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Malcontented

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Hello Geeks,

We've had problems with our internet due to a worn out cable. Virgin media have now replaced the cable and given us a new modem and wireless router, but for some reason unknown to me I can't get my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop to connect to the wireless network. I'm online now, but through a loose ethernet cable running on the floor of the flat. My wireless works elsewhere, for example at the library, so I know it's not a hardware issue. I thought maybe my Windows Vista had somehow tangled itself up with the residual settings left over from the last wireless... I'm really not too techno-savvy so I don't know how to go about fixing this. Network diagnostics can't do it. I thought maybe re-installing the drivers might do it, but I don't know how to do that. My flatmates are using the wireless just fine - typed in the network key and were away. What should I do?

Thanks in advance,

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Hi, sorry to hear of the wireless problems.
1 The fact that you can access the wireless at the library indicated that its unlikely to be a problem with your network adapter driver.
2 The fact that your flatmates have no trouble in connecting to the Wireless signal indicates that your Router/Acess Point is also OK
3 We are left therefore with your laptop's inability to connect to your wireless access point/router, and the most common cause of this is using an incorrect encryption password (or network key)
Try this
4 Locate the wireless network connection Icon in the notification area
5 Click on it and select "connect to a network"
6 Select the SSID of your wireless network, click on it and click "connect"
7 Be sure, that you enter exactly the correct network key.... (check with your flatmates)lower case is not the same as upper case..
8 see if this does the trick for you.
Regards
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Hello Paws,

Thank you for your help. I had a real go at fixing it yesterday, and I'm pleased to report that the problem was instantly resolved when I re-installed the driver for the network adapter. As you say, it didn't seem that would be the cause as I was happily connecting to wireless networks elsewhere. I probably should have tried the driver straight away. I tend though to a bit cautious when fiddling with the mainframe; computers just don't come across as all that resilent. Well, thank you and all the best,

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I tend though to a bit cautious when fiddling with the mainframe; computers just don't come across as all that resilent.

"Mainframes" often run for years without interruption.

Wikipedia: Mainframe
http://en.wikipedia....nframe_computer
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Hi Malcontented ,
Thats good to hear.
Glad you got it fixed
:D
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