Wireless Vista? problem

By ptitterington ยท 4 replies
Mar 26, 2007
  1. Hope this is the right place for this.

    I had a Drayteck Vigor wireless router worked fine for 3 years, I thought it was faulty and replaced it. It turned out that it was a totally unconnected telecom fault.
    So. I signed my dad up for broadband, took it around set it up and connected to the ethernet caple it works a treat.(XPsp2 desktop)

    Unfortunately, he got my mum a shiny new Asus laptop with Vista and it cannot connect wirelessly.
    PC says good signal and connected to internet but when I click on a link it is not connected.
    I get excellent signal strength and the router can see the MAC address of the Laptop.
    Is it a security setting in Vista that I have not found? I just find the settings in Vista too hard to track down.

    I had the laptop working fine with its dial up modem.

    The laptop did not connect either using a lan cable direct to the router

    Just a bit baffled! (plus mum is annoyed)
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    Windows Vista is an unproven OS with many driver issues. A lot of peripherals will not work with vista. I suggest trying XP.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Have you tried Vista's help files? I found them to be considerably better than the ones in XP. They often have clickable spots which open up exactly what you need, which is a timesaver compared to going through all the renamed and repositioned settings in Vista.
  4. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 255

    Thanks, I had been following the help but just chasing myself around in circles. If only she would let me wipe her system and put XP on it.

    I was hoping it was a siple change this setting and there you go.

    Going to try another laptop that has vista and works on my router and then the other way round before I get har a new router.

    Thanks anyway
  5. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 255

    Well update for any future readers;

    Tried with another vista laptop, same problem.

    The router was just not Vista friendly. New router solved the problem.
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