Vista 64 Bit Network Discovery Automatically Turns Off - Help

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Dreanmachine, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Dreanmachine

    Dreanmachine Guest

    Just got an HP laptop with Vista 64 bit. My home network is working well
    (have 2 XP machines and 2 Vista machines (one 32 bit and one 64 bit)).
    However, the new 64 bit laptop has the network discovery feature turn itself
    off on occasion. Tells me it has gone from a private to a public network. I
    have to reboot the PC. I have done searches and many other folks have had
    the same problem, but I have not seen a solution. Any help out there?
    Thanks in advance.
    Dreanmachine, Nov 11, 2008
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  2. Dreanmachine

    Kerry Brown Guest

    Are you connected to an unsecured wireless connection?
    Kerry Brown, Nov 11, 2008
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  3. Dreanmachine

    Dreanmachine Guest

    Dreanmachine, Nov 11, 2008
  4. Dreanmachine

    Kerry Brown Guest

    Have you changed the SSID from the router default? I've seen this problem
    when a neighbour has the same SSID (e.g. linksys or dlink) and is not using
    encryption. Make sure you are connected to the router you think you are. If
    this is not the problem are there any errors in the event logs when the
    network changes from private to public?

    Kerry Brown
    MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    Kerry Brown, Nov 11, 2008
  5. Dreanmachine

    Dreanmachine Guest

    The problem mainly occurs after the laptop is brought out of sleep mode. How
    do I get to event logs?
    Dreanmachine, Nov 11, 2008
  6. Dreanmachine

    Kerry Brown Guest

    This blog has some troubleshooting tips to help diagnose sleep/resume

    Sleep/resume problems are almost always caused by a misbehaving driver.
    Check that your network card has the latest driver. I would get these from
    the manufacturer's site. I would also try the latest driver from the NIC
    chipset manufacturer. What is the model of the laptop?

    Kerry Brown
    MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    Kerry Brown, Nov 12, 2008
  7. Dreanmachine

    Dreanmachine Guest

    It is thus . . . .

    HP Pavillion DV6929WM Notebook

    I have also seen it fail when in normal operating mode, just out of the
    blue. I do not believe there is problem with SSID, as this is very unique.
    Dreanmachine, Nov 12, 2008
  8. Dreanmachine

    Kerry Brown Guest

    The latest drivers from HP are here

    You may have better luck with wireless networking by uninstalling the HP
    wireless assistant. Depending on which of the wireless options you have, you
    may want to go to the wireless chipset manufacturers site and try their
    latest driver as well.

    Does the problem happen if you turn off wireless networking and use a wired

    Kerry Brown
    MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    Kerry Brown, Nov 12, 2008
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    D & D Guest

    D & D, Dec 30, 2008
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    Aurek Guest

    Not to hijack but I too would like to hear about some solutions to this
    problem. I have set up a network with a few computers one of which runs
    Vista. Just randomly the Vista computer suddenly decides to turn off
    Network Discovery. I have to go back in, turn it back on and then need
    to go into the diagnose and have it reset the IP address then all is
    good again. I've seen many many people with this issue but have not seen
    any fixes to this problem. It seems there must be some simple fix to
    stop the computer from turning off the network discovery on it's own.
    But so far I can't find anything to manage this. Thanks in advance.
    Aurek, Jan 6, 2009
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