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Wifi problem


Blubottle

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Hi. I have just upgraded a Dell laptop with Vista to Windows 7, befor with vista the wifi worked it picked up my network, now with Win 7 it does not list my network, it sees others around me but not mine??. Some advice please Regards

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alanrwood

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Is your WiFi router set to broadcast its SSID. If not it will not be seen.

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Blubottle

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Well yes, as I said above all worked fine until I upgraded to win7 now I cannot see my network.

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alanrwood

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Can the network be seen using another computer. It is just possible that your router went faulty around the same time, so eliminate the simple things first.

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difarn

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Go to device manager and update network adapter driver then go to

start type in cmd on the black prompt type

sfc /scannow (there is a space between the c and /) press enter

the cmd again and type

CHKDSK

press enter

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Dell-Harish

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Hi Blubottle

I Would agreed with Alanrwood , Could be a problem with the router- As your PC is able to detect other Wireless networks . As advised ,check if a different PC is able to detect your network . You could also perform a power cycle on the router - Can help resolve connection issues .

http://www.labnol.org/tech/power-cycle-modem-router/23412/

Hope this was helpful.

Regards,

Dell-Harish K

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Blubottle

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Thanks one and all for your advice, as I described above all worked ok until I upgraded to win 7, I have two other computers, the desktop pc ethernet wired that's ok and my I pad and that works ok, I use a netgear wireless router which I have re-booted by unpluging from the supply for 10 mins. Difarn. Thanks I will try your suggestion.

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Blubottle

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Difarm. Tried your suggestion. It reported that " access denied as you do not have sufficient privilages, you have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode"

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Dell-Harish

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Hi Blubottle

I assume you are using Vista / Windows 7. Click Start > Type " CMD " under Search Programs & Files > Right Click on CMD ( Under Programs )& Click run as administrator.Follow the rest of the steps as suggested by Difarm.

Regards

Dell-Harish K

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Blubottle

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Thanks everybody, I finally sorted it buy changing the router channel from 13 to 6 , the confusing thing was that when this laptop was running Vista it picked up the wifi network just fine but when it was changed to win 7 it would not...

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difarn

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Glad to hear it - would have been my next suggestion (honest). Thanks for letting us know.

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