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Wifi problems

by Faklana / March 4, 2013 1:21 AM PST

Hi when recently tried to connect to my friends wifi network with my laptop having the psw and everything it gave me the msg "windows cant connect to network" and after his wifi network desapeared from my wifi list ....others can connect just fine and i can connect fine to other networks.
The network apears again only if i restart my pc and then again it gaves me the error
any ideas what is going on here???

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Could be the old failing card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2013 1:27 AM PST
In reply to: Wifi problems

I've seen this in too many PCs over the years. If it is a driver or OS issue, reloading works.

However did you test with a LiveCD? I use Ubuntu off of either USB or CD (no install) to see if the hardware is good before I reload the OS.

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card is fine..
by Faklana / March 4, 2013 2:25 AM PST

i use windows vista home edition i dont know what u mean with live cd and the pc is quite new(around 5 yo)
so i doubt is my network card ...and the strange thing is i can connect to other networks just fine ..

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Good clues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2013 2:29 AM PST
In reply to: card is fine..

As you know, Vista's BROADCAST FLAG did create connectivity issues with some routers. You can use google to research "VISTA BROADCAST FLAG" if you didn't know about it and how to disable.

And please. Don't leave out details or I have to think it's dead and not something else.

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