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Wireless Connection Have a new Advent 5431 Laptop on Vista that I cannot connect to a wireless network in my home. Other laptops working no probs any ideas??

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  • martinjcochr Dec 28, 2008

    Other PCs are all on Vista and the new laptop is picking up the router but not connecting to the internet

  • Eric Ramirez
    Eric Ramirez May 11, 2010

    Are you not connecting to the wireless router or not connecting to the networked PCs?



    If the existing network consists of Windows XP machines, they must be upgraded with Link Layer Topography Discovery (LLTD) before they can interface with the new scheme of networking used by Vista. LLTD is available as a download from Microsoft and it installs easily to an XP machine with SP2, but there is a glitch in the installer when you have already upgraded to SP3. It can still be done, just has to be installed manually.



    Please re-post more specifically what you are trying to connect.

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You might have an anti-virus or firewall program installed on this laptop that is blocking your access. Norton Internet Security and TrendMicro PC-cillin are notorious for creating connectivity problems if they are not properly configured.

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Some older routers are not compatible with windows Vista. Make sure yours is, and that the ports on your router are configured to allow internet to work with windows vista.

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    Michael Lake Dec 28, 2008

    hmm, im not exactly sure at this point, i would try callin either the laptop's company, or thje router's company. they will fix the problem for sure.

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