No Wireless Networks Found, However Wireless Radio is Turned On
Posted on 2008-01-30
Thank you for your help and assistance -
I have a Gateway NX550XL with Windows XP Pro
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Card (Driver 184.108.40.206)
Last week I was watching a movie from an internet site one evening, closed the lid of my laptop and fell asleep. Then the next morning when I opened my laptop I had no wireless: "No Wireless Networks Found In Range" .
I ran a Linksys EasyLink Advisor check, and it diagnosis the "Wireless Radio Is Off"
I checked, via Fn+F2 function, that my radio is on. Wireless indicator light comes on/off as desired. (This laptop has no physical switch, just the function key)
I checked, via Windows Wireless Connection Settings, Device Status for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG is "Working Properly" and is enabled.
I right clicked on the Wireless Network Connection icon in the system tray, and clicked repair. It disables then enables wireless network adapter, then tries to connect to network and ends up with this message:
"Windows could not complete repairing the problem because the following action coupld not be completed: Connecting to the wireless network
For assistance contact the person who manages your network"
I Checked the antena connections to the m-PCI Intel Wireless card itself, all connections are fine. However, I have not removed/reinserted the m-PCI card...yet
I tried windows restore to a previous date when all was fine, same "Wireless Radio is Off"
...I'm just shy of buying a new m-PCI wireless card and installing it to see if that would solve the problem, if not then return it and try a Notebook Card for the insert slot for accessories etc...
thanks for any and all help and suggestions... take care all-
ps I've been wired via ethernet cable since this has happend... unplugging and reseting the modem/router.. with no luck of wireless miraculously working.