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Vista wireless networking

HP dv6000
linksys router
wpa / tkip

Wireless networking just stops working. Have to reboot to get working gain
ipconfig release/renew does not work.
trying to reconnect manually does not.

HP support told me to turn off WPA.
Not going to have an unsecrued wireless network.

Don't like wep

any thoughts?

Have read it was a Vista issue with WPA,

anyone seen anything like this before.

BTY
Upgraded to most recent Wnic driver, and system BIOS

Upgraded to most recent router firmware

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  • Edward Sheldon
    Edward Sheldon May 11, 2010

    There was recently a firmware upgrade for this series of computers by HP - have you applied that, and is that what you mean by "system BIOS"?

    Incidentally, there IS another way of securing a wireless network. You can get the MAC address of your particular network card, and then program the router to only accept logins from network cards with your particular MAC address. If you want me to take you through this, let me know - I have a linksys router myself and this was how I set it up with my DV6600.


  • Steven Burn
    Steven Burn May 11, 2010

    Does it just sporadically stop working? have you tried assigning an IP etc manually?

    Have you checked the Event Viewer for clues on why it is dropping the connection?

    Are you using the software that came with your wireless NIC, or the built in Vista application?

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What appears to be working is changing from TKIP to AES.
So far so good.

Posted on May 30, 2008

Whisperwolf

I have thought about mac filtering. I don't think it is as secure as some think. I am not a big fan. spoof the mac is not that hard anymore. If however I have to go back to wep then I will do a combo of wep, and mac filter.

I know no wireless is foolproff, but I want to make it as hard as possible for warhawks.

MysteryFCm

I can be surfing along and the webpages become unresponsive. then I get notifaction that I have limited network connection. I can not then aquire a proper address without rebooting.

I am using letting Vista to do the wireless

Posted on May 29, 2008

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