Thanks Nick - good suggestion. Unfortunately the only drivers
the Vista ones due to it being a Nvidia set that the only drivers available
are Microsoft. I've seen this issue on many posts with other NICS. Something
is sometimes blocking the applications like Windows Live Mail, Windows
Updater, Quicken etc from seeing the Internet yet IE7 connects everytime as
does Ping etc. The issue can occur right after boot or one time it will work
fine and 30 seconds later it will fail and say no network is available. It
can work 10 times in a row or fail ten times in a row, or work every other
"Mick Murphy" wrote:
> What about latest Vista Drivers for the Network Adaptor in the Vista OS?
> Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> "Steve" wrote:
> > When launching various different programs, Windows Live Mail, Quicken, Some
> > MS installs etc fail to connect to network stating some wording similar to
> > "you must connect to the Internet first or an Internet connection does not
> > exist." If I click retry three or four times the program will usually
> > connect. If IE7 is opened IE7 will work each time without error, and
> > browsing is normal. Opening IE7 then trying to connect on one of these
> > programs doesn't help. The computer also has XP on it and if I am in XP,
> > these same programs work flawlessly. Quicken for example is the 2008 version.
> > I installed Windows Live Mail last night and it is doing the same failure to
> > connect two or three times then it connects. I have reset IE7 as the default
> > browser, the firewall is turned off, I have turned off AVG, TCP V6 has been
> > disabled, I've hard coded the IP and DNS etc, run as admin, made my self
> > admin, turned off the user account control, nothing has solved this problem.
> > Has anyone seen this and come up with a solution. FYI - I work as a network
> > admin for about 1500 computers and this one has me stumped. Especially as it
> > is my own computer running Vista Ultimate.