Re: Laptop Stuck Up
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 11:47:26 -0500, Grand_Poobah
>Hi Raven. I know it is no help, but my Vista laptop does exactly the
>same thing. If I turn off the wireless transponder and plug in the
>CAT-5 cable, Vista will hem and haw for a bit and then tell me it can't
>'find any networks'. The Networking Connections panel is of no help
>because you can't get to the Properties for the connection and change
>any of the service binding (like adding a static IP).
>Every time I reboot the network will come up just fine BUT it takes the
>name of my wireless transmission system as the name of the connection.
>Maybe somebody can explain this to us.
Vista does NOT change connections (wireless to wired) very well. It
works a little better if you keep the wired adaptor disabled. When you
want to use it, disable the wireless, install the cable, enable the
wired connection. You will also likely need to do an "ipconfig/renew"
at a command prompt. Some systems seem to require a reboot too.
Reverse process to go back to the wired connection.