Help with wireless problem please

  HELP PLEASE 13:35 18 May 2007

I am runing a advent laptop with windows xp and can connect to my sky modem wirelessly.

I am connected via a network cable ok.

I have connected it wirelessly through a friends sky connection but my own can't be detected.

my friends laptop can detect my sky modem and connect ok.

I have turned on the wireless by pressing the button and a light comes on but then goes off.

my wireless adapter is working ok in device manager.

Please help as this does not make sense.

  Ho-Lin-Sok 13:46 18 May 2007

What do you see in "view wireless networks", are you both running an unsecured network by the way.
I presume the first line of your post means you have the ability to connect by wireless but you are at present connected by cable.

  Never again 22:13 20 May 2007

I was helping HELP PLEASE with his laptop (mentioned above).

Both networks are secure and are at different locations.

The wireless connection will not work on HELP PLEASE's wireless network at his house, but will work at mine.

Both laptops can connect to my network at my house.

This is not a problem with the network key, as I have run my laptop on his network at his house, but his won't connect, which is why it is running with a network cable and connecting ok.

this does not make sense?

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