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Wireless help! Randomly stopped finding my network


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fairdinato

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OK, last night I was randomly cut off my wireless network.. Thought it could be a temporary problem so just slept it off, woke up again this morning and I've not been able to connect my laptop to the wireless network. I've even come down to the host computer and placed my laptop next to it, to see if the signal was any better.. and it is just non existant.

I click on "wireless network connection" and refresh network list and it just "no wireless networks were found in range" and whenever I click refresh network list it just comes up with the same message straight away.. Not allowing it to search. I'm so worried it might be something to do with my laptop because I am going to uni next week, so NEED wireless when I am there.. It's so annoying!

Any ideas on what I could do?
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Hi. Sometimes the internet will randomly stop or be very slow. Don't worry, I think we can do this. I want you to trun all of your computers off. Once that'd done, unplug the power cord to both the router and the modem. Leave them unplugged for about 30 seconds. After that time has passed, restore power only to the router, and let it sit there for about 15 seconds. Next, plug in the modem, and let that sit for about 15 seconds. Now, before we turn the computers on, have a look at your modem and router's check lights. Make sure they look about right. If you don't know what I mean by check lights, or don't know which should be lit up, just skip that step. Proceed to turn on the computers, and see if you get a connection. Good luck :whistling:
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Sorry for wasting your time. It seems my laptop had a wireless button on the front (which I didn't know about) and I must have pressed it or something.. cos I pressed it after my dad said that might be the problem.. It works again !

I never knew what the button was for, now I do!
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Ok lol Well at least it's fixed. Come back and see us if you have any more questions :whistling:
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