Re: Vista cannot connect to my wireless router
For the record, I was able to connect to the open wifi at Starbucks. I will
turn to Netgear support next and see if my router can be made to work.
"Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> Thanks for the reply. Sorry, but I should have mentioned in my original
> post that I already tried connecting with wireless security OFF in the
> router - the problem was unchanged. I have Norton Internet Security 2009
> on the Vista laptop and I turned off the firewall to see if that was the
> problem, but no joy. FWIW, I can plug the laptop into the router via
> Ethernet and get a good connection. This is a brand new computer that I
> need for the road, so it's a real deal breaker if I cannot connect it
> wirelessly. I will take it to the corner Starbucks to see if I can
> connect to their open wifi. Meanwhile any additional suggestions will be
> greatly appreciated.
>> Connect to the Router via the XP computer and disable the encryption.
>> Make sure that the Visa computer can connect without Encryption.
>> Once it is working log again to the Router enable the encryption and put
>> a new pass phrase.
>> Reconnect with both computers.
>> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
>> "Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
>>> I have a Netgear WGR614 with latest firmware. I can connect to the
>>> wireless network with my XP laptop, but my Vista (Premium SP1 x86) will
>>> not connect. The network shows in the list of available wireless
>>> networks and when I attempt to connect Vista asks for the encryption
>>> passphrase, but then the connection fails. The specific message is:
>>> "Wireless association failed because Windows did not receive any
>>> response from the the wireless router or access point."
>>> The wireless NIC is an Atheros AR928X and it also has the latest Vista
>>> driver. Any help will be appreciated.