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Vista ownz me. HALP!

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by klyph, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. klyph

    klyph Dismember VIP

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    We just got a new Dell XPS notebook at work for Boss's wife. She wants to connect it to our wireless network (Windows XP, Linksys router). Thing is, it has Windows Vista on it, and I can't get it to connect. When i go to "connect to" it says "windows cannot find any networks" But, when I go to "manage wireless networks" I can see all the networks in the neihborhood, but there is no option to connect. I manually set up a network config. with our SSID and WEP password, our SSID is set as the preferred network, set to connect automatically when it's in range, but windows will NOT connect. I right click the wireless icon in the taskbar, select "switch to", our SSID is there, but when I click it, nothing happens. I have a help reference manual book, but it was written to generically cover Dell's with XP and Vista, so it's like trying to overhaul a 747 with a Haynes/Chilton manual. Any ideas on what my problem is?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    you should make sure the wireless is switched on :)

    my acer will ready the networks in range, but wont connect to them if the wireless is off.
     
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    |=on
    O=off
    right?
    I tried it both ways, nothin. do you have to restart after you switch it?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    should be instantaneous.

    and yes you are correct. I = on.
     
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    Bah.
    Vista+Dell=zomfgtehsux0rz
    I give up. Time to call India for tech support.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    did you try powercycling the wireless router?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    rofl. i love this kid. hahahaha :D i crack up on almost all your posts :p
     
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