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Can't find any network

by denjones / August 7, 2008 7:59 PM PDT

I have a Gateway MX6445. I just had to reformat the hard drive and reinstall software but now the laptop can't find any networks; ours, neighbors or the local coffee shops. I've tried to repair the network connection but it can't find a network to repair.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance
Denny
Davison, MI

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Reinstall software?
by Coryphaeus / August 7, 2008 9:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't find any network

Did you reinstall the wireless drivers? If so, did you run the Network Setup Wizard?

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more details....
by denjones / August 7, 2008 11:19 PM PDT
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I guess I should have been more specific with details but the laptop has a system restore, which after formatting the hard drive, restores the computer to the exact setting it had coming the store. Once it formatted the hard drive and installed all 79 programs, I did try the network setup wizard but kept getting the message, network not found.

I am not having any trouble from the router end because my daughter's computer upstairs is working fine. We are using a D-Link 624.

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Just a thought. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 8, 2008 12:17 AM PDT
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some laptops have a wireless on/off switch.

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Not this one..
by denjones / August 8, 2008 12:38 AM PDT
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Unless it's hidden and undocumented. Thanks for the idea though.

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Try installing
by PudgyOne / August 8, 2008 4:20 AM PDT
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the chipset drivers.


Rick

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maybe...
by denjones / August 8, 2008 3:49 AM PDT
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I just downloaded Gateway's support FAQ and found that there is a way to turn the wireless on or off. I will try that at home and pray the fix is that easy.

Why would anybody want to turn off the wireless?

Denny

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Other issues but this item fixed
by denjones / August 10, 2008 11:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't find any network

I guess it pays to read everything. On the laptop, [f/F2] does is indeed the switch that controls the wireless. I guess I can see the usefullness of this option.

Thanks for help.

Denny
Davison, MI

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