Laptop cannot see wireless connection

  JuliaT 23:56 17 Jan 2009

I have a Belkin N1 wireless router. It works fine with my laptop. It used to work fine with my son's laptop as well.

My son recently reset his laptop to its factory settings. He now wants to reconnect wirelessly to the Belkin router. I have turned off all the security on the Belkin and set it to broadcast the SSID. MAC filtering is also turned off. But my son's laptop cannot see the Belkin. It can see other wireless routers in the area and is able to connect to one of them (which is not secured).

I have even tried to enter the Belkin router's name manually into my son's list of wireless networks. But it still won't connect.

So the router is working, the wireless card on the laptop is working, and there are no security issues. Yet the laptop doesn't see the router.

Can anyone please suggest what the problem is and what I can do about it.

  brundle 00:04 18 Jan 2009

Change wireless channel - 1,6 and 11 are the only ones to try, all others overlap. Check for updated drivers for the laptop wireless adapter.

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