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    3Com Managed Wireless

    Hi

    We currently have a 3Com Managed wireless solution in place at the school. It is approximately 3 years old and we have an issue regarding Windows Vista. When you try and connect to it with a Vista laptop, you can type in the network key, and all it does it keep constantly trying to "acquire an network address". Eventually it gives up and I just get the "automatic" connection result.

    The Switches are WX1200's (we have three)

    Any idea why they will not connect?

    regards

    firefox_2006

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    I'm sure this issue is resolved somewhere.. IIRC it was something to do with a mix of BIOS, WLAN adaptor drivers and Vista have a different approach to authentication..

    I'm pretty sure if you do a search on Vista, wireless, problem you'll find some of the original discussions.

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    I'd agree with contink - you'll probably find it's an issue with vista/wireless client

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    I run a wx4400 & I had the same problem last fall of '07. IIRC, I simply installed the latest firmware on the WX & Vista problems went away. HTH. -John



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