Problems getting a connection with vista operating system
Is there an incompatibilty with VISTA and NEXX N4PRouter. I have a new laptop tha runs Vista that continues to drop connection, won't connect, etc on a regular basis. Also, I have a 2nd laptop running XP and it does fine with the N4PRouter expect when I try to get a connection on the Vista PC then it takes down the connection on the XP PC. The NEXX N4PRouter is about 3 - 4 years old. its serial number is CB03A167000876. Should I buy a new router or is there another fix. thanks.
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Vista has a well known flaw of not allowing you to easily change access rights after selecting "public network" in the initial network connection screens. The easiest fix is to change the name of your wifi access point, reconnect, and be absolutely certain to select "home network" when the prompt comes up.
The best solution however is to ditch that crummy excuse for an operating system and upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.
Perform the task below on the wireless VISTA computer:
1. Click START, Click Control Panel then click classic view in left hand side menu. 2. In the main screen, open up NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER. 3. In the left hand side menu open up MANAGE WIRELESS NETWORKS. 4. If you see any name in the list, please select the name and click remove. 5. Once the list is empty, click on ADD, select the first option, ADD A NETWORK THAT IS IN RANGE OF THE COMPUTER. 6. Click on your network name SSID and click on connect. If you have a password setup on the router enter the security key. 7. This should setup the wireless network.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.
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from my own expierence ive learned that vista supports very few programs. why i dont no. ive had the same problems my husbands pc runs windows xp and the router links to his no prob. try goin on thte router site and down load a new driver from the vista pc. and try reloading if not im sorry but you will have to purchae a newer router vista compadible
I'm assuming that your Vista has a built-in wireless.. If so, the first thing you need to check is if the wireless function is turned on (usually by pushing Fn + F2. Check from your laptop manufacturer). Then follow these instructions: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/88ea056e-664a-4c3d-b977-13f79cb4dedb1033.mspx
I have had exactly this problem and after MUCH work downloading new drivers for the Vista Pcs and updating the operating system in the DI-524 found that the 524 does not operate well with Vista. A new DI-624 integrated well with Vista, and installed with no problems. Good luck!
When you look on the box that the router came in, you have to look to see what Operating Systems it is compatible with. In many cases, routers will not be compatible with vista. I have a Linksys WRT300N, and it works great with Vista.Hope this helps.