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Changing or removing my encryption didn’t help (though I did learn that WEP sucks and changed my encryption accordingly, so that’s nice.)
To answer your question, my connection details report that I’m sending bytes but not receiving them from the router. A look through the event viewer confirmed that the wireless authentication was timing out. However, I’ve determined that it’s a wireless issue, because I moved my router up to my desktop and I was able to connect via ethernet (no phone line up here, though, so I was just able to see the browser config page). I still can’t tell if the problem is on my router’s end (2wire HomePortal 1800HG—it’s a router+DSL modem combo) or if my installation Server 2008 is doing something wonky with my wireless adapter that Vista isn’t.
Anyway, thanks for the help. If you have any more ideas I’d welcome them, but for now I’m going to try to get my ISP to replace my gateway with a newer model and see if that helps (mine is ~4 years old). But if a new router doesn’t help, what’s the next step? Packet sniffing to determine the differences between Vista’s connection and Server 2008’s? I could dabble, but that’s totally out of my league. 😯