Wireless problems Vista bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Dr. McKay, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

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    I have an early 2008 iMac (24", 2.8Ghz Core2Duo, 4Gb RAM) with OS X.5.8.

    I've recently installed Vista Ultimate (32-bit) via Bootcamp. We're staying in my parents' house for 6 months because we're renovating our house. In our room, we don't have an ethernet connection, so I'm using Airport to go on to the net (they obvioulsy have a wireless router).

    The thing is, in OS X, wireless reception is excellent (all 5 bars are filled), whereas in Vista I only get 1 bar.
    Maybe the bootcamp drivers aren't good enough for Vista. In Vista device manager, my airport card shows as a broadcom card.

    Is it safe to update the drivers on the vista side ? Same goes for my ATI radeon HD 2600 Pro (which shows up in device manager as a ATI Mobility Radeon 2600 XT). Can I update drivers without causing problems to my configuration and to the "OS X side of things" ?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yes, you can update drivers on the Vista side with no problems to the OSX side

    Did you install the Bootcamp drivers from your OSX disc during your install of Vista?
     

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