For some strange reason my wireless internet has refused to work. I tried rebooting my system but it didn't change anything. Please help me figure out the problem. My laptop is completly useless to me with being able to use the internet.
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Re: My Wifi has stopped working.
This is generally a driver glitch. You need to uninstall the wireless drivers from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the wireless and reinstall the drivers automatically. This should clear up the problem.
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Right click on the Wifi icon at the bottom right and view available wireless networks. Are any networks showing up? If so, then your wifi is on. If not, then your wifi is off. If on, try reselecting your access point from the list.
Check to see if there is a switch someplace on your laptop that got switched off when it dropped.
If that doesn't work, try restarting.
If still nothing, either something broke or came lose when it dropped. If you feel confident, you can open up your laptop and carefully checking to see if anything is lose. If it is, press it into place.
At boot up, after the POST, each time the HDD led blinks, the laptop produces a loud "beep", and refuses to boot, as if this phenomenon prevented the HDD to be read.
If I press the power button, it stops beeping. When I release it, it starts beeping again.
If I press F8 at the beginning and then ask for a normal boot, It boots normally. Anyway, in windows, I have some strange activity, like I would continually pressing Alt+Tab. If I press Esc, it stops immediately and then all seems to work fine.
make sure you turn the wireless switch on. It should be on either side or the front of the laptop.
Did you configure the new router and set the wireless on it?
If your internet provider is a phone company such as AT&T did you configure the router to be PPOE (and set the userid and password) and bridged the modem that goes into the router?
If your internet provider is a cable company did you set the router to be DHCP?
Does the Sony even see the wireless network in the View Available Wireless Networks list?
Did you put the wireless key in correctly?
You didn't by chance happen to hit the FN function key on the lower left portion of the keyboard + the key (F1 thru F12) that toggles the wireless on and off? The correct F1 thru F12 key to hit will have the wireless signal icon )))) or it will have the icon of a tower with the wireless signal )))).
I would start my first rebooting the main modem. Once that is up, reboot the wireless router. Once that is uo, reboot the laptop. Try to connect.
If that does not work, eliminate the wireless router and connect the laptop directly to the modem via Ethernet cable and reboot the computer again and see if it works. If it does, then it is something with the wireless router. If it doesn't, i would contact the provider so they can verify that they can see your modem on their network. If they cannot, they will advise you further (hardware/cabling issue). This is all assuming that nothing has been changed on any settings of the laptop, router or modem.
It sounds as though your wireless card is starting to go out due to heat. If you have another laptop or a friends laptop to see if they can connect ok without experiencing the same problem you will eliminate the router as the cause. But more than likely you will need to replace the wifi card.
You can try to run a 'Winsock fix' http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html Sometimes internet settings just get messed up and this sets them to default.
I've personally also had a lot of problems with Norton. (The Symantec Corporate version is much better). If you are running Norton try their removal tool and see if you can connect after rebooting. Then reinstall your anti-virus software right away!
I have The same Issue with My v2000 amd Compaq. I have reformatted countless times but no go. I fixed the issue by using a usb wifi adapter but Will soon find a way to get pass the system lock when installing a mini pci wireless card that it dose not like.