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08-Mar-2011, 08:58 PM #1
laptop won't connect wirelessly
Hi, my wireless laptop wont connect to the internet wirelessly, and it used to before, i have to put the earthnet cable in order to connect, my other laptop connects wirelessly through my network, but i cant get this one to connect . I click on the lcon put the password and i get a message that it can not connect, Tried troubleshooting and get network adapter and access point
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08-Mar-2011, 10:09 PM #2
Disable encryption on the router and connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.
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Laptop wont connect wirelessly
That did not work either.
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08-Mar-2011, 10:29 PM #4
i can connect with the earthnet cable but it wont let me connect wirelessly.
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08-Mar-2011, 10:30 PM #5
Install the latest wireless driver. If it is an integrated adapter get the driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site. Even if you have the latest driver already reinstall it anyhow, as the installed version may be corrupted.

Any non-Windows firewall or security suite? Some have different settings for wired and wireless and sometimes they get mis-configured or corrupted.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
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08-Mar-2011, 10:39 PM #6
Since your computer has connected before, I wonder if its a password issue. Even if you unsecure the router, you wouldn;t (shouldn't) be able to if your computer has wireless information as it would not match the router's configuration. The computer will not tell you this, it will just say not connected. try removing the network from your computer in order to ask it to type in the key again (or connect straight away if the router is still unsecured).
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09-Mar-2011, 10:05 AM #7
my other laptop connects with the password I have and my daughters also. This laptop use to connect also, it just wont now.
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09-Mar-2011, 10:42 AM #8
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Install the latest wireless driver. If it is an integrated adapter get the driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site. Even if you have the latest driver already reinstall it anyhow, as the installed version may be corrupted.

Any non-Windows firewall or security suite? Some have different settings for wired and wireless and sometimes they get mis-configured or corrupted.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
I downloaded the file, but i cannot find it.i found it but i dont know how to copy to the forum

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09-Mar-2011, 12:49 PM #9
TSG Posting a Screenshot.

Your Computer specs say Windows 7. If you do have Windows 7 (or Vista) you may find the Snipping Tool to be an easier way to get a screen shot.
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I think i attached it to this reply my network is the linksys
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09-Mar-2011, 01:30 PM #11
That's the Gadget, not the Inspector, but in this case I believe it shows sufficient information.

We've been seeing a lot of problems with that adapter, mostly it can connect to WPA(2) secured networks but then cannot communicate. Why you cannot connect to even an unsecured network I don't know. Since you were connecting before probably something happened to the driver (became corrupted or the wrong one installed), to a non-Windows firewall or security suite (became mis-configured or corrupted) or the adapter (became defective).
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Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : EVEY-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 06-23-4D-58-B0-3F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-58-B0-3F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-DA-9E-9C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{295CA6A0-0F21-4170-B729-00533FAF6F40}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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