Solved: Vista Wireless Connectivity Issue

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DazedConfused55

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The problem is with an HP laptop with Vista SP2. It will connect just fine with an Ethernet cable.

When connected wirelessly, it will connect to the network but no Internet is available. Connection is shown as "Unidentified Network" and access is "Local."

ipconfig is as follows:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GREG-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-16-72-45-68
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-DA-67-9F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4d0d:1291:f495:fc5c%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.145(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 03, 2013 11:32:37 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:07:48 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 218113067
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-52-38-44-00-24-2B-DA-67-9F
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.217.0.5
24.217.201.67
24.247.15.53
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{74773FDD-1ADF-4B3E-AE89-2BE5F31F337A}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


Wireless Adapter is Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g. Driver is current.
I've tried the "FixIt" at Microsoft's help site. Windows firewall is off, and there currently is no anti-virus installed. I've reset the TCP/IP stack. I've also made the registry changes suggested by the Microsoft KB article.

Nothing I've done has allowed this laptop to connect wirelessly. It did, however, connect with a home network before it came to my house.

My router is a Cisco, and I have three other laptops (XP & Windows 7) and two desktops that wirelessly connect just fine. I have, however, reset both the router and the cable modem.

I've read nearly every post on this subject out there and nothing has worked.
 

etaf

Wayne
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you have the Atheros AR5007 and known issue on vista
you need to actually install the driver

try the driver from the atheros site

AR5007
Vista 32 / 64 Bit
Direct link Drivers for Atheros AR5007 and Windows Vista 32 / 64 bit
You only need to click on the green download button labelled " Click to Download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started

To install the driver you will need to do the following

Extract the downloaded zip file into a folder on the PC
then

> Start Globe
> Control Panel
> System and maintenance
> Scroll down to Device manager
> network adaptors, click on the + >
> Right click on the AR5007(EG) Adapter
> click on Update Driver Software...
> click on Browse my computer for driver software
> let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
> Have Disk
> click on the Button Browse...
> Locate the folder you extracted the zip folder and highlight the .inf file
you should see two files with .inf
Vista 32Bit AR5007 netathv.inf
Vista 64Bit AR5007 netathvx.inf
 

etaf

Wayne
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glad it worked
just tried the zip file and it worked and extracted ok for me - strange
 

DazedConfused55

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Ah well, it's easily found if one knows what to look for. Thanks for letting me know what to look for!
 
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