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Loses wireless after standby - must reboot

Discussion in 'Networking' started by HenryE, Feb 17, 2007.

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  1. HenryE

    HenryE Thread Starter

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    This two-year-old P4/WXP laptop has been working perfectly as a business-only unit for one user, and has had perhaps ONE crash due to a faulty app, so I have no skills at problem-solving. AV includes AvastPro, Prevx (to check installations), and Windows Firewall. The computer isn't used for gaming or "surfing", but nevertheless I use Spybot S&D and HijackThis regularly, so it's probable that nothing evil has crept in.

    Suddenly, it's gotten problematic. When revived from standby, it no longer "sees" the wireless network at either my home or office. The icon indicates that it does (computer with radiating signal, no negotiation or red bar), but there's no actual connection to the internet.

    When I View Available Wireless Networks, there's nothing there. If I try to Repair, it doesn't get past DNS.

    I thought it might be a (Windows) firewall setting, but "Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service".

    In all other respects the unit appears to be working fine, but it's a pain to have to reboot after STANDBY.

    ???
     
  2. HenryE

    HenryE Thread Starter

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    Just discovered...

    EVEN WHEN WORKING AFTER REBOOT (i.e. with connectivity), when I click on View Available Wireless Networks, I see no "available wireless networks", but:

    Windows cannot configure this wireless connection

    Something's gone missing - but it's working until standby...
     
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