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Vista Wireless Internet Connections

  1. #1


    Boldrik Guest

    Vista Wireless Internet Connections

    Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    outside world.
    I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    complain about the same issue.

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  2. #2


    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: Vista Wireless Internet Connections

    what wireless card do you have and what driver? did you get an
    updated driver just before you started having issues? did you try a
    driver rollback?

    On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 20:14:02 -0700, Boldrik
    <Boldrik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    >Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    >laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    >computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    >past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    >troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    >typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    >know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    >tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    >on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    >secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    >outside world.
    >I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    >with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    >and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    >spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    >and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    >People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    >some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    >problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    >complain about the same issue.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

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  3. #3


    jayandfoo Guest

    RE: Vista Wireless Internet Connections

    I have exactly the same issue.

    I have tried everything, nothing works. This is not a driver issue, this is
    an issue apparently affecting many many Vista users, yet Microsoft are aware
    and have done nothing.

    I now have a laptop that is virtually useless. Never had any issues like
    this with my mac, makes me wonder why I went back to microsoft!

    When is something going to be done about this issue!?

    "Boldrik" wrote:

    > Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    > Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    > laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    > computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    > past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    > troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    > typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    > know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    > tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    > on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    > secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    > outside world.
    > I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    > with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    > and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    > spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    > and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    > People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    > some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    > problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    > complain about the same issue.


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  4. #4


    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: Vista Wireless Internet Connections

    if it isn't a bad driver or a firmware issue in your router (and it
    is hard to know what exactly you tried since you didn't give
    details) you might try the broadcast flag fix here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233

    but it is again, hard to know what your issue is.

    On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:24:00 -0700, jayandfoo
    <jayandfoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have exactly the same issue.
    >
    >I have tried everything, nothing works. This is not a driver issue, this is
    >an issue apparently affecting many many Vista users, yet Microsoft are aware
    >and have done nothing.
    >
    >I now have a laptop that is virtually useless. Never had any issues like
    >this with my mac, makes me wonder why I went back to microsoft!
    >
    >When is something going to be done about this issue!?
    >
    >"Boldrik" wrote:
    >
    >> Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    >> Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    >> laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    >> computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    >> past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    >> troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    >> typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    >> know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    >> tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    >> on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    >> secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    >> outside world.
    >> I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    >> with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    >> and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    >> spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    >> and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    >> People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    >> some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    >> problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    >> complain about the same issue.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

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  5. #5


    jayandfoo Guest

    Re: Vista Wireless Internet Connections

    My issue is the same as a lots of other people are getting....one minute
    connection is fine and the next, I am only getting Local Access only.

    I tried regedit already, but that hasn't rectified the issue either.

    I can provide further details of my driver/router but I know that this isn't
    the issue - we have an XP and a mac running off the same router just fine,
    and I haven't had any driver updates.

    I am amazed that Microsoft are aware of this huge issue that is affecting
    many of their users, yet haven't issued a resolve.

    "Barb Bowman" wrote:

    > if it isn't a bad driver or a firmware issue in your router (and it
    > is hard to know what exactly you tried since you didn't give
    > details) you might try the broadcast flag fix here:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233
    >
    > but it is again, hard to know what your issue is.
    >
    > On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:24:00 -0700, jayandfoo
    > <jayandfoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I have exactly the same issue.
    > >
    > >I have tried everything, nothing works. This is not a driver issue, this is
    > >an issue apparently affecting many many Vista users, yet Microsoft are aware
    > >and have done nothing.
    > >
    > >I now have a laptop that is virtually useless. Never had any issues like
    > >this with my mac, makes me wonder why I went back to microsoft!
    > >
    > >When is something going to be done about this issue!?
    > >
    > >"Boldrik" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    > >> Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    > >> laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    > >> computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    > >> past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    > >> troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    > >> typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    > >> know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    > >> tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    > >> on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    > >> secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    > >> outside world.
    > >> I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    > >> with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    > >> and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    > >> spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    > >> and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    > >> People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    > >> some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    > >> problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    > >> complain about the same issue.

    > --
    >
    > Barb Bowman
    > MS Windows-MVP
    > Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >


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  6. #6


    LindaAnn Guest

    Re: Vista Wireless Internet Connections

    Am I right in understanding that you have local network access but not
    internet? Could you try re-setting your router (there should be a little
    hole on the back that you can push a tooth pick into) and setting it up
    again. A friend had this problem after upgrading to Vista, I re-set her
    router, and it sorted the problem out. Don't ask me why, still not sure, all
    I know is it worked.

    Best wishes,
    Linda

    "jayandfoo" wrote:

    > My issue is the same as a lots of other people are getting....one minute
    > connection is fine and the next, I am only getting Local Access only.
    >
    > I tried regedit already, but that hasn't rectified the issue either.
    >
    > I can provide further details of my driver/router but I know that this isn't
    > the issue - we have an XP and a mac running off the same router just fine,
    > and I haven't had any driver updates.
    >
    > I am amazed that Microsoft are aware of this huge issue that is affecting
    > many of their users, yet haven't issued a resolve.
    >
    > "Barb Bowman" wrote:
    >
    > > if it isn't a bad driver or a firmware issue in your router (and it
    > > is hard to know what exactly you tried since you didn't give
    > > details) you might try the broadcast flag fix here:
    > >
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233
    > >
    > > but it is again, hard to know what your issue is.
    > >
    > > On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:24:00 -0700, jayandfoo
    > > <jayandfoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > >I have exactly the same issue.
    > > >
    > > >I have tried everything, nothing works. This is not a driver issue, this is
    > > >an issue apparently affecting many many Vista users, yet Microsoft are aware
    > > >and have done nothing.
    > > >
    > > >I now have a laptop that is virtually useless. Never had any issues like
    > > >this with my mac, makes me wonder why I went back to microsoft!
    > > >
    > > >When is something going to be done about this issue!?
    > > >
    > > >"Boldrik" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    > > >> Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    > > >> laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    > > >> computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    > > >> past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    > > >> troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    > > >> typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    > > >> know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    > > >> tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    > > >> on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    > > >> secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    > > >> outside world.
    > > >> I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    > > >> with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    > > >> and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    > > >> spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    > > >> and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    > > >> People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    > > >> some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    > > >> problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    > > >> complain about the same issue.

    > > --
    > >
    > > Barb Bowman
    > > MS Windows-MVP
    > > Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    > > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    > >


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  7. #7


    chiefy3 Guest

    RE: Vista Wireless Internet Connections


    Hello, my issue is similar. I had small network of my laptop and desktop.
    Did a clean install of Vista. I was using Network Magic as my Network setup.
    I had network connections for 3 weeks and suddenly I didn't have a network
    nor could I get on line through my newer router.
    Exchanged the router and then used a different router, all with the same
    results. Sometimes I could get an internet connection for no longer than 3
    minutes through the router. If I hook up either computer directly to my ISP
    provider, there is no problem. Today I purchased a new network adapter but
    that did nothing either.
    Microsoft, you need to do something about this SOON please!

    "Boldrik" wrote:

    > Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    > Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    > laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    > computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    > past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    > troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    > typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    > know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    > tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    > on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    > secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    > outside world.
    > I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    > with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    > and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    > spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    > and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    > People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    > some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    > problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    > complain about the same issue.


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  8. #8


    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: Vista Wireless Internet Connections

    Please post info on driver and router details

    please post the output of ipconfig /all (run from an elevated cmd
    prompt) on the afflicted machine.

    On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 14:06:00 -0700, jayandfoo
    <jayandfoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >My issue is the same as a lots of other people are getting....one minute
    >connection is fine and the next, I am only getting Local Access only.
    >
    >I tried regedit already, but that hasn't rectified the issue either.
    >
    >I can provide further details of my driver/router but I know that this isn't
    >the issue - we have an XP and a mac running off the same router just fine,
    >and I haven't had any driver updates.
    >
    >I am amazed that Microsoft are aware of this huge issue that is affecting
    >many of their users, yet haven't issued a resolve.
    >
    >"Barb Bowman" wrote:
    >
    >> if it isn't a bad driver or a firmware issue in your router (and it
    >> is hard to know what exactly you tried since you didn't give
    >> details) you might try the broadcast flag fix here:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233
    >>
    >> but it is again, hard to know what your issue is.
    >>
    >> On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:24:00 -0700, jayandfoo
    >> <jayandfoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I have exactly the same issue.
    >> >
    >> >I have tried everything, nothing works. This is not a driver issue, this is
    >> >an issue apparently affecting many many Vista users, yet Microsoft are aware
    >> >and have done nothing.
    >> >
    >> >I now have a laptop that is virtually useless. Never had any issues like
    >> >this with my mac, makes me wonder why I went back to microsoft!
    >> >
    >> >When is something going to be done about this issue!?
    >> >
    >> >"Boldrik" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    >> >> Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    >> >> laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    >> >> computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    >> >> past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    >> >> troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    >> >> typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    >> >> know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    >> >> tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    >> >> on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    >> >> secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    >> >> outside world.
    >> >> I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    >> >> with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    >> >> and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    >> >> spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    >> >> and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    >> >> People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    >> >> some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    >> >> problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    >> >> complain about the same issue.

    >> --
    >>
    >> Barb Bowman
    >> MS Windows-MVP
    >> Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >>

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

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  9. #9


    chiefy3 Guest

    Re: Vista Wireless Internet Connections

    I ppurchased a Linksys Gigabit Network Adapter which Microcenter said was
    Vista compatible. I don't believe I updated my driver unless Windows update
    did it automatically. I haven't tried a driver rollback.

    "Barb Bowman" wrote:

    > what wireless card do you have and what driver? did you get an
    > updated driver just before you started having issues? did you try a
    > driver rollback?
    >
    > On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 20:14:02 -0700, Boldrik
    > <Boldrik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    > >Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    > >laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    > >computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    > >past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    > >troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    > >typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    > >know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    > >tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    > >on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    > >secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    > >outside world.
    > >I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    > >with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    > >and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    > >spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    > >and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    > >People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    > >some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    > >problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    > >complain about the same issue.

    > --
    >
    > Barb Bowman
    > MS Windows-MVP
    > Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >


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  10. #10


    chiefy3 Guest

    Re: Vista Wireless Internet Connections


    Good news!
    I just uninstalled my latest Windows Updates and my networking and router
    are working fine. I will now try reinstalling them one at a time to locate
    the one which fouled my system. Thanks for your help Barbara.
    "chiefy3" wrote:

    > I ppurchased a Linksys Gigabit Network Adapter which Microcenter said was
    > Vista compatible. I don't believe I updated my driver unless Windows update
    > did it automatically. I haven't tried a driver rollback.
    >
    > "Barb Bowman" wrote:
    >
    > > what wireless card do you have and what driver? did you get an
    > > updated driver just before you started having issues? did you try a
    > > driver rollback?
    > >
    > > On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 20:14:02 -0700, Boldrik
    > > <Boldrik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > >Ok, there seem to be a lot of people that are having problems with Vista Home
    > > >Premium and wireless internet connections...myself included. I have a new
    > > >laptop that was working perfectly (even finding XP networks and other
    > > >computers...SOMETIMES), for some reason all of a sudden, my laptop can't get
    > > >past my router to the web. I have tried going through all of the
    > > >troubleshooters (network diagnostics) and still nothing. I am having the
    > > >typical DNS server issue as everyone else, though the DNS is not the case, I
    > > >know this because I fixed the problem by turning off my firewall. Now I have
    > > >tried again but I am back to the same point (and no my firewall is not back
    > > >on). My wireless router is recognized though it does not recognize it as a
    > > >secure connection (which it is) and will not get past the router to the
    > > >outside world.
    > > >I have gone to a hotspot and still nothing, I have even tried to connect
    > > >with a hard wire still nothing...I am at a loss and ready to uninstall Vista
    > > >and go back to XP until MS has worked out these issues. Though obviously
    > > >spending a couple of hours to fix this is better than formatting my harddrive
    > > >and reinstalling everything. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Microsoft
    > > >People...you have a lot of people who need help with this, Vista still has
    > > >some serious bugs in it) I haven't actually seen any solutions to this
    > > >problem on any of the previous postings though have seen several people
    > > >complain about the same issue.

    > > --
    > >
    > > Barb Bowman
    > > MS Windows-MVP
    > > Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    > > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    > >


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