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Unexplained inability to detect wireless networks

For days on end and for no obvious reason, my desktop on a shared network is unable to read any wireless networks. Every other computer that is on a shared network has working internet. This computer tends to get viruses a lot but after intense scanning, nothing is found. No test I run can find anything wrong with my computer. Tech support said there is a problem with linksys (used to automatically alter the settings) but that isn't the problem either. I have this problem alot, in the past we've had to hire someone to fix it, but they never say for sure what the cause is. Is there some other test I can do to see if it is the desktop's fault or is it truly a linksys-computer-relationship incompatibility?

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    Peter Thompson May 11, 2010

    Firstly, what is your credit card number =) hehe sorry couldn't resist.

    Can you give me the model number of your wireless card please, and also the hardware version number of it if known.

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Check what software is controlling the Wireless connection, there might be a conflict if the Windows and the linksys software are both trying to control the adapter. also give uninstalling the adapter in device manager a shot and reinstalling. Test the adapter in another computer.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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I think that there is some corruption in the operating system for the operating files that work with the wireless network.

What I would suggest is to back up the user files, and reformat the disk. Then re-install and set everything up from scratch.

Once you get everything up and running again, invest in a second drive and a copy of a good system imaging software. Once you have everything working well, start doing image backups. This way, if something goes wrong, you can get the system up and running again from the backup. Over the long run, this will save many hours of grief, and loss of time and money to have someone come in and do fixes all the time!

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Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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