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No wireless networks detected

September 28, 2007 at 11:04:56
Specs: Win XP Home, P4 3.0 800BUS 1GB RAM

I'm working on a desktop system that has a Linksys wireless PCI adapter. I have also tried two different types of adapters with the same results. When you try to "view available wireless networks" the list come back empty, even though I am right under the router.

If I go into advanced settings and put in the Routers SSID manually, it connects just fine and will automatically connect from then on. I need to send this system out and the customer is not going to be able to manually connect like this.

I need to find why the available wireless network list is always empty, even when connected to the wireless network. I have done all the scans and there in no Malware of any type. Also the wireless zero service is running as well as all other necessary services as far as I can tell.

What am I missing? What does XP need running to "detect and display" wireless available networks in it's list?

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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#1
September 28, 2007 at 11:26:35

This is a result of your router configuration.

Read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSID

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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#2
September 28, 2007 at 11:34:32

Hi Jennifer!

I could accept that if it weren't for the fact that it was happening in the customer's home with their router also. And there are several networks around me and none are detected. I have several laptops and one other desktop in the shop right now that use wireless cards (PCI and others) and they can all detect the networks and connect to the one I choose.

I have compared all settings with the ones that are working and they seem the same.

I really think it is a Windows network problem. Some service or system file is messed up.

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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