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Wifi doesnt work when power cable plugged in to laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Tania7340, Feb 18, 2008.

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  1. Tania7340

    Tania7340 Thread Starter

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    Please help!

    There was a power outage in my apartment last night and my laptop was plugged in at the time. Now when my power cable is plugged into my laptop I cant receive wifi!! Ive double checked and whenever the laptop is just running on batteries it can receive wifi. This is so weird and Im worried the power outage broke something inside my laptop.

    The laptop is am Acer Aspire 5100 and the wifi is a Linksys router.

    Thankyou, thank you, thank you in advance!

    Tania
     
  2. eduperson

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    Perhaps something has happened to the power adaptor. If you can find an identical adaptor with the same voltage and amperage output, try it at your home.
     
  3. Tania7340

    Tania7340 Thread Starter

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    Thanks. Sorry to be thick, do you mean find a different cable? i,.e. try another laptop cable?
     
  4. eduperson

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    Yes, a different power adaptor, which powers your laptop. There could be something wrong with the adaptor, and it is causing some kind of interference with the wifi signal.
     
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