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Sudden Loss Of Wireless Detection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by BurtonPoPo, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. BurtonPoPo

    BurtonPoPo Thread Starter

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    I’ve recently come across a problem with my wireless internet connection. I’ve never had any problems with the internet or connecting to my wireless router from my laptop, but suddenly the internet stopped working. In the wireless connection finder there’s no wireless connections available. My laptop is less than a year old running on windows xp media center edition.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cancon

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    did you check the hardware switch?

    most new laptops have a wireless connection switch on the bottom or the side. Check to make sure it's on.

    If that's not the problem, then try using a third-party application to operate the wireless card.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    You might also post this:

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

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

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  4. BurtonPoPo

    BurtonPoPo Thread Starter

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    What exactly would this network switch look like? And its not the router cuz 5 other guys are all on the network without a problem.

    The IPCONIG says this..

    Host Name: PC139818592325
    Primary Dns Suffix:
    Mode Type: Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled: Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled: Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Media State: Media Disconnected
    Description: Intel<R> PRO/100 VE Netwrok Connection
    Physical Address: 00-16-D4-39-7D-C0

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Connection 6:

    Media State: Media disconnected
    Description: Intel<R> PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    Physical Address: 00-13-02-9E-08-C8
     
  5. TerryNet

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    "What exactly would this network switch look like?"

    What "network" switch? If you mean the wireless radio switch cancon asked about, it partially depends on the brand of laptop. Maybe if you gave that info it would help.
     
  6. BurtonPoPo

    BurtonPoPo Thread Starter

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    HP Pavilion dv5220us Entertainment Notebook PC... Running on Windows XP Media Center Ed.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Look along the left hand edge of the keyboard on the side of the laptop.
     
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  9. BurtonPoPo

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    Haha wow... That solved it thanks guys! I tried all kinds of complicated things, and all i had to do was hit a button... Thanks for all your time once again!!
     
  10. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. Please mark 'solved' using the Thread Tools at the upper right.
     
  11. cancon

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    I knew I was a genius :D:D
     
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