Error message when you try to connect to an ad hoc connection from Windows Vista or from Windows 7: "Windows cannot connect to <Network Name>"
In this scenario, when you try to establish an ad hoc connection from Computer B, you may receive the following error message:
Alternatively, you may not receive this error message sometimes. However, you may notice the following symptoms:
- After Computer A is resumed, Computer A is always pending for Computer B to connect to Computer A.
- The Ping command does not work, even though the status for both computers is “CONNECTED."
- Windows Vista or Windows 7 detects no activity.
- There is a busy network traffic load.
- The network device drivers are outdated.
Workaround 1To work around this problem, set up another new Ad Hoc profile.
Workaround 2To work around this problem, reconnect the ad hoc connection on both Computer and Computer B.
- Install the latest WLAN device drivers by using Windows Update. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type Windows Update in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
- Click Check for updates.
- After the scan is complete, click View Available Updates.
- Select all updates that refer to networking drivers or to wireless drivers.
- Click Install Updates.
- Visit the support Web site of the driver manufacturer to obtain the latest network device drivers.
Article ID: 946481 - Last Review: 02/24/2010 03:39:59 - Revision: 8.0
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