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Wireless Internet problem

My wireless network adapter is not working. I took my laptop abroad and when I came back, it said that the adaptor was not working. So I went through the troubleshooting process and it told me to unistall it and then reinstall it which I did. Now that I have done that, it is telling me that it cannot connect to the wireless network (my home one) and that it is not in range, despite the fact that the network shows up when I do a network search.

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Re: Wireless Internet problem

Did you reboot your wireless network at home?

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