My wifi cant detect any networks

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zuzi - Jun 14, 2010 at 03:42 PM
mrrigga Posts 196 Registration date Wednesday May 5, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen July 14, 2010 - Jun 15, 2010 at 05:55 AM
Hi guys, I hope you can help me as I'm getting pretty frustrated...

I have a Vista and over night all of sudden my wifi stopped detecting any networks (while my brother's laptop has no troubles, no changes).

I checked and it says the device is working properly and it is definitelly on (blue light).

It works on a cable but as soon as I take it off, there is no internet, no networks at all.

I would really appreciate if you can give some advise...
Thanks a lot,

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mrrigga Posts 196 Registration date Wednesday May 5, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen July 14, 2010 119
Jun 14, 2010 at 04:08 PM
Have you checked your adapter sound like the problem may be there Have you put in the network key.
Try disabling the adapter and turning it on again or uninstall it from system devices turn off computer and turn on again and it should reinstall automatically
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thanks mrriga...

i tried to disable and then enable it
i tried to uninstall, restarted the laptop, then it was reinstalled

but it still CANT DETECT any networks :(
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mrrigga Posts 196 Registration date Wednesday May 5, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen July 14, 2010 119
Jun 15, 2010 at 05:50 AM
Not sure if this works the same with vista right click the screen in task bar and click on status then support to check if you have Address Type selected to Assigned by DHCP and that your IP address is correct.
I assume this is a built in adapter. try a usb or card adapter if you can lay hands to one and see if you have the same problem.
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mrrigga Posts 196 Registration date Wednesday May 5, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen July 14, 2010 119
Jun 15, 2010 at 05:55 AM
A thought! have you got your network switch to on?
You could also try this site and run a check.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows?ui=en-US&rs=en-001&ad=US
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