wireless on windows xp

  pete. 14:58 09 Aug 2008

hi my next door neighbour has a laptop on windows xp all of a sudden its stopped working on wireless if you plug the rooter direct into the laptop it works, we rang virgin they talked us though it wireless worked but when i restarted the laptop it stopped working if you go into network connections it says wireless conection disconected but i cannot find how to re connect it.

  Crash 15:07 09 Aug 2008

Try right clicking on the wireless icon on the taskbar and click repair. What wireless card are they using?

  pete. 15:09 09 Aug 2008

tried clicking repair still same there laptop is a dell inspiron 1500

  bebbo 15:11 09 Aug 2008

check firewall.If your using zone alarm there has been problems recently with a windows update.

  Crash 15:17 09 Aug 2008

Did you try and update the driver or try it with another wireless connection? Does it pick up the wireless network but not connect to it?

  pete. 15:20 09 Aug 2008

hi it picks up wireless connection showing excellent signal but the bars next to the clock dont light up grean how do i update drivers in xp for the wireless conection.

  kdt 15:23 09 Aug 2008

get connection via windows instead of using card software?

  Crash 15:24 09 Aug 2008

Right click on my computer and click properties. Then click on hardware - device manager. Under network adapters there should be an intel wireless one (my guess it will be a intel 3945 ABG card) and post here what it is.

  pete. 15:37 09 Aug 2008

dell wireless 1390 wlan mini card

  pete. 15:45 09 Aug 2008

if i click on wireless network connections it comes up windows cannot configure this wireless connection if you have anabled another program to manage this wireless connection use that software.

  pete. 17:35 09 Aug 2008

i am nearly there it know says acquring network address then it stopped now says no network or limited connection

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