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Wireless Card Not Detecting

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#1 Walrus5241


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Posted 02 March 2009 - 02:54 PM

For whatever reason, my wireless card has randomly stopped detecting wireless networks...when I KNOW wireless networks are present (I live in a dorm, and all my roommates can detect them...one who sits literally three feet away from me).

I have tried:
Disabling/enabling the wireless card
Restarting the computer
Making sure Wireless is "On" from within the computer
Making sure the Wireless button on my laptop is "On"
Verified that the device was working properly through Device Manager
Running virus scans from both Norton 360 and Windows Defender (both detected nothing)

The only suspicious thing I'd encountered was something called "Program DJ" which suddenly popped up, and had a "wireless switch" with it. I promptly got rid of the program after deducing that it appeared to be spam of some sort.

What should I do? What more could be wrong? I am using an Intel Wireless Wifi Link 5300. My laptop is a custom built CyberPower PC. I have Windows XP Service Pack Three, with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8600, 2.39 GHz.

Edited by garmanma, 02 March 2009 - 03:54 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

I have followed the rules stated at http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/You-Must-Re...-Log-t2852.html (performing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, etc). I can include a HijackThis log if you'd like, but when I included it last time, I got arbitrarily moved to some security forum (and the nature of my problem is not a security one).

It was moved because there is only one forum where it is permitted to post a HJT log and this isn't it
Seeing how you claim that this isn't malware, don't even mention that you have one
A HJT log isn't used to troubleshoot your problem anyways

Edited by garmanma, 02 March 2009 - 03:53 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:08 PM

This topic reopened, Misplaced topic closed so troubleshooting can occur here. ~ OB
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