Wireless Access Points with Vista <<HELP>>

Posted: 03-28-2007, 06:24 PM
I have a three storey house that calls for w/less access points on each level
to maintain adequate signal strength. The cable modem is connected to a
Linksys router in the basement and each access point is connected to that via
a netgear powerline device through the house electrical system. When I was
running XP this worked really well using either Windows W/Less config or
Intel Pro Set.
Now I have upgraded to Vista Premium Home the only access point that the
computer points to is the router in the basement and once I am on level three
of my house I have no signal where I used to have full signal anywhere in my
house.
Is there anywhere I can go in Vista to see what access points are being used
or does anyone have any ideas as to what to do so that I get the same signal
as I did when I used good old XP

Wireless Access Points with Vista <<HELP>>


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Charlene Shepard [MSFT]
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Re: Wireless Access Points with Vista <<HELP>>
Posted: 03-30-2007, 09:00 PM
Have you tried looking at the network map? You can get to the map by
following these steps:

1. Click the Start button.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Network and Internet.
4. Click Network and Sharing Center.
5. Close to the top right of the Network and Sharing Center, click "View
full map."
This will show you all of the computers and devices that Vista recognizes on
your network and what they are connected to. If you don't see your access
points on the map, this help topic explains why this might be happening and
provides some troubleshooting steps:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...1af791033.mspx

Thanks for your post!

Charlene

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Microsoft Corporation

"dsirjuesingh" <dsirjuesingh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B593F324-2DE0-4F9E-890D-CA4A0782D86F@microsoft.com...
>I have a three storey house that calls for w/less access points on each
>level
> to maintain adequate signal strength. The cable modem is connected to a
> Linksys router in the basement and each access point is connected to that
> via
> a netgear powerline device through the house electrical system. When I
> was
> running XP this worked really well using either Windows W/Less config or
> Intel Pro Set.
> Now I have upgraded to Vista Premium Home the only access point that the
> computer points to is the router in the basement and once I am on level
> three
> of my house I have no signal where I used to have full signal anywhere in
> my
> house.
> Is there anywhere I can go in Vista to see what access points are being
> used
> or does anyone have any ideas as to what to do so that I get the same
> signal
> as I did when I used good old XP
>
dsirjuesingh
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Re: Wireless Access Points with Vista <<HELP>>
Posted: 03-30-2007, 09:14 PM
I found a better solution that stablaized everyhting. I changed the
encryption mode from WEP to WPA Pesonal TKIP and the whole thing works great.

"Charlene Shepard [MSFT]" wrote:
> Have you tried looking at the network map? You can get to the map by
> following these steps:
>
> 1. Click the Start button.
> 2. Click Control Panel.
> 3. Click Network and Internet.
> 4. Click Network and Sharing Center.
> 5. Close to the top right of the Network and Sharing Center, click "View
> full map."
> This will show you all of the computers and devices that Vista recognizes on
> your network and what they are connected to. If you don't see your access
> points on the map, this help topic explains why this might be happening and
> provides some troubleshooting steps:
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...1af791033.mspx
>
> Thanks for your post!
>
> Charlene
>
> --
> Charlene Shepard
> Windows User Assistance Team
> Microsoft Corporation
>
> "dsirjuesingh" <dsirjuesingh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B593F324-2DE0-4F9E-890D-CA4A0782D86F@microsoft.com...
> >I have a three storey house that calls for w/less access points on each
> >level
> > to maintain adequate signal strength. The cable modem is connected to a
> > Linksys router in the basement and each access point is connected to that
> > via
> > a netgear powerline device through the house electrical system. When I
> > was
> > running XP this worked really well using either Windows W/Less config or
> > Intel Pro Set.
> > Now I have upgraded to Vista Premium Home the only access point that the
> > computer points to is the router in the basement and once I am on level
> > three
> > of my house I have no signal where I used to have full signal anywhere in
> > my
> > house.
> > Is there anywhere I can go in Vista to see what access points are being
> > used
> > or does anyone have any ideas as to what to do so that I get the same
> > signal
> > as I did when I used good old XP
> >
>
Charlene Shepard [MSFT]
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Re: Wireless Access Points with Vista <<HELP>>
Posted: 03-30-2007, 10:00 PM
Glad to hear that you solved it

"dsirjuesingh" <dsirjuesingh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FFAC0408-8020-4461-B576-64AFEB3A42D8@microsoft.com...
>I found a better solution that stablaized everyhting. I changed the
> encryption mode from WEP to WPA Pesonal TKIP and the whole thing works
> great.
>
> "Charlene Shepard [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>> Have you tried looking at the network map? You can get to the map by
>> following these steps:
>>
>> 1. Click the Start button.
>> 2. Click Control Panel.
>> 3. Click Network and Internet.
>> 4. Click Network and Sharing Center.
>> 5. Close to the top right of the Network and Sharing Center, click "View
>> full map."
>> This will show you all of the computers and devices that Vista recognizes
>> on
>> your network and what they are connected to. If you don't see your access
>> points on the map, this help topic explains why this might be happening
>> and
>> provides some troubleshooting steps:
>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...1af791033.mspx
>>
>> Thanks for your post!
>>
>> Charlene
>>
>> --
>> Charlene Shepard
>> Windows User Assistance Team
>> Microsoft Corporation
>>
>> "dsirjuesingh" <dsirjuesingh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:B593F324-2DE0-4F9E-890D-CA4A0782D86F@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a three storey house that calls for w/less access points on each
>> >level
>> > to maintain adequate signal strength. The cable modem is connected to a
>> > Linksys router in the basement and each access point is connected to
>> > that
>> > via
>> > a netgear powerline device through the house electrical system. When I
>> > was
>> > running XP this worked really well using either Windows W/Less config
>> > or
>> > Intel Pro Set.
>> > Now I have upgraded to Vista Premium Home the only access point that
>> > the
>> > computer points to is the router in the basement and once I am on level
>> > three
>> > of my house I have no signal where I used to have full signal anywhere
>> > in
>> > my
>> > house.
>> > Is there anywhere I can go in Vista to see what access points are being
>> > used
>> > or does anyone have any ideas as to what to do so that I get the same
>> > signal
>> > as I did when I used good old XP
>> >
>>
cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)
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Re: Wireless Access Points with Vista <<HELP>>
Posted: 03-31-2007, 10:13 AM
On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:00:10 -0700, "Charlene Shepard [MSFT]"
>Glad to hear that you solved it
Especially in a way that should be more secure :-)
>"dsirjuesingh" <dsirjuesingh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>I found a better solution that stablaized everyhting. I changed the
>> encryption mode from WEP to WPA Pesonal TKIP and the whole thing works
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