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Laptop connected to WiFi yesterday but now cannot

Yesterday, I noticed a serious decline in my signal strength from my Linksys Wireless-G router. Normally, I get 3-4 bars in my bedroom but I only had 1 and internet speed was severely reduced. I checked a few settings, although I wasn't sure what I was doing and reset everything back to the way it was, and the signal went up to 2 bars.

I turned it off and went to sleep. Tonight, I come home from work and turn my computer on and I get no signal at all. My computer recognizes I have a WiFi connection but cannot connect because 'Windows did not receive any response from the Wireless Router or Access Point''...

My computer works fine connected with a cable to my router, and my mother's laptop works flawlessly (and did not have the signal problems last night like I did). I've been through a few googles of what to do and nothing. Gateway isn't offering tech support without a hefty toll and I'm stuck being attached to a 5' cable.

I did update the driver on my wireless card and all that jazz. I did spyware/virus scans, about 20 reboots, reinstalled drivers/cards out the wazoo, and I've tried to 'diganose the problem' a thousand times and Windows has nothing.

Please help.

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Try rolling back to the previous driver and also uninstalling and reinstalling the last driver update try this last in safe mode (try one thing at a time and test)

check if there's a firmware update for your wireless lynksys router.
although you got an odd problem... because you're mom laptop is fine so it's gotta be on your computer... mmmm.. still worth a try i think.

good luck!! post your findings for follow up!!

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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