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Vista can't find wifi router, but XP & iPod can?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by njf, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. njf

    njf Thread Starter

    Jan 8, 2003

    I've got a Belkin wirless router in my flat. My XP netbook and iPod Touch can connect fine, but my Vista laptop won't find it. It will however detect the other 10 or so wireless networks in neighbouring properties.

    I have done a hard reset and deleted the old network connection settings, but still Vista will not detect it. It was working fine then just vanished last night.

    Any thoughts?

  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    Does it work if near the router
    Does it work if you connect the PC by Cable if, so you can Try downloading Xirrus and copy to the vista PC also try removing all the wireless profiles , if not a system restore may work

    Download and install - Let us know if it finds your wireless network and what the NAME of the wireless network is
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

    Then run the program
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
    Wireless Profiles
    - Vista/Windows7:

    - delete the wireless profiles
    Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

    Delete the profiles
    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
    You may also want to try a systemn restore to before last night
    System Tools>
    System restore>
    pick a date 26/4/2010 or earlier
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