I am trying to set up new Dell laptop for SWMBO. This is our first Vista machine and everything has gone great apart from it won't connect wirelessly to out WPA secured network. Passcode key is taken as invalid by laptop but it's exactly the same as used on XP laptops which work fine.
The router is a SpeedTouch 580 and other forums have indicated there may be a compatibility problem with Vista and the 580.
Has anyone successfully achieved a wireless connection to a WPA secured SpeedTouch580 under Vista?
Well leaving aside UAC for the moment (Sorry must get familiar with Vista TLAs)
Switching to WEP 64 bit Hex and yes it does connect. So problem is WPA-Personal PSK related only.
This is the stonger security option and it's not just an issue of firewall as these stop hacking into your PC but it does allow those with knowledge and technology to crack the data stream and thus intercept your internet traffic. Don't see why a new O/S should need a degradation in level of security to make it work. Seems odd and I suspect more a SpeedTouch problem than Microsoft's. Thus the original question: ANyone got this c`ombination to work?
Solved.Upgraded firmware to 4.3 and removed internet protocol(tcp/ip) v6 from adaptor prpoerties and can now connect by wireless. Internet page access seems very slow so that's next thing to investigate
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