Laptop won't see wireless router.

  the old man 25 Jul 11

Various things can connect to router wirelessly. My laptop, my htc desire, son's blackberry. However, Daughters laptop simply won't connect wirelessly. I thought her wireless card in Dell Inspiron 1750 was duff so I bought her a tp-link wireless adapter. All drivers installed but cannot get it to connect to the router. Have checked settings but cannot see any thing unusual. Her laptop connects via a wired connection with no problems. I just think there is a small setting which is stopping it connecting. She is using Win Vista 64 bit and all necessary updates applied.

  onthelimit1 26 Jul 11

Can it 'see' the router? May be Windows Zero Configuration v TP Link software. What happens when you scan for wireless networks?

  onthelimit1 26 Jul 11

'Can it 'see' the router'

Obviously not, having re-checked the title of your thread!

  mark2 26 Jul 11

Is the wireless card actually enabled?

Many laptops require a the Fn button and another button (F10) pressed before the wireless card is switched on

  mgmcc 26 Jul 11

What Channel number is the router using? Channels 12 and 13 are illegal in some countries (but not the UK) and consequently some adapters are designed not to function with these channels.

  the old man 26 Jul 11

FN+F10 does not a difference, and properties of router show it is wireless enabled. Really baffling as there are so many devices that wirelessly connect with no problems. This laptop has been used wirelessly in the past as I bought for daughter from a friend and saw it working and not only on one occassion.

  dawood 27 Jul 11

Take a look on these wireless network troubleshooting tips, probably could provide you more ideas solving the wireless access problem.

Hope this helps.


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