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Windows vista Hi, We just installed windows vista on our laptop but now we can't connect to the internet. We still can on our desktop which was not updated. We are using the Motorola SBG900 surfboard

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Wow mimesis.
Guys you need to provide more info like, what version/bits of Vista and is the SBG900 Security enabled. If its security enabled and you just installed Vista 64 what kind of network adapter do you have? Vista seems to prefer the high-speed 11g adapters. In which case you need to switch the operating mode of the SBG900 to Enhanced-G.

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Re: windows vista

I had a friend that had this same problem.

As long as you know the password to the administrator account log into that and give your account administrator rights and you should be able to access the internet afterwards. I'm not sure exactly how this is done if it works like XP did then you will need to boot in safe mode by usually hitting f8 during the initial booting up of your computer.

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Wireless technology makes connecting to the Internet possible from anywhere within the range of the network. Unfortunately, not all Internet-capable devices have wireless technology, and many still require an Ethernet port connection. If you have a laptop with a wireless card and an Internet connection, you can make the laptop a wireless access point and share that connection with other devices, whether your laptop runs a Windows or OSX operating system. Windows computers allow other devices to access the wireless network via a physical connection to the laptop, while OSX computers allow AirPort equipped devices to connect as well, creating a second wireless bubble for the network.

1 Turn on the laptop and the device with which you will share the connection. Ensure the laptop's wireless card is turned on and you have an Internet connection.

2 Connect an Ethernet cord to the port on the laptop, and the other end to the receiving device. You need to make the connection first, or you will not be able to access the sharing options for the connection.

3 Open the list of network connections on the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista, access this list by typing "Network Connections" into the Start menu search bar and pressing "Enter." In Windows XP, click on "Network Connections" in the Network and Sharing Center section of the Control Panel.

4 Right click on the wireless connection and select "Properties," then navigate to the Sharing tab. This tab will not appear unless both devices are connected.

5 Check the box marked "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection." Click "OK" to save the changes.
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2 Select the Airport and wireless network in the "Share your connection from:" drop-down menu.

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Turn on the device you wish to receive the connection. Connect the devices with an Ethernet cable, or turn on the receiving device's AirPort card and connect wirelessly.

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there might be a problem in your laptop internet protocol, you laptop have an ip address already.
you can fix it by using your desktop, open your desktop go to control panel/network connection/status/
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Our laptop won't connect to our network set up on our desktop home computer. The desktop is running Windows XP Home Edition V2002, and the laptop is running Windows Vista Home Premium V2006. When we try to...

In your laptop Open Control Panel > Network internet > Network and Sharing Center > Set up new connection or network > match with setting in your PC > Finish. Try to reconnect.

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open your vista go to Network Connection/LAN properties, then double click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP, mark obtain ip address automatically, then the lower side Mark USE THE FOLLOWING SEVER ADDRESS then paste the dns server address which you copied from xp laptop. same w/ alternate dns server, and then click OK. DONE.

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I know some actual marriages like that.

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start --> control panel --> network and internet --> network and sharing center --> manage network connections and you must wireless network connection under LAN or hi speed connection... in case of win vista 

--if you have that ikon that means you have your drivers installed on the computer properly 
--right click wireless network connection and click "view available connections" in case of  xp and "connect/disconnect" in case of vista you must find the network and get connected..
letme know if you have problems connecting..

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Hello there.

You need to give the correct IP address to connect to your router through your web browser. is most likely your Vista PC's IP address, not the D-Link router.

To find out what IP address to type into the web browser please do the following:

1) Press the "Windows" key + "R" on the keyboard, at the same time.
2) Type "cmd" without quotes in the run box and click "ok"
3) Type "ipconfig" without quotes.

Notice it says Default Gateway followed by an IP address, this is your router's IP.

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