the media connected.
    >>Jim

    >
    >
    > OK.
    >
    > Thanks for that.
    >
    > I will have a look and see what I can find.
    >
    > I have a green light on the front of the laptop next to the aerial symbol
    > (I pressed Fn + F1 to get that to light up - it was off when I took it out
    > of the box) so I assumed it was turned on.
    >
    > Also in available networks, it sees 4 WiFi networks, my router with a
    > signal strength of 100% ( I am only 4 feet from the router) and 3 WiFi
    > networks of my neighbours - I think he has BT home hub and play station
    > networks stuff..
    >
    > So I assume this all meant that the radio was working.
    >
    > obviously it doesn't.
    >
    > I will investigate more in the morning.
    >
    > Thanks for the help.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Nospam

    I would interpret your experience to be that the hardware radio is working.

    Jim
     
    Jim, Feb 5, 2008
    #6
  7. Nospam

    Barb Bowman Guest

    right click my computer
    manage
    device manager

    expand network adapters - is the Atheros adapter shown as enabled or
    disabled?

    are you using Windows or some 3rd party utility to manage the
    wireless?

    On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 22:02:47 +0000, Nospam
    <> wrote:

    >In message <>, Barb Bowman
    ><> writes
    >>please post the text output of ipconfig /all
    >>http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com/ipconfig-all-how-to-get-text-output/

    >
    >SEE BELOW
    >
    >This is my first encounter with Vista, I was hoping it was going to be
    >trouble free....
    >
    >the wired network runs if I plug a cable in but not the WiFi.
    >
    >Still claims the network key is wrong!
    >
    >But the key is printed under the router and I have used it to set up my
    >other 3 PCs to connect to this network.
    >
    >Any help is much appreciated.
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >
    >Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gills
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    >Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network
    >Adapter
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-1D-A3-7F
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    >Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 Ethernet Controller
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-33-02-0D-6F
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    >Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.lan
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    >Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    >isatap.{21D6B159-C8A6-4EA5-8E57-50623631CBAC}
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    > DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >>On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:04:02 +0000, Nospam
    >><> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>A band new laptop I bought refuses to connect to my home WiFi network.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>===============================================
    >>>WiFi Router:
    >>> Thompson speedtouch 580 ADSL
    >>>
    >>>laptop that works:
    >>> ACER using WPS-PSK, TKIP, windows XP
    >>>
    >>>laptop that doesn't work:
    >>> Fujitus Siemans Esprimo, Vista Home Basic
    >>> WPA-Personal, TKIP (I assume this is the same as WPS-PSK!!!)
    >>> Turned off Vista's Firewall
    >>> No Anti-Virus installed
    >>>===============================================
    >>>
    >>>The Vista PC (the one that refuses to connect to the WiFi network) has
    >>>updated it self (via a ethernet cable plugged into the router) I can
    >>>access the Internet if I plug the cable in. Just the WiFi connection
    >>>that is causing problems.
    >>>
    >>>It claims the network key is incorrect.
    >>>
    >>>I don't know if/how I can get the network key out of the router - but I
    >>>am sure the one I have written down is correct)
    >>>
    >>>I know I am typing it correctly. I know it is case sensitive.
    >>>
    >>>I have ticked the show characters box to see the security key.
    >>>
    >>>I have it written down and have used it on 3 other PCs on my network.
    >>>(one Win 2000, two XP systems)
    >>>
    >>>I am NOT broadcasting the SSID from the router so I manually entered
    >>>it into the Vista configuration screen,
    >>>I selected WPA-Personal, TKIP,
    >>>and entered my key
    >>>
    >>>but no connection
    >>>
    >>>I have rebooted a few time and powered down/up the router.
    >>>
    >>>Does anyone have any ideas?
    >>>
    >>>Any help much appreciated.

    >>--
    >>
    >>Barb Bowman
    >>MS-MVP
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    >>http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Feb 5, 2008
    #7
  8. Nospam

    Barb Bowman Guest

    did you change the name of your wireless network (SSID) from the
    default? does a neighbor have a wireless network with the same name
    as yours?

    On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 01:45:42 +0000, Nospam
    <> wrote:

    >I have a green light on the front of the laptop next to the aerial
    >symbol (I pressed Fn + F1 to get that to light up - it was off when I
    >took it out of the box) so I assumed it was turned on.
    >
    >Also in available networks, it sees 4 WiFi networks, my router with a
    >signal strength of 100% ( I am only 4 feet from the router) and 3 WiFi
    >networks of my neighbours - I think he has BT home hub and play station
    >networks stuff..

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Feb 5, 2008
    #8
  9. Nospam

    Nospam Guest

    Thank you everyone for your help.

    I tried all the things suggested.

    I then took it into work and it connected to one of our unprotected
    routers, so I decided that the laptop was OK.

    I eventually updated the firmware in my router, SpeedTouch 580

    there have been a few people with this router having problems after
    updating to Vista.

    It now works.

    Thanks again






    In message <>, Barb Bowman
    <> writes
    >did you change the name of your wireless network (SSID) from the
    >default? does a neighbor have a wireless network with the same name
    >as yours?
    >
    >On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 01:45:42 +0000, Nospam
    ><> wrote:
    >
    >>I have a green light on the front of the laptop next to the aerial
    >>symbol (I pressed Fn + F1 to get that to light up - it was off when I
    >>took it out of the box) so I assumed it was turned on.
    >>
    >>Also in available networks, it sees 4 WiFi networks, my router with a
    >>signal strength of 100% ( I am only 4 feet from the router) and 3 WiFi
    >>networks of my neighbours - I think he has BT home hub and play station
    >>networks stuff..

    >--
    >
    >Barb Bowman
    >MS-MVP
    >http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    >http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/


    --
    Nospam
     
    Nospam, Feb 5, 2008
    #9
  10. Nospam

    Barb Bowman Guest

    thanks for the update.

    On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:49:07 +0000, Nospam
    <> wrote:

    >Thank you everyone for your help.
    >
    >I tried all the things suggested.
    >
    >I then took it into work and it connected to one of our unprotected
    >routers, so I decided that the laptop was OK.
    >
    >I eventually updated the firmware in my router, SpeedTouch 580
    >
    >there have been a few people with this router having problems after
    >updating to Vista.
    >
    >It now works.
    >
    >Thanks again
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >In message <>, Barb Bowman
    ><> writes
    >>did you change the name of your wireless network (SSID) from the
    >>default? does a neighbor have a wireless network with the same name
    >>as yours?
    >>
    >>On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 01:45:42 +0000, Nospam
    >><> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have a green light on the front of the laptop next to the aerial
    >>>symbol (I pressed Fn + F1 to get that to light up - it was off when I
    >>>took it out of the box) so I assumed it was turned on.
    >>>
    >>>Also in available networks, it sees 4 WiFi networks, my router with a
    >>>signal strength of 100% ( I am only 4 feet from the router) and 3 WiFi
    >>>networks of my neighbours - I think he has BT home hub and play station
    >>>networks stuff..

    >>--
    >>
    >>Barb Bowman
    >>MS-MVP
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    >>http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Feb 5, 2008
    #10
  11. Nospam

    Jim Guest

    "Nospam" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thank you everyone for your help.
    >
    > I tried all the things suggested.
    >
    > I then took it into work and it connected to one of our unprotected
    > routers, so I decided that the laptop was OK.
    >
    > I eventually updated the firmware in my router, SpeedTouch 580
    >
    > there have been a few people with this router having problems after
    > updating to Vista.
    >
    > It now works.
    >
    > Thanks again

    Miserable Vista breaks everything in sight.
    Jim
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > In message <>, Barb Bowman
    > <> writes
    >>did you change the name of your wireless network (SSID) from the
    >>default? does a neighbor have a wireless network with the same name
    >>as yours?
    >>
    >>On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 01:45:42 +0000, Nospam
    >><> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have a green light on the front of the laptop next to the aerial
    >>>symbol (I pressed Fn + F1 to get that to light up - it was off when I
    >>>took it out of the box) so I assumed it was turned on.
    >>>
    >>>Also in available networks, it sees 4 WiFi networks, my router with a
    >>>signal strength of 100% ( I am only 4 feet from the router) and 3 WiFi
    >>>networks of my neighbours - I think he has BT home hub and play station
    >>>networks stuff..

    >>--
    >>
    >>Barb Bowman
    >>MS-MVP
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    >>http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

    >
    > --
    > Nospam
     
    Jim, Feb 5, 2008
    #11
  12. Nospam

    jeff doyle Guest

    Same problem different system

    I am having the same problem with my new dell laptop. It is exactly the same. I have tried everything. My old laptop with xp is fine. I did read somewhere that it may need SP1 but have not tried yet. If you figure it out please let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    jeff doyle, May 29, 2008
    #12
  13. Nospam

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: Same problem different system

    There is no information here as to what problem you are having.

    On Wed, 28 May 2008 22:33:28 -0700, jeff doyle wrote:

    >I am having the same problem with my new dell laptop. It is exactly the same. I have tried everything. My old laptop with xp is fine. I did read somewhere that it may need SP1 but have not tried yet. If you figure it out please let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, May 29, 2008
    #13
  14. Nospam

    JohnO Guest

    Re: Same problem different system

    Jeff, looks like you intended to post this in another discussion, but
    instead you started a new topic. You might want to try again.

    <jeff doyle> wrote in message news:...
    >I am having the same problem with my new dell laptop. It is exactly the
    >same. I have tried everything. My old laptop with xp is fine. I did read
    >somewhere that it may need SP1 but have not tried yet. If you figure it out
    >please let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    JohnO, May 29, 2008
    #14
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