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    jameslei Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 6, 2010, 03:02 PM
    Lap-top will not connect to wireless router
    I have a regular computer and recently went to high speed Internet. 12 year old in the house has her own lap-top machine. The installed wireless router worked well on both machines, but after a month or so, the lap-top just will not connect to the Internet. If I disconnect my desk-top machine and connect a wire directly from the lap-top to the wireless router, the lap-top works OK. Any suggestions as to what I should do? (Please answer as if replying to a 5 year old - I have a doctorate, but remain abjectly stupid when it comes to computers!) With many thanks. Jameslei.
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    cdad Posts: 12,700, Reputation: 1438
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    Jun 6, 2010, 03:40 PM

    Try this. If it doesn't connect then try searching for networks. Yours should be in the list. Has the laptop left the house and been in use anywhere else?
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    Jun 6, 2010, 03:45 PM

    First, make sure the wireless is turned on. Some laptops have a switch that turns the wireless on and off. If the wireless is on there should be a blue light that looks like a radio antenna.

    Second, make sure the wireless adapter is looking for your network.

    Have you tried running the network diagnostics? What version of windows on the laptop?

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