RE: Vista won't connect to secure wireless network
Seems to be some serious incompatibilities here. I can't even get it to work
with security turned off. Vista has no updates, and the firmware on the
router is the latest. I tried shutting off IPv6 as mentioned in another
thread, but still nothing. I'd rather not buy another router just to diagnose
MS spent a lot of time telling people that Vista is better than XP - and
that its very stable, but the fact of the matter is that this functionality
works on every XP machine in my house with ease.
> I installed a USB wireless adapter and that had the identical problem. There
> must be some incompatibility between the CompUSA/FMI router and Vista,
> because that adapter worked fine on XP machines...
> "Bill" wrote:
> > Have a CompUSA (FSI) wireless router running WPA (TKIP) w/ passphrase. Works
> > great on several XP Pro machines. Just purchased a Gateway MX3705 w/ Vista
> > Home Premium. It finds the network but will not connect, and when I
> > "diagnose" the problem it says it failed for "an unknown reason." There is an
> > un-secured network in my neighborhood, and the computer can connect fine to
> > this, so I think the card is OK.
> > Things I've tried:
> > -Removing security from our wireless network. Still wouldn't connect.
> > -Changing mode from "AP" to "ad-hoc". Connected! But my wired machines would
> > not connect, and it still wouldn't allow any kind of security.
> > Any ideas?