Thanks for the reply. I already have SSID Broadcasting switched on (via the
Routher web interface), and it still won't allow me to turn on Network
Discovery (just says "Custom" instead of On or Off). It appears to be Off,
though, as no other attached wireless devices show up in the Networks view,
and if I try to detect other wireless devices, I get the message that
Discovery is not on.
My main PC is Vista, and I have two other XP PCs on the network, which I
can'ty see from the vista machine...
> Have you turned off broadcasting the SSID in your router? If so, when you
> are setting up your network in vista select manual. Then enter your network
> Network name, encryption details and any shared network key. Then put a
> tick in the Connect even if your network is not broadcasting box, or if you
> want an easier way open your routers config page, it normally has an address
> of something along the lines of 192.168.2.1 by typing this in your browser,
> in there turn on broadcasting SSID, and it should show up on the connect to
> network page.
> "Missy" wrote:
> > Hi
> > I have read through all the threads, and just need an answer to my specific
> > issue:
> > The Network Discovery option in Network and Sharing Center will not turn on.
> > It stays as "Custom" whatever I do. I have:
> > - uninstalled Norton, and only have the MS Firewall enabled
> > - allowed the TCP and UDP ports specified in this article
> > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx on my Linksys
> > Router, and still no luck.
> > I am running Vista Home Premium.
> > Any ideas?
> > Thanks