Moved into a new house, set up a wireless network......

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  1. ACLdestroyer

    ACLdestroyer OT Supporter

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    Now my Vista PC refuses to acknowledge there is a wireless signal in the house. It actually refuses to acknowledge I even have a wireless card at all.


    Maybe I should reinstall the wireless drivers? I cant remember what brand the card is.



    Any advice.
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    Yep, reinstalling the drivers would be the first thing to try... Or you could at least uninstall the card from device manager and let the machine reinstall them and see if that works.

    Are you sure the card is enabled in Windows?
     
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    If you can't see the card in Device Manager, then you need to remove it, boot the computer, shut it down, and reinstall the card. Most likely it got knocked loose during the move.
     
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    :bowdown: It worked.
     
  5. Bobsbarricades

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    hey now that the answer has been provided - let me hijack this thread instead of making a new one!

    I just wanted to know peoples thoughts on usb wireless adapters. Do they work? worth it for nominal access? perferred?
     
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    Brother had one on his computer, worked perfectly.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    They're easier to pull out and put back in, in case that's what you need to do to get them to work, that's for sure. They're also a really good way to fuck up your motherboard when you bump the transmitter and rip the USB ports off.

    Consider using one of those adjustable-angle USB extenders, so you have some room for error.
     

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