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Wireless connectivity problems

My computer is only connecting to my wireless network for a few minutes at a time, if at all. I have checked my radio control switch and it is on. When it does connect it is showing that there is very low or no signal. Any suggestions?

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First of all, has this EVER worked CORRECTLY? If not, the issue may be with the setup. If it HAS, try the following.

What operating system are you running? If you are using XP, right click on My Computer, select Properties, select Device Manager. Find Network Adapters, and expand it. Select your wireless adapter, right click on it and select uninstall. close. Restart the computer. Windows will see that there is a device that doesn't have software associated with it and will install the driver. If Windows does not see the device, or if Windows does not install the driver, it will be becasue the wireless device is malfunctioning and won't work at all. Device drivers, the pieces of software that run the hardware, can become corrupted, and reinstalling them can often fix the problem. If reinstalling the driver doesn't fix it, the problem will be with the hardware.

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In all likelihood, you will be able to restore your laptop's wireless functionality and be browsing Wi-Fi Internet in no time.

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