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Windows Vista won't connect to my actiontec

I am having trouble connecting my Windows Vista laptop to my Actiontec GT701< i have talked to HP, I have talked to my service provider I have even downloaded the driver, but nothing is available for Vista... help!?

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  • zanne142 Apr 13, 2009

    I've checked all that. The wireless is enabled, and I can connect to any other wireless. When I connect the cord with the ethernet cable and my computer doesnt recongize it. There is another laptop in the house that connects just fine.

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    It seems that the VIsta and wireless access shouldn't be a problem. I have 2 Vista laptops and the network cards have no trouble finding wireless hotspots in my neighborhood.



    What sort of problem are you having? When you click on start and right click on Network Properties, mine brings up a list of tasks, one of them being the network cards. Is the wireless enabled?



    The other think is maybe the router doesn't have wireless enabled. Can you plug a network cable into the router and PC and get a wired signal?



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If you have disabled broadcasting of the SSID you will havw to tell Vista to connect even if the SSID is not being broadcast.
There is a checkbox on the wireless connection pannel for doing that and there is also that option when you setup the connection. If the SSID is not broadcasting Vista will not connect until you tell it to. You can check if that's the problem by enabling the SSID broadcast and seeing if it connects. If yes, then find that checkbox (sorry, I'm not on my Vista system and don't know all the steps to get there offhand) and mark it; then disable the router from broadcasting again. It should connect every time after that.

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