TZ-180 Wireless Hack for Vista

October 17, 2007 – 1:29 pm

So we put up a new SonicWALL TZ-180 here at the luxurious Tech Care Team offices.  You know, the one with the built in wireless.  We quickly learned that not only has SonicWALL had a hard time getting their UIs IE 7 compatible but their wireless doesn’t work with Vista either.  Nice…. 

Fret not, here is unofficial reg hack provided by SW support themselves.   Thanks Seth for getting this.

This information is provided for guidance purposes only and does not represent a configuration officially supported by SonicWALL. See the Microsoft article entitled Registry management strategies for IT Pros for additional information on editing the System Registry in Windows Vista.

The issue is caused by a lack of a correct association on the SonicWALL between the computer running Windows Vista and its assigned IP address. Follow these steps to work around the issue by editing the System Registry: Click the Start button. Select All Programs > Accessories. Right click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator. Type regedit.exe and press enter. Go to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters Right click this entry and select New Dword. Rename the new entry ArpRetryCount (leave it set to 0 by default). Restart the computer. Reassociate with the SonicWALL. You should notice a successful connection.

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