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need help connecting to wireless router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dj_bowser, Aug 29, 2005.

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  1. dj_bowser

    dj_bowser Thread Starter

    Jan 7, 2003
    my stepdad went out of town for a few weeks with his laptop, and when he returned, the computer couldnt findthe wireless signal in our house.
    it was working fine before he left
    there are currently 2 wired connections going into the router which are working fine, but the laptop cant find any wireless conenctions even though they are in the same room.
    any ideas of what could be wrong? thanks
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    make sure his wireless adapter is not configured for any other person. His card may still be configured to someone elses network if he used it while he was out.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Plus, if the laptop has an integrated wireless adaptor, he may have turned off the radio to extend battery life; and/or, regardless of the type of adaptor, he could have disabled the wireless connection. Have you checked both of these?
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