wireless network question


J

J Lunis

Can't find a network ng for vista.
If this is not the proper ng, point me to the proper one.
OK, I admit it, I'm not a computer guy. I recently bought a new (Vista
Home Premium) PC to replace my XP PC. On the XP PC I had a wireless
network I could access with my PDA and laptop from almost anywhere in my
house. With the Vista PC I fail constantly. I have read a handful of
web articles on how to accomplish this but I apparently am missing a step.
The Netgear router is working on the Vista PC. Firewall on the laptop
is (when I'm trying to get a connection) disabled. The Network status
on the laptop and PDA show a good signal. How do I troubleshoot this?
FWIW, 'Connect to a Network' on the Vista PC and laptop show 2 networks
- one secured and one unsecured. I don't know why. All I want is the
secured.
Can I uninstall these wireless networks and create a new one?
The Vista PC also has a wired?/cabled? network to access the cable modem
and NAS. Does this make a difference?
 
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N

Not Me

microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing

if you remove the wireless adapter from device manager and allow it to be
re-detected, does it then give you the choice of wireless networks?
 
N

Nonny

Can't find a network ng for vista.
If this is not the proper ng, point me to the proper one.
microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing


OK, I admit it, I'm not a computer guy. I recently bought a new (Vista
Home Premium) PC to replace my XP PC. On the XP PC I had a wireless
network I could access with my PDA and laptop from almost anywhere in my
house. With the Vista PC I fail constantly. I have read a handful of
web articles on how to accomplish this but I apparently am missing a step.
The Netgear router is working on the Vista PC. Firewall on the laptop
is (when I'm trying to get a connection) disabled. The Network status
on the laptop and PDA show a good signal. How do I troubleshoot this?
FWIW, 'Connect to a Network' on the Vista PC and laptop show 2 networks
- one secured and one unsecured. I don't know why. All I want is the
secured.
Can I uninstall these wireless networks and create a new one?
The Vista PC also has a wired?/cabled? network to access the cable modem
and NAS. Does this make a difference?
 
F

Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM

J Lunis said:
Can't find a network ng for vista.
If this is not the proper ng, point me to the proper one.
OK, I admit it, I'm not a computer guy. I recently bought a new (Vista
Home Premium) PC to replace my XP PC. On the XP PC I had a wireless
network I could access with my PDA and laptop from almost anywhere in my
house. With the Vista PC I fail constantly. I have read a handful of web
articles on how to accomplish this but I apparently am missing a step.
The Netgear router is working on the Vista PC. Firewall on the laptop is
(when I'm trying to get a connection) disabled. The Network status on the
laptop and PDA show a good signal. How do I troubleshoot this?
FWIW, 'Connect to a Network' on the Vista PC and laptop show 2 networks -
one secured and one unsecured. I don't know why. All I want is the
secured.
Can I uninstall these wireless networks and create a new one?
The Vista PC also has a wired?/cabled? network to access the cable modem
and NAS. Does this make a difference?

nntp://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
 
J

J Lunis

Not said:
microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing

if you remove the wireless adapter from device manager and allow it to be
re-detected, does it then give you the choice of wireless networks?
Thanks for the reply. I have no such group listed in my ng reader
(Thunderbird) and refreshing the ng list did not help. Still no such group.
 
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F

Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM

J Lunis said:
Thanks for the reply. I have no such group listed in my ng reader
(Thunderbird) and refreshing the ng list did not help. Still no such
group.

The problem is the news server you are using. Clicking this link should
take you to it on the Microsoft servers:

nntp://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
 
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