This could be the incompatible issue. this link may help,
Vista incompatible issuesVista Incompatible issues. 1. Some switches or routers may not compatible with Vista - Solutions: upgrade the firmware, disable the IPv6, re-configure the ...
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"stainless" <Mark.Wingfield@gmail.com> wrote in message news:email@example.com oups.com...
I have a Buffalo WMR-G54 router connected to my PC that acts as my
I generally use my Windows XP laptop to connect and never have any
problem seeing the network and connecting to it. In fact, I can
generally see 6 nearby networks, including my own.
My network is on Channel 13, 802.11g, Open authentication, WEP.
Recently I have bought a Windows Vista laptop for my mother, who does
not have broadband set up yet and thus her network is not ready
I decided to use it with my network to set up firewalls, etc, via the
However, Vista is not showing my network at all and I cannot connect.
In fact, it is only showing 2 of the networks I can see from my XP
This suggests it is not an issue with the network being set to not
broadcast (I have not set this as far as I can tell anyway).
My network is the strongest signal, so I have no idea why the 2 weaker
signals are picked up and mine is not.
I did try the manual connect option, but this did not connect to
anything, even though I put in all the correct connection details.
I even set up my router to directly use the Vista laptop Mac address.
Still no success.
ANy ideas anyone?