wired made wireless useless

Hi

I had a wireless connection in my vaio great. Detected wireless connections.

I got a broadband connection for my house was instructed to install from a CD (2 wire router)
Now I can only connct via etehrnet cable

Wireless appears with an x and detects no conncections

Any ideas?
robrodpAsked:
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
you wireless may have been disabled.

what is the router make & model?
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JoeCommented:
If you are running windows XP you could do a system restore, to restore the machine back before you placed the software on there.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx

Joe
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jonathan-sCommented:
2Wire uses a auto deployment technique that usually causes issues with notebooks or WiFi cards that aren't new on the market. They often use this oppertunity to offer you their own WPA supported WiFi card. Problem is, the 2Wire automatically sets up security which is almost always using WPA or WPA2. This of course isn't compatible with all cards, and those that are compatible need SP2 with XP if run from the built-in Windows Wireless manager.

Verify that your card supports WPA, and that your WiFi conection manager has the latest updates, or you are running windows manager with SP2. If WPA is not supported on your system, simply run the CD to configure your router with different security settings, (plugged in ethernet) or open a browser and type "Home" as the address to bring up the Web control panel for your 2Wire.

Best Wishes,

Jonathan
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The--CaptainCommented:
The lesson is to never ever ever ever ever install software from your ISP.  A net connection is a net connection - if they claim they can't get you connected without their CD, threaten to switch ISPs - that generally gets them to tell you how to do it without installing their stupid broken software.

I'd call the ISP and raise cain - tell them you're going to cancel your contract since their software broke your laptop, unless they send someone out to fix it.

Cheers,
-Jon
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@the--captain...sounds like another AOL scam to me  ;-)
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robrodpAuthor Commented:
How can I return to the state of before I installed the software? Without resorting to the rescue disks?

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
go to SYSTEM RESTORE, and pick a restoring point previous to your system faulting.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool thank yoU!
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JoeCommented:
lol sorry to make this post but that was mentioned in mine in my first comment :)

Glad to hear you got it working though

Joe
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robrodpAuthor Commented:
You are right....

I had another problem.... I will post noe..it so we can sync on the points

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JoeCommented:
Thank You
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