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Discussion in 'Networking' started by whattheheeeee, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. whattheheeeee

    whattheheeeee Thread Starter

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    For the record (aka my history)...............
    XMas 06. PIII laptop for my son from Santa. Configure a D-Link USB Adapter to find our qwest /Actiontec wireless network which is hardwired to our desktop computer. In the beginning, It works and the laptop/D-Link can find the wireless network. Shortly after, the laptop cannot find the network (but can find others in our area) and will not connect. I mentioned this to a co-worker today, while mentioning that I changed channels on the modem, and he asked if I had gotten a new phone. I did. A 2.4 GHz anolog. So he suggested that the frequency was conflicting. It made sense and I proceedingly went through what I thought was my salvation in the matter. Nonetheless. and after reconfiguring the modem, laptop, unplugging the new telephone, the laptop still cannot locate our own wireless signal. Help!
    Plug and play doesn't really exist with MS OS's does it. If so, I have never experienced it.
     
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    I experienced the same weird thing myself a few days ago. After verifying that my router was still fine I did a System Restore to a day I knew the adapter was working. Fixed! Suggest you consider that first. But if it seems to be the router see the following. Can you check the router with another wireless (maybe borrowed) computer? Or try the USB adapter on your other computer?

    Since you can detect other networks but not yours, it would seem that
    a. your router's wireless signal is disabled,
    b. your router's SSID broadcast is disabled, or
    c. your router has failed.

    You can quickly check (a) and (b). If no luck there, note all important router settings, reset it to factory default settings, and reconfigure it. Sometimes this will bring a flaky router back to life.

    2.4Ghz cordless phones certainly cause problems, but I don't know if they ever cause a signal to become invisible.
     
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