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EeePC 701 that no longer detects wireless access points

Hi I have a EeePC 701 that no longer detects wireless access points after havong worked well for months. Turning on and off the Wifi radio makes no difference and the system test says it has failed.

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Some eeepcs have an auto-down load facility that upgrades certain items(firefox for example) andother items ,i found once i had upgraded these items the wi-fi wouldnt enable as efficiently as before--i can't point you to specific code but if you re-install the OS(Linux Xandros) from base and switch off the updates,by going to "settings" then choose "installing/removing software" then choose "preferences" you can partially stop these auto-downloads and from a new base configuration install you might find your wi-fi works again.
press F9 whilst booting to get to the install OS screen ,you will have three choices whichever you choose (highlight) then press "E" then press "B" and this is how you re-install

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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    Davethesnake Sep 03, 2010

    your card might have failed but this would be a rareity--with the eeepc when you accept and install the auto-downloads the messes up its wi-fi capability --i run mine on a barebones basis as it will not work otherwise,obviously this is a code issue but its too complex to find where the error is,my advice is to reinstall the OS these settings usually enable connection,then block the downloads

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