Trouble connecting Vista to home network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by clkm88, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. clkm88

    clkm88 Guest

    I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but I have tried the
    methods mentioned already and I still can't figure out why...

    I'm just got a new toshiba laptop with windows vista and I want to
    connect to my home network - I have a D-Link router. I have no
    trouble at all connecting to my university network or to my
    neighbour's unsecured one, but my home one is secure and even though
    my laptop detects it, it won't let me connect!

    I have an older laptop with windows XP and that one connected fine
    when I did the setup wireless thing a few years ago... I was
    expecting some sort of password box to pop up when I tried to connect
    to my secured home network on my vista laptop, but the only message
    that I receive is "windows cannot connect to this network" whereas for
    window XP I actually get this password box where I can type my
    password in.

    Any ideas? Thanks. (I'll admit I'm rather computer-retarded, so I
    hope you'll forgive me if I don't quite get some stuff...)
     
    clkm88, Apr 27, 2007
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  2. Robert L \(MS-MVP\), Apr 28, 2007
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  3. clkm88

    IWantXPBack Guest

    Maybe you've got this figured out already, but I thought I'd offer my
    experience.

    Generally, when I try to connect to a secure wireless network, I go ahead
    and manually create a connection (Network and Sharing Center > Set Up a
    Connection or Network > Manually Connect to a Wireless Network).

    You have to have the SSID of your network (the network name) and the
    encryption key or creation phrase, which I assume you have.

    I've done this for all of the secure networks I use, and it's worked.

    Don't ask me why super-spiffy Vista isn't capable of user-friendly
    networking. I mean, if Mac can do it...
     
    IWantXPBack, Apr 29, 2007
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