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#1 culvercrew

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

I have a desktop PC that has worked happily for more years than I could have hoped with Windows 2000 Professional SP2. It was remotely connected to the network using a wireless adaptor. My kids recently added MSN and a webcam with no ill effects until today. Currently, the PC detects no wireless networks either mine or neighbours. Thought best to change the wireless connection so uninstalled/reinstalled but no local networks to view. Have removed MSN and webcam but without any change in connectivity.

Any thoughts?

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:28 PM

What are the make/brand of the router you are using?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:00 AM

Netgear DG834PN.

Currently my laptop works fine with router.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:33 PM

OK, I searched a little bit about your problem and found these following steps. Follow these steps and tell us your result.

under the 'wireless settings utility' click on 'setup access list' and then uncheck the 'turn on access point' option. This will enable the router to see other wireless devices. It clearly says in the blue wireless help text pane that this button controls access by other devices


If that doesn't work, check your make/model of your PCI/USB wireless card of your desktop pc and download/update the drivers.

Hope that helps.
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Edited by Delta16, 17 March 2009 - 03:38 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:25 AM

Culvercrew - Firstly, check and make sure that the Wireless Zero Config service has not been disabled... Secondly, make sure there is no damage to your wireless adapter (probably should have put that first)... Thirdly, in the configuration for the wireless adapter, I would make sure you are running on a channel and wave that will pick up the routers (best to choose to use both b/g, some you have to choose a channel to use, if you can't do automatic, choose channel 11).... If none of those are the problems, I would suggest going through your services and making sure anything and everything needed for you network, is not disabled... If you are still not picking up networks, I would do a virus and spyware scan ( I suggest using either AVG, or Avast for anti-virus, and Adware for spyware)... If that still isn't the problem... Then you may have to get a new wireless adapter...




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