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Cannot connect to wireless network

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  1. mitch208

    mitch208 Thread Starter

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    Ive never had this problem before and my laptop is only 1 year old. Just a few days ago I switched it on, tried to connect to available wireless networks with good signal strength and got the message 'Windows cannot connect to (network name)'. After diagnosing the problem I recieved the message 'Windows is not set to automatically connect to (network name). I tried again and got another message saying 'Windows cannot find any wireless networks in range of this computer'. I tried again and again and kept getting those two messages. I restarted my laptop a couple of times but still got the same messages. I then tried to restore to a couple of days earlier and got another message 'System restore did not complete successfully. Your computers system files and settings were not changed. Details: An unspecified error occured during system restore'. I tried this many times with different restore points but still got the same message. Ive scanned for viruses and it appears all clean. If anyone could provide me with any help I would greatly appreciate it. My laptop is an LG P300 and im running windows vista business service pack 2 .
    Cheers
     
  2. lawson_jl

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    Is this your wireless network or are you trying to jump on someone elses?
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Reset your router to factory default settings and reconfigure it. Try to connect first with encryption disabled.
     
  4. mitch208

    mitch208 Thread Starter

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    Hi lawson
    Im traveling atm so its any wireless network that I try to connect to. As soon as i click connect straight away it says it was unable to connect as if it doesnt even try.
     
  5. JPCompHelp

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    You can't connect to a network that's outside of your range.
     
  6. mitch208

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    Hi Terry,
    Im not too good with computer language could you simplify that. Thanks heaps
     
  7. mitch208

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    Im traveling atm and every place we stay I just cant connect to. I just keep getting the same messages. Any sugestions? Cheers for the reply.
     
  8. JPCompHelp

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    You may just have bad luck with finding good signal. If the place you're staying at offers wireless Internet, ask the owner about it.
     
  9. JohnWill

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    First off, what signal strength is the network you're trying to connect to? Did you remove any stored wireless profiles and enter any required network key for the network in question?
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Forget what I said--at least until you get home and have problems connecting to your own wireless router.

    Make sure you have the latest driver for your wireless adapter. If the adapter is integrated the driver should be from your PC manufacturer's web site.
     
  11. mitch208

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    All the networks I've been trying to connect to have a strong signal and I havent played around with any settings. Just woke up one morning and it wouldnt connect anywhere. Cheers
     
  12. TerryNet

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    If your wireless was working fine at one time you can try a System Restore to just before the trouble started.
     
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