Hi, thanks for the response.
Connection issues are still here. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall the drivers for the Wireless Mini-card, and that hasn't worked.Ive taken the card out. Restarted the computer and then shut down and reinstall the card hoping it would reset things correctly. I've reset the router numerous times and re-installed the software for it, and it comes back with an error about my connection. It works fine on the connection to the ethernet. I have also tried to update the driver for the card and that causes the utility for it to not work.
I've been in the configuration to make sure it's on the same channel as the wireless router...on and on.
I can connect with the ethernet cable connected to my router, the connection uses a different adapter for that. I can also connect using dial up. But that danged Wireless mini-card will not see the connection available.
If I use the connection wizard windows vista will look for the connection, and then come back with an error that says it cannot connect because it is a "hidden" network. I have my settings for the wireless network set to broadcast, and to connect even if no broadcast.
When I use the utility for the mini-card, it will show the network in the list to choose from to connect to...but once I try it comes back with the "hidden network" error again.
This is Windows Vista Home Basic.
Router is a Westell versalink 327w
And the Mini-card is a Dell 1390
I have been all over the microsoft site for answers, and typed every configuration of help for connections using windows vista. Either it's too technical with registry changes, or it just doesn't apply to the problem I'm having.
I'm ready to give up on this one. I sure wish I knew if I could just do away with Windows vista on this machine and install Windows XP pro. It was much simpler to do networking on XP for me.
One more thing to note, I tried to update the router driver and it came back with an error message that there was no TCP/IP located on the computer. ?
Thanks so much if you can help.