Solved

built-in wireless connection stopped working with linksys "b" wireless router after working great for two days.

Posted on 2004-09-28
2
206 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
New Sony laptop built-in wireless connection stopped working with linksys "b" wireless router after working great for two days. It still connects when using a wired port, but we get "wireless connection unavailable" otherwise. Intuitively it sounds like either the built-in wireless connection has gone bad; or, the wireless port on the router has gone bad.  What's the best approach to isolate where the problem lies?  (XP Home Op Sys)
0
Comment
Question by:RichardBauer
2 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
sunray_2003 earned 125 total points
ID: 12169309
Is there a button that you need to turn ON that should be on the side of the laptop to make wireless work. Check if it is ON.

Was it working fine since you got the laptop or it died one fine day

Did you do any changes to the router configurations or update your machine.

When you double-click on the wireless icon , do you see "Available networks".
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:napoleon41
ID: 12175491
Also, try right-clicking on My Computer and selecting properties.  Select the "Hardware" tab and click on the Device manager button.

Check under your Network Adapters (it's a green icon if that helps) to see if Windows thinks that the adapter is working properly (mostly it checks to see if it LIKES the drivers you have running).

If it has an ! or ?, try removing it (right click and delete/remove) and letting Windows attempt a reinstall.  Windows will find it again after a reboot or you can use the button on the toolbar that looks like a magnifying glass held over a computer.

If it still does not like the drivers, download them from Sony (try support - - - >drivers--->pick your model.  . . etc) and try those.  Windows may have a corrupted version and need a new one.

If it stays funky after that, disable it and buy one to go in your PCMCIA slot.  I like DLINK, but there are a lot of great buys out there now.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Bridge on Technicolor tg589 4 193
Add whitelist IP addresses to Comcast cable modem 7 57
how to use a block of public IP addresses 7 98
Centurylink DNS hijacked? 20 257
This solves the problem of diagnosing why an internet connection is no longer working. It also helps identify the likely cause of the lost connection if the procedure fails to re-establish your internet connection. It helps to pinpoint the likely co…
Sometimes you have to pull out old tricks to get a new firewall to work… While we were installing a new Sonicwall at a customers site we found that sites they were able to visit before were not working.  It seemed random and we could not understa…
I designed this idea while studying technology in the classroom.  This is a semester long project.  Students are asked to take photographs on a specific topic which they find meaningful, it can be a place or situation such as travel or homelessness.…
Delivering innovative fully-managed cloud services for mission-critical applications requires expertise in multiple areas plus vision and commitment. Meet a few of the people behind the quality services of Concerto.

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now