CONNECTING VISTA TO WIRELESS NETWORK

  Abbo1 14:56 15 Mar 08
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My new laptop runs Windows Vista - it will not detect our home wireless network. Our other laptops & stand alone run XP- they detect & connect no problem.
I've checked the wireless network card it seems configured OK & working OK.
I've checked that the wi-fi switch on the laptop is switched on.
I've been through all the troubleshooting solutions - it makes no difference
Where do I go from here to enable my laptop to detect the wireless network ?
Please help !

  BurrWalnut 15:32 15 Mar 08

Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Set up a Connection or Network (in the left pane) > Manually Connect > Next. Now type in the Network Name (SSID), select Security Type and type in the WEP/WPA key.

Sometimes there is more chance of a reliable connection if the key is typed in hexadecimal rather than as ASCII characters. You may also want to tick ‘Start this connection automatically’ and ‘Connect even if the network……‘ > Next. Lastly click ‘Connect to‘ and you should connect to the network.

  setecio 15:36 15 Mar 08

Log into the wireless router and check that it is broadcasting its SSID otherwise there won't be one to detect.

Have you taken the laptop out in the car nd scanned for wireless networks to see if it ever detects any .... to rule out if the laptop's wifi is broken.

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