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Mrcheeks

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I recently formatted my hard drive and messed some things up in the process. I have managed to get my system back to what seems nearly normal, except my router no longer works. The lights on the router light up and the ethernet light on my machine lights up, but my wireless machines no longer recieve a signal and my desktop will not recognize it. I tried installing it from the disk and i recieved an error saying "Unable to connect to router". any help is appreciated

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need a lot more info....

router and nic models as a start.
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Router is a Linksys BEFW11S4 v. 4 wireless router. im am not familiar with my "nic model". what is/ how would i find that?
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your wireless card....NIC=network interface card....

sorry, that's the problem with computers, too many TLAs (three letter acronyms)....

(that's actually a killer joke for IT people :tazz: )
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Your NIC is internal to your computer. Its either on the motherboard or as a pci slot type nic. Look in your device manager under network adapters first and tell gerry what it says.
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Well i am not sure what kind of NIC i have, whatever came with the PC :tazz: . How would i go about finding this information?
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Well I seem to have posted too soon. After working to fix this for a day i found that the driver for my ethernet connection was deleted and all i had to do was go to my device manager and click update driver on my ethernet adapter. Im sorry if i cause any wasted time, and thank you for jumping on my issue immediately. Great service :tazz:
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