Welcome to GeeksToGo,
My name is Cbarnard I hope I may be of some assistance to you.
Please keep in mind this is not our job and I'm not here 24\7. It can take a little bit of time for me to reply back to you, if it has been more than 48hrs since a reply, please PM me and I will be with you as soon as possible.
With that said lets take a look and get this problem taken care of.
I'm here to ask about a problem I had today and I can't understand.
I have a laptop which connects to a wireless adsl modem but since yesterday I can't get no connection.
the weird thing is that my laptop recognize others available connections from my neighbor's, which I guess it means its wireless device is working fine. And the modem as well is working because if I connect my laptop to it with a lan cable I can use internet.
what seems to be unstable is just the wireless device of the modem.
Its ok if you don't know we will be happy to help you, that said
Are you able to see your wireless network?
- 1. Click on Start--> Settings --> Control Panel -->System to open the System Control Panel Window.
- 2. Click on the Hardware tab.
- 3. Click on the Device Manager button to open the Device Manager
- 4. Scroll down to network devices do you see any red or yellow question marks or exclamation points?
Not sure yet, we need to figure out a couple things before this can be determined
Do you think there's a simple way to fix this or do I need a new modem?
The fact is that it did the same thing a month ago or so and then after a week it began to work again as usual.. so I'm a little confused.
I'm not sure why it stopped working and then started but the problem could be the adsl modem, we just have to figure out which one is at fault...
Are you able to log on to a friends/neighbors network with your computer?(with their permission of course)
If you are able to connect to another network. Then we know that your device is properly working...
At this point it would be either settings on your computer, or the modem.
Let me know how this works, and I will figure out the path to take
Edited by cbarnard, 15 April 2009 - 07:14 AM.