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Networking & Vista

Discussion in 'Networking' started by blair41, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. blair41

    blair41 Thread Starter

    Apr 1, 2007
    I don't know whether this is a networking problem or a Vista problem so I posted here since it's a networking connection problem.

    I have a strange problem with my sons PC. He lost his C: drive and so I'm in the process of trying to get him up and running again. I formatted another drive with Vista HP and can't seem to find a network to update things. Prior to his hard drive crashing finding the network was flawless.

    The PC was connected through a France Telecom Orange Box which is a combo router/wireless connection. I'm hard wired to it and he was connecting wirelessly until the crash. Now... Vista doesn't seem to recognize his D-Link DWL-G510 card and so I've tried hardwiring his PC using the Marvell Ethernet connection on his MB and still can't find the network. This is strangest thing I've ever seen and it's got me running in circles. Any help resolving this would be truly appreciated.
  2. rastajonny


    Nov 1, 2007
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Changes that may help to increase the compatibility of Vista with older networking devices:

    Disable the IP Helper service:

    1. Go to Start and type in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    2. Scroll down to the IP Helper service, right click on it and select Properties
    3. In the dropdown box that says "Automatic" or "Manual", set it to Disabled and then click on "Apply"
    4. Then click on "Stop" to stop the service from running in the current session
    5. Click OK to exit the dialog

    Disable IPv6:

    1. Go to Start and type in "ncpa.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    2. Right click on each network connection and select "Properties"
    3. Remove the checkmark from the box next to "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
    4. Click OK to exit the dialog

    NOTE: You should do this for each network connection.

    Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag:

    Link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233
    1. Go to Start and type in regedit and press Enter.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{GUID}
    4. In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey to be updated.
    5. If the key DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag does not exist, use the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value. In the New Value #1 box, type DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then press ENTER. If the key exists, skip this step.
    6. Right-click DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then click Modify.
    7. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
    8. Close Registry Editor.
    NOTE: You should do this for each and every GUID subkey.

    The only program I'm aware of that currently relies on IPv6 is the new Windows Meeting Space. The first 2 changes will cause that program not to work - but will leave all of your normal (IPv4) connections unaffected. If it causes problems that you can't overcome, simply revert back to the original settings.
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Did you install the chipset drivers--from Drivers CD or Recovery disk or the PC manufacturer's web site?
  5. blair41

    blair41 Thread Starter

    Apr 1, 2007
    Thanks folks ..... I'll try these solutions out and get back later.....
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