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WLAN Suddenly stopped working

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Rena M

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new here. I have a fairly old Sony Vaio laptop that has an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection Network adapter. My device manager is able to detect this card and everytime I try to troublshoot it, I keep getting the message that everything is fine except that there's no network detected. I've tried taking it to hotspots and it still says the same thing. I tried updating then uninstalling and reinstalling the driver and that didn't work. When I click on the Advanced tab of the properties I get an error message stating "adapter state not found in registry."

Is this fixable or do I need to replace the WLAN?

Very Sincerely,

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It almost seems if the adapter is powered off. Do you have a wireless switch? I know that Dell's wifi cards are turned on using Fn + F5. Also, use Windows wireless manager instead of the Dell app, it tends to work better most of the time.

When did it stop working? Does your wired connection work? If thats the case, Winsockxpfix should do the trick.

Edited by Cilix, 05 June 2009 - 09:40 AM.

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