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# 36468 25-Jun-2009 14:52
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I have a problem with my wireless connection.

When my computer first starts up it can't find any wireless networks (not mine or the one next door as it usually does). Wifi is turned on. If I then plug in my network cable from the modem it starts to connect to the modem. Once connected I can pull the network cable out and use wirelss - it starts then to pick up neighbouring networks as well. The problem occurs again when the computer is shut down or restarted.

Please forgive me if I have used the wrong terminology, any advice would be appreciated!



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  # 228324 25-Jun-2009 17:26
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What make and model is your laptop, and what operating system (Xp, Vista) are you running?

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  # 228335 25-Jun-2009 18:26
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Dell Laptop Inspiron I64000, Vista Premium Home Edition


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  # 228336 25-Jun-2009 18:28
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Sorry Dell Inspiron I6400

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  # 229178 29-Jun-2009 12:58
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What kind of modem/router do you have?

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  # 229289 29-Jun-2009 18:42
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Netcomm NB6PLUS4W Wireless ADSL2 + Router.

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  # 233636 10-Jul-2009 13:14
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Have you checked you have latest firmware?

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  # 233649 10-Jul-2009 13:43
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Is it set to auto log on to your network?

have a look around in the WLAN card utility to ensure that it is supposed to go looking for wireless on startup, or for anything else that might be causing you grief,

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  # 233669 10-Jul-2009 14:08
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I sort of given up. If I leave it for 10min or so it manages to find the network and then everything is sweet. Appreciate the suggestions I'll keep on trying.

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  # 237459 21-Jul-2009 13:17
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it could be a wide range of issues. I do remote repairs if you want?
Is it that the pc is taking too much time to load up everything. my wifi connection takes awhile to come up after loading the antivirus, i bet you have avg8?
maybe not but otherthan this it could be best to uninstall the wifi adapter and install, need driver before hand or update driver.
sorry its a step by step series of things to do.
if you get sick of doing it as mentioned i do remote services. click on contact me


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