RadiationBoy

I have just bought an HP laptop with preinstalled Vista. The laptop itself has an internal wireless network card. I am currently using an SMC wireless router that is about a few years old and is running fine with other XPs at home.

I have been playing with Vista for a while and didn't seem to be able to get the wireless hooked up to the internet.

The router is configured for WEP with a passphase of 17 characters. But Vista didn't accept that passphase because it's not 13 characters. So I tried using the corresponding Hexcode, Vista accepted but did not connect to the internet. Then I tried using a passphase of 13 characters and the corresponding Hex... still didn't work.

I also tried setting up a static IP and Gateway... that didn't work either.

I even tried disabling WEP in the router... that still didn't work.

Does anyone have any solutions

Thanks in advance.



Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Problem with Wireless Network

Mark Hopkins - MSFT

Hi RadiationBoy:

This forum is for the discussion of programming topics on Windows Vista. It sounds like you have an issue with your hardware. I recommend contacting HP and/or the manufacturer of your wireless router for help with this issue.

Regards,
- Mark Hopkins (MSFT)






Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Problem with Wireless Network

geeandevil

I also have a new HP with Vista and an SMC router (SMC2804WBR). I resolved the WEP issue the same way you did by using the HEXcode instead of the passphrase. I configured the wireless card in my laptop to still dynamically receive an IP address, but I used the alternate configuration to set up a static IP and Gateway (as a backup). I believe the root cause of the connectivity problem was UPnP being enabled on my router (a tip I picked up in another forum). I resolved the connectivity issue by disabling UPnP on my router. I haven't had any further issues. Hope this works for you!



Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Problem with Wireless Network

Cotfas Liviu

Thanks! It really worked. Smile