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Windows Vista and a WIFI Dongle

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#1 Thunderchild


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:19 PM

Hi, I've bought a Ralink USB wireless adapter and am looking to connext my son's computer to our wifi network. The dongle's installed and searches for the network but finds nothing. The wifi is on, my laptop is using it now. Is there anything simple within Vista that I've possibly failed to switch on - I'm not familiar with Vista at all.


I've tried searching for networks using the dongle's software and Windows but fail each time.





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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:52 PM

See if this fixit will work. Reboot after doing it. You should not have to do anything. If other devices can connect to your Wifi then Vista should also.


If you still cannot connect, right click the USB wireless device in Device Manager and select properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Copy and paste the first line in your next post.


Do you have a make and model number of the dongle?


And by the way, welcome to BC.

Edited by JohnC_21, 18 December 2014 - 04:54 PM.

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