Vista laptop no connection to wifi router

  User-E70658AE-BDD7-4DD5-AE5EE3B7769D7D2C 11:40 13 Jul 2008
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I am running a desktop using Windows XP Pro which is connected to a BTHub router via Ethernet which works fine. My son has a new laptop (wireless enabled) running Vista home - however he cannot connect wirelessly to BTHub in fact 9 times out of 10 it does not see it. I have religiously followed all instructions and triple checked everything but no joy. He is ok when connected to BTHub via ethernet. Any tips please.

Regards
Boike

  Ashrich 22:07 13 Jul 2008

Firstly I would uninstall the wireless adapter from device manager and reboot the system , if that doesn't sort it I would then manually update the drivers for the card to see if that makes a difference . Does the laptop use a utility from the manufacturer to make the wireless connection or does it use Vista to see and connect ?


Ashley

  Ashrich 22:09 13 Jul 2008

Another thought , try temporarily turning off the firewall on the Vista laptop , and check in the router that Access Control isn't turned on and blocking him out .


Ashley

I'm having a similar problem. Resetting the Hub works, but for only couple of hours (I plugging it off and put it back after few minutes-- it's a kind of hard-core and pain-in-the-You-Know, really).
I'll check the solutions above later on, though.

Sene

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