Sony VAIO N31M/W network problem

  sschsu 16:55 18 Aug 2007

The above laptop does not detect my BT modem/router signal. I used the manual option (VISTA home edition) to setup the wireless connection but it does not work either. My PC and other laptop detected the wireless signal and connected to the network without any problem. Does anyone know how to overcome this. Thanks.

  ambra4 22:06 18 Aug 2007

Did you switch on the wireless card there is a wireless switch on the laptop

  sschsu 15:38 19 Aug 2007

Yes. The wireless switch is on.

  humptydumpty55 21:18 28 Aug 2007

I've just bought the same laptop and I have the exact problem. I've tried searching manually, and naturally, checked if the switch was on.
If anyone had any help on the issue it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

  ambra4 01:52 29 Aug 2007

To connect to a wireless network

Turn on the Wireless Lan Switch.
The Wireless Lan indicator lights up.

On models that support the IEEE 802.11a/b/g standard*,

Double-click the taskbar icon to display the Wireless Device Switch window.

Select your desired wireless option and click OK.

Click Start and Control Panel.

Under Network and Internet

Click View network status and tasks.

Click Manage wireless networks.

lick Add.

Follow the on-screen instructions

  ambra4 01:53 29 Aug 2007

sorry should be click Add

  humptydumpty55 10:07 29 Aug 2007

Thanks very much for the quick response.
However, I've tried that and I'm getting the same error every time: 'Windows Cannot Find Any Networks'
Do you think this is now a hardware problem?
Thanks again.

  humptydumpty55 14:49 29 Aug 2007

Thanks for the help, but i've discovered the problem is with the network my end.
Thanks, for all your help. hd55

  sschsu 10:40 08 Sep 2007

I sent the laptop back to eBuyer. Was told they had replaced the wireless adaptor and able to detect their wireless network. The laptop failed to detect my BT wireless network 1250. Replaced the 1250 wireless network with BT Home Hub. It works.

Don't know why Vista can't detect the 1250 wireless network but Windows XP can detect it.

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