Network problem when using Windows Vista

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I just installed Windows vista on my computer and now i'm having a problem regarding my network. There is a red x mark on my network icon and says connection status unknown: server connection failed. it freezes also my network and sharing center. Could anyone help me with this. Thank you in advance

Answered By 15 points N/A #86225

Network problem when using Windows Vista


Having just installed windows vista, I guess the problem here could be that you have not installed the network drivers yet.

Use the following method to try and install drivers from a directory on your computer:

Go to my computer and right click, click on properties.

In the dialog box that appears choose hardware, and then click on device manager.

Go to network adapters and see if the network drivers are installed. If they are not installed, right click on the name of the driver and click ‘Update Driver’.

Choose the option that allows you to update the driver from a directory on you computer and use the following path: c:

In case that does not work, then download the drivers from the internet and install them.


Hope this helps.

Answered By 590305 points N/A #309923

Network problem when using Windows Vista


An “X” symbol in the network icon on the system tray means you are disconnected or your computer is disconnected from the network. If your computer is connected directly to the internet and it shows an “X” in the icon on the system tray, it means you are disconnected from the internet or you don’t have internet connection.

If your computer is connected to a router, try resetting the router. If the router has a power button, press it to turn it off then unplug it from the power for about ten to twenty seconds (10 – 20). Press any button on the router to drain any leftover power or to power cycle. After this, plug the router back to the power and turn it on.

See if this works. If this doesn’t work, check the network cable connected to your computer. Unplug the cable at the back of your CPU then plug it back in again. Do this also on the router. See if this works. If this doesn’t fix the problem, try to uninstall and reinstall your network card’s driver. Right-click “My Computer” then select “Properties”.

Go to “Hardware” tab then click “Device Manager”. Expand “Network adapters” then right-click your network card and select “Uninstall”. When the network card is removed, close the windows and restart the computer. When you are prompted to install your network card, run your network card’s installer to install the driver. See if this works.

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