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wireless card on dsktp can see connections but not mine

by reesaal / December 14, 2011 4:53 AM PST

Hello everyone! my wireless network connection show a few wireless networks but my connection (router) does not show up. it was connected fine but it just stopped working for some reason. I have 2 desktops and a laptop, 1 desktop is connected thru a cable, my laptop can see my connection (router) fine, but my other desktop has a wireless card and is unable to see my connection: this is what I've tried:
I changed channels on my router, reset router, troubleshoot the network but it seems fine, the only thing is that my network connection (router) doesn't show
Thank you very much in advance for your help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2011 4:55 AM PST

It was a real stumper. Turns out the router was on channel 14 and my card was set to it's US mode which can't go that high.

Fix? Set the router to US channels.

There may be more to this story such as hidden SSID.

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by starsareblood / December 11, 2012 11:07 AM PST

When attempting to triage this problem I didn't know that this could be an issue. You have fixed my problem. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Your existence has made mine more pleasurable. Tog go bog e.

[these cnet ******** won't let me use fadas Sad ]

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Still unable to connect
by reesaal / December 15, 2011 12:00 AM PST

I changed the channel to #11, that was the default channel, however it still does not work.. what else can I do
help please

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The lack of details means I can't give better ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2011 12:08 AM PST

For example this is proper for Windows XP (the one without the service packs.)

Is this a Windows XP machine? I can't see the details needed to work this issue.

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by reesaal / December 15, 2011 3:58 AM PST

I have a Router D-LINK Model VWR-VD
I'm running windows 7 on all 3 computers, the 2 desktops have ultimate and the laptop has home
the computer with the wireless problem has a
Realtek 8185 Extensive 802.11 b/g wireless device installed RTL8185L PCI Wireless adapter
I have already installed the latest driver but it can't see my wireless card although it can see other connections (routers)
thank you

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Here's my bet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2011 4:21 AM PST
In reply to: Details

Someone installed Windows 7 but has not installed drivers for the motherboard and in the case of Dell computers the QuickSet app. It's a shame we have this many posts and are only now getting some details.

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