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Vista Wireless Internet Connections

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Boldrik

#1
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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Barb Bowman

#2
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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 

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jayandfoo

#3
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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Barb Bowman

#4
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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 

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jayandfoo

#5
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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>
 

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LindaAnn

#6
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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
> >
 

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chiefy3

#7
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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Barb Bowman

#8
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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>>

--

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

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chiefy3

#9
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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>
 

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chiefy3

#10
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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
> >
 

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Barb Bowman

#11
glad this is resolved. please let us know what update caused the
issue.

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 06:10:01 -0700, chiefy3
<chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>
>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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>> >

--

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

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chiefy3

#12
Well! My fix lasted exactly 6 hours and 13 minutes. My wife believes Vista
is not ready for prime time and we should switch back to XP. I really can't
disagree. But it's ridiculous to pay premium money for a new operating system
that doesn't work.
I am like so many others--days of frustration. Microsoft has made a huge
error on this and we are the ones paying for it.
"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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>
 

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#13
was auto update still on? did you get updated again?

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:00:02 -0700, chiefy3
<chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>
>Well! My fix lasted exactly 6 hours and 13 minutes. My wife believes Vista
>is not ready for prime time and we should switch back to XP. I really can't
>disagree. But it's ridiculous to pay premium money for a new operating system
>that doesn't work.
>I am like so many others--days of frustration. Microsoft has made a huge
>error on this and we are the ones paying for it.
>"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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>>

--

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

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#14
Hi Barb, I did, try rolling back my driver and turned off my autoupdates as
part of my resolution before I contacted microsoft and it did not work. With
the firewall down I reupdated my laptop (manually) and it was working until I
restarted for the third time (first and second restarts were fine but the
third died on me) I really am at my end, and will have to back to XP (that
and the majority of my software doesn't work on it) I am an engineer with
specialized software, plus the networking is a little dodgey. Thanks for
your help and maybe keep us posted when MS has worked out the bugs in Vista's
XP/networking problems.
D

"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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>
 

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chiefy3

#15
No I disabled auto update and they are still deleted. I was on the phone for
2.5 hours early this morning with Microsoft Tech Support. They took control
of my computer remotely and still couldn't find the problem. The tech guy
says maybe its the router but I've tried 3 different routers.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

> was auto update still on? did you get updated again?
>
> On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:00:02 -0700, chiefy3
> <chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >Well! My fix lasted exactly 6 hours and 13 minutes. My wife believes Vista
> >is not ready for prime time and we should switch back to XP. I really can't
> >disagree. But it's ridiculous to pay premium money for a new operating system
> >that doesn't work.
> >I am like so many others--days of frustration. Microsoft has made a huge
> >error on this and we are the ones paying for it.
> >"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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
> >>

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

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Barb Bowman

#16
can you try a restore point from a few days ago when it was working?

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 08:16:43 -0700, chiefy3
<chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>No I disabled auto update and they are still deleted. I was on the phone for
>2.5 hours early this morning with Microsoft Tech Support. They took control
>of my computer remotely and still couldn't find the problem. The tech guy
>says maybe its the router but I've tried 3 different routers.
>
>"Barb Bowman" wrote:
>
>> was auto update still on? did you get updated again?
>>
>> On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:00:02 -0700, chiefy3
>> <chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >Well! My fix lasted exactly 6 hours and 13 minutes. My wife believes Vista
>> >is not ready for prime time and we should switch back to XP. I really can't
>> >disagree. But it's ridiculous to pay premium money for a new operating system
>> >that doesn't work.
>> >I am like so many others--days of frustration. Microsoft has made a huge
>> >error on this and we are the ones paying for it.
>> >"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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>> >>

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

--

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

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Barb Bowman

#17
can you possibly identify the update that is doing the damage?

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 05:28:02 -0700, Boldrik
<Boldrik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hi Barb, I did, try rolling back my driver and turned off my autoupdates as
>part of my resolution before I contacted microsoft and it did not work. With
>the firewall down I reupdated my laptop (manually) and it was working until I
>restarted for the third time (first and second restarts were fine but the
>third died on me) I really am at my end, and will have to back to XP (that
>and the majority of my software doesn't work on it) I am an engineer with
>specialized software, plus the networking is a little dodgey. Thanks for
>your help and maybe keep us posted when MS has worked out the bugs in Vista's
>XP/networking problems.
>D
>
>"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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>>

--

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

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chiefy3

#18
Yes I tried that several days ago, didn't change anything regarding networking.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

> can you try a restore point from a few days ago when it was working?
>
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 08:16:43 -0700, chiefy3
> <chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >No I disabled auto update and they are still deleted. I was on the phone for
> >2.5 hours early this morning with Microsoft Tech Support. They took control
> >of my computer remotely and still couldn't find the problem. The tech guy
> >says maybe its the router but I've tried 3 different routers.
> >
> >"Barb Bowman" wrote:
> >
> >> was auto update still on? did you get updated again?
> >>
> >> On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:00:02 -0700, chiefy3
> >> <chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> >Well! My fix lasted exactly 6 hours and 13 minutes. My wife believes Vista
> >> >is not ready for prime time and we should switch back to XP. I really can't
> >> >disagree. But it's ridiculous to pay premium money for a new operating system
> >> >that doesn't work.
> >> >I am like so many others--days of frustration. Microsoft has made a huge
> >> >error on this and we are the ones paying for it.
> >> >"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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> >> >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
> >> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Barb Bowman
> >> MS Windows-MVP
> >> Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
> >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
> >>

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

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#19
and you've reset your router as well?

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:40:05 -0700, chiefy3
<chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Yes I tried that several days ago, didn't change anything regarding networking.
>
>"Barb Bowman" wrote:
>
>> can you try a restore point from a few days ago when it was working?
>>
>> On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 08:16:43 -0700, chiefy3
>> <chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >No I disabled auto update and they are still deleted. I was on the phone for
>> >2.5 hours early this morning with Microsoft Tech Support. They took control
>> >of my computer remotely and still couldn't find the problem. The tech guy
>> >says maybe its the router but I've tried 3 different routers.
>> >
>> >"Barb Bowman" wrote:
>> >
>> >> was auto update still on? did you get updated again?
>> >>
>> >> On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:00:02 -0700, chiefy3
>> >> <chiefy3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >Well! My fix lasted exactly 6 hours and 13 minutes. My wife believes Vista
>> >> >is not ready for prime time and we should switch back to XP. I really can't
>> >> >disagree. But it's ridiculous to pay premium money for a new operating system
>> >> >that doesn't work.
>> >> >I am like so many others--days of frustration. Microsoft has made a huge
>> >> >error on this and we are the ones paying for it.
>> >> >"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/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> >> >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>> >> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Barb Bowman
>> >> MS Windows-MVP
>> >> Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
>> >> http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
>> >>

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

--

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

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Pawfoot

#20
I have had similar problems, initially I had to turn of ipv6 and that worked
for a while. (I am running Win Vista Ultimate *fyi). Then I couldn't get
around the router but could communicate with machines and my NAS drive behind
my router. While other computers had no problems getting out to the internet.

The first fix I did was to enter the gateway for the router.

Here recently there was another patch update from MS and now I can't get out
past my router once more. I have not tried the reg edit for the broadcast
flag. What I did find is that by using a static ip address I could get out to
the internet and past my router. However in doing so I lost the ability to
work with computer's etc within my network.

The other thing I've noticed is that the computer appears to disregard the
router ip range and assigns it's own dhcp ip address. Ie 100 ~ 165 it wants
to do 204 and now it'll set the gateway to 204 and ip address to computer as
207. Of course directly connected works fine.

That's where doing a static ip worked.

With the feed back listed here I am hopeful to combine some the ideas and
find a better solution.

Something between the router and win vista is the problem.

Router is a Linksys w/speedboost v5.

"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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