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My computer cant find my router

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July 16, 2010 6:41:04 PM

Hello, my pc cant find my network, it just all of a sudden stopped working

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Anonymous
July 16, 2010 7:35:23 PM

Well, the old "have you tried turning it off and turning it on again" might actually work here for your router. Once you've done that, wait a minute or so while the router starts up and then see if the wireless LED is lit.


If all appears okay with the router you need to investigate the wireless adapter in your computer -- see if it can detect any wireless networks -- assuming you live in an area where you have previously noticed neighbouring wifi.
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July 18, 2010 9:18:41 AM

Yes, reboot the router, if you still get no signal, go into your control panel, and under network connections, find the wireless adapter you are having issues with. Right click on it and disable it, to turn the wireless card off, then do the same thing again, and enable it again. Sometimes that will do wonders.
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July 18, 2010 4:01:26 PM

still no luck, my computer says that the local area connection cable is unplugged but that cant be right because my other compuuter is just fine, i just found out thet my network discovery is turned off, i have windows vista on my computer can someone help me out on this one?
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July 18, 2010 10:14:27 PM

Have you checked the cable to make sure it is plugged in all of the way, on the back of your computer and the router?
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July 19, 2010 4:58:12 AM

Also, try other ports, and try a different network cable, could be a dead port or a short in the cable.
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Anonymous
July 19, 2010 6:44:25 AM

Sorry for my earlier misunderstanding -- I thought this was wireless. Have you checked that the problem computer's network card is installed properly. Go Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and see what's listed or if anything is yellow flagged as faulty.
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