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Ok, I have and older alienware laptop and it has an Atheros internal wireless card, it was working find, actually every thing on the computer was find tell girlfriends niece got some funny virus on it so I formated and reinstalled xp pro. I saved all the drivers from the last time it was done, so I had them just in-case. now every thing is up and working great, but the wireless won't find any networks. It comes up with ( No wireless networks were found in range) and it is sitting 4 feet from 2 networks. there has to be some setting I'm missing. any help will be greatly appreciated, and feel free to ask me any question.
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no ideas yet
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maybe you just didn't save or install the wireless drivers properly or at all. Have you checked the WinXP Device manager to see if all the Network Adapters were installed.
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yes they are installed correctly
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I know the card works and is installed correctly, It has xp pro now we put vista on it once and the wireless worked just fine but its to slow for that so it was put back to xp and then reinstalled because of virus and now it won't detect any networks.

Edited by tcollie, 11 August 2009 - 05:08 AM.

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I solved my own problem, I found a client utility for my card and then windows could find my and other wireless networks. I would like to add this is much easier with vista, for all you vista haters out there.
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