|I used to have a network between my desktop and laptop, first via ethernet, then when I got DSL and a modem router, via wifi. Then I went to Europe with the laptop, used an internet stick for wifi and put on some other programs. |
When I got home, the network no longer worked. I've tried many fixes, registry cleaners, removing the internet stick program and every program I installed when I was away.
The Westell router that I call up on the desktop sees the laptop. The laptop gets on the internet via wifi from the router (which is connected by ethernet cable to my desktop. I tried running Network Magic. No magic! What could possibly be wrong?
I tried to reinstall windows on the laptop (not a fresh install), but it didn't work because there was one corrupted file. Is that a clue? I tried winsockxfix.
I thought the problem was the wifi modem. So I used an ethernet cable. The ethernet cable doesn't let me see the other computer. It registers "no connection."
Any advice besides a total fresh install of Windows on the laptop?