Vista woes. (Wireless Hotspot Problem.)


#1

I have a laptop running Vista and I have found that my school’s wireless doesn’t work with it.

Apparently vista has all sorts of problems with certain routers, especially those that require a login page screen.

Basically I connect to the wireless but never get redirected to the login page. “Local only” is the only thing I can get with the connection.

I have been searching and have found these related topics which mirror my problem and have tried the fixes therein:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.windows.vista.general/browse_thread/thread/bacb1b5c06590553/9a9b209c9124ba27#9a9b209c9124ba27
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6035_102-0.html?forumID=19&threadID=241158&start=0
If anyone can think of anything else I could try I’d be all ears.

I wish I had gotten a laptop with XP instead. T_T


#2

Funny, I get my college’s wireless login screen just fine with Vista Home Premium. Other login services I’ve tried (such as T-Mobile’s service in hotels and airports) have also worked pretty well for me.


#3

They say it’s certain routers in particular. Ones that use DCHP or something, I can’t say I’m all that well versed in networks.

I’m currently on my personal wireless fine.