It's fine if I use a ethernet cable though. Updated drivers. Someone said resetting "Winsock", believe I did so. Says media disconnected, but in device manager nothing is wrong and is "working properly"
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Okay, since it's apparently on but still not available I would reset all the Winsock settings as one may be corrupted (I noted that you said you reset Winsock, but this tool seems to do a better job often). This freeware works pretty well, used it many times: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
Ran the program, still no wireless. Still says "media disconnected." Is there a chance it is physically disconnected? The only thing that seems unlikely is that device manager says it's working properly. I thought of uninstalling it through device manager, and reinstalling it, but I am afraid I wouldn't be able to find the right driver.
It has 2 different Broadcom Wireless drivers (assuming I just choose the newest one) but it also has
Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers ►This package contains drivers for the listed Intel PRO/Wireless adapters in the listed notebook models and operating systems.
Ignore it? Just uninstall Broadcom under Device Manager and install:
Broadcom Wireless LAN Drivers ►This package contains drivers for the listed Broadcom Wireless LAN adapters installed in the listed operating systems. This driver supports 802.11i/WPA2 for a/b/g and certain b/g WLAN cards.