Originally Posted by brianbeemer
I've been running a home wireless network using a mixture of Win2k and WinXP for years now - with no problems at all. Then my wife got a new laptop with Vista and my problems have started. Good idea to stay away from it.
The really annoying thing about Vista is that one day the network works fine, and the next she can't do a thing - for no apparent reason. Even Micro$oft refuse to acknowledge there's a problems so they don't do anything about it. Presumably 100% Vista networks work fine??? Anyway, I'm seriously thinking of downgrading her system to XP/Pro, as at least I know it works!
Try this, it is a Vista tweak that really sped up all 12 of my Vista systems:
THE QUICK FIX
First open and Administrator command line prompt. Click Start –> All Programs –> Accessories, right click Command Prompt, then left click Run as administrator. As an alternative you can click Start then type into the Start Search box, or the Run box, cmd, then use the shortcut keys Ctrl-Shift-Enter.
(NOTE: After you set a new autotuninglevel you will need to reboot in order for the changes to take effect.)
Vista TCP/IP Fix
Type, or copy and paste, into the Administrator command prompt window:
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
Network connectivity may fail when you try to use Windows Vista behind a firewall device
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KB Article ID : 934430
Last Review : September 26, 2007
Revision : 4.0
When you try to use a Windows Vista-based computer behind a firewall device, network connectivity may fail. When network connectivity fails, you may see the following symptoms:• Programs may respond slowly.
• Programs may stop responding.
For example, any of the following programs may be affected by this problem: • Microsoft Outlook or Windows Mail
• A Web browser, such as Windows Internet Explorer 7
• Remote Desktop Connection (RDC)
• File sharing