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Wireless Network Detecting Problem

Hi friends, I have a strange problem. I'm using Windows Vista pc with D-Link router via cable modem. I have Toshiba laptop that was working wirelessly with this system. I went abroad and came back but now my laptop detects all the networks in range except mine. Though on the same router other laptops work perfectly alright. I don't know what's wrong but my laptop is not detecting my network but all other networks in range. Plzzzzz help. cheers

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Check the channel reception of your laptop wireless card or try changing the channel on your router.

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