Windows Vista + Boot Camp, Internet not working!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by EffDeeEll, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    I've installed the drivers, and when I start up in Windows, neither the internet or the wireless pick up.

    Using Windows Vista Home Premium.

    The little wireless icon in the tray just has the big X, so it's literally picking up nothing. I also can't connect via ethernet.

    What do I do? Thanks.
  2. macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2007
    I'm having the same problem... :(
  3. macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Sorry, but just to make %100 sure, you installed the Boot Camp drivers off of the Snow Leopard/Leopard DVD?
  4. macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    There can be all kinds of issues. It depends which version of Bootcamp drivers you use, which machine, which kind of firmware (EFI32 or EFI64) and which kind of Windows (32bit/64-bit).

    Most problems lately happen with Bootcamp 3.0 from the SL DVD. For some systems the chipsets do not install properly. You can go to drivers/Intel/chipset and rectify that manually if it is an Intel chipset. If you know your missing device driver from Windows device manager you can find it in most cases manually on the SL DVD. Just don't mix the 32-bit OSs and 64-bit installers.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2002
    Atlanta, Georgia
    I'm having a very similar issue. I need to use MS Access to create a few databases for a CIS class. I'd rather do these at home instead of my school's library, so I figured I'd install the copy of Vista I have laying around.

    So, I got it installed, and then installed the drives from the Mac OS X Leopard disk and all seems to be fine until I try to connect to the internet. A big red "X" shows up over the network connection thing in the bottom right corner.

    I poked around and tried to "manually" install it, but no luck. (Not that I know exactly what I'm doing...)

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    I'm on a 13" MacBook Pro that I bought back in July.
  6. macrumors newbie


    May 2, 2010
    Behind your back
    I have the same problem, except the internet DOES work but is very very slow.
  7. macrumors newbie


    May 2, 2010
    Behind your back
    Ok, it is faster now, but it is still slow.

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