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New Vista laptop and problems setting up wireless

I just purchased a new HP laptop with Vista. I'm also setting up a wireless network for the first time. I've loaded all the Trendnet software, and when I hookup up the laptop to the router via a LAN cable it works perfectly.

However, when I try to connect to the wireless network (which shows up at full strength when I search for networks), I get the "Windows cannot connect to TRENDnet" message. what am I doing wrong here? I'm connected to the internet via cable modem. I'm a wireless amateur and the Trendnet "help" hasn't been helpful. Appreciate any advice. Thanks.

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Re: New Vista laptop and problems setting up wireless


Chances are the wireless portion of the trendnet software is not compatible with vista. I would uninstall the trendnet software or let windows control the wireless portion of it.

Check to see if you are using any encryption ie. wep or wpa or wpa-tsk. If you are then you will need to enter the network key in windows.

good luck


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