Re: Vista doesnt connect to Linksys wireless network
Turns out she is on the wire at school. She connects to one of her friend's
in-dorm wireless routers. I cleared all profiles. Weird thing is that the
laptop was just sitting on the kitchen table and it connected, with MAC
filtering on. The router was reset the next day and the laptop can't
connect. I see the MAC address in the inactive list on the router. i even
turned MAC filtering off and reset both the router and laptop. It used to
work fine. As a matter of fact it worked this summer connected to a rental
house wireless and then fine when we got back home. I don't get it. Can
this have anything to do with MTU? I know XBox Live has issues with that.
> How many "Profiles" does she have configured. Did this issue surface 'after'
> she started back to school?
> Many public institutions have finally given some thought to security. I
> would wonder if there is something in the her school appropriate
> configuration that does not allow your, possibly, less secure non-certified
> WLAN to connect? Just guessing.
> Fortunately, Vista does allow an alternate profile. Select the alternate
> profile, the start from scratch with configuring it to access your home
> network. If that solves the problem - allow her to use one for school and
> the other when connecting at home.
> "Zap" <Zap@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > ugh! All of a suden my kid's Vista Dell laptop can not connect to our
> > home
> > network. It used to work fine. It wouldn't connect, we recycled the
> > router
> > a number of times and all of a sudden it connected. It won't connect this
> > morning again. Here's the details. Please help...ed
> > Laptop connects fine to her school wireless network
> > Linksys WR54GS router
> > Router firmware updated to latest version 1.52
> > I have a XP laptop, a Mac, XBOX Live and a XP desktop that all connect
> > fine
> > The router is broadcasting the SSID
> > Dell's wireless config utility sees the radio and has strong signal
> > strength
> > No securtity except for MAC address filtering; MAC address entered
> > correctly
> > Router does not see the Dell laptop as active when viewing MAC addresses
> > Tried with MAC address filtering off. Same results