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Wireless problem after reformat.

by wobyschall / March 1, 2007 11:23 AM PST

I recently reformatted a Sony Vaio for a buddy and I'm having troubles setting up the internet and wireless stuff... any help would be awesome! Thanks

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Please tell me you used the Restore CDs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2007 11:26 AM PST

Otherwise you opted for the hard road of finding motherboard and more drivers.


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Used windows cd
by wobyschall / March 1, 2007 1:07 PM PST

I used the Windows XP CD that the computer had...

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Now you get to install the drivers
by linkit / March 1, 2007 2:23 PM PST
In reply to: Used windows cd

After installing XP, the next step is to install ALL OF THE PROPER DRIVERS. Use the drivers CD that came with the computer. If you don't have the drivers CD, then download the drivers from your computer model's page on the computer maker's website. (Hmmm, you never did tell us the model number.)

If the wireless network adapter didn't come with the computer, then download the adapter's driver form the the adapter maker's website. (Hmmm, you still haven't told us the name of the wireless network adapter in the computer.)

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A guy walks into a bar...
by jackson dougless / March 1, 2007 12:18 PM PST

My car is making a funny noise...
You know, the thing...

What do all of these things have in common with your post? If you said that they're lacking any useful details, give yourself a prize!

What are you having problems with exactly? Is the wireless card being detected? Is it not picking up any wireless networks? Are you having difficulty connecting to a wireless network? Are you having trouble getting useful communications from the wireless network? Something else perhaps?

You walk into an auto repair shop and say that you car is making a funny noise, and the first thing the mechanic is going to do, after rolling their eyes and thinking a few unprofessional things about you, is ask you to elaborate more on the nature of the noise. Replace car with computer, and mechanic with support tech, and you've got the current situation.

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Wont connect in anyway
by wobyschall / March 1, 2007 1:10 PM PST

I reformatted, clearing everything. It wont even let me connect to the internet or any other network using the CAT 5... I've done this to multiple PCs but I've never had this trouble... I'm not sure!

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