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No Wireless Networks in Range -- But they just were

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hukekee, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. hukekee

    hukekee Thread Starter

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    Been trying to figure this out for days now...

    I have Comcast broadband and had been giving my townhome wireless access by connecting it to a linksys router. Merely starting our computer automatically connected to our wireless network without the need to search and locate the network.

    I then added a password to the network for the first time. However, after I did that, my computer automatically connected to a different non-password network. Thus, I had to find a way to search for and located my newly password protected network.

    I clicked on the windows icon with a computer and the wireless waves at the bottom of my computer, and it told me "no wireless networks were in range," and instructed me this could be a result of another program running my wireless options. It told me how to switch it back to windows, and I did so. I was able to search for my network, and connect to it.

    We then restarted our computer, and can no longer search for wireless networks, and no longer have the option of switching to Windows in order to do so. My computer is not connecting to any networks, and I can't search for any networks.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Like they said, you probably have another wireless client that is interfering with WZC.


    Check your Services are Started the problem machine.
    • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
    • Computer Browser
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Workstation
    • Windows Zero Configuration (wireless configurations)

    Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

    All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).
     
  3. hukekee

    hukekee Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. I made sure everything you noted was "started," and they all were. Some were "manual", so I switched to automatic.

    I then tried to pull up the wireless networks by clicking "refresh wireless networks", but still nothing comes up and it tells me no wireless networks in range. But I know there are.

    My ConfigFree program actually finds the networks and displays them, but does not give you the option of connecting to them.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    ConfigFree? Is this like a Toshiba laptop?
     
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