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Cannot configure wireless connection

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MikeDanDave75, Jan 18, 2007.

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  1. MikeDanDave75

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    I have this one computer in my house that uses a Motorola wireless adapter to connect to an 802.11g network through a router. However, recently, the computer acted up. I reformatted it, and reinstalled the adapter software. However, i cannot access its control panel to configure any options. This i have no explanation for. I have no option to make windows use its own controls instead of the software's because i have no connection (see next paragraph).

    On top of that, Windows (SP2) is not letting me configure a wireless connection. I press setup a wireless connection and enter the SSID (named Wireless) but it doesn't do anything. I have no options to configure which networks to connect to. For example, in the wireless connection box, it will not let me choose preferred networks because it says there is no connection.

    In the network connections window, all i have is 1394 connection and local area connection (disconnected). No wireless connection, no matter how many times i set one up.

    What i don't know is if this is a problem related to the adapter or windows. I would think it is the adapter since i just reformatted windows to factory conditions, and the problem persisted.

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. Scorpion

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    Did you reinstall all the mobo drivers etc after you re-did windows?

    Scorp.
     
  3. MikeDanDave75

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    Well, it's a simple emachines computer and i didn't think i could do that.
     
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