Lap Top works when connected by cable but not wireless

  surfer47 15:27 31 Oct 2012

I am using Vista and BT Home Hub 2.0 but I can't establish a connection for the Lap Top. However if I connect the hub via a cable all works well. I have had 3 BT Home Hubs so far and they all seem to suffer from the same problem so I am thinking of buying a hub from someone else. Do you think this would be a goo9d idea? and if so could you recommend one. Regards

  Jollyjohn 15:38 31 Oct 2012

What is the make and model of the laptop?

Is wireless enabled on the laptop? The answer to the first question will help us ensure your wireless adapter is switched on.

If you open Network and sharing centre - are any wireless networks listed?

Look in Device Manger - are there any yellow triangles - these refer to driver issues.

What is listed as your wireless adapter?

I would not be spending money on a router at this point.

  woodchip 16:02 31 Oct 2012

You need the SSID and Password from BT hub putting in the Wireless Settings of your Laptop. Also BT Hub may need Wireless Turning on as some Modems are off by Default for wireless

  surfer47 23:22 02 Nov 2012

Things are very strange. It has started working again. It worked this afternoon then this evening I switched it on and it had stopped working again, I ran the BT Diagnostic and it came back with "Run it again" but the connection is on again. All the while the main PC continued to work ok. Help

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 00:13 03 Nov 2012

Also try changing channels as interference from a neighbour using the same channel can cause drop outs.

  Ian in Northampton 11:09 03 Nov 2012

Something to look out for, because it happened to my wife... On many laptops, there's a small button near the keyboard that switches wi-fi on and off - and it's not always clear that's what it does. On my wife's Acer, it was very easy to accidentally press it - and the connection was lost. It took a lot of head scratching before we solved the problem.

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