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I'm on a Dell Inspiron 530 using an Intel 82562V-2 wireless adapter.

Ever since my PC fell asleep while I was updating to iOS 5.0 on my iPhone, I havent had wireless.

It's not acknowledging my network.
I think it's a "switch"... but have no clue where that would be.

Any thoughts/ideas on a fix?


I'm at a complete loss for ideas.

Thanks,
-JasJBB
 

jasjbb

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No, it occurred about a month and a half ago.

I need to know where my wireless "switch" is on my desktop. Any ideas?
 

jasjbb

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Is there a general "hot key" or combination that would toggle the wireless on and off?

I can get surrounding signals, but just not MINE.

HELPPPP!
 

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Is there a general "hot key" or combination that would toggle the wireless on and off?
Dell uses Fn + F2 for the wireless switch.

I can get surrounding signals, but just not MINE.
Then the computer's wireless must be on. Is the router's wireless enabled? What does its WLAN LED indicate? Can another device detect your router's wireless signal?
 

jasjbb

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No, router's "wireless" light is not on. Does that mean the router is bad? It's a Belkin G+, had it about 2+ years. Was a nominal buy at the time for $59.

Fn+F2 did nothing... I'm using a wireless Logitech S150 keyboard. Nothing about additional hotkeys to be found anywhere (manual, online, etc).
 

jasjbb

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Sorry, uncertain of what WLAN LED is.

No devices can detect the signal. iPhone, Windows phone, laptop, iPad, Nook Color.

I can email you cmd ipconfig /all if it would have any insight.
 

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Is this the one you have?

http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/assets/media/hi-res/F5D9231-4.jpg

If its the first one, then you need to check if the light next to the 'Router' is solid green. If this is off, then it means there is something wrong with the router itself.

Then you need to check if the light next to 'Wireless' is green and steady or amber and blinking. If its amber then no computers are connected through Wifi.

From the looks of it, it seems your router seems to have gone kaput since none of your other devices are also unable to detect it.
 

jasjbb

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HBP:
Yes, that is the exact router.
"Router" light is green and on.
"Wireless" light is off. Not green or amber/blinking.

My intial (uninformed) diagnosis was a bad router, but since I still had an internet connection to the PC while it was plugged in and "wired", I dismissed this theory.

Thank you for this post, as I will re-purchase the Netgear router I previously bought but later returned... and will follow-up with results.

-Jason
 

jasjbb

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After the purchase of a Belkin N600 router from Best Buy, the wireless problem has been resolved.
Wifi has been restored to all devices.

Thanks to you all for your help with this issue.
-Jason
 
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