I'm not sure whether the problem is with the software or the hardware. I also tried updating the drivers just now, and it had nothing to update. It was the first time I'd updated the drivers from the factory settings, so the problem probably wasn't caused by faulty drivers.
I also have pushed the Fn + F2 keys and it says "The Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection is still disabled. Use PROSet/Wireless to enable it." How do I do that?? I'm clueless on what that means.
Everything appears to be in working order; it just acts as though all the wireless networks in the area have disappeared. Is there anyone who can tell me what I should be looking for, and whether it is something I might be able to fix myself?... I am lost on the next step. Please help!