Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a Belkin N150 wireless router. If I connect a windows 7 laptop to the wireless network it accesses the internet no worries.

Another laptop running vista can connect to the wireless network, but doesn't get internet access.

What I did is disabled the security on the wireless network, and the vista laptop can connect after that.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Some network cards can't handle certain security features. I have one that can not do TKIP. So, if you were using WPA2 try WPA and see if that makes a difference. Or as much as people say don't, try WEP. If one of the others works you know that your card just can't handle one of the options.

share|improve this answer
    
I will check that out again, but I think from memory (I tried a lot of things) that WEP, and WPA, and all different combinations of TKIP and AES didn't work. –  peter Mar 7 '10 at 22:08
    
Also the given question, are the drivers up to date/software. –  MrStatic Mar 7 '10 at 22:12
    
Yeah perhaps not. It is not my laptop, so it is hard to say really. I will have to have a closer look. –  peter Mar 7 '10 at 22:59

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.