I have a netgear DG834G and have had no problems since I bought it until now! I suddenly found that I could not connect to internet via wireless. All the correct lights are on the router and if I connect via a cable then I can access the internet. As soon as I remove the cable, I lose the internet and the laptop says that there are no networks when you search for one. Has anyone experienced this problem before or have any suggestions as to what might be wrong and how I can fix it? Many thanks
Is your laptop a HP or Compaq? If so there is a strong possibility that the on board network card has failed,and some are built into the motherboard,meaning the only solution is a usb dongle or pcmcia wireless card. In XP Look in START/control panel/device manager and look for network devices you should see a listing for your ethernet connection and one for wireless ie broadcom or ralink if none are shown it may be a knackered chip. If you wireless is working it should pick up networks in your surrounding area like your neighbours if they have one.
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