Router works with Ubuntu but with locks up with Vista
Router works fine with Ubuntu but with locks up with Vista when I try to see the network. Using wired only, turned off wireless. Can see the Vista machine and shares from the Ubuntu machine but total lockup when trying to browse the network from Vista home premium. Neither machine can see the network after that, no internet access. Disconnect the Ubuntu and Vista still crashes the router. I can get into the router home page for setup but can't browse to the network without locking up (lights stay on but no access from either machine). Have to power down the router AND PC's to reset, router says no newer firmware update available. Belkin G router F5d7230-4. Emachines ET1161-03with Athlon X2.
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Ubuntu 10.10 for some reason made WIFI stop working you need to connect to the moden or router with a network cable and let ubuntu update itself. Best thing would be to update to ubuntu 11.04 which is the latest version.
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a. Click the Windows button located at the bottom left of the screen, then on Start Search type “Network and Sharing Center” and press Enter. b. When the Network and Sharing Center window appears, click Manage wireless networks. c. Click Add. d. Look for Network name and enter your wireless network name or SSID on the specified field then click Next. e. Under the Security type drop down menu, select the wireless security your router is using then click Next. f. To connect to the wireless network, click Connect to. g. When the Select a network to connect to window appears, select your wireless network, then click Connect.
Problem solved. I disabled the security on my network. I connected the new laptop to the unsecure network. I saved the settings on the laptop for the unsecure network. I rebooted the laptop. I re-enabled security on the router. I tried to connect to the network. I got an error on the laptop saying the network saved settings did not match. I modified the settings to a secure network on the laptop and saved the 128 bit key. Rebooted everything. All works fine now.
Try to manually "Add device to network" by using the wireless setup wizard. Check to see if the Wireless Zero Configuration service is "Running" before trying to add device. Yuo may also want to disable IPv6 in vista tcp/ip properties page.
Try to delete all the prefered networks. Right-Click Wireless Network Connection, View Available Wireless Networks. Click on Change the Order of Prefered Networks. Remove all prefered networks there and click OK. Now try to View the available wireless networks again, reconnect to your own wireless network and see if it connects fine. Post your feedback.
Given the model of the router is known can you provide the manufacturer and model of the computer or wireless adapter if separate. Second step -- eliminate problems one step at a time. Do you have a computer with a known working network card that requires a wire? Use it with a wired connection to test if the router (the router has 4 ports for network wires on it) is working. If the Vista machine has a network card try it with a wire, too. Let me know if the router is working with a computer wired to it.
We will try additional steps after I get the answers to these.