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  1. n-ster

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    I FINALLY was able to connect by setting it up manually ( I did the same thing like 20 times and it finally worked for some reason o_O)

    So I'm connected to a network that I can't see :p I've seen many things on the net, all linked to the Event Log service. Well mine is enabled and it still doesn't work. Since I cannot see the networks, I cannot connect to my school's hotspots etc, a bit annoying but not urgent (just have to find out their SSID with my itouch and then set it up manually I guess)

    So any ideas how to fix this?

    EDIT: It magically works now o_O no changes... didn't even restart the comp

    EDIT2: Now it tells me i'm NOT connected but I am...
     
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  2. twilyth Guest

    so, could you update the status and describe what problems you have currently? I probably won't be able to help but I can always bump.
     
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    is your router set to broadcast your network?
     
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    after EDIT2, I had another problem, the internet connection would drop every 3 mins or so... All the problems were NOT present with my other laptop while this one had them, but now, again, magically, everything works fine o_O No more problems at all and it seems it will not come back but thank you for your help :) I forgot to say I just reinstalled windows XP. :p
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Buggy network drivers, try downloading the latest ones from the manufacturer. And if it installs a 3rd party app to manage the network connection, you might have to use that, I've seen drivers not like working with Windows Zero Configuration and have strange behavior like this.
     
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  6. twilyth Guest

    I had a problem with one of my routers that I blamed on the ISP. I'd never had a router that worked intermittently, but apparently, that was the problem. I disconnected it and substituted a trendnet router and everything was fine.

    If you can swap out the router, even if you have to connect directly to the modem for testing purposes or use a switch instead of a router, it might be worth a shot.
     
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    no, now everything works fine :) the other computers that were on internet at the same time this laptop which have problems still worked.... I have the latest drivers and it worked fine before and all... idk how the problem happened but it seems it went away, and i'm happy with that :p
     

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