When I set up my network about 6 months ago for my old laptop I stored the password and codes etc. on a flash drive so when I got the new one I just copied it or part of it onto the new one and it worked well, no trouble setting it up.
Now with my new laptop it is S.O.P. That I can't maintain my connection on the network. It always ends up that I am either on and then lose connection or when I've been off and try to get back on and I find that according to the message "I have not chosen to connect to any available network". If I look it lists about 7 or 8 networks in the neighborhood but not mine. Attempts to troubleshoot the network do not successfully resolve it. The only thing that works is to unplug the router for even just a couple of seconds and plug it back in and problem solved. Of course that's not very convenient and definitely not the way its supposed to work.
Last night when this happened I was fooling around with the diagnose trouble and came up with some kind of report I never got before that made no sense to me. I managed to save a couple of those reports and they talk about tunneling and DHCP not enabled I don't know if it means anything or not.
Since my network doesnt show up but others in the neighborhood do I guess it must be something specific to my equipment.
Any of this make sense to anyone and/or know what/how to fix? The diagnostics say that I have my computer set to "offline" but I did not set it up that way it just goes with the problem. Does it always say that if your network goes down or does it mean something?
Mostly its like that after I have been off the net a while and want to get back on but it just happened a few minutes ago while I was online and then the next minute disconnected. Again.
Thanks for tip I'm clueless. The icon shows in my task bar I guess its called along with other programs. It shows the signal icon with a yellow star/mark on top of it. The rest of the icons appear unaffected.
A lot of the time when I'm online it keeps saying the network reset and so I just reload and with 3 or 4 tries its usually back up.
I will try to attach the reports here. For a computer I've only had one week it has been a lot of trouble and I don't know if its just a lemon or if its unrelated problems.
Considering that MSI the manufacturer has been very NOT HELPFUL with this I am tempted to take it back to where I got it and see if they will let me return it. I am also having trouble with the sound varying but almost always barely loud enough to hear, not loud enough to understand clearly but you can just hear it.
I could reset this computer back to original settings as someone else suggested about the audio problem but that would mean a whole ton of updates and stuff I'm just getting caught up on.
Edited by kcsummer, 18 November 2011 - 10:56 PM.