Wi-Fi no longer working properly

Acer TravelMate 2300
October 5, 2006 at 14:45:06
Specs: Windows XP, 2 GB
My computer no longer connects to my WiFi Internet connection when I boot up. If I check the wireless networks, I find that the computer is not picking any up. I normally pick up two other networks, in addition to my own. If I connect the cable to the back of the wireless router, it fails to connect it. If I then turn off my computer, reset my router, and reboot my computer, it connects both through the wire and via WiFi. I can then disconnect the wire, and the wireless network works fine. What is strange, is that after doing this, my computer also detects the other networks (presumably belonging to neighbours) it usually picks up. Why should what I have done affect the alien networks I pick up?

When I turn my computer off, the next time I turn it on I have the same problem. I have done a couple of changes to my computer recently, one being to add a memory card, and another being to add a second screen. But I don't see how any of these should affect my Internet connection. Indeed, even if I tried turning my computer on without it being connected to the second screen, it still fails to pick up any wireless networks. I can't think of any logical explanation for this, and so I really don't know where to start insulting the problem out. Please help!

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October 5, 2006 at 15:39:30
you may want to try a winsock fix

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks

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October 5, 2006 at 16:00:03
You might also delete the network WiFi connection and then have the wizard recreate it.

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October 6, 2006 at 02:38:29
XpUser4Real: Thanks, but it hasn't worked I'm afraid.

lurkswithin: Could you expand? Do you mean the list of Wi-Fi networks in "preferred networks"? If so, I've tried that, but it hasn't worked. What wizard are you referring to? To make a connection, I normally just look at the box with the list of wireless networks available and just connect, but it's not even detecting the wireless network. It only detects anything once I've connected to the wireless router through the cable, after which alien networks are also picked up. This is why I think the problem must be something in Windows telling my computer not to connect to the Internet.

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