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Windows Vista Ultimate: Internet connectivity

Here's a tough question (at least I think so). I recently upgraded my machine from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows Vista Ultimate. Shortly afterwards I noticed that connecting to the internet via wireless router has become terrible. It constantly disconnects and then takes forever to reconnect. My husband also uses our wireless router and his laptop has no problem with connecting to our router - even at the same times that I'm trying to use it.
A lot of times I have to manually tell my laptop to connect and/or use the "reset the wireless network adapter on this computer" then my computer goes into repair mode... and finally reconnects.... sometimes after many times of doing this. Please Help! :)

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  • Tracy Apr 05, 2009

    What steps should I take to do this? My wireless card is installed into my laptop and I can't seem to find a way to access it's properties.

  • Tracy Apr 05, 2009

    I appreciate your time helping me.
    I did both of those suggestions and the power option was already "maximum performance" for the Wireless adapter, also the IPv4 was already set to obtain automatically. Also, there was an IPv6 that was also already set to obtain automatically.
    If you have any other ideas please let me know.
    Thanks.

  • Tracy Apr 06, 2009

    Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter

  • Tracy Apr 06, 2009

    I just downloaded the new driver version for my wireless card. So far I haven't had any problems with connecting to the internet. Do you think this could've solved the problem? Maybe Vista Ultimate wasn't communicating with the old driver version for my wireless card?

  • Tracy Apr 08, 2009

    Thanks to his help I was led to the place where I could solve the problem.

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Make sure your IPv4 settings property is set to AutoObtain the IP address under the Network properties for the wireless card

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  • Arthur Hoffmann
    Arthur Hoffmann Apr 05, 2009

    Will send instructions on the IP change but First do this:



    1. Click Start
      type Power Options in the Start Search box, and then click Power Options in the Programs list.


      If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
    2. Click Change plan settings under the power plan that is selected. For example, if the Balanced option is selected, click Change plan settings under Balanced.
    3. Click Change advanced power settings.
    4. In the Power Options dialog box, expand Wireless Adapter Settings, and then expand Power Saving Mode.
    5. In the list that appears next to On battery, click Maximum Performance, and then click OK.

  • Arthur Hoffmann
    Arthur Hoffmann Apr 05, 2009

    To Ensure your IPv4 is set to Auto-Obtain

    Start - Control Panel - Network and Internet - Network & Sharing Center

  • Now, choose Manage Network Connections from the left pane
  • Right click your WIRELESS network adapter in the menu that appears choose Properties


  • In the next Window Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then move down to Properties and click
    Your next window should look like this


    If it does not, change it to match.

  • Arthur Hoffmann
    Arthur Hoffmann Apr 05, 2009

    SORRY the above should read


    To Ensure your IPv4 is set to Auto-Obtain


    CLICK Start - Control Panel - Network and Internet - Network & Sharing Center...

  • Arthur Hoffmann
    Arthur Hoffmann Apr 05, 2009

    Well IPv6 is relatively New technology you are most likely not using IPv6

    I do have some other things you could try.... Just thought those may work

  • Arthur Hoffmann
    Arthur Hoffmann Apr 05, 2009

    what type Wireless card is in your PC?

  • Arthur Hoffmann
    Arthur Hoffmann Apr 06, 2009

    Well I assumed Wimdows update took care of that issue. But if you did it, and it works..... GREAT

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