Will a external wireless adapter help

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario c700t no...
January 4, 2011 at 22:24:21
Specs: Windows Vista, T2330 1.60 1.5 gig
I cannot connect to the internet via wireless or thu cable. I have a gateway address, but i am unable to release or renew ipconfig with the error of cannot perform function while media is disconnected. I have refreshed my tcp/ip, cleared my list of saved connections, updated drivers, uninstalled reinstalled wireless and LAN adapters, I have atmepted to clear my winsock but was unsuccessful.

I am at a loss as to what is wrong. My wife's laptop connects fine with no problems and has the exact same setup as mine. I am on the verge of buying a new laptop or whiping it clean and starting again from scratch.

Will a external wireless adapter help?


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#1
January 5, 2011 at 10:05:50
Maybe. You could also try changing the Wireless channel on your router. Also, see if you are in a dead zone. Install the following program and see how strong your wireless signal is...

http://www.metageek.net/products/in...


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#2
January 5, 2011 at 10:22:26
would our laptops run thru different channels and would my laptop be in a dead zone if hers is not? And if I change the channel will that throw her laptop off? I would not be as concerned if I could plug it in thru the hardline but that just does not work. No errors, it just will not connect.

I will give what you said a try and try to report back soon. Thank


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#3
January 5, 2011 at 11:56:17
Use that scanning tool to see what channel your Neighbors are on. Then set your Channel to one that is not being used.

would our laptops run thru different channels? NO
I change the channel will that throw her laptop off? NO it switches automatically
would my laptop be in a dead zone if hers is not? MAYBE but chances are your laptop has a weaker antenna than hers.


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