Laptop cannot find wireless network

January 6, 2006 at 19:13:23
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Centrino
Have two wireless networks setup @ home and work using a linksys router. both connected fine to dell inspirion laptop with intel proset wireless. now it says cannot find any networks on laptop. Wireless is enabled on laptop and troubleshooting says no problems. at home two other networks would come up from neighbors and at work in the city about five would show, now nothing, I know the networks are all still around, so I have ruled out problem with routers. what could the problem be with the laptop? not to computer savvy, thanks for any help.

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January 6, 2006 at 19:34:28
I had the same problem once. One of the internal antennas probably got disconnected. You are going to have to open up your laptop and reconnect the antenna(s). At least that was my problem. If the antennas are okay, you may just want to try reinstalling wireless drivers on the laptop.

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January 6, 2006 at 19:58:25
Wireless Configuration


* Click Start

* Click Control Panel

* Select Network and Internet Connections

* The Network and Internet Connections window will appear:
Select the Network Connections icon

* The Network Connections window will appear:
Double click on Local Area Connection

* The Local Area Connection window will appear:
Select the General tab and click, or highlight Internet Protocol and press Properties

* The TCP/IP Properties window will appear:

* Make sure that both the Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically are selected, or checked.

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