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Laptop no longer detecting wireless network

by eriqpimentel / November 30, 2007 5:39 AM PST

My Dell used to detect all wireless networks properly. However, just recently, it has stopped detecting networks when I try to connect. My router is setup properly as others are able to connect, just not me.

I am running Vista, but was also running Vista when it used to work. My wifi is enabled.

What is weird is that when I go to Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility, it detects my network but nothing shows when I try Windows Connect to a Network.

Please help!

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This is either going to end...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2007 8:34 AM PST

With you using System Restore to when it worked or having Dell repair the machine.


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Are you letting
by PudgyOne / November 30, 2007 11:26 AM PST

Windows manage your Wifi or are you using Intel ProSet Wireless?


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managing wireless
by theshaw51 / December 23, 2008 4:11 AM PST
In reply to: Are you letting

I am letting Intel Pro Set manage the wireless conection, should I be using windows instead

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