Connecting a Sony Vaio to Wireless Network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by mumbles27, Mar 18, 2008.

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    mumbles27 Guest

    To all,

    i am not an exoert but am by no means a novice at wireless home networks but
    i am definitely missing something here.

    a friend has a new sony vaio with vista home premium installed. For some
    reason it will not connect to my netgear router wirelessly. I have tried

    I am however not too hot on Vista as this is my first time with it.

    The adaptor says its on, but when you interegate it and ask why it wont
    connect it keeps telling me "switch on wireless adaptor capability". In the
    network connections it is on, the switch on the front right is swiitched on
    and the wireless network light on the front is on. The network is fine and
    working as i have my laptop connected to it. All security is present and

    It seems to be the computer as it doesnt find any networks when there are
    loads in the area.

    Am i missing something exceptionally obvious? Does Vista have another "on"
    switch for this adaptor?

    Please help as the Sony website doesnt. Most of the posts to problems on it
    dont make any sense and go round in circles..

    mumbles27, Mar 18, 2008
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    Charlie Guest

    Turn on "Broadcast SSID" on your router.
    Charlie, Mar 18, 2008
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    Jack-MVP Guest

    Jack-MVP, Apr 29, 2009
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    julien27ph Guest

    Thank you for the tips. I have done it already and I have my laptop
    under observation. Yesterday, my connection is stable even after
    rebooting the pc. But this morning when I power it on, the wireless is
    connected but I cannot access the internet, so I disconnect from the
    wireless and re-connect it again. Then it works.
    This afternoon I power it on again and instantly as I opened the IE, I
    am able to browse the net. :D
    julien27ph, May 1, 2009
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