Wireless AGN laptop works at work but not at home?
Posted on 2009-04-27
This is just wierd so I hope one of you experts can help. When I am at work, my laptop connects to the available WIFI hotspot as soon as it is powered up and I log into my desktop. However, when I return to my apartment, I turn my laptop on (it is usually shut down properly) log into my desktop and .... nothing the wireless light is not on. So I press the wireless button and the laptop tells me it has 'no wireless device' (which I think is an Acer BIOS prompt as it shows up as a subtitle effect the same as if I turn Caps on or Off or other functions rather than windows vista prompt) and connection manager obviously reports no wireless networks to connect to. Subsequently, even if i delete any saved wireless networks from connection manager, if I return to work, the wireless light is on and can be toggled and it will connect quite happily to any networks. No peripherals of any type are connected at either end.
Whether I am at work or home, device manager tells me the device is working properly. At home, the intel pro set wireless tool tells me it is powered off and windows diagnostics for "Why cant I connect to wireles networks" also tells me it is powered off and to press the button on the side of my machine..... which we know doesnt work - no wireless device reported.
It is an Acer Aspire 6920G with the Intel wireless wifi link 4965AGN Windows Vista Ultimate
Am I going mad or can this really be happening? Thanks in advance for the assistance