Windows Vista Internet Problems


N

nycdoctor2

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 1420. It does not see any wireless
networks when my older Sony Vaio running XP sees them immediately at
boot up. I've tried to use both my Vista computer and my XP computer
at the same time..side by side and the XP machine works great all the
time even when the Vista machine has lost connection to the router.The
drivers are updated. I fiddled with security options in Internet
Explorer. I have a DSL wireless modem (it serves as a wireless
accesspoint). I have a linksys router and it works fine

-Hard to detect wifi networks,
- If connected, signal level display is lower than neighbor laptops
running XP,
- Vista drops the wifi regularly in indefinite intervals.

I guess the reason why it hasnt been widely published on the Internet
is because they cant get on the internet.

A search on MS forums states: "After you configure Internet Connection
Sharing in Windows Vista, you may find that, although the network
connection works correctly at first, the network connection stops
working after one-to-two hours. For example, you may be unable to
connect to the Internet, to other computers on the local area network
(LAN), or to network resources on the LAN. The cause: This problem
occurs because of a bug in the WinSock bind() function".

There is no workaround, I have to telephone MS to get the hotfix.

I have a guess that this isn't a big deal because most people don't
use Internet Connection Sharing. ICS requires that your computer touch
the outside network via modem or second NIC for broadband. Since most
Vista users to date are still early adopters (or at least ahead of the
curve) most folks have broadband, and in turn most have a basic
firewall/router (Linksys, Netgear, DLink, etc.) that shares the
connection for you.

Therefore most Vista users probably have broadband and don't use ICS,
so nobody's going to complain about this kind of a bug.

Most Internet connection problems under Windows Vista relate to out-of-
date hardware. Vista has blown off a lot of old stuff with its newly
coded methods and is really not very tolerant of old Internet
hardware. If you call the hardware manufacturers they will lead you
down a devious path, proving (apparently) that Vista is the problem.
Don't believe them. They simply don't want to bear the cost of
replacing their clunky old modems or routers. And certainly don't let
them deceive you with a firmware update because you will still have
the same old **** and you will still suffer with the same old piece of
outdated junk

I can access sites normally over ethernet cable. I'm connected, but
the browser will never connect. I haven't loaded any softrware or made
any changes except to IPv4 settings. I've tried disabling all security
on my wireless router, plugging into the router (instead of wireless),
disabling the firewall, disabling the secure browser settings,
lowering the browser controls as far as they will go, disabling
Defender, disabling IPv6 and QoS, and every combination of the above!


help!!!!!!!
 
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B

Barb Bowman

this is confusing. you mention a router and ICS. if you have a
router, you do not need Internet Connection Sharing at all. Two
computers "sharing" a router is not the same as ICS. Also you state
you have a DSL wireless modem and a Linksys router. Are both devices
configured to provide DHCP and NAT? that could be an issue.

Please provide name and model number of DSL wireless modem and the
same with the Linksys router.

Also, please return all the settings on the computer to their
defaults, including removing ICS if you have set that up.

With the laptop plugged into the router, please supply the text
output of

ipconfig /all [enter]

from an elevated command prompt.

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 1420. It does not see any wireless
networks when my older Sony Vaio running XP sees them immediately at
boot up. I've tried to use both my Vista computer and my XP computer
at the same time..side by side and the XP machine works great all the
time even when the Vista machine has lost connection to the router.The
drivers are updated. I fiddled with security options in Internet
Explorer. I have a DSL wireless modem (it serves as a wireless
accesspoint). I have a linksys router and it works fine

-Hard to detect wifi networks,
- If connected, signal level display is lower than neighbor laptops
running XP,
- Vista drops the wifi regularly in indefinite intervals.

I guess the reason why it hasnt been widely published on the Internet
is because they cant get on the internet.

A search on MS forums states: "After you configure Internet Connection
Sharing in Windows Vista, you may find that, although the network
connection works correctly at first, the network connection stops
working after one-to-two hours. For example, you may be unable to
connect to the Internet, to other computers on the local area network
(LAN), or to network resources on the LAN. The cause: This problem
occurs because of a bug in the WinSock bind() function".

There is no workaround, I have to telephone MS to get the hotfix.

I have a guess that this isn't a big deal because most people don't
use Internet Connection Sharing. ICS requires that your computer touch
the outside network via modem or second NIC for broadband. Since most
Vista users to date are still early adopters (or at least ahead of the
curve) most folks have broadband, and in turn most have a basic
firewall/router (Linksys, Netgear, DLink, etc.) that shares the
connection for you.

Therefore most Vista users probably have broadband and don't use ICS,
so nobody's going to complain about this kind of a bug.

Most Internet connection problems under Windows Vista relate to out-of-
date hardware. Vista has blown off a lot of old stuff with its newly
coded methods and is really not very tolerant of old Internet
hardware. If you call the hardware manufacturers they will lead you
down a devious path, proving (apparently) that Vista is the problem.
Don't believe them. They simply don't want to bear the cost of
replacing their clunky old modems or routers. And certainly don't let
them deceive you with a firmware update because you will still have
the same old **** and you will still suffer with the same old piece of
outdated junk

I can access sites normally over ethernet cable. I'm connected, but
the browser will never connect. I haven't loaded any softrware or made
any changes except to IPv4 settings. I've tried disabling all security
on my wireless router, plugging into the router (instead of wireless),
disabling the firewall, disabling the secure browser settings,
lowering the browser controls as far as they will go, disabling
Defender, disabling IPv6 and QoS, and every combination of the above!


help!!!!!!!
--

Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 

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