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Wifi Issue between windows vista and windows 7 and iphones

by kyawlwinphyo / March 23, 2012 1:20 AM PDT

Hi,
I'm having this strange problem with wifi router.
The router is linksys. My uncle's laptop is windows vista and mine is windows 7 home. At first, his laptop cannot join the network wirelessly but my laptop and both our phones can connect to the network. Now, he has his laptop repaired (I don't know how) and he can connect to the wireless network. But, the problem is, all of the other devices cannot join to this same network via wifi. In these devices, the network is not found and there is a new network with his computer name.
when I tried to connect to that router by means of network cable, it is working.

Currently, in wifi, it seems like i have to connect to that network using his computer user password which is not convenient at all.

Anybody has the similar experience and solved it??

Suggestions please.....

Thanks

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Why yes I did solve some like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2012 1:25 AM PDT

But it was by moving to the settings we see in the CNET Networking Forum, updating the router firmware and sometimes something else.

Given so little to work with and the FACT that it does work when you use the password you know, what's to fix here?
Bob

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PS. It appears that the Vista machine might
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2012 1:38 AM PDT

Might have some wifi hotspot software installed. I can not guess what they did at the repair shop.

But some routers LIMIT the number of connections or the owner tried MAC filtering and forgot how to add machines. I can't guess what's at play here EXACTLY but nothing new is going on here. It's the same old story. (configuration of the router.)
Bob

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