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No wireless connection

I just upgraded my ops system from Windows 2000 to XP Professional. I had to access the device manager to reinstall the wireless adapter which is built into my CF-73 Toughbook. I have excellent signal strength but when I try to access the internet get the cannot find service message. Any clues?

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Re: No wireless connection

Hi, check the wireless settings or reinstall the driver, let me know

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