Can't get wireless to work with windows vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by corysm, May 25, 2009.

  1. corysm macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    #1
    Okay so I searched the forums and can't find an answer to my question. I can't get wireless to work when I boot in windows. I have a white macbook with 2.0 ghz, 2 gb ram, 500 gb harddrive, os leopard. I installed windows vista home premium and used my mac disk but wireless wouldn't work. Ethernet did and still does work. I then downloaded the newest broadcom wireless driver like one thread said but it still doesn't work. I need help!
     
  2. corysm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
  3. feuerschlange macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    #3
    I do not run Vista on my MBP but did a fresh bootcamp install with WinXP Pro last weekend.

    There is one strange procedure involved, that could be similar with Vista:

    After installing the Windows OS, you have to install the bootcamp driver package from the OS X disk (what you did).

    After this all drivers needed were installed, but Windows gave me the warning that another software took over the operation of wireless and I would have to change a setting back to the Windows service for that.

    I then went into the computer management and looked for the startup services. One of them is for the operation of the wireless module, which has been set to "off".

    I set this to "automatic" and rebooted.

    Now the Windows wireless service starts up perfectly and my wireless is working just fine.

    I strongly think, this is very similar in Vista.
     
  4. aidricksdad macrumors regular

    aidricksdad

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Location:
    Round Rock
    #4
    i had to roll back the drivers to get it to work...after i used osx dvd..then it worked fine same deal with windows 7 fo me
     
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    #5
    If your copy of Vista was bundled with SP1, have you already run this?
     
  6. corysm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    #6
    Finally fixed

    Thanks to you all for your answers. JediMaster your answer was the trick. Wireless works now and I can hit the desert knowing that my mac will operate the way I will need it to work.
     

Share This Page