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Lost Wireless Network Adapter

My wireless network has been working fine up until now. Last night I loaded Windows XP Service Pack 3. The system is reporting that it connects to the Wireless network but connection cannot be made because it says "Lost wireless Network Adapter". I have loaded the new driver for the 802.11 Card but how do I rectify this problem.

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Check the driver status on device manager, if your wireless adapter is indicated there are not

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It is enabled by the Wireless Zero Configuration service in Windows XP. It provides auto wireless network detection when you switch on the computer.
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Checking Device Status on the Device Manager

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1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then, click on View Available Wireless Networks.
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5. Select your network and click on Connect.
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2. Scroll down and look for Wireless Zero Configuration. Right click on it and click on Start.
3. Right click on Wireless Zero Configuration again and click on Properties.
4. Under the General tab, set the Start up Type to Automatic and Service Status to Started. Then, click on Apply and OK.

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1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Advanced tab.
3. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
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For Windows XP Service Pack 2:
1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
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5. Select your network and click on Connect.
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3. Select your wireless network and click Connect.
4. It will ask you for a network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.
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1. Can your computer go online when it is hardwired to the router?
2. What wireless adapter are you using?
3. What is the operating system of your computer?

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