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Did Vista update kill my wireless connections?

Did Vista update kill my wireless connections?

I have two PCs, desktop and laptop, using different wireless hardware to access my wireless ADSL modem/router. Both have been working flawlessly for months. Both are running Vista. On Saturday, after applying a bunch of updates, the desktop lost the ability to connect properly to the router. Moving some stuff around let me hook the machine up via cable, which worked (and is still working) just fine.

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Guest [Entry]

"All of Guard's suggestions were, it would appear, too advanced for my stupid problem, which has at least been resolved for now by manually setting a different wireless channel to the one automatically selected by the user. It appears that my particular router, a BT HomeHub v1.5, is prone to this error, something I just learned here

Within seconds of moving from channel 7 to 11, both ""defective"" PCs had automatically connected. I'm typing this from the laptop, in fact. How strange."
Guest [Entry]

Yes, it may well be Vista updates. You now need to download the latest drivers for your wireless card again (you'll need to do this from a computer which will connect to the internet, of course) and reinstall the wireless card.