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Laptop not connectiong to wireless network

I have a 2Wire router and use DSL on my desktop. I run the laptop via the wireless connection. I tried to use the internet on the laptop today and it says no available wireless connections in area. Usually it can pick up other connections in addition to our own. I'm not sure if the Wireless light on the router isn't on because the connection isn't being used or that its not working.

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Re: Laptop not connectiong to wireless network

When i put my wireless switch on i still can't get online and it's a new laptop.

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Re: Laptop not connectiong to wireless network

Is there a switch on the laptop either in the power management software or an actual switch on the laptop case (or a button) that turns the wireless on and off? That's probably the problem, not your router.

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