wireless network disappeared! XP

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September 21, 2009 at 09:56:39
Specs: Windows XP
the wireless network I usually connect to
has disappeared. When I open "wireless
network connections" in XP, I see
numerous other connections, but the
connection that I use has disappeared.
However, other computers we use can
access this network.

we have tried restarting the computer's --
but that has not helped.

Other suggestions? (Besides unplugging
and replugging in -- which is a good
suggestion but I've done it)

Thanks!

Timv


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#1
September 21, 2009 at 10:44:00
Disconnect and Re-connect to it. This will recreate the profile.

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#2
September 21, 2009 at 10:53:33
thanks, but I'm confused.

I don't even SEE the connection, therefore I can't
disconnet..... i"m not connected to start with....

I Have the Connection as my preferred connection
in "Wireless Connections" in XP.... But the connect
never shows in the list of Wireless connections
available.

Please Help!


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#3
September 21, 2009 at 10:58:21
Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Select WiFi Adaptor -> Click View Availible Wireless Connection -> Scroll Until you Find it and Click connect.

If it says that the Windows Wireless Zero Configuration is being controlled by a third party app, then you will have to consult the instruction of that Application. If it is a Dell call Dell if it is an HP call HP. Their software is different and there is no way of us knowing them all.


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#4
September 21, 2009 at 15:43:10
Ace Omega I don't think this is the wireless zero problem because he says he can see other wireless networks. In my experience if that is an issue you can't see any networks.

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#5
September 21, 2009 at 15:50:35
make sure your wireless interface is enabled. Boss brought in his laptop the other day 'cuz he couldn't connect to his wireless router at home. He had flipped the on/off switch for wireless to off.

Otherwise reboot the wireless router. Review its config and that it is advertizing its SSID


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#6
September 21, 2009 at 16:23:27
okay:

Let's try this again:


I clicked on "view wireless connections" in
"wireless network connections" in XP and I see
numerous wireless connections, but not the one I
want.
The one I want, just does not appear -- but it works
for other people -- they see it and they connect to
it.
I usually get the signal with a 5 bar rating --
extremely strong.
The other people are closer to the signal than me -
- but that shouldn't really matter - the signal is really
strong for me...

So something is wrong on my hands, or on the
router end....

Thanks in advance!



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