Vista Wireless Cannot connect

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Have Vista home premium. Cannot connect to WPA wireless. Other machines (xp) can connect. I can  see the wireless network (SSID), I enter the password and it just does not connect. Anyone have any ideas?

I am trying to connect to a linksys 160N router. The network card on the vista machine does support WPA-Personal - which is what I have set up on the router.
Question by:sparkis
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    Expert Comment

    Hi, have you tried changing the encryption type from AES to TKIP?
    WPA is TKIP and WPA2 is AES.


    Author Comment

    We have explicitly set it to TKIP
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    Expert Comment

    For the Wireless Network Properties I believe you want the following options:

    "CHECKED" Connect automatically when this network is in range
    "UNCHECKED" Connect to a more preferred network if available
    "UNCHECKED" Connect even if the network is not broadcasting its name (SSID)

    With the last option UNCHECKED it is necessary to manually connect to the network.
    When  you say you enter the password, are you doing so for a manual connection, or in the wireless network properties?

    Also, you may try removing all other wireless networks to ensure you're only configured to use your desired network.


    Accepted Solution

    The problem was the signal from the Wireless router. I installed two powerline ap range extenders and have resolved the problem.

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