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Vista wont recognize my wireless network

  1. #1


    Hobbes Guest

    Vista wont recognize my wireless network

    I've recently purchased a Dell Inspiron and I'm trying to connect to a
    wireless network. Two other people are connected, one through a LAN line and
    one via wireless, both succsesfully. It's a standard linksys router, and
    when we set it up I had problems connecting to it. The problem was that my
    computer didn't recognize the network as being broadcast at all, nor did it
    see another network from a neighboor that my roomates computer was also
    picking up. Well I tried various things, none of which worked, until after a
    couple days, it just suddenly recognized the network and connected. It's
    been fine for about a week and a half and all of a sudden it doesn't see any
    wirless network at all again. Right now I'm connecting through a LAN cable,
    but that's not going to work in the long run. Does anyone know why it
    wouldn't be able to see any of the networks at all? I've tried repairing it
    several times, disabling and enabling, restarting, pretty much everything I
    can think of, and everything on the suggested Windows to do list. I know
    that the network works and that my computer can find it, it's just not right
    now.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: Vista wont recognize my wireless network

    Microsoft has a update fixing some wireless issue. Check this link for more information.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "Hobbes" <Hobbes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6045AC1D-6024-4659-9FF9-65628B8D807C@microsoft.com...
    I've recently purchased a Dell Inspiron and I'm trying to connect to a
    wireless network. Two other people are connected, one through a LAN line and
    one via wireless, both succsesfully. It's a standard linksys router, and
    when we set it up I had problems connecting to it. The problem was that my
    computer didn't recognize the network as being broadcast at all, nor did it
    see another network from a neighboor that my roomates computer was also
    picking up. Well I tried various things, none of which worked, until after a
    couple days, it just suddenly recognized the network and connected. It's
    been fine for about a week and a half and all of a sudden it doesn't see any
    wirless network at all again. Right now I'm connecting through a LAN cable,
    but that's not going to work in the long run. Does anyone know why it
    wouldn't be able to see any of the networks at all? I've tried repairing it
    several times, disabling and enabling, restarting, pretty much everything I
    can think of, and everything on the suggested Windows to do list. I know
    that the network works and that my computer can find it, it's just not right
    now.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    A Nother Guest

    Re: Vista wont recognize my wireless network


    "Hobbes" <Hobbes@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6045AC1D-6024-4659-9FF9-65628B8D807C@xxxxxx

    > I've recently purchased a Dell Inspiron and I'm trying to connect to a
    > wireless network. Two other people are connected, one through a LAN line
    > and
    > one via wireless, both succsesfully. It's a standard linksys router, and
    > when we set it up I had problems connecting to it. The problem was that
    > my
    > computer didn't recognize the network as being broadcast at all, nor did
    > it
    > see another network from a neighboor that my roomates computer was also
    > picking up. Well I tried various things, none of which worked, until
    > after a
    > couple days, it just suddenly recognized the network and connected. It's
    > been fine for about a week and a half and all of a sudden it doesn't see
    > any
    > wirless network at all again. Right now I'm connecting through a LAN
    > cable,
    > but that's not going to work in the long run. Does anyone know why it
    > wouldn't be able to see any of the networks at all? I've tried repairing
    > it
    > several times, disabling and enabling, restarting, pretty much everything
    > I
    > can think of, and everything on the suggested Windows to do list. I know
    > that the network works and that my computer can find it, it's just not
    > right
    > now.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233/en-us

    ????


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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