Intel Centrino Wi Fi Laptop fails to connect

  Rogmur 23:09 10 Oct 2006

Greetings to all
Fourm Members

I have been experiencing severe problems
with trying to connect my Sony Centrino laptop
to my Broadband router, which means I can not
I received the following error message;
"Windows could not connect to the BT Homehub Network" Windows will keep trying.

Needless to say I had to contact BT Tech support, but despite their best efforts, I was still unable to connect to the internet.

I do hope someone can help.

Many thanks


  woodchip 23:25 10 Oct 2006

How are you trying to connect? Wireless or Ethernet. What kind of Modem Router do you have?

  woodchip 23:28 10 Oct 2006

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  Rogmur 23:46 10 Oct 2006

Hi There Woodchip

Thanks for your response.

I have a BT HomeHub 5788.
I was on the phone to BT Tech support in India,
(And I found them very helpful and thorough).

But it seems I can no longer connect to my Hub using my Sony Vaio (Centrino) and it seems even using an
Ethernet cable.

I do hope it is not a faulty Laptop.

Kind regards

  woodchip 23:51 10 Oct 2006

Have you ever connected to this Hub with your Laptop with a Wire

  Rogmur 21:55 11 Oct 2006

Hi Woodchip

I have only connected the laptop wiht the router
ethernet cable when asked by BT Tech support,
(and it still did not connect to the internet).

Many thanks


  Ashrich 22:10 11 Oct 2006

You say " no longer connect " this means you could before ...have you installed any new software before this happened ? Did BT helpline get you to do a Winsock repair on the laptop ? Have you tried a system restore to before this happened ? If you want to try a Winsock repair I can give you the details if you like , if you feel confident and don't mind a bit of registry dabbling .


  Rogmur 22:36 11 Oct 2006

Hi Ashley

Many thanks for the offer of help.
Last week I could connect my laptop via Wi Fi no problem. Occasionally it would drop a connection so I would have to restart the laptop.

However, since Monday no Wi Fi connection at all.
I did wonder whether it could be recently installed software, so have done a System restore.

The BT support did do a winsock repair in the command module, however it did not work
the IP remained as

But I would be very grateful if you could post details of the winsock procedure again so I could have another attempt.

Once again many thanks Ashley



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