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windows vista wireless connection

by ursa228 / February 18, 2013 7:21 PM PST

Hi,

I just got a new roommate end she has a laptop with window vista instaled, the problem is she can not connect to our wireless internet. The thing I don't understand is that she can conect to it if I remove our wireless security, but if I secure it againt the password wont work on her computer. I even tried to secure ti from her computer and it stil did not work.

I am not familiar with vista because I have windows 7 on my on computer, but my sister also had vista and it worked just fine on her computer. I realy don't know what else to try, so if you have any ideas please share, because I realy don't want to have unsecured wifi.

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Re: can't connect
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 7:26 PM PST

Can she connect to other WEP/WPA2 secured networks?

Kees

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Yes
by ursa228 / February 18, 2013 7:41 PM PST
In reply to: Re: can't connect

She said it works fine on other networks.

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Then try a simpler password
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 7:43 PM PST
In reply to: Yes

Only letters and digits, no special characters, not too long.

Kees

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simple
by ursa228 / February 18, 2013 8:00 PM PST

there are 6 letters and 3 digits in the password

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Vista is different.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2013 12:21 AM PST

Doesn't work on all routers out of the box.

You didn't tell if the router was set to WEP or other so if it's WEP change to WPA2.

If it's WPA2 research this -> Disable Vista Broadcast Flag.

Helps with some routers.
Bob

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