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Wireless problem My wireless internet will not connect, or recognize any wireless networks. The wireless card is shown as working properly, and I can still connect to the internet via wired, but not wireless. When I right click on the icon in the tray for wireless, it used to give me the option to "connect" but it does not have that. I have tried installing a new driver, but I'm not sure I got the right one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Brian bfurby@gmail.com

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  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    I have problem with connection just to WPA-PSK crypted network. WEP enabled networks works okay. I think that there are some issue in firmware of W200 adapter.

  • charlie2play Feb 10, 2009

    i isntalled my wireless network on my computer and it does not work. i have treid to install it several times and it says that it is ther and no connection or when i do get wireless the minute i close it or power down i have nothing like it was never installedhow can i fix this. the company tells me i need to get a wirless card that is from the same year then i get that my I.P address is wrog. HELP!!

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I have a compaq evo n600c it saying that i have not got wireless can you tell me if this computer has it or not
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