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Can't get wireless laptop to connect



 
 
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Old December 7th 10, 12:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Michael Barnes
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Default Can't get wireless laptop to connect

I had the exact same problem. Day one laptop connected fine. Day two won't connect with no response from router message. Confused because my desktop was still connecting wirelessly fine. However, saw in another forum that someone with this problem changed the channel that the router was set to and it worked fine. Thought why not I've got nothing to lose and did the same (changed from channel 11 to channel 6). Guess what? Laptop immediately connected to the router and desktop connection noticeably faster!!

On Friday, March 09, 2007 5:07 PM Kriste wrote:


When I went to bed last night, the Internet on my new laptop (running Vista)
was working just fine. Woke up this morning and have been trying to get it
to work ALL day. It shows that my signal strength is excellent but it won't
connect. Not even when I plug it straight into the router! When I try to
diagnose it I get this message: "Wireless association failed because Windows
did not receive any response from the wireless router or access point." My
PC is working just fine (as this is how I am on here posting this question).

Any idea how to fix this problem? I'm about to pull my hair out!



On Saturday, March 10, 2007 12:17 AM Stonefingers wrote:


Have you tried rebooting your machine? I had a similar problem this morning
as well - except Vista wouldn't even "see" my wireless signal. It said
there was no network to connect to. I recycled my router - no love there -
then rebooted by laptop, and voila! it connected.


"Kristen" wrote in message
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On Sunday, March 11, 2007 8:30 PM Tex wrote:


I too am getting the same problme and error message trying to connect my Vista laptop to my network. My laptop sees my network with excellent signal strength but tells me "Wireless association failed because Windows

did not receive any response from the wireless router or access point." My Router is wired to my XP desktop, and I have a Mac and XP laptop connected wirelessly. Any suggestions?



On Friday, March 16, 2007 4:04 PM Ian wrote:


Did you fix this? I have the same problem.

Ian



On Friday, March 16, 2007 4:57 PM Mark A Stover wrote:


Network router will not respond using Internet Explorer in Windows Vista!

I have a new Windows Vista PC and using the Internet Explorer, the Router
would not respond to setup or access commands! The router works OK and it
will connect to the internet and other computers on the network

I then tried to access the router using the FireFox browser and it works
just fine. You can download and install the Mozilla FireFox for Windows
Vista for free. Just give it a try.

I am using Linksys routers and have even tried 2 different models and both
do exactly the same thing. They will not respond using the Vista Internet
Explorer but when you use the FireFox they will respond and work just fine.

Mark


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On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 6:03 PM KimM wrote:


Kristen (and others),

I'm sorry you're experiencing trouble with Vista. There are a couple of
factors which might be causing this behavior. First, your router may not be
Vista compatible. Check to make sure it displays the Vista logo on the box.
There might be a firmware update to the router to bring it into compliance.
Another cause might be an outdated network adapter driver.

Please post back with the outcomes.

"Kristen" wrote:



On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:59 PM Gary VanderMolen wrote:


Wow! You are suggesting that all of us with routers that don't display
the Vista logo had better run out and buy a new router?
That doesn't say much for Vista, does it...
Wow, indeed!

Gary VanderMolen

"Kim [MS]" wrote in message ...



On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:58 AM Barb Bowman wrote:


there are a lot of older routers that work fine with Vista, although
some may have firmware that needs updating. if the OP would post the
model, hardware revision and firmware version in the router, more
help would be forthcoming.

there are some routers that may not have upgrades available. vendors
aren't going to put their legacy gear through the logo program.

I think that if Kristen finds that the existing router doesn't cut
the mustard, and needs to find a new one, that the advice to get one
that has the logo is a good option. it may cost more than some of
the firesale prices on old routers, but for someone without
experience, it is definitely the way to go.

Examples: I have a non logo'd D-Link DGL-4300 router which performs
superbly under Vista. D-Link isn't going to put it through the logo
program. I also have their newer DIR655 router which IS logo'd.

On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 17:59:06 -0700, "Gary VanderMolen"
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On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 8:50 AM KimM wrote:


Thanks, Barb.

Kristen, Gary, and others,

We've just published a new tool to test your router. Feel free to give it a
go and send us feedback:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/usi...d/default.mspx



"Barb Bowman" wrote:



On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:36 PM Jeannett wrote:


I have a similar situation or maybe even worse...I have two computers one w/
the Linksys Wireless G broadband router 2.4 w/speedbooster and the other with
the Linksys Wireless 2.4 PCI Adapter w/speedbooster. I installed Windows
Vista to the one with the PCI Adapter; it never worked. Called windows vista
and spoke to several representatives and they tried to guide me the same
steps which I already did before calling them and no results. I was so
frutrated that started to regret installing the vista in my computer so I
called again to customer service to request my money back and I wanted to go
back to my windows XP, but they finally told me: ACTION : Trying to connect
to internet via wireless router
RESULT : Cannot connect to router
CAUSE : Seems to be wireless security
RESOLUTION : Will contact linksys to see if they can help reset wireless
router and configure vista to connect properly to the router.
They never mentioned about installing a Free Mozilla Firefox for windows
vista...Should I try this? By the way I sent an email to Linksys with my
concerns.
Thank you, Jeannette

"Kim [MS]" wrote:



On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 7:22 PM Gary VanderMolen wrote:


Interesting tool. My router fails two of the tests, but it works fine.

Gary VanderMolen



On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 7:40 PM Karl Froelich [MS] wrote:


Which tests does it fail? The text description explains the effect of the
tests that fail.
It is possible for a router to fail all of the tests except the 1st one, and
will work "fine" - depending on what fine is. Each of the tests translates
to an experience, and with failling tests, then your experiences in those
scenario's will either be degraded or will not work.

K.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of a router are you running?

"Gary VanderMolen" wrote in message
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On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:59 PM Gary VanderMolen wrote:


My router is a bit obscure. it is a Link-Max LM-341.
It fails the NAT Type (symmetric NAT), and the UPnP Support Test.
The other tests pass.

Gary VanderMolen



On Thursday, May 03, 2007 7:26 PM Mickle1 wrote:


Ok guys, the smart man is here. Lol well thats what i reackon once i fixed my
problems with wireless network with vista and xp.

Here is my solution that i posted on my post:

Woooooooo! i got it working.

Found a fix! i read some where on here that xp has a short delay in sending
initial information through the wireless for the network. However, Vista does
not have that delay as it is "improved." Therefore, my network hub and vista
were incompatible until i got the latest firmware update. This was because
the hub would not receive information as it was using the xp timing and vista
saw it as non-responsive. After i updated the router firmware, everything
worked sweet.
However, in writing this i admit i might be completely wrong about the
timing thing and it was shear luck.

hopefully this helps some one, it took me 5 hours and a small miracle to
figure it out.

Hope this helps

Mick
Brisbane, Australia


"Gary VanderMolen" wrote:



On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:39 AM Uys Scholtz wrote:


So here I am, running a Hp530 Business Notebook with a Broadcom 802.11b/g wifi adapter. Having a similar problem.In the office I have setup a Mega 105wr router with wifi. Now my laptop runs vista home basic with the IP address set to manual. I am able to see the network but when I connect to it, Vista tells me: " Wireless connection failed because the network denied the association request from this computer". Although all my other windows Xp pc's can connect. The network as no authentication and is unsecure. Please help...



On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:51 AM Uys wrote:


So here I am, running a Hp530 Business Notebook with a Broadcom 802.11b/g wifi adapter. In the office I have setup a Mega 105wr router with wifi. Now my laptop runs vista home basic with the IP address set to manual. I am able to see the network but when I connect to it, Vista tells me: " Wireless connection failed because the network denied the association request from this computer". Although all my other windows Xp pc's can connect. The network as no authentication and is unsecure. Please help...



On Saturday, October 04, 2008 4:41 AM kehinde75 wrote:


hi
i just bought a laptop i want to share the internet connection with
another laptop is it possible to share network wirles with two laptop
without cable conection.

kenny


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On Saturday, October 04, 2008 7:47 AM Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM wrote:


Yes

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