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Vista Wireless Issues - And I'm Not Moving To Macs  
User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Hey - I got myself a nice 500Gig Sata and whacked Vista Prem onto it today. I've hit a problem, I have an asus mobo and use their wireless adapter which is all built in etc. So I installed the Vista drivers and the software that came with it and the rest however, it can't connect. Occasionally it'll see my network and the others in the area around me but it wont allow me to connect. Any ideas ?

Thanks In Advance,

James

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8668 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Oh give me a break. Is every single Windows-related thread now going to have an anti-Mac disclaimer?  sarcastic 


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User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1766 times:



Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
Oh give me a break. Is every single Windows-related thread now going to have an anti-Mac disclaimer?

No but pretty much every windows related thread has someone pro- mac and begging the user to buy a mac witch is very enoying to every pc owner.



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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1764 times:
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Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 2):
No but pretty much every windows related thread has someone pro- mac and begging the user to buy a mac witch is very enoying to every pc owner.

Hey we don't need to beg anymore. We are giving Pcs a run for their money!
Did you try going into the network adapter and selecting repair the connection?
Blue



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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1759 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 3):
Did you try going into the network adapter and selecting repair the connection?
Blue

Yep, Tried & Failed Big grin

Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 2):
No but pretty much every windows related thread has someone pro- mac and begging the user to buy a mac witch is very enoying to every pc owner.

Exactly.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
Oh give me a break. Is every single Windows-related thread now going to have an anti-Mac disclaimer? sarcastic

Probably not all threads, but mine will  Wink


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3010 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
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Did the same wireless adapter work before installing Vista? Did you get the latest drivers from the Asus website, or are you using a CD? What errors is it giving, does it even see the access point, or is it getting so signal at all?

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Thread starter):
And I'm Not Moving To Macs

You're not?  duck 



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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1687 times:



Quoting ManuCH (Reply 5):
Did the same wireless adapter work before installing Vista? Did you get the latest drivers from the Asus website, or are you using a CD? What errors is it giving, does it even see the access point, or is it getting so signal at all?

Yep, Same wireless adapter; I have multiboot going at the moment and I can connect fine on XP. I downloaded the drivers from the Asus site. No CD's. There are no errors, just wont connect to my wireless network (Using their software - Using Windows software, I finds no networks at all)


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3010 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1686 times:
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Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 6):
There are no errors, just wont connect to my wireless network (Using their software - Using Windows software, I finds no networks at all)

This is definitely strange. Have you tried searching for your Asus Mobo model number, together with the keywords "wireless" and "vista", on Google? Maybe it's a common problem with an easy fix...



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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
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I read that a lot of the adapters that work on XP don't work on Vista. But that is just what I read.
Blue
P.S. Should have gotten a mac.  bigthumbsup  just kidding



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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1646 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 8):

I'll try and borrow an adapter off a mate then, see if I can get some love..

Thanks,


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
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If that doesn't work I don't know what else to tell you.
Blue



You push down on that yoke, the houses get bigger, you pull back on the yoke, the houses get bigger- Ken Foltz
User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Did the drivers install properly? Right click on "Computer" (either on desktop, or in start menu), and click "manage". Double click on "Device Manger" in the left pane. Is the wireless adapter listed under network devices? If so, right click and "update driver software", and browse to the folder you downloaded that contains the drivers.

User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1603 times:



Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 2):
No but pretty much every windows related thread has someone pro- mac and begging the user to buy a mac witch is very enoying to every pc owner.



Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 4):
Probably not all threads, but mine will  

Would love to help; as a longtime PC user & tech geek.

However as I now work for and certified in looking after Mac's, I'm sure you don't want my help.


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Right - I'm connected now but the famous 'Limited Or No Connectivity' has replaced it.. Any Ideas?

User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 1542 times:



Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 2):
witch



Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 2):
enoying

Dear a.net. We need a mandatory grammar and spellcheck.


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

I've put an ethernet cable in and volia. So I don't know what happened to the wireless but I'll stay with the wires  duck 

Thanks for your help.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Happens to me occasionally.

I fix it by going to the Network & Sharing Center -> Manage Network Connections and the disable and enable the wireless card.

Don't know if it'll work for you but it could be worth a shot.


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1475 times:

My resident geeky-pants mate has this to say about this problem:

"I bet his router has WPA or WEP enabled and he hasnt put this info in his PC for that particular Wireless connection. Different versions of windows have a slightly different way to go about this but generally I would have windows manage the connections instead of whatever ap he is using...he would just need to click a checkbox for this"

Whatever that means but I hope it is of some help, if you need clarity just IM me and i will be the go-between  Smile


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1472 times:
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Quoting Nosedive (Reply 14):
Dear a.net. We need a mandatory grammar and spellcheck.

Hey on my comp it automatically checks it. Beauty of a mac.  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 17):
"I bet his router has WPA or WEP enabled and he hasnt put this info in his PC for that particular Wireless connection. Different versions of windows have a slightly different way to go about this but generally I would have windows manage the connections instead of whatever ap he is using...he would just need to click a checkbox for this"

Now that sound like it would be the problem.
Blue

[Edited 2008-01-15 17:15:26]


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User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

At home we have several PCs and a Mac. They all work great -- even my new high-powered HP with WIndows Vista.

But... a friend of mine just bought a new Mac and her airport wouldn't connect to her router though all other wireless devices (PC) would. The Apple store said there had been some issues with Mac wireless.

The point is that Mac isn't immune to problems either.

I like the things he does on his Mac here at home but I like my Vista, the performance, etc. is great as far as I'm concerned. Maybe the bugs are getting worked out.

Cheers,
John


User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3354 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1447 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 18):
Hey on my comp it automatically checks it. Beauty of a mac. bigthumbsup

Oooo Ooooo, I do it too.

Signed,

Firefox (which I bet at least 75% of PC users on this site use anyways.)



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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1437 times:



Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 17):

Ahh - I'll have a look at that. Cheers


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