Wont Show any net works available!!

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wccjester

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hey well i just bought my laptop probably a month ago, I never hooked it up wirelesly because i hooked it straight to the modem. well i recently got a wireless router so that me and my other marine friends can split the signal...
now when i click on my net works for wireless it never shows antyhing and just says no net works are available... I tried troubleshooting it but no problems come back...

the thing that bugs ME is that my router and set up are hooked up correctly because everyone else gets on and i even get on with my ipod touch... im close enough to the router to that it should show up but doesnt... i looked at system devices at my wireless adapter and it says its running properly... im all out of things to try and idk what to do...

any help will greatly make me feel better!
 

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Toshiba laptop? Trying to use the integrated wireless adapter? If so, is it switched on?
 

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I think I remember one case where a firewall was preventing wireless networks from being detected. What non-Windows firewall or security suite do you have on the machine. It will probable have to be configured or uninstalled if you have one.
 

wccjester

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I just turned all the firewalls off but to no avail.. =[

i just have the normal firewall that came on the machine... when i first got it im pretty sure i could see the network signals from the rooms around me ....

This really sucks... i feel wired down!
 

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The Windows firewall will not cause a problem. No need to turn it off.

You sure the machine didn't come with Norton or McAfee or something like that installed by your friendly manufacturer or retailer?

Oh, and I didn't say "turn off" because "turn off" or "disable" often does no good.
 

wccjester

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oh well it did come with norton but i believe i deleted it because it was a trial
 

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step 1: Realize you have Norton. Done

step 2: Uninstall Norton. Done?

step 3: Run Symantec's Norton Removal Tool.

step 4: If still have networking issues run the repairs (I'm making an assumption about OS) ...

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

wccjester

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i did both of those things and still nothing changed... it sucks kinda like grr.... haha this shouldnt be doing this!
 

wccjester

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Ya probably.. well i fixed the problem.. full system restart.... it works now..... i guess its good that i bought this comp not to long ago so i didnt have to much time to gather all kinds of media... anyways ... thanks so much for your help on the subject its much appriciated.
 
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