Wireless N & Vista problem

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by karde, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. karde

    karde LI Guru Member

    Really hoping someone here can help me with this particular problem - has me completely stumped :(

    I have a desktop machine running windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit with a WMP300N Pci card installed.

    I have recently bought the WAG160N.

    Connection is perfect between the 2, turned my desktop on and it found the router straight away - using wireless N and getting decent speed. I can turn my computer off and on again and it picks up the connection again fine.

    However, if my computer is turned off for any length of time (eg a few hours, overnight etc. etc.) when I turn it back on it refuses to even see my wireless network, let alone connect to it. The router however is still lit up all green saying it is providing wireless etc.

    I have tried reseting the computer again. Disabling and re-enabling the wireless card. Uninstalling the card, reseting the computer, re-installing the card. None of these things makes a single bit of difference.

    The only way I have found to regain my wireless network is to power off the computer, power off the WAG160N, turn on the WAG160N and then turn on the computer. Doing this, the network and internet will work perfectly until the next time I want to switch my computer off for a couple of hours.

    Given the positioning of my router and my desktop (in separate buildings) I'm really hoping to find a solution to this problem that does not involve me constantly turning my router on and off.

    Oh and, I'm not running any security on the router (no need as I live in the middle of nowhere), other computers on the network are only using wireless G, my desktop is the only one with wireless N. My WMP300N is updated to the latest drivers, but I use windows to configure my wireless net rather than the linksys software. My router, being new, does not have the latest firmware (could flash the latest version if anyone thinks it might make a difference) at version or something atm.

    If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them,

    Thanks in advance,

  2. spam91

    spam91 Networkin' Nut Member

    Any answer to this post, please :) ?
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