can't find my wireless network at times

January 12, 2011 at 18:00:23
Specs: Linux i686
i have 3 home computers using the same wireless router. 2 of them have no problems detecting and accessing internet. one computer can access at times, but many times cannot detect network. i have tried restarting my modem, the router, my computer etc. at times, it works, at times it doesn't. at times, it is ok, at other times it is not. any advice please?

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January 13, 2011 at 10:19:00
Since two out of three computers never have this problem, the most likely issue is the computer itself or it's wireless interface.

Most likely is the wireless NIC.

First, see if there are more up-to-date drivers for the NIC. If there are, install them. If that fixes the issue, you're done. If it doesn't fix the issue then it's likely a hardware issue and you will probably want to replace the NIC.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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January 20, 2011 at 06:27:42
hi curt, thank you very much for your input. will definitely follow your advice and see what comes up!

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