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Laptop wireless isn't working

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#1 olemish


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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:55 PM

I have an old Sony Vaio with windows xp home edition. My router is a new linksys wireless-n broadband router and my wireless card is a linksys wireless g model number is wpc54gs ver. 2. I can connect to the internet when plugged into the router but not wirelessly. It is sending packets but not receiving. Wireless works on my other computer which is a toshiba satellite so I don't think my router is the problem. Could it be the wireless adapter? Should I try to update any drivers and see if that fixes it?

Edited by Orange Blossom, 27 May 2010 - 08:18 PM.
Moving to Networking from XP. ~ OB

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#2 webgeekkc


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Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:57 PM

have you checked device manager to see if there is a problem with the wireless adapter? Also, have you ever been able to connect wireless with this computer?

IMO, updating drivers is generally a good idea. (if its a situation where the computer is mission critical or something, I try to test any driver updates before dploying to production machines)

PS: I'm also terrible at keeping up to date drivers, if it ain''t broke, don't fix it :thumbsup:

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