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Cannot get wireless home network to work with vista!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Zippyz, Dec 10, 2007.

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  1. Zippyz

    Zippyz Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2007
    I've been using the same network configuration for about 4 years now and everything usually works fine. I have 3 desktops in my home as well as a laptop that all share the same internet. I recently replaced my old gaming rig (which is where the modem+router is located at). This new rig works came with vista and ever since then my network has been screwy. All other computers in the house other than mine cannot connect to the network. In fact, the network named "WLAN" doesn't even show up in the list of networks. The only networks listed under the list are the networks of my neighbors.

    What's weird about this problem is that all the other computers can connect to the network when the gaming rig is OFF, but not when it's ON.

    Built Gaming Rig=Vista
    2 Dell Laptops=XP
    HP Laptop=Vista

    I am using cox high-speed internet (cable) with a belkin router.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
  2. jmwills


    Sep 28, 2005
    All machines are connected directly to the routers switch ports?
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

    Make and model of the broadband modem.
    Make and model of the router.
    Connection type, wired or wireless.
    If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
    Make/model of your computer.
    Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

    Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

    On the Vista computer, and one of the others, I'd also like to see this:

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following command:


    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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