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My wireless icon displays as not connected even though I am currently surfing the net

It seems like my laptop is having error with "GCT WiMax Protocol Driver". I think because of this, my wireless icon on the taskbar displays as not connected *with the 'x' symbol* even though I am currently connected to the internet and happily surfing the web. p/s: I am using a P1 WiMax wifi connection

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    adepsangel Jan 20, 2013

    Al last, I am able to solve the problem. Since the problem was caused by an error in the protocol driver, my laptop keep on crash. So when it start, I enter the OS menu and do some diagnostic with my startup system. So my system automatically repair the error. However, there are some drawbacks using this method in which my internet proxy setting have been deleted. Again, I have to solve another problem. I exprole some options and ended up using system restore to a point far back before my driver went into an error state and voila! It all came back to normal. However, I still did a diagnostic test to make sure that everything runs smoothly. And that's it! All in all, thank you for all the suggestions. :)



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