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Advent Laptop not conecting via wifi

by qwerty5oo / February 6, 2013 7:45 PM PST

My Advent verona laptop has always been poor on picking up wifi signal, unless your 5 feet away from the router it won`t connect. So I bought a wifi dongle, downloaded the drivers and utility programe. It see`s my wifi and when I put in my password won`t conect! I tried switching off the laptop built in wifi and disabling it in device manager. I took it to work, and it won`t conect their either! where I`m I going wrong?

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Could be XP, trojan or other.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 1:25 AM PST

You didn't detail your system, WIFi channel, settings so everything is up in the air.

For example if Norton or other antivirus apps expire they lock out the internet "just to be safe." Which is a C.O.S! in my book.

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by qwerty5oo / February 7, 2013 2:24 AM PST

Ok the culprit (I think) is this Realtek 11n USB wifi dongle, I`ve updated the drivers, downloaded the utility programme that goes with it. I get to the stage of putting in my wifi password then nothing. So I tried it on my home PC same no connection, and again on my friends PC. As for security I just use MSE and mulitboot into a fresh clone every month.
It can see my wifi then I get to this stage

Then it sticks here.

I`m using Windows 7 everything else connects easily to the router ipad, phones etc?!!
Any suggestions?

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Since the product appears to fail on more than 1 PC
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 2:48 AM PST
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I'm unsure of your question. Are you asking others to tell you it's a dead stick?

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by qwerty5oo / February 7, 2013 3:29 AM PST

Is there any other possibility I've missed something else? Networking isn't my strong point.

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No it seems you tried your best.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 3:37 AM PST
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The only other test I try is a boot off of USB or CD of Ubuntu since I want to see if the device under test works there. If not we try another stick. However we try a new stick first since tech time is more than the stick. Some clients want to pay for the other test to save a 10 buck stick. Can't argue when they are paying 120 to 250 a hour.

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Great idea
by qwerty5oo / February 7, 2013 5:12 AM PST

Great idea I've unbuntu in my multi boot, I'll try that tomorrow.

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