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Vista Wireless Network One User connects Another Cannot

By PerrysburgGuy
Jan 13, 2008
  1. I am running Vista Home Premium on a Gateway notebook.
    The built in wireless card is a Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter #2.

    One user can see the wireless network fine (it is unsecured). The other user cannot see any wireless networks at all.

    Is there some setting here that I'm missing? Both users are administrators.
     
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    On the vista computer Go to start -> all programs -> accessories -> command prompt

    at the command prompt -> type ipconfig /all

    click the command icon at the top left of the box, mouse over edit and click select all. click the icon again, mouse over edit and select copy then come here and reply then hit paste in the reply box
     
  3. PerrysburgGuy

    PerrysburgGuy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ipconfig

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Ken>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Home-Notebook
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : purple

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : purple
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps U
    SB 2.0 Network Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-A8-DE-D0-30
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3d54:3635:83b4:ff95%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.102(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 13, 2008 9:22:24 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 20, 2144 3:55:26 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268484776
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.1
    192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-C5-85-C2
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.Belkin
    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 . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e66:d:3d1:3f57:d599(Preferre
    d)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d:3d1:3f57:d599%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{634473D9-C172-4D53-91C9-A7FF953E8
    A25}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : purple
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.42.102%16(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.1
    192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


    I'm back and connected to my home wireless network, but I still can't see any networks if I search for them.
     
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    I am not sure why that is that you could see yours but nobody elses, but at least you are seeing your network and connected.
     
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