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i can't connect to my secure router wirelessly

  1. #1


    15 y/o Guest

    i can't connect to my secure router wirelessly

    i have a new vista hp laptop and itis not connecting to my older linksys
    router. i have other wireless computers in my house that work just find. but
    my laptop the only vista computer in my house will not connect. i can find my
    router though "Connect to a network" but every time it says failed due to a
    unknown reson. my father tied to connect to and he is a computer specails.
    and on websites it said its a problem with vista sso can someone work me
    around it.

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  2. #2


    JW Guest

    Re: i can't connect to my secure router wirelessly

    I have 2 HP laptops running Vista an have had no trouble connecting them to
    my older Linksys router. Just make sure you have SID broadcasting enabled
    the first time you try to connect to them. I have also found that updating
    the firmware in my 2 year old router made a significance difference in
    signal strength when used with the HP Vista laptops.
    "15 y/o" <15 y/o @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:75E2A85A-A3DE-471F-801D-CE072299A63C@xxxxxx

    >i have a new vista hp laptop and itis not connecting to my older linksys
    > router. i have other wireless computers in my house that work just find.
    > but
    > my laptop the only vista computer in my house will not connect. i can find
    > my
    > router though "Connect to a network" but every time it says failed due to
    > a
    > unknown reson. my father tied to connect to and he is a computer specails.
    > and on websites it said its a problem with vista sso can someone work me
    > around it.

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  3. #3


    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: i can't connect to my secure router wirelessly

    what model # and hardware rev of the older Linksys router?
    do you have the latest firmware?
    you may have to unbind IPv6 from the wireless NIC

    On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 08:26:00 -0800, 15 y/o <15 y/o
    @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >i have a new vista hp laptop and itis not connecting to my older linksys
    >router. i have other wireless computers in my house that work just find. but
    >my laptop the only vista computer in my house will not connect. i can find my
    >router though "Connect to a network" but every time it says failed due to a
    >unknown reson. my father tied to connect to and he is a computer specails.
    >and on websites it said its a problem with vista sso can someone work me
    >around it.
    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

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  4. #4


    AlexB Guest

    Re: i can't connect to my secure router wirelessly

    I think he should get a router with IPv6.

    "Barb Bowman" <barb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:qpmso3dqd59pod21obi32le3tt7d96svq1@xxxxxx

    > what model # and hardware rev of the older Linksys router?
    > do you have the latest firmware?
    > you may have to unbind IPv6 from the wireless NIC
    >
    > On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 08:26:00 -0800, 15 y/o <15 y/o
    > @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >

    >>i have a new vista hp laptop and itis not connecting to my older linksys
    >>router. i have other wireless computers in my house that work just find.
    >>but
    >>my laptop the only vista computer in my house will not connect. i can find
    >>my
    >>router though "Connect to a network" but every time it says failed due to
    >>a
    >>unknown reson. my father tied to connect to and he is a computer specails.
    >>and on websites it said its a problem with vista sso can someone work me
    >>around it.
    > --
    >
    > Barb Bowman
    > MS Windows-MVP
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

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  5. #5


    15 y/o Guest

    Re: i can't connect to my secure router wirelessly



    "AlexB" wrote:

    > I think he should get a router with IPv6.
    >
    > "Barb Bowman" <barb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:qpmso3dqd59pod21obi32le3tt7d96svq1@xxxxxx

    > > what model # and hardware rev of the older Linksys router?
    > > do you have the latest firmware?
    > > you may have to unbind IPv6 from the wireless NIC
    > >
    > > On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 08:26:00 -0800, 15 y/o <15 y/o
    > > @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >

    > >>i have a new vista hp laptop and itis not connecting to my older linksys
    > >>router. i have other wireless computers in my house that work just find.
    > >>but
    > >>my laptop the only vista computer in my house will not connect. i can find
    > >>my
    > >>router though "Connect to a network" but every time it says failed due to
    > >>a
    > >>unknown reson. my father tied to connect to and he is a computer specails.
    > >>and on websites it said its a problem with vista sso can someone work me
    > >>around it.
    > > --
    > >
    > > Barb Bowman
    > > MS Windows-MVP
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    > > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >
    > Jw, Barb Bowman, and AlexB you guys helped me but im still having a problem. I found out that by router only does IPv. it doesnt do IPv4 or IPv6 and that the only two things my laptop have drivers two do. So im guessing that i have to download an new driver a that will allow me use IPv. I Been looking for it but can not find it. If somebody has or know where i can find it can you let me know. Or if im doing something wrong again.

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  6. #6


    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: i can't connect to my secure router wirelessly

    all routers do IPv4. do a factory reset on the router and see what
    happens. you need to post answers to the first questions I asked:

    what model # and hardware rev of the older Linksys router?
    do you have the latest firmware?

    if you don't post this info, I can't help you.

    On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 15:53:00 -0800, 15 y/o
    <15yo@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Jw, Barb Bowman, and AlexB you guys helped me but im still having a problem. I found out that by router only does IPv. it doesnt do IPv4 or IPv6 and that the only two things my laptop have drivers two do. So im guessing that i have to download an new driver a that will allow me use IPv. I Been looking for it but can not find it. If somebody has or know where i can find it can you let me know. Or if im doing something wrong again
    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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