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Wi-fi problem hello i have a problem with my wireless network. wen i used to use window xp pro my orinoco wi-fi gold card picks alot of access and networks but now tht i just intalled VISTA ULTIMATE it has stopped switching on. please i will like to know if VISTA ULTIMATE is capable with my wi-fi card..thanks

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Re: wi-fi problem

Need to update the driver i think. just use windows update or go the manufacturer's site for latest update. could use driver genius pro as well

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Go to the website that manufactures the card and then install the vista driver you will need to ensure that the device is removed in control panel first otherwise vista will duplicate the device.
then go into windows vista network connections and enable the wireless card and request it connects to network.
you will need to allow it access at the firewall or it will not connect

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Re: wi-fi problem

I went to the Proxim website ( to see if I could find info on the card, but Proxim looks like they make you register before you can get any information.

You probably just need a Vista driver. Go to the Proxim site, register, and see if one is available.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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  1. Before you attempt to use any Wi-Fi network, find out what the SSID, Channel, Mode and WEP key are. Some Wi-Fi locations do not require a WEP key. Many Wi-Fi providers have this information on their web site or when you purchase access you will be provided the information.
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  8. Once the Wireless Network Connection Properties window is open you will have two options depending on how you set up your laptop.
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    • If you see the correct SSID showing in the Available Networks, then you need to click on Configure in order to enter the WEP key if that is required.


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