Sunday, July 29, 2007

Vista - Wireless problems

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. Smash forehead on keyboard to continue.

If you happen to be using windows Vista and are experiencing occasional problems with wireless connectivity, don't worry. Windows is working on a service pack to solve it (I know that hardly helps, but its Microsoft.. what did you expect?)

Wonder how long are they going to cry "VISTA IS NEW.. GIVE US SOME TIME". it's been considerable time since the bloody operating system was released. Well now me yapping away about it doesn't solve the problem either.

Although a Hotfix is available for the issue, but Microsoft recommends that if you are not SEVERELY affected by the issue, then wait for the service pack.. (hmm.......define "severely")

now this is from the microsoft Website (just in case this helps anyone)


When you use a wireless connection for network connectivity on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following message for a device in the Connect to a network dialog box:

Connected with limited access

This problem occurs if a device on the Windows Vista-based computer uses a network bridge to access the network.
You may also receive the following error message:

Connection unsuccessful
- If you are connecting to a wireless hotspot, you might need to open a web browser to finish connecting.

You receive these messages even though the device has good network connectivity using the wireless network bridge.


Hotfix information
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question

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