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Wireless network Dell Studio-Windows 7 OS Prior to vacation was able to connect to wireless home network. While on vacation was able to connect to hotel Wi-Fi. Since returning home I cannont connect to my home network. The tray icon has a red x with no signal and says no connections available. Other wireless devices are connected and there have been no changes made to my router.

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2010

    removed and re-added profile earlier with the wep key. No change. I am completely stumped.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2010

    Etaf,thanks for your help. Could hit have anything to do with my firewall setting?

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Remove the wireless profiles on the PC and see if that helps - [b]Wireless Profiles

  • http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
- Vista/windows 7
  • http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=214
- delete the wireless profiles Start control Panel classic view network and sharing center manage wireless networks
Delete the profiles you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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    wayne walker Apr 12, 2010

    Yes, firewall can block - and often some years later for no apparent reason, if the subscription has run out it can cause issue.
    turn the firewall off, what is the firewall
    to check if the adapter is working OK

    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools....
    Then run the program
    if you get an error - You need [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6&displaylang=en"]NET Framework[/URL] installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

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