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Can't Connect Wirelessly To Internet

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#1 danxp


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:05 PM


i had a bad malware infection and i was able to get rid of it successfully, i believe... however, i am now having difficulty getting my wireless connection working again...

i can connect successfully when i go into safe mode with networking...

here is the thread from the hijackthis forum that i posted in...

- windows xp pro sp2
- us robotics router and wireless pci card

thanks for any help...

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:42 PM

anyone have a similar problem and find a solution other than reformatting the hard drive? richieuk couldn't figure it out and recommended i visit this forum...

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:30 AM

If you bring up a command window and enter ipconfig /all, what do you get back? Look in particular for something along the lines of "Wireless LAN adapter"

I've read elsewhere on the forum that a person could have wireless connection issues after removing malware. One thing to try is reset your sockets. See if a forum search for that helps.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:45 AM

I'm beginning to think that there's a common thread with the current bout of malware that's infesting the web. Try these suggestions:

Here's a couple of things to try (in this order)(reboot after each one and test before starting the next one):

1) WinsockFix (free from here: http://tntmax.com/component/option,com_rem...,fileinfo/id,5/ )
2) Reset Internet Explorer to it's default values (in IE go to Tools...Internet Options...Advanced...and look for the Reset button there)
3) Run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from the Run dialog ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/ )
4) Uninstall your network card and any programs associated with it (download the new programs and driver from the internet first) - then install the fresh copies.

Please let us know if any of them helps.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:41 AM

i did the ipconfig /all and for my wireless connection it said "media disconnected"... i've tried numerous "repairs" and enabling and disabling manually... even stopped/restarted the wireless zero config service and no luck...

strange thing about all this is...
- i can connect fine in safe mode w/networking
- when in normal mode i can even see all the available networks i am able to connect to

i tried 3 of the 4 methods and none of them have worked... i haven't tried the sfc/scannow as of yet because i don't have the xp install cd... can you explain what that does?

thanks for the help...

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