I am having problems connecting a laptop to my router wirelessly. The various details are below.
Acer Aspire 5315
Windows Vista Home Basic
Atheros AR5007EG wireless network adapter
IP is set to obtain automatically
Netgear Wireless N 300 Router (WNR2000v2)
SSID is set
WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] encryption enabled
IP is set to get dynamically from ISP
When connecting through ethernet there are no problems, the problem arises when connecting wirelessly. I can scan and find my home network but when I connect, it has trouble obtaining an ip address. I have tried releasing and renewing the ip in the command prompt but this didn't work (the laptop was previously connected to another network). I know the router is functioning properly as I have connected my desktop pc wirelessly before and can still connect a PS3 wirelessly to the internet. When I try to connect the laptop it says 'Obtaining IP address, please wait...', and I've been waiting ever since. I can ping the router from the laptop, however when I ping the router wirelessly, it loses one of the packets and I only receive 3 packets back. I have checked the Device Manager and the wireless adapter is working fine and the driver is up to date.
Personally, I thik it has something to do with the laptop and I'm pointing my finger at the OS. I've never liked Vista and never will, but this one is the basic version. However there are plenty more people who know a lot more than I do so before I go out and spend a 3 figure sum on Windows 7, I thought I would ask the experts. Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance.