I put in a new router and my laptop would have nothing to do with it.
I was just about to pack it in when I found newer router firmware. The router came with very old firmware.
It's working now.
I have XP and have a linksys wireless card that has worked fine without issue for 2 years. When a signal is to be had, I always get a prompt showing the avail. signals even if they are too low of a signal to connect.
Recently, I was connected to a NetGear router without issue to a 3Com modem. We just switched out to a Motorola and now my laptop won't see any signals ever. I've taken it to several different areas with connections it used to see and now there is nothing - just the constant X over the wireless icon - which doesn't even allow me to go to Advanced to see if there are networks available to connect to.
I upgraded to XP Service Pack 2 last night on advice of a tech guy and rebooted and still nothing. The card says it is getting power and the drivers are still present. It just won't see any signals.
Does anyone have any clue what to do? Is the card dead or is there something odd that may have shut down my ability in XP to get my laptop to see wireless signals anymore?