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Issues with Laptop connection


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#1 rwbailey76

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:42 PM

I am using a gateway laptop with Vista. Having issues with laptop loosing its wireless connection with my router. Anyone else ever had this problem or know where I might start checking first to resolve this problem. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:00 AM

Have had this problem with a friends LT, most Gateway LT's are installed McAfee AV suite which includes a firewall. And for some DUMB reason it disables
the Windows firewall and let's McAfee's take control by DEFAULT, click this link download revo http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html uninstall McAfee including all it's registry values, assuming it's installed, then try clicking Start, Run, Command<Enter> then type in CMD ipconfig /all<enter> and you will see if your getting any response !
Also check in your device manager by typing just that into start and see if you have any yellow exclamation marks against your wireless management devices or drivers and reset/reinstall them !

P.S forgot to say that if McAfee is installed after getting rid get yourself a decent FW and make sure your only running one FW as running mutiple FW's causes conflictions and makes your LT run like a cat in a dog pen !

Edited by doinmeedin, 21 January 2011 - 08:05 AM.

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:14 AM

Should you have McAfee installed and decide to follow Doinmeedin `s advice. Rather then using Revo I would suggest following these instructions first for the removal of any McAfee product.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:14 PM

Sorry forgot, there's an uninstall tool for McAfee, thanks for stepping in ThunderZ :wink: !

Edited by doinmeedin, 21 January 2011 - 02:15 PM.

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:20 PM

Sorry forgot, there's an uninstall tool for McAfee, thanks for stepping in ThunderZ :wink: !


:wink: Not a problem.

Just my .02 but especially when it comes to security programs I always check for a dedicated uninstaller first.

Absolutely nothing wrong with Revo though when used properly.




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