wireless routers and vista


G

Guest

My new laptop, loaded with Vista Home Premium, can not work to the Lynksys
router, G2? I believe. In speaking with Lynksys there are a number of
wirless routers that are not compatable with Vista and they are responding
with drivers to resolve the issues. However, they told me my model was not
having a driver prepared. Hence, I am looking for a new wireless router.

Of course, I am dumb as a board on these issues and not only do I not know
what router to buy, I do not know if i have to replace the gizmo on my desk
top to be sync with the new wireless router I intend to buy.

If any one can respond with make, model of wireless, comment on the wireless
gizmo on the desk top, it would be appreciated.
 
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M

Martin X.

First off, Linksys tech support is the last place I would ever want to
contact for tech support. I've talked and exchanged e-mails with them
several times and those exchanges never resulted in anything meaningful.

I keep hearing about wireless routers that are incompatible with Vista and I
don't understand why. As long as the routers adhere to the 802.11b or
802.11g standard, they should work with any computer that adheres to those
standards as well. NOTE: Pretty much every wireless router and computer is
at least 802.11b compatible.

That being said, I have Vista loaded on a Dell Latitude D610 and have been
able to access every wireless router or access point that I've come
across--Cisco, Linksys, Zoom, and others. I haven't looked into Vista
wireless incompatibility issues because I haven't had any, and I don't see
why there should be unless you had some non-standard setup.

Anyway, I think the issue could be your laptop's wireless configuration and
since you claim to be "dumb as a board" about these things, it might be
worth it to pay your local IT guru a few bucks to come over and look at the
issue. If the issue is in deed with your laptop, then getting a new router
would not resolve it anyway.

Regards,
Martin
MCSA: M


My new laptop, loaded with Vista Home Premium, can not work to the Lynksys
router, G2? I believe. In speaking with Lynksys there are a number of
wirless routers that are not compatable with Vista and they are responding
with drivers to resolve the issues. However, they told me my model was not
having a driver prepared. Hence, I am looking for a new wireless router.

Of course, I am dumb as a board on these issues and not only do I not know
what router to buy, I do not know if i have to replace the gizmo on my desk
top to be sync with the new wireless router I intend to buy.

If any one can respond with make, model of wireless, comment on the wireless
gizmo on the desk top, it would be appreciated.
 
G

Guest

I would agree with Martin X. A wireles router should be operating system
agnostic. In our home we have two Linksys WRT54GS routers purchased at least
a year apart. Both were purchased prior to the release of Vista. We have
machines with the folowing OSs - Vista Ultimate X64, XP Professional X64, XP
Professional X32 and XP Home. Each computer can access either router without
problem.
 
C

Christopher Norris

Is there a way to look up what commands/modules that a DLL supports and its
syntax?

such as rundll32.exe ctpanel.dll, user etc....

Thanks
 
J

Jon

Not particularly relevant to wireless routers, but if you can get hold of a
copy 'dumpbin' from somewhere then you can use this command.to see which
commands are in a particular dll.

dumpbin /exports <path to dll>

Description of the DUMPBIN utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/177429
 
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D

Drew

I have to agree with others here that your router has nothing to do with
Vista that I can see....Personally running a Linksys wrt54gs with 1 vista
machine and 3 xp machines never a problem....just my 3 cents .......
 
L

Lang Murphy

buck said:
My new laptop, loaded with Vista Home Premium, can not work to the Lynksys
router, G2? I believe. In speaking with Lynksys there are a number of
wirless routers that are not compatable with Vista and they are responding
with drivers to resolve the issues. However, they told me my model was
not
having a driver prepared. Hence, I am looking for a new wireless router.

Of course, I am dumb as a board on these issues and not only do I not know
what router to buy, I do not know if i have to replace the gizmo on my
desk
top to be sync with the new wireless router I intend to buy.

If any one can respond with make, model of wireless, comment on the
wireless
gizmo on the desk top, it would be appreciated.


Yeah, as others have responded, that's crap... Linksys telling you Vista
isn't compatible with their router. BS, totally, imho. Now... perhaps you
have a linksys NIC (network interface card) in your PC... maybe, just maybe,
that doesn't have a Vista driver. That I can see as a possible reason why
you're having network issues.

I have a Linksys WRT54G router here. I have 2 Vista boxes (both Dells) and 1
XP Home box (eMachines) connecting to the router via wireless without issue.

Does your router have wireless MAC address filtering enabled?

What type of wireless access security mode does your router employ? WEP?
WPA? WPA2? Does your NIC support the same mode?

Good luck,

Lang
 
G

Guest

Netgear had a lot of probs with their NICs. I went back to Cat5 Patch for
the Vista desktop.
 
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Rod Carty

If it's a new laptop, have you confirmed the wireless interface is
turned on? Typically there is a small switch somewhere on the case. Some
laptops have a keystroke combination instead..
My new laptop, loaded with Vista Home Premium, can not work to the Lynksys
router, G2? I believe. In speaking with Lynksys there are a number of
wirless routers that are not compatable with Vista and they are responding
with drivers to resolve the issues. However, they told me my model was not
having a driver prepared. Hence, I am looking for a new wireless router.

Of course, I am dumb as a board on these issues and not only do I not know
what router to buy, I do not know if i have to replace the gizmo on my desk
top to be sync with the new wireless router I intend to buy.

If any one can respond with make, model of wireless, comment on the wireless
gizmo on the desk top, it would be appreciated.

--
Rod C--
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http://www.ciay.cathe wrong side. -- Channing Pollock <<
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