Vista lost wireless connection

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Chris, Aug 8, 2007.

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    Chris Guest

    I bought a toshiba laptop a couple of months ago (previous laptop died). It
    came with home premium. I was able to connect to my wireless router without
    a problem. It was running fine. A couple of weeks ago, I lost the
    connection. I tried everything that I could think of (yes, the button in
    front is on, etc.). I found a setting in, I think, security that for some
    reason blocked the wireless. I turned it back on and was fine. Now, I lost
    my wireless again. The adapter is working (device manager), button is on,
    manage wireless network shows the network connection listed. In network and
    sharing center, it shows the connection not there; however, when I click on
    view full map, it says "The adapter is not connected". I am using the built
    in wireless. I can't find that setting again. I don't want to do a factory
    restore of the computer to get it back. Does anyone know what is going on
    here???? Thanks.
     
    Chris, Aug 8, 2007
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    David Guest


    have you tried "diagnose and repair" (right click icon in system tray
    and select from shortcut menu)
     
    David, Aug 8, 2007
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  3. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Been there. Done that. In other words, yes. I have tried everything that I
    can think of. I work in IT; however, I am not familiar with Vista yet. I
    work in software development and support. Any other ideas????
     
    Chris, Aug 8, 2007
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    David Guest

    NO other immediate other ideas other than maybe you should expound on
    what security feature you worked with that seemed to have had an impact
    on your connection.

    Dave
     
    David, Aug 9, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    I did a system restore from several days ago and it is now working. I do not
    know for how long, though. The problem started after installing a windows
    vista update. I do not know which update. We'll see how long it will
    last.....

    Thanks anyway....

    Chris
     
    Chris, Aug 9, 2007
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    Dan K Guest

    You could try using WIFIStudio... it may allow you to connect, it
    bypasses some limitations of vista wireless connecting.

    http://wifistudio.100webspace.net/

    Dan K
     
    Dan K, Aug 12, 2007
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    Marc House Guest

    Are you broacasting your SSID ? I have found with several HP laptops running
    Intel wireless cards that on access points that do not have their SSID
    broadcast, and have security turned on can not connect.

    For troubleshooting try turning security off and broadcast the SSID. If you
    are then able to connect, update your WiFi Card driver. You may have to go to
    the vendors website to get a new driver if they have not sent the latest to
    Microsoft for compatibility testing, or if Microsoft is slow getting it
    approved.

    Hope that helps.
     
    Marc House, Aug 17, 2007
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