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Topic # 12935 14-Apr-2007 12:39
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I have purchased a new laptop and it has come with Vista installed.  I am having problems with networking. 

Firstly my Vodafone MCC software is blocking my internet access.  If I uninstall it then the access (Via wifi router) works fine.  I reinstalled the VMC software, unchecked optimise and things worked ok until I had to reboot my laptop and the network was blocked again.  Is there away to connect the MCC card to the Vodafone data roaming without using the VMC software.

Secondly all the other PC's on our network run Windows XP.  The XP PC's cannot see the Vista laptop and viceversa.

What I would like to do is remove Vista from my laptop and install XP but the laptop came with Vista preinstalled so I do not think I can do this.

We are heading overseas next month and I need to have the wireless network up and running so I can work and access wifi spots while I am away.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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Reply # 67095 14-Apr-2007 14:04
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Windows Vista introduced a new firewall - and it can be configured for home, work and public settings. If you have assigned your network to "public" your PC will block all file share communications and you won't be able to see your home PCs. Check this.

You can change the network type with the Network administration application, and change the firewall settings through Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Firewall.

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  Reply # 67100 14-Apr-2007 14:57
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Thank you for your reply.  I am going to start from scratch again and set it up following your instructions and set it to a private network.
Are you aware of any issues connecting Vista to public wifi spots, I just want to make sure I cover all the bases before I leave.  I always found connecting easy with XP.
Also are you familular with the Vista version of the Vodafone MCC software.  It seems to takeover the network on the laptop and this is when I run into problems with it blocking the internet?  Have I configured that incorrectly too?
Thanks again.

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