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Laptop can't see any wireless network


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I recently moved and had to re-setup a new wireless network at home. Unfortunately, my laptop can't seem to see any wireless network (the available wireless network list is always empty). There's a non protected wireless network near my home, and even though it doesn't appear in the list, it automatically connects to it. Using my girlfriend's laptop, I can tell that there is about 10 networks in the area (including mine). My laptop doesn't see any of them. I must have triggered something because I never had any problem of the kind before.

I'm using Windows XP SP2
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection

What should I be on the look out for? What are the possible causes?

Someone told to verify that the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is checked (in Wireless Network Connection Properties) but the problem is I can't find it. I know it's supposed to be under the Wireless Networks tab in the Wireless Network Connection Properties. Problem is... the tab just ain't there.

Edit : Card drivers are up to date.

Edited by nicon, 19 October 2009 - 07:05 AM.

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99% of laptops toggle wireless in one of two ways:

Physical toggle switch on the front or side of the laptop.
Function key - typically hold down FN and an F key - typically F2.
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99% of laptops toggle wireless in one of two ways:

Physical toggle switch on the front or side of the laptop.
Function key - typically hold down FN and an F key - typically F2.


I'm sure wireless is on because it connects me to a non protected of one my neighborhood. Problem is, since it doesn't see any other network, I can't connect to mine.

Edited by nicon, 19 October 2009 - 02:12 PM.

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I managed to finally connect to my network by downloading Intel software.
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