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Wireless Network Connections lost?


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lindseyw7

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Hi there, I'm having problems with my Dell Inspiron 6000. My wireless card has always worked properly. Then, out of the blue, it suddenly stopped recognizing any networks in the area, no matter where I use it. I've tested it in several places.

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!
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This may help:

http://www.notesbit....witch-or-reset/
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thank you so much!!! restoring my computer to an past date fixed the issue!!! thanks again!! You saved me money!!!
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ok...well i thought it was fixed but i was wrong. Some things are working but I cannot actually connect to the internet. I am wondering if it has something to do with all the updates I tried before I restored my computer. It acts as if it wants to connect but no luck. Any ideas? I'm in my add and remove programs list...about to look for any problems. Would adding Internet Explorer 8 have anything to do with it?
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Did you try all three solutions on that page or just the system restore?

Only way to find out if IE8 is the culprit is to uninstall it (it will revert to the version it was previously)

You might also want to try a different web-browser such as Firefox (which is in any case safer than IE):

http://www.firefox.com
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ok....so I could not find IE 8 in my program list...just IE 7. HOwever, I did find that my computer still had an updated for IE 8 as before. I went ahead and installed that update. Now, the computer is working fine. THanks again. I will def. be in contact if I have any other problems. I will sing your praises to anyone who has computer issues.
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Steady on now - I just got lucky (or we both did)!
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