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Netgear Router SSID not found

Ok, I'm vexed.

I setup a Net gear WRG614 v7 for one of my users. I setup the following on the router:
SSID
WPS2 (personally) security
Changed admin username and password
Just the basics...

I couldn't find the SSID of the freshly setup router on the computer I was looking for it on (although I was able to find and use at least two other SSIDs on the same computer).
I then switched the signal from B & G to just B....still didn't locate the SSID....so i switched it G...still no dice.

So then I did the latest firmware upgrade.....looked for the SSID again....nothing.
I'm fairly stumped here folks .......any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Sleestack90
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SnibborgCommented:
Are you publishing the SSID.  There is a setting that keeps it hidden for security purposes.  You might also want to change the channel as it might be being swamped by other wireless devices nearby.

Snibborg
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jramsierCommented:
Are you hiding the SSID?  Do you find a wireless network named Other?
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noisy_cricketCommented:
is it an old computer? are you using an A-only card?
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Sleestack90Author Commented:
Oops, sorry I forgot to mention: I am able to see the SSID on my phone and other computers....so it's not hidden.
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nwtechdeskCommented:
From the netgears web page, select maintenance, router status.  If the wireless section shows a name and broadname is ON and your wireless pc cannot see the signal after hitting refresh multiple times and your pc / laptop is more than 5 feet away (gotta give it some room to operate) then I'd say the box's wireless is fried.
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nwtechdeskCommented:
oh yeah, little update, everything else gets it but the pc. So you know it ain't the netgear, it's the pc.  SO rather than specifying the model of the router, the question goes what model of client?  USB device or card or builtin?  
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SnibborgCommented:
Can you fit another wifi device and see if that works?  It would eliminate the card from your diagnosis.

Snibborg
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Sleestack90Author Commented:
1.)It's not an A type wireless card.
2.) will check the model of the card in a bit.
3.) I have a duplicate laptop (same make and model) that can see the SSID and connect.
4.) the laptop that cannot see the SSID CAN see AND connect to other wireless sources.
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noisy_cricketCommented:
try disabling power saving on the card to see if it makes a difference
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SnibborgCommented:
Can you relocate the problem PC to the position where the other PC is known to work? By the sounds of it we can probably rule out the wireless card as it can see other networks.  If you have a dead spot, moving it to a known good location will test the theory.

Snibborg
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Sleestack90Author Commented:
@snibborg: Actually I did that as well. Right now the router is sitting directly on top of the laptop I need to connect.

I am looking at the driver for the wireless card. It is connect to another network, but it doens't appear to be correct (the wrong variant on the right manufacturer).

When I tell it to 'allow windows to manage the connect' it doesn't show anything at all for wireless connections.
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SnibborgCommented:
What make is the wireless card?  Are you using any other of Software to connect other than the Microsoft Windows connection?  I have known 3rd party wireless control systems to cause these kinds of problems in the past.  If you are using anything by Microsoft, go to the wireless NIC settings and make sure that Microsoft has control.

Make sure that the Windows Zero Configuration Service is running. (Sorry I cannot remember the exact name, as I'm not in front of a XP machine).  This is what will allow you to see networks.

Snibborg

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