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Cannot connect to LAN or WLAN with my Compaq presario 1500

by drew_sig / September 21, 2004 7:44 AM PDT

I have a compaq presario 1500 with a NIC card and a Wireless card. I cannot connect to the internet wireless or through a cable. All my computers can connect to the internet from the router wireless and through a cable except for this one. I scanned my computer with adaware and Norton antivirus and it says nothing is wrong. Is there any way i could fix it.

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Read the forum tip.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 21, 2004 8:32 AM PDT

You neglected the forum tip, so I can only share "generic answers".

1. Look up LSPFIX on and what it does.
2. Consider that I expect this for some laptops that:

a. Have an OS installed off a Windows Retail CD.
b. Windows 98 and the Wifi card wanted 98se

There's more, but details in your post are very slim.


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Re: Read the forum tip.
by drew_sig / September 22, 2004 5:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Read the forum tip.

The OS is windows xp pro and the os came with the laptop. The Card was working before and after i installed direct x 9 and Evil Genius demo it stopped working.

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(NT) (NT) Try System Restore...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 1:20 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) I already tried system restore
by drew_sig / September 23, 2004 5:59 AM PDT
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Re: (NT) I already tried system restore
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 8:20 AM PDT

Now it's more likely that some hardware has failed or someone changed a setting in the Wireless Access Point.

I'd uninstall that wifi card and try a new one of the same make as the WAP.


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Re: Cannot connect to LAN or WLAN with my Compaq presario 15
by Wingit / November 26, 2004 9:29 PM PST

I had simillar trouble with wireless connections, and everything seemed to check out OK. One clue I got was that it sometimes connected when the screen-saver ran.
The fix was to right-click the screen and change the display properties APPEARANCE to windows classic style.
I remember doing this once before to fix a problem.

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