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undo wireless network setup wizard

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I can't undo wireless network setup wizard. The wireless network that shows up is computer to computer. I tried different users and even system restore. Its an XP laptop.

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by:getzjd
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What do you mean you cannot undo the wireless setup wizard?  What are you trying to connect to?

You are using the windows zero configuration or a vendor specific client like Intel proset?
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by:mburke3434
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Sorry...I usuallay provide more detail.

I have a clients laptop that was setup (I assume) with Wireless network Wizard.  The only wireless network that shows up using windows utility is a computer to computer. I want to undo that so that we can connect to the router onsite. I have tried new user to no avail.
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by:mburke3434
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I want to dump the computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network and go back to using access points.
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If you go in to the properties of the laptop wireless NIC and select wireless networks tab, just remove any already created networks and manually add the one that you need to connect to.   The wireless network you are trying to connect to may not be broadcasting the SSID and not seen from the wizard.
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by:getzjd
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Go in to the wireless NIC properties, click wireless tab and click advanced at the bottom
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by:mburke3434
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I am missing something in my troubleshooting…..


HP laptop / XP……The Wireless Utility (Windows and Broadcom) will only see an ad-hoc network. The icon is even different then Access point networks. I assumed that the user used the windows wireless network wizard and setup ICS. I spent sometime troubleshooting the settings, manually adding the Access Point, switching users, turning off ICS, ect…. No luck.

I reset the wireless router (Westell VersaLink 327W) and made sure its broadcasting the SSID. The distance is 10 feet so I know it should be seen. It works fine with another laptop.

Next, I reloaded the OS and have had it working fine off Access Points in my office. Back onsite it was again seeing only the computer-to-computer (AD HOC) network. The site has two Dell Dimensions that are hard wired, the HP laptop, one Westell modem/router and printers.

Why after a reload is it only seeing the Ad-Hoc network?

It can’t be laptop because it works fine in other site.

Can’t be router because it works fine with other laptop.

Where is this network coming from (machine was formatted / reloaded so configurations should have been changed)?

WHAT AM I MISSING …lol
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by:mburke3434
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I am missing something in my troubleshooting.


HP laptop / XP  
The Wireless Utility (Windows and Broadcom) will only see an ad-hoc network. The icon is even different then Access point networks. I assumed that the user used the windows wireless network wizard and setup ICS. I spent sometime troubleshooting the settings, manually adding the Access Point, switching users, turning off ICS, ect. No luck.

I reset the wireless router (Westell VersaLink 327W) and made sure its broadcasting the SSID. The distance is 10 feet so I know it should be seen. It works fine with another laptop.

Next, I reloaded the OS and have had it working fine off Access Points in my office. Back onsite it was again seeing only the computer-to-computer (AD HOC) network. The site has two Dell Dimensions that are hard wired, the HP laptop, one Westell modem/router and printers.

Why after a reload is it only seeing the Ad-Hoc network?

It cant be laptop because it works fine in other site.

Can’t be router because it works fine with other laptop.

Where is this network coming from (machine was formatted / reloaded so configurations should have been changed)?

WHAT AM I MISSING     lol
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by:getzjd
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Is your wireless router a b/g router?  Is it set to mixed mode to support both?    Does your laptop have a n A , B, or G card in it?
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by:mburke3434
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G card....router set to mixed.
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by:mburke3434
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So I went back again and finished all the updates poof...it works? Weird. Thanks for your help.
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