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Cannot connect to intermet via Wireless USB Adapter

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#1 Sploog321


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:35 AM

I moved my PC. I moved it from 2 rooms away from the router to in the room where the router is. I have Windows XP Home. It would connect to the internet fine where the PC used to be.

When I try to connect to the internet, I get a message.

"Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks and try to connect again."

I have already tried un-plugging the Wireless USB Adapter, use the Repair option, restarted the router, and deleted the automatic connection from the Wireless Networks tab of the Wireless Network # properties and tried to connect again, all to no avail.

Wat do?

Edited by Sploog321, 11 May 2011 - 12:36 AM.

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#2 Boondockers


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:41 AM

Try using Wireless Zero Configuration.
Start >Run >type in services.msc
Look for your wireless adapter in the list and STOP it.
Scroll to bottom of the list and find Wireless Zero Configuration.
START it and set to Automatic.
I'm using XP so there may be some slight differences if using Vista or 7.

#3 Sneakycyber


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:33 AM

If the above doesn't work you may be simply out of range of the wireless router. Is Windows able to detect the network at all?
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