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Can't identify home wireless network

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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Background: I have a ThinkPad Z series laptop with built-in Intel 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN adapter.  The machine runs Windows XP Home edition.  It has both a Windows firewall and a Symantec firewall, which I have disabled so the machine can access my home network's printers.  I have a Hawking Wireless router model H2WRG54 supporting: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Problem: The machine does not identify my wireless network (or any other).   I have other machines which successfully identify my home network as well as other wireless networks in the vicinity.  I frequently have friends who bring their computers to my house, readily find my network and when given the password easily connect to it.

Please advise,
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