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Vista wireless - can't connect unless I reboot router

by Zach10k / December 28, 2007 11:24 PM PST

Hi, I'm running Vista on my new laptop, and trying to connect to my family's secured wireless network. It won't connect unless I reboot the router while my laptop is up and running. If the connection is interrupted for any reason, including turning off or hibernating the laptop, I can't get back on unless I unplug the router and plug it back in again. Two other computers on the network, 1 XP and 1 Vista, have no trouble establishing connection at all. Has anyone heard of this problem before, and if so, how do I fix it?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2007 11:58 PM PST

I note one reason in our forum sticky. But first tell us if you set it up as noted in our forum sticky.


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Old thread, I know...
by aziegler60 / March 24, 2013 2:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

...but there are a bunch of stickies. For future reference, how about linking (hopefully you know how) to the one you're specifically referring to.

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Currently there are only 3 stickies.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2013 5:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Old thread, I know...

And this discussion has so little detail about the setup that I can't offer much more. That is, do you feel that a member should post no details, get asked, then begin or should the member go ahead and share the details and skip the first round?

In closing, did you try turning off Vista's Broadcast Flag?

And if you want a direct link, I'm going to bow out. That flag on vista is widely discussed and quite a pain.

In closing, why dig up an old thread when you have a new issue?

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by aziegler60 / March 24, 2013 6:36 AM PDT

Geez, just admit you don't know how to hyperlink and let it go.

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Maybe I misunderstood.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2013 6:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Really?

You dug up an old post and don't have any network issue to discuss?

If so, please tell the forum that so folk know what your discussion is about.

About me hyperlinking. Unlike some forums some moderators tend to teach how to find things. That can upset those that want tech support.

This is all volunteer so the sooner you learn to use the forum and do the basic searches the less you need support.

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