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Cant connect to available wireless networks

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My laptop wont connect to the router, even though the laptop beside me will. There is a list of available netwotks but won't connect, and when I ask to diagnose the problem it gives no solution!

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Hey bohsever

the way you explained the problem suggests that you are using windows vista right?

if your laptop cant connect while others can, you may need to uninstall your wifi devices and reinstall them just to be sure. if this still wouldnt work, pls look for an update for your wifi software and driver. this usually is the common problem with some laptops that i know.

hope this helps

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You can repair Lenovo wireless problems ranging from browser setting errors to hardware connection issues and the only item you will need on hand is the owner's manual that was shipped with your router.

You will not require any additional devices or tools and should not have to resort to the expensive aid of a technician.

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Click on this option to uncheck it.

Look over the connection made between your modem and wireless router.

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Right-click the network icon located on the system tray next to the clock.

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There are soooo many things this could be. I will give you every idea I can. Respond to this post whether these steps work or not. If you do, I will continue working with you on this until you can connect.
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3a.) Windows XP: 3b.) Windows Vista/Win7:
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