Re: Vista Networking partially working
"phf" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Fresh installed Vista Ultimate on Friday, patched it, now I have issues.
> I've got an ASUS P5B Deluxe, Core Duo 6600, 2 G RAM, all latest drivers
> BIOS version.
> Here are my two issues:
> - Valve's "Steam" isn't updating itself. It sits at 0%.
> - Firefox browsing to most sites, but not all, is very slow. IE works
> I can ping all sites, Use IE fine, and I've tried disabling firewall and
> to see if that helped. It didn't. I've tried running each app in
> compatibility mode, under different profiles, and updating the Marvell
> based drivers from Marvell's site. No dice. The machine has also hung
> several times (no video displayed) after it goes into "sleep" mode.
> I've disabled sleep in the meantime.
I had a similar problem after installing the latest round of updates for
Office 2003 and 2007. I could ping anything, including the DNS server for
my ISP, but no software that used the internet would work. Clearly, it's
some kind of IP Stack problem. My "fix" was to restore the machine to the
pre-update configuration, uninstall and then re-install the NIC driver.
Then, all was well again.
According to Sony (this is a Vaio laptop), the problem is also related to
using sleep mode if there are external devices connected. I've avoided
using sleep mode, and haven't download the new updates and have had no
This is clearly a Vista BUG!