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All of a sudden, no WiFi connectivity!


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#1 niilo

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Posted 29 January 2005 - 03:56 AM

I have a brand new laptop running WinXP - it was set up to connect to two WiFi networks but yesteraday (after running Winupdate and defrag, among other things) it wouldn't connect wirelessly at all ("no wireless networks in range").

I know the WiFi networks are okay - other devices connect without problems. The laptop WiFi switch is on as well.. I haven't done anything to the laptop network settings, either. I run SP2 and the Win firewall is off (use ZoneAlarm free firewall).

Grateful for any feedback!

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 12:20 AM

Any chance when you updated your computer you put a new wireless driver in for your wireless card?

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:54 AM

Try to check.. but it sure looks like a hardware malfunction to me..
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 12:19 AM

What happens if you bring the laptop into the same room as the access point. Does it get a signal then?

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:47 AM

Okay, I got through to support and there was some weird conflict between a driver that deals with two user-programmable quick buttons on the laptop and the wireless switch! No way to figure that one out..

Thanks for your feedback!

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