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Wireless Networking problems, could it be Vista


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Ok, i recently got Vista home premium for my computer along with the DI-524 wireless router and the DWL-G122 wireless usb adapter.

 

The setup is like this. Modem to router -> router wired to XP family computer (works fine) + wireless to my Vista rig

 

However i have been having problems with it. yesterday and for most of today it worked sort of. I lagged loads while gaming and every so often would get disconnected but half-way through today it stopped again, as usual but i couldn't get it started again and after a lot of poking and talking to friends i came here.

 

The usb dongle is recognised by the computer as what it is and the router is found but when i ask it to connect i get the "windows cannot connect to network" crap. Sometimes i get a message saying that the security details are not correct but they are, i have entered the password several times and also i would get that when i just came out of gaming and they would hardly change while i was playing. Usually however i just get the message saying that it could not connect and it won't go any further. I have tried taking the usb thing in and out, restarting etc.

 

Btw i got all these crappy messages when it was working as well it just worked after a while but now it won't

 

Also the drivers are crappy, when installed they complain that some file is missing but it shouldn't be because they all came off the CD so they won't run.

 

The thing that gets me is that it did work before (although the regular disconnects would drive me nuts) and not it has just stopped and i can't understand why it won't connect if there is proper signal, the router is detected, the security is correct and the computer correctly recognises what the usb thing is.

 

Any ideas?

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I had a problem with "lag" a lot while I was beta testig Vista. I read an article that said to setup a static IP instead of using DHCP, and that fixed it for me. Also, maybe the CD has issues. Try downoading a fresh copy of the drivers from the website. I always download them and then unpack them with Winrar. Then I install the drivers alone so that I can connect using the Windows client instead of the wifi manufacturers bloatware client.

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eh, i actually managed to fix the problem (haven't fully tested it yet but i can get online) by disabling a few things in system config.

 

The drivers that i got from dlink were a bit strange, they were .sys files that could not be run so i dont know how i was supposed to install.

 

Anyway, thanks for the tip omn getting rid of the lag, i will read up on it and see what i can do

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