Vista 64 Bit - Stopped by Router

rwsanderson

New Member
Greetings,

I updated my home PC today from XP Pro to Vista 64 Bit Business.

I was provided the software by my employer and purchased a brand new HD to install it on. Install went fine.

My home network consists of the following:

My PC -XP Pro - wired connection
Wife Laptop - XP Pro - wireless
Kids PC - XP Pro - wireless
Vonage VOIP - wired
PS3 - wired
wii - wireless
d-link router

The above set up works great all the time.

I installed Vista 64 Business on a new HD today and changed nothing else as above. I cannot connect to the Internet at all through my router. When I bypass the router and plug in directly, I can connect without issues. This (for obvious reasons) will not work and was hoping that someone could help me out.

My service provider (Cogeco) will not help me at all since the Internet works without the router connected.

Please tell me what information you require from me in order to help me out.

Thanks in advance.
 

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zigzag3143

Banned
hi and welcome to vistax64

You may just need a router firmware upgrade, or a wifi/lan driver.

can you tell us which D-link and the model of your wired, and wireless devices so we can hunt for drivers

ken
 

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    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
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    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
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    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up

rwsanderson

New Member
My router is a D-Link Wireless N Router.

I can access it through 192.168.0.1 from XP but cannot see it or access it through Vista 64.

The router shows as being compatible with Vista 64. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=DIR-615&v=D-Link&uid=&pf=0π=2&c=Networking&sc=Wireless+Routers&os=32-bit and latest firmware is installed on the router.

My network card shows in XP as a Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC. I downloaded the latest drivers for it on the Vista 64 installation as well.
 

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zigzag3143

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nrs

what firewall on vista? anti virus? is the router configured to allow only certain "mac" addresses? can the xp machine see the vista machine?

any shares?, any encryption?

thanks

ken
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E 1405
    CPU
    [email protected]
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    300 gig internal
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up

rwsanderson

New Member
The Vista install is "straight out of the box". No firewall or antivirus other than what Vista would have installed. I have not fired up the other PCs to see if they see the Vista box but will reboot and do that. I am using my XP boot to send and read these messages.

No mac blockages to the best of my knowledge.

I simply loaded Vista, rebooted and tried Explorer with no luck.
 

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zigzag3143

Banned
IE might have auto detect settings checked and that sometimes breaks the connectivity.

In IE tools>internet options>connections>lan settings>uncheck auto detect settings.

let us know


ken
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E 1405
    CPU
    [email protected]
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    300 gig internal
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up
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