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Windows Vista not compatible with Netgear N600 router???

by scarpe322 / December 13, 2010 6:00 AM PST

Ever since my husband installed the Netgear N600 router, I can no longer get an internet connection on my laptop which is running Windows Vista. He's running XP and he can connect no problem on his laptop. My connection appears to grant me access, but when I hover over the network connection it says local access only. The error message I get is "unidentified network." Has anyone else experienced this? Am I going to have to buy Windows 7 in order to get internet again? Please assist and thank you!

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Usually not a vista issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2010 6:58 AM PST

That message is not unheard of when WEP and/or mac filtering is enabled and the password is wrong or the mac is not allowed. Did you check that out?

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I had to get with netgear support for simlar issue
by solansolansolan / December 25, 2010 8:07 PM PST

I had to change to WEP security settings on router,,, had to rename the SSID to a new name, and enter a 10 character key. Then went to the laptop and found that new wirelss SSID and got it working. They said it was an issue between Vista or the Aethos wireless card inside the laptop and the WPA setting. Then I had to go back to my other wireless devices and change to use the new wireless SSID.

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It Worked!
by Jerrymg50 / July 1, 2011 4:51 AM PDT

Until I read your solution I was unable to get my older computer to work with my Netgear N600 router. I had spoke to a dozen or so "Computer Experts" and they said the router must be bad - My old router had WEP security - So I new you were right!! Thank you!!

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Windows Vista not compatible with Netgear N600 router???
by 85irocz / February 8, 2011 10:55 AM PST

dont know if you got all fixed up yet, but i had the same problem with one laptop,all others worked fine, this week i went out and bought netgear n600 dual band usb adapter and that fixed the problem, i have the n600 dual band router, so i got the usb adapter to match it. it cost $59.99 @ staples.they also have a n300 for $35.99 the reader in your laptop isnt compatable with netgear. like mine isnt. i even tryed all security changes, and netgear was no help, mine worked fine with linksys.and it still does, but get the netgear usb adapter to match your router and you will be all set.

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