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I have two machines with Windows VIsta SP 2 that cannot identify the wireless networks in the shop or anywhere else.

They are both fresh installs with the latest drivers and Atheros AR6007 802.11b/g Wifi adapters.  THey are able to connect using an ethernet cable.  I have tried the following:

1. Set static IP
2. Set MAC Address
3. Using different driver versions
4. Uncheck IPv6 on both the wireless and ethernet adapter
5. Disable the DHCP Broadcast
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Are you running 802.11N on the router? If so, the network cards might not be able to see it if they only support b/g?


 
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I am using a sagemcom se567 provided by Frontier.  I don't think it has n capability.
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Both laptops can connect to the wireless using a Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54 Mbps USB 2.0 network adapter
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Is it this one, can't find anything about sagemcom?
http://gigaset.com/medias/sys_master/A31008-M9207-R101-2-7619_en_USA.pdf
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Yes, thats the one.
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I uninstalled the device and removed the drivers from the system, then forced Vista to use the Windows 7 drivers and it works great!
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Figured it out
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Great you found a solution :)
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After many hours spent researching and testing I figured it out.
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