Posted 17 May 2006 - 12:34 AM
Tonight, I'm told out of nowhere that for no apparent reason, my son's laptop will no longer connect to the wireless network.
The set-up is as follows: Actiontec GT701-WG DSL modem with wireless gateway. Son's laptop is a Gateway (forget the model number) and less than a year old, with Windows XP and service pack 2. His wireless card is an Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG network card.
I should point out that my desktop, which is connected with a cable, and my laptop, which is wireless, both connect to the network just fine.
Anyway, using the troubleshooting guides in the PC Magazine book Wireless Solutions, everything physical seems to check out ok. Settings have been verified. But, it will not find the network, any network, and keeps saying that the network is unavailable. Repairing the network connection goes nowhere, because a network cannot be found. Creating a new network connection does not help.
This is beyond my limited knowledge, so any help would be greatly appreciated.