Vista pc can't see wireless network
Posted on 2007-11-15
I have a wireless network that works ok - all wireless devices see it and connect except for a new pc with vista. This pc has a wireless pci adaptor. I've downloaded the latest drivers for vista from netgear and done various incantations of installing but to no affect. I've tried the adaptor in another pc and it sees the network straight away. I returned the pc to the shop and they got it working on their wireless network ok. I brought the pc back home and it can't see the network. SSID is broadcast. I have wep encrytion so that was turned off but still no joy. The pc can connect to the network if a cable is used.
The pc is only 1 yard away from the router currently (it is destined to be used in another room).
When using the netgear network wizard, the network list is empty.
The pci device is reported as working correctly by vista (previously it wouldn't load the drivers).
The Netgear utility just scans constantly.
All my network hardware uses standard settings.
Any idea what could still be the problem?