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okay so i'm running windows vista on a Compaq Presario SR2170NX computer

It did not come with a wireless adapter card for the pci slot, so i go today and spend 70 bucks on a Linksys Wireless-G PCI adapter with SpeedBooster...model number WMP54GS..and on the box its vista upgradeable, i just downloaded the new driver

but it still wont work. I do have a wireless internet connection.

any help UG? i hate ethernet cables
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Vista is a peice of crap get rid of it and buy a regular computer trust me it will save you a lot of head aches in the future
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Vista is a peice of crap get rid of it and buy a regular computer trust me it will save you a lot of head aches in the future



Well seeing as my whole life is on my computer...i dont think thats gonna hapen
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Vista is a peice of crap get rid of it and buy a regular computer trust me it will save you a lot of head aches in the future


i ****ing hate posts like this, probably by someone who has never even used Vista and just bashes it because Internet retards say it sucks. Although I have no advice for the OP other than to go to a more technical forum, maybe whoever originally made the computer will have a tech support forum or e-mail technical support. usually your best bet.
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lets laugh at the n00b for getting vista...ha

now thats overwith.

i really have no idea, but get rid of vista and get XP...not trying to be a douche there...i havnt heard one good thing about vista.


To me vista runs way smoother than xp did i actually like it better
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lets laugh at the n00b for getting vista...ha

now thats overwith.

i really have no idea, but get rid of vista and get XP...not trying to be a douche there...i havnt heard one good thing about vista.


Well here's your first : Ever since getting a Vista computer the only problems I've had have been hardware related. Vista is a lot more stable than XP in my experience.
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#8
Downgrade to XP.
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have you upgraded to SP1 which has been recently released?


I'm running Vista my friend
#12
series pack 1 was released literally a few days ago for Vista with a lot more compatibility and drivers an w/e
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Vista's more complicated and the fags here that say it's crap, don't believe them. You just need to work it out. If I lived near you I'd do it for you.
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i ****ing hate posts like this, probably by someone who has never even used Vista and just bashes it because Internet retards say it sucks. Although I have no advice for the OP other than to go to a more technical forum, maybe whoever originally made the computer will have a tech support forum or e-mail technical support. usually your best bet.


+1. I've never had a problem with Vista.
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#15
Vista doesn't have any problems with it, unless you're a moron or your PC can't handle it. And for everyone who has a problem with something that "worked on XP but not on Vista" is a flat out liar.

I would say the problem lies with the installation of the driver. Try uninstalling it, then reinstalling it.
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lmao.

The problem has nothing to do with the microsoft vista software and you idiots are bashing it like you know what you're talking about. Vistas just as good as XP, if not, better.

It seems hardware related, call tech support from who ever manufactured your computer.
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I also forgot to add that, most of you 14 year olds didn't even have computers then, but when XP was released it got all the same "OMG WINDOWS 98 IS BETTER" crap that Vista is getting now.
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Car pool it with you.
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I also forgot to add that, most of you 14 year olds didn't even have computers then, but when XP was released it got all the same "OMG WINDOWS 98 IS BETTER" crap that Vista is getting now.


Exactly.
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#21
Sorry mate, but if you have a problem vista, you'll probably have to wait for SP1, which should be released this month. I'm on vista, and there are tons of bugs, and I have wireless problems too.
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#22
Some people bashing Vista dont have a right to because they dont even own it but on my brothers computer Vista has good points and bad points, but like some guy before me said people were the same about XP when it came out, you just need to wait for a few service packs
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Quote by rizo299
The main bulk of problems with vista is to do with the fact that its a complete memory hog.

Chances are your laptop just isn't up to the spec required to handle it.


Nah, bull****. Vista works just fine with lower specs, but it's just a bit more sluggish.


Rabidguitarist, what kind of wireless problems?
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well i took the pc upstairs where i thought the signal would be stronger..and violah! it works! so i need to get a more powerful wireless router and move it closer to this computer