Here's a few posts about it -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7585_102-0.html?forumID=19&threadID=269051&messageID=2613146 among others means you really need to make the call to the maker until they either issue the BIOS, the driver or get you a working laptop.
Try the DHCP BROADCAST item just in case -> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=VISTA+DHCP+BROADCAST+FLAG&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=
Specifically -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233
Yes, that was a dumb thing on some party's part....
We bought my daughter a new notebook, Gateway, that will not pick up wireless at hotspots that my notebook with XP does. Why is this?