Vista Home Premium compatable with Orange livebox

  Chrispbug 17:30 01 Mar 2007
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Sorry if this has been covered before but I'm stuck. I've got a laptop pre installed with Vista Home Premium. I'm currently using Wanadoo broadband on my pc through a Speedtouch 330 modem. This modem doesn't work with Vista so I'm looking at upgrading my Wanadoo account to include livebox.
Is Orange livebox compatable with Vista ? Does anybody know of any problems ?

  recap 18:04 01 Mar 2007

The following is extracted from click here but only mentions wireless.

"You need a computer with Windows 98/98SE, 2000 or XP (Windows Vista™ - Livebox wired connection is currently compatible but wireless is not compatible with Vista. We are working towards fully supporting Vista), a CD-Rom drive and an Ethernet port. If you haven't got a wireless-enabled computer, you'll need a wireless adaptor. You can buy one from us when you join online. Please note that the current wireless adapter is not Windows Vista compatible."

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:32 01 Mar 2007

The livebox doesn't use drivers and therefore is compatible with any op system.

However the ethernet card / connection and wireless card does.

If your laptop has a working ethernet connection and wireless card then it will work.

There are USB drivers on the CD but they are for running a printer off the livebox

  tonyq 21:04 01 Mar 2007

I have just bought a new Toshiba laptop with Vista and are connecting to a Wanadoo now Orange Livebox,using the laptops wireless connection not the wireless adptor that wanadoo supplied of which I was using on my old laptop. At first I was unable to get the connection and had to ring Orange for help,now working O.K.

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