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Broken wireless! I have a Sony VAIO laptop and am currently in an apartment with wireless capabilities. My roommate also has a laptop that is connecting fine to the network in our apartment, but mine is unable to find any networks to connect to. The wirless lan switch on the bottom right of my laptop does not come on when i turn it on and my laptop is unable to find any networks anywhere. I bought my laptop at Best Buy about 2 months ago. Can you help?! I am pretty sure my laptop is the problem and not the router in my place, as I am on a friend's laptop now in the same place and it is connecting to the internet fine. HELP!!

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  • Shelly1717 Jul 05, 2008

    what notification icon? i cant find open utility when right clicking on anything on the bottom right..

  • allewis Mar 05, 2009

    vaio wireless in same situation, i also bought mine at best buy like 2 months ago.


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Your problem may be that you have windows trying to find the connections and your wi-fi utility also competing for the same connection. On the notification icon at the bottom right of your screen right click on it and go to Open Utility, there should be some check boxes that allow you to have the utility manage your wireless connection and to enable the radio. Check all that are applicable. Close the utility and go to Network Connections. Your 1394 Net Adapter may not be configured right, Right click on it and hit Repair, if Windows can repair the connection it will do it for you. Otherwise you may have to uninstall and reinstall the wireless utility and allow it to be the primary utility that manages your network connections. Hope this helped and good luck.

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