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Laptop Find Wireless Networkd but Not Mine!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ultimaincubu, Jan 17, 2008.

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  1. ultimaincubu

    ultimaincubu Thread Starter

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    So this is really strange and bugging me. I have a network setup running four computers (3 laptops connecting wirelessly and 1 connected via ethernet cable). On every laptop except for one I am connected to my router with no issues. However, on one laptop I am unable to detect the wireless network. I have added it manually as well. I am able to see other wireless networks in the area, but not mine! I double checked the router settings to ensure I am broadcasting my SSID and I am doing that. As far as I can see, the wireless card and hardware are working just fine with no issues.

    The only difference that I can see being a possibility is that the one laptop having problems is Windows XP while the other two are running Vista. I am using WPA2 Personal and have installed the required KB item from Microsoft on the XP laptop.

    Now I have not gone unsecure yet and that is obviously an option to see how things respond. Before doing that though I want to make sure that I'm not missing something obvious or that someone else hasn't come across the problem before. I hope you can help!
     
  2. sporg

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    Hi there,

    I dont think the problem is to do with the security feature. What I would recoment is to find out who makes the Wireless Network card and see you you can get drivers for it from them. I have had trouble with HP laptops where it has been sorted out by downloading drivers from Intel who make the card.

    Regards
    Gary Sparg
    www.tekrevolution.com
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Does the wireless adapter on the problem PC support WPA2?
     
  4. ultimaincubu

    ultimaincubu Thread Starter

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    Yes it does....

    So a strange situation with no apparnt cause decides to fix itself....well at least for now. After 5 restarts over 5 hours it suddenly decided it would show my network, connected right away, and good to go. Will be interesting to see if it goes again. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
     
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