Red X in Wireless in Network Connections

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brett10s2

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This morning, out of nowhere, I lost connection to the wireless. I cannot find any wireless networks, which is obviously incorrect. The switch is plugged in. I've google and googled today with no resolution. I can plug a cat-5 in and run fine. I can connect to the wireless with other machines fine. Something is up with this computer. I'm desperate for other ideas.
I use Virtual Boxes on here and see that there is a "Virtual Box Host Only Network" that I've never noticed. I've disabled this but my wireless is still not finding anything. Any ideas? I'll screen shot anything that anyone can think of that might help.

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What is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters? What, if any, warnings or errors anywhere in Device Manager?

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

brett10s2

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There are no noticeable issues in the device manager. I tried updating driver and I also tried uninstalling the driver and testing after Windows re-installed it. Here are the results from IPConfig. I'm connected to the internet via the Ethernet/Cat5

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Pat>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jay
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-BE-81-17-24
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7006:cb0e:e38b:8913%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.68(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, December 05, 2011 3:28:48 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 06, 2011 4:16:22 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443066
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-A7-54-3E-00-24-BE-81-17-24

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.gateway.2wire.net:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:18fb:3089:9c43:1e9f(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18fb:3089:9c43:1e9f%14(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
 

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Is the wireless switched on? Usually there is a LED that indicates the wireless state.
 

brett10s2

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Yes, It's on. The light is not on. I don't know if that light is supposed to be on when the switch is in the on position or when i'm connected to a wireless network (which I'm obviously not). Could this indicate a hardware problem, since the light is not on?
 

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Yes, it could definitely indicate a hardware problem. If you can access the wireless adapter by removing a cover on the bottom of the laptop remove and carefully and firmly reinsert it three or four times. That will fix any possible looseness or contacts corrosion problems.

Sometimes there is also a software program that can be used to turn the wireless on/off (for example, I have HP Wireless Assistant on this laptop). If you have such a utility make sure it doesn't have the wireless off.
 
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