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atheros wireless recognised but not picking up any signal


mgmcc

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Is the router still broadcasting its SSID?

Does the Laptop find any wireless networks in the area?

If both are Yes, try deleting the profile for your own network and go through the procedure to Connect again, when you'll be prompted for the encryption key and, once connected, a new profile will be saved.

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tullie

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Is it ok wired?

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It is fine wired, its a real head scratcher. If i click on "connect to" it shows no networks but the drivers are all installed and not reporting any faults....and the switch is flicked for wifi! Starting to think it may be a mechanical issue.....apart from the atheros driver should i be checking anything else?

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mgmcc

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It could be a hardware fault. A possible issue with Laptops is that the wireless adapter is in the base, but the aerial can be around the screen. This means that the cable between the two can break with the continual opening/closing of the lid over a period of time. If you have access to a USB WiFi adapter, it might be worth giving that a try.

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Ashrich

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Is the wireless adapter enabled in the provided Toshiba network software ( Config Free ) Is Configfree managing the adapter or is Vista ?

Ashley
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