Wireless connection visible but unable to connect

  B99 11:29 07 Apr 2007

I've just bought a new vista laptop with integrated wireless.Already have a home wireless connction through a Netgear router that works fine on my old laptop using a netgear PC card.

On my new laptop, I can see the Netgear network, but when I try to connect, I get the message unable to connect. Vista diagnostics draw a blank. I can connect directly through the wired ports on the router with no problem, just unable to use it wirelessly on that PC.

Any advice please?

  B99 14:37 07 Apr 2007

Just a quick update. I've tried my PC card in the new laptop and that works fine. Do I need to do something with my WLAN card to get it to connect?

  Ashrich 23:50 07 Apr 2007

Have you set the router up for MAC filtering , if so you will need to add the mac address of the built in wireless on the laptop before it will connect .


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