Read a couple of dozen postings on wireless networking issues with Vista both
here and other boards, haven't found an answer.
Running Vista Enterprise x86 SP1 with all updates applied as per Windows
Machine is a HP 6910p with Intel Wifi Link 4965AGN. All power saving
disabled where possible; power management running max performance.
Router is Linksys WRT54GS v2 with latest firmware from Linksys installed.
SSID broadcast disabled.
Connecting using WPA-2 personal, AES encryption.
Have a few other notebooks (Tosh, HP, Dell) and all work without problems
but they are all running XP. This current problematic notebook runs fine if I
boot to XP.
Problem: with no discernable pattern, the Wifi connection would be lost and
cannot reconnect even though the network is visible (shows up as unnamed).
Tried IPConfig renew, right-click diagnose & repair, disable/reenable (from
network setting and soft-button on notebook) and reboot. Nothing helps.
Simple solution: click on the network and provide the correct SSID and
Passphrase, all is well again. Of course, each time I do this, it's a new
Wifi network registration so I end up with 6-10 every week that I need to
clean up (mywifinet, mywifinet 2, mywifinet 2 3, mywifinet 2 3 5, etc...).
They're all connected to the same thing but everytime it dies, the same
setting will not reconnect and I have to register all over again.
Registration is standard and set to remember and auto connect.
This isn't my only problem with Vista but it is the most annoying. Why, why,
why does Vista hate me?