Solved My wireless network disappeared from the searchable list.

May 6, 2012 at 00:12:22
Specs: Windows 7
I am talking about my notebook. My wireless network disappeared. I can search other networks but the router I have been using was suddenly not able to be searched. Please help. Urgent!!!

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May 6, 2012 at 05:42:37
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Try restarting Windows on your notebook.
If still no joy, make sure the router is not indicating any problems with it's wireless function. If it's wireless indicator is flashing or or is the wrong colour, it means there's a problem with it's wireless.

In that case, reset the router with it's reset button or unplug it from the power supply then plug it back in. Wait until all router lights are showing okay then try your notebook again.

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May 7, 2012 at 06:06:18
Hi Phil 22. Thanks for responding. I found the problem now - it is because the notebook rule out the appearance of my router due to reasons not known or some programs causes this - but I cannot figure out which program.
Anyway, I reset my router and change the SSID and now the notebook can search the new SSID and can connect to internet.
Thanks anyway for being helpful

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May 7, 2012 at 11:03:10
Glad you got it sorted.

Obviously the problem was with your router if resetting it fixed the problem, nothing to do with a file or program on your computer.

A router can be set to "not broadcast it's SSID" after a connection has been established, this is done for extra security as it makes the router "invisible" to other wireless devices. Resetting the router puts all router settings back to their defaults, which means "broadcast the SSID" was enabled again.

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