If you are looking to buy a new router to work with Vista Ultimate, I can
tell you that the Buffalo Wireless-N Nfiniti Dual-band Gigabit Router (Model
WZR-AG300NH) is Certified for Windows Vista, and has been working flawlessly
with my new HP laptop PC with Vista Ultimate (64-bit). The router broadcasts
simultaneous A and G wireless networks (it also has draft-N capability, but
my laptop only has an ABG adapter), and my laptop is able to connect
flawlessly. It has very strong signal strength and I can switch between A
and G networks anywhere in my house. It also has the latest WPA2 security,
SSID encryption and MAC address security features.
This is one of the very few routers that actually has the Certified for
Windows Vista logo (which represents the fact that it has successfully passed
rigorous testing of all Vista functionalities). Check the Vista hardware
compatibility list for routers at http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Pro...=v&cid=712&g=d
The only downside is that this router is rather expensive at $250.
> Thanks Mick. I might look at getting a new router that explicitly works with
> "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Netgear has had heaps of hassles with their Wireless NIC Cards since Vista
> > came out. I rang them in Feb, and their answer was maybe updated Drivers
> > in
> > May.
> > I went back to Cat5.
> > "Pete" wrote:
> >> Hi there,
> >> I have some problems at the moment. I have a Dell Inspiron PC, with a
> >> G-link
> >> USB wireless adapter (DWL-G132) and a wireless router (Netgear DG834GT).
> >> I
> >> also had a Netgear WPN111 USB adapter but it was horrible, kept dropping
> >> connections.
> >> Anyway, the issues I have are:
> >> 1) Upon startup, the adapter does not automatically connect to the
> >> router. I
> >> have to spend the first 5-10 minutes getting it to firstly see my router
> >> and
> >> then connect to it
> >> 2) Once connected, the connection is patchy, that is, I click on a URL,
> >> sometimes the response is immediate, sometimes it pauses for maybe 10-15
> >> seconds before the page appears. I also get timeouts when using iTunes
> >> and
> >> other apps. So performance-wise, I'm having a major problem. This is
> >> further
> >> characterised when I'm downloading. I'll see a burst of incoming traffic,
> >> then a pause, then another burst, then a pause, and so on. Under XP it
> >> was
> >> constant.
> >> 3) Using the Netgear WPN111 adapter, I also had the additional issue of
> >> it
> >> just dropping it's connection to my router, with the only resolution
> >> being
> >> either a unplug/replug of the adapter or a complete reboot of the PC.
> >> After
> >> 24 hours, no sign of this with the D-link - here's hoping.
> >> I've seen lots of articles and web pages abour Vista wireless networking
> >> issues, but none that seem to reflect what I'm experiencing. If anyone
> >> has
> >> any ideas, I'd be very appreciative. In the meantime, the search goes on.
> >> Cheers,
> >> Pete