@eagle1963 wrote: I have a vista laptop that works fine directly connected to the hughesnet modem with an eithernet cable. It is her desktop that running vista that does not see the hughesnet network. The fact that it will connect to the router, but not to the modem, is most definitely odd. I hadn't connected my desktop in over two years when I had Linux Mint on it, and when I installed Vista and it wouldn't connect it may very well have just been the MB taking a dive. That it's not connecting makes me think it's more something with the computer itself and doesn't necessarily have to do with Vista. Yours is the first instance I've read of on the Hughesnet Community of a desktop not connecting to Gen5 when using a LAN cable. It may be that it wouldn't connect even if you upgraded to Windows 8.1. Who knows? My original build desktop, which I built in 2005, and just installed XP on for the first time in years, connects just fine. I have no plans on keeping it connected as it's only going to be used for playing old games that I can't play on the desktop I am on now, and it's also vastly outdated when it comes to security, as is Vista, though considerably moreso, but still, it connects. Perhaps you could try uninstalling (through Windows) and then reinstalling the netword adapter. Maybe this will jog it a little and get it to work properly. Is the desktop in question a home build or a brand name? If a brand name, what make and model is it? There really aren't any "Gen 5" drivers. The drivers for the network adapter are for everything it can connect to, and the HT2000W shouldn't be giving it a problem. And, though it's already been said in this thread, including by me, you really ought to upgrade that OS. I hope you don't use either that desktop, nor your laptop with Vista, for anything personal or financial on the net. Vista can no longer be said to be secure.
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