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network adapter problem

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#1 jdsmith61


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:43 AM


I have a Gateway laptop running Vista, recently it just stopped seeing my wireless network. When I try to connect my network will not show up and it will not let me add a wireless connection. It will connect when I plug in a hardwire connection.
Then a day later it would not connect even when hardwired, when I checked the device manager the network adapter was gone. The only way I could get it back was to do a system restore. The other problem is that after som time when I return to using the laptop after it is shut down the adapter is gone again. The system restore brings it back each time.

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#2 Orecomm


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:51 AM

Check your system logs and see if there is any clue there as to what is going on. Disappearing network adapters usually leave a pretty good trail. You may also want to check Gateway's website and see if they have any software updates for your machine.

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