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Posted on 2006-11-18
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i set up a new DSl account with a netgear wireless router and now my IBM Laptop won't pick up any wireless networks. i have another laptop that i installed a card in and it picks up the wireless network as well as others in the area  i must have corrupeted it- i am lost.  Help!

thanks, charlieb
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I believe IBM laptops come with their own WiFi configuration utility..  Are you using the proprietary or the built-in Zero Wireless Configuration that is native to XP?  You may have to reinstall the drivers for the WiFi NIC, or even turn off the proprietary utility and just try the built-in one...

Also, can you access the LAN if you directly connect the Laptop to the router?
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by:Keith Alabaster
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IBM's can be funny. Can you remove any SSID entries in the IBM wifi setup so that the broadcast name it is looking for is blank?

I assume by your comment that the IBM was working fine previously?
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by:devruiz
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This may be a trivial reply, but make sure your laptop wireless is turned on.

A semi easy thing to try would be to remove the driver in Device Manager, reboot it, and install the driver again. I have had wireless drivers corrupt on me a few times.

Good Luck
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Thanks, and hope it is working now..

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