Lost internet on wireless LAN from friend's wireless router.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Brian S, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Brian S

    Brian S Guest

    I have a HP Pavilion Media Center m8226x desktop. My girlfriend has a
    clearwire wireless modem to connect to the internet on her HP Pavilion
    Slimline. She set up her Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (Model WRT54G)
    802.11g so that I could pick up internet on my desktop. She had me run the
    Linsys Setup Wizard CD (ver. 8.0) and I attached the antenna that came with
    my computer to the Wireless LAN card connector in the back. I had internet
    and everything was fine for about a week. Then, the other day, the internet
    suddenly stopped on my desktop. She still has hers but mine is gone. I used
    Windows Vista and HP programs on my computer extensively to try to fix the
    issue. Here's what I've found:

    1. In the "Windows Netword Diagnostics" window I get a message that says "A
    cable is not plugged into the network adapter "Local Area Connection" Plug a
    cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection". ** The antenna is
    securely connected. Apart from that, I'm lost.
    2. When I try to "connect to a network" I get the message "Windows cannot
    find any networks."
    3. In the "Network Sharing Center", when I clicked on "View Full Map" I
    received the message "The Adapter is not connected."
    4. In the "Network and Internet window, under "Network Connections" I see:
    LAN or High-Speed Internet (1) Local Area Connection, Network Cable
    Unplugged, Nvidia nForce Networking Controller
    5. The Detailed Device Information shows "false" next to "Adapter Connected"
    6. The driver is present. It is version,6-21-2006
    7. I just bought this computer two weeks ago from Circuit City. It was a
    display model. They restored the factory settings before selling it to me.
    I have been messing around with the various diagnostice tools for 2 days
    now. I also went onto my girlfriend's computer to see if hers had blocked
    mine for some reason but that doesn't seem to be the case. She's out of town
    until later tonight and she will probably wave her magic wand and make it all
    better, but then again, maybe she'll be stumped too. I'm at my wit's end
    here. Could someone please help? Thanks.

    Brian S, Mar 23, 2008
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  2. Do you have wireless signal? If not, make sure the wireless switch is turned
    on or this search result may help.

    Troubleshooting wireless no signalPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:25 pm Post
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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Mar 23, 2008
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  3. Brian S

    PJ688 Guest

    I'm having the exact same problem, my computer has never had a networ
    problem before. Today, it simply quit working. I get the same errors.
    can't figure out what "cable" it's talking about plugging in.

    My wireless switch is on the "On" position, but the red light is stil
    on. (I have the Pavilion dv9205) For some reason, no matter how much
    switch back and forth, it stays red. Could it be a problem with th
    switch itself? Or did I fry my network card? =
    PJ688, Jun 5, 2008
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