Can't connect to wireless net from Vista even though can see the SSID

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I'm setting up a new Vista system, and can't connect to my existing wireless network.  Vista sees the wireless net, with its SSID, but can't connect to it.  The signal strength is at maximum level.  The error message indicates that the "Wireless association failed because Windows did not receive any response from the wireless router."  I have no trouble connecting via a wired Ethernet connection.

The computer running Vista is a new HP Pavilion dv9500.  The wireless network adapter which it uses is a Broadcom 4321AG 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi adapter.  I've got the latest Broadcom driver installed (version

I can ping the loopback address on the adapter but cannot ping the router itself from the wireless connection (because it's not connected).

I'm currently running with no security (an Open net).  The router is a Westel Versalink W327W combination wired/wireless DSL modem and router.

I have another laptop, running XP, which has no trouble connecting to this same wireless network.

Am I possibly running into trouble with TCP/IP version 6 issues (both V4 and V6 are installed on this connection)?  The wired connection to the same router is also configured with both V4 and V6 and it works fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
Question by:rabbitonboard
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    is MAC address filtering enabled?

    Author Comment

    No.  MAC address filtering is disabled in the wireless section of the router config.
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    How old is the wirelesss access point? I know some older models will not connect with Windows Vista

    Author Comment

    Thanks to all the experts for your help.  The problem is now resolved.  It turned out to be a down-level firmware version (03.00.63a) in my Westel A90-327W15-06 DSL Model/Wireless Router.  Verizon supplied an upgrade to firmware version 03.02.01, and this immediately solved the problem.

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