I have a client with a domain and they have a few laptops running Vista Home, which of course wont join the domain. However, the laptops do connect to the wireless routers and lease a IP address via DHCP. I recently added a new wireless router as one of the laptops is used in a distant part of the plant and wasn't getting enough signal. This router is configured just like the one the laptop was connecting to except the SSID is different. When I try to connect Vista to it, it grabs a valid IP for about 30 seconds but then drops it and reverts to 169.254.239.154/255.255.0.0
Networking and Sharing Center shows the computer connected to the router, but displays Unknown Network to the right of that.
What's odd is that I have another machine, this one running XP Pro and a member of the domain, that is also using the new router but without any problems. This leads me to believe it's something with Vista Home.