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Wireless adapter not communicating

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#1 manfred99


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 05:59 PM

My son passed on an older laptop to my daughter and I can't get the wireless adapter to work. Laptop is a Gateway M250, adapter is Intel Pro-wireless 2200bg. There were a few domains and users on the laptop and since she didn't need any of them, nor any software on the machine, I did a destructive recovery from the partition on the hard drive. It reinstalled Win XP professional and reset everything to original state. (Wireless adapter was not working before recovery either). I have tried everything I can think of to get it working.

Message reads "Wireless Network Connection is not connected", "Wireless Network unavailable." When I try to refresh wireless network list, error says no wireless networks in range. Laptop is about 2 feet away from my router. I tried uninstalling network card and then let Windows discover it on reboot and install. It installed successfully. Checked Wireless Network Properties = "Wireless On" "This setting will only take effect if the adapters power button has been switched on." Checked Device Manager = device is enabled, "device is working properly." Is there anything else I can try to get the adapter to recognize the home network? My desktop and laptop both recognize at least 5 wireless networks when I refresh network list on them.


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