On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:06:04 -0700, A. Robinson
>"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:
>> On Wed, 12 Sep 2007 13:34:04 -0700, A. Robinson
>> <ARobinson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >I have been literally trying for weeks to connect to a certain
>> >wireless network and have had ZERO luck....!
>> >There are three available networks within the realm of my house:
>> >NETWORK1, NETWORK2, and NETWORK3. NETWORK1 is a "local" wireless
>> >network (the wireless router and internet connection are in my house).
>> >NETWORK1 has WEP enabled. NETRWORK2 and NETWORK3 are not in my house.
>> >WEP is not enabled on these two networks.
>> >I am able to connect to all three networks just fine from my desktop
>> >and two other laptops I have. I'm only able to connect to NETWORK1
>> >from my new Vista laptop.
>> >I've disabled TCP/IP v.6 on the laptop and I still cannot connect to
>> >the other networks.
>> >Does Vista suck this much?!?!
>> Besides the issues of ethics and legality, which should concern you, there are
>> technical issues that may concern you. Windows Vista has known issues with WiFi
>> networking, and with connectivity in general.
>See my previous reply to Mick...
Well, if you're certain that you know who owns the other network, and you have
permission, then look at the technical issues. But I've seen a few cases where
folks thought they were connecting to a known neighbour, and instead were
connecting to an unknown neighbour, and getting an unreliable signal.
And there are numerous possible technical issues for you to consider.
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.