network settings in vista

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  1. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    i want to get my wireless working with vista. i have manually added my router settings, but i have disabled SSID broadcasting in my router. there's a box in the manual settings with a warning that i think i should have enabled (the last box with the warning message below)

    http://xs216.xs.to/xs216/07226/efefessd.jpg

    i don't feel very safe using vista as it is so i didn't enable that box because of the warning. anyway, i didn't connect to the router.

    so i tried adding the settings again, but this time i ticked that warning box. now vista says a network with that network name already exists and gives me these options -

    1. Use the existing network i setup (that has the wrong settings)
    2. Choose a different name

    where's the option to edit the settings o_O

    in the screenshot does the Network Name mean SSID? because i put the SSID'S name there.
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    what i would do is renable the SSID.
    tell windows to search for wireless networks.
    type in the password.
    then once connected go back in to the router and disable the SSID.
    lodore
     
  3. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    thanks for the help. but, as well as setting things up i wanted to learn how to use vista. i've only used it a few times so far and i think it makes things really complicated.

    doesn't anyone use vista o_O how can i delete the settings i put in the first time? i might boot in to it and see if it saved that setup, i haven't used it since i first posted.
     
  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    You can look around on these forums for problems and possible solutions others are having.
     
  5. iceni60

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    ok, thanks. i might try and set it up again later today.
     
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