Re: Anybody have wireless ICS working with Vista and XP host?
I've got wireless network at home. My notebook has Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
3945ABG wireless card and drivers installed by Windows. IP address is
obtained automatically, and connection is configured (manually):
Security type: Shared
In addition checked 'Connect automatically when this network is in range'
and 'Connect even if the network is not broadcasting' - everything works
"Ralph" <Ralph@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I've had a heck of a time getting a new Vista laptop to connect to my
> wireless ICS host PC running XP. As others have mentionned I also cannot
> connect with XP in peer-to-peer using WPA, I have to use WEP. Then I was
> able to connect to my XP ICS host, but couldn't get to the internet. I
> to set a static IPv4 address (KB309642) for it to connect to the internet.
> Also, Vista does not allow automatic connection to your preferred
> peer-to-peer network... why not?! Why must we always connect manually,
> that's weird? It's almost as if peer-to-peer wireless networking was an
> afterthought, forgotten, or not tested with ICS.
> Now it could be the drivers, or Vista, or both, but it crashes regularly
> wireless drivers (host service stops) when I connect peer-to-peer, but,
> here's the clincher: not when I connect to a router. The wireless device
> a Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 and I downloaded the more recent drivers from
> So has anyone gotten Vista working with a wireless ICS XP host using WPA
> without issues?