Weird Wireless Problem With Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Andy Hauss, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Andy Hauss

    Andy Hauss Guest

    Hello folks,

    My Dad has an Acer laptop running Vista. If we look under wireless
    connections the network for our home shows up twice - it would be
    called ANDY and ANDY 2. I have checked on my iMac and there definitely
    is no other network called ANDY 2 in our vacinity, so I am not sure why
    it shows up twice on his computer.

    When we are connected to ANDY the signal strength would be 34% and
    classed as poor. The other network called ANDY 2, when you are not
    connected to it, shows signal strength as excellent. However, if you
    connect to ANDY 2 the signal strength drops down to poor and the ANDY
    network's signal strength then becomes excellent.

    Would anyone have any ideas about this? There was also a programme on
    the computer called Acer internet management, I think, and I had to
    disable it as it was dropping the connection a whole load of times.

    Andy Hauss, Dec 30, 2008
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  2. Andy Hauss

    Bigbear Guest

    A few months ago I set up my Vista64 machine and had what sounds similar to
    the problems you are having. Unfortunately, I can't now remember the
    details. The first suggestion I have is this: Delete all the connections
    and wireless attachments showing up on your OS. Then go into the control
    panel Network and sharing center if you are not already there and go thru
    the set up commands on the left. I remember that XP was an easy set up an
    Vista was very difficult. Hope this helps a little.

    Bigbear, Jan 1, 2009
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