Is any one able to help? I have a netgear 834g v3 router, bm laptop an connect to it via ethernet cable but via wireless. the laptop is a toshiba l10 centrino. I have the SSID enabled on the router but the laptop can not see the network.
the windows firewall is always off. it is on and seems to be working, the power light is on, the internet is connected, wireless light is on and the lan port light that i am using to access the internet is flashing
With integrated wifi (provided that you do not have the awkward Intel ProSet installed), you just single-click on the WLAN icon in the NA. This brings up View Wireless Networks, which must be refreshed in order to display any available networks.
Your description shows that you are not using ProSet, so don't worry about that. It also shows that your laptop's wifi adapter appears to be functioning correctly, though you may still wish to open Device Manager to check for any warning mark against it if you want to be certain.