Network Map is not displayed correctly in Windows Vista when you use DBCS characters in the SSID for the network name

Network Map is not displayed correctly in Windows Vista when you use DBCS characters in the SSID for the network name

Article ID : 935260
Last Review : May 2, 2007
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

You create a temporary, wireless, computer-to-computer network in Windows Vista. Additionally, you use double-byte character set (DBCS) characters in the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for the network name. However, the Network Map is not displayed correctly.

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CAUSE

This issue occurs because you cannot use DBCS characters in the SSID for the network name in Windows Vista.

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WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, do not use DBCS characters in the SSID for the network name.

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MORE INFORMATION

Windows Vista provides a Network Map that is a graphical view of how computers and devices are connected on the network. The Network Map uses the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) protocol to map computers and devices on the network. For more information about the LLTD protocol, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

922120 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=922120/) Network Map in Windows Vista does not display computers that are running Windows XP

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate

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Keywords: 
kbnetwork kbtshoot kbprb KB935260

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