Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,
I am needing help resolving a rather perplexing connection problem being experienced when my friend's Compaq Presario laptop connects to my wireless network. The issues being experienced is as follows: Whenever I select the name of my network to connect to within the list of available wireless networks, I get a message indicating that it is connected with full signal strength. However, there is an icon at the bottom screen with 2 pc's instead of the expected bars indicating signal strength. When I check the status, I see a message indicating connected to unidentified network (Netgear) which is the correct name for my wireless.
With respect to troubleshooting strategies, I updated SP1 of Windows Vista to SP2. Also, I uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless drivers which resulted in the following things: I received a message indicating to press the Configuration button of the access point or to enter the paraphrase if the configuration button could not be located. So, I entered the password for my secured wireless and got a message saying Successfully connected. However, the wireless was continuing to see this connection as an Unidentified network. Personally, I do not think it is a problem with my Netgear router because all other wireless laptops and pcs connect just fine wirelessly. There is one thing which I has not been tried yet which is a driver update for the wireless adaptor.
Just in case these things might be needed in helping to resolve the issue at hand, here is a rundown of some of the technical specs of this laptop. It is running Windows Vista Home Edition SP2. The laptop is a Compaq Presario (Model CQ50-139WM).
In closing, any feedback given to this question will be appreciated. I will be looking forward to trying out any suggestions given because I am completely stumped at this point.