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# 39024 7-Aug-2009 18:28
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I have recently installed a Wireless Network with a D-Link D300 router.

I believe it has been successful - my iPhone recognises the network.

However, my notebook is not able to detect it.    I think there is something wrong with my notebook (an ASUS F3 running Windows XP) because I have used the notebook on at least 2 other wireless networks before.  I was in peoples' houses - turned the notebook on, recognised their wireless network immediately.

So,  I am not sure a) if something has changed on my notebook in the interim  or b) if, in fact the install didnt go as planned after all.

Not sure if there are any quick fixes to this,  or whether I should be approaching it by a) taking my notebook to a known wireless network and see if it recognises it,  and/or b) getting someone to bring their own notebook to my place and see if it recognises my wireless network.

Thought I'd ask first in case anyone had any bright ideas.

Thanks for your help,


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  # 244048 7-Aug-2009 20:14
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This may sound like a Noob answer but its amazing how many people do it. Have you checked that you haven't switched the wireless off on the laptop. It will be either a switch on the front or side of the laptop or a button above the keyboard. There should be an LED depicting whether the wireless is on or not.

Long shot but start with the easy stuff first.

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  # 244131 8-Aug-2009 09:15
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Is this a replacement router for one you previsouslly had?? Have you changed the name of the Router to be unique to you? The reason I ask is that if the router has the same name as a previous one you connected to your laptop may be applying the previous settings hence failing to connect..


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  # 244197 8-Aug-2009 13:52
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Thanks for your replies. Yes, the WLAN/Bluetooth switch is on the laptop.

No, it is not a replacement router. i dont' believe I have changed thename of the router to be unique to me.... I have set up the network with 'my name' but I don't think that's what you are asking.

I think I will take the laptop to someone else's place who has a network, but something tells me it is not going to detect and I am just not sure why it has detected wireless networks in the past, but doesnt seem to now. As I say, I will also get someone to come here with their network also to double check the wireless is working here, but certainly the iPhone detected it straight away so I don't think it is a network issue - just a connectivity one.

thanks again for your suggestions

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