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Network Connection Dead

By gj-glowjmg
May 19, 2007
  1. We have a Belkin router, 3 laptops running off of it.
    2 Dell Inspiron 6000s and 1 ASUS laptop.

    My laptop just went through a crash, but we were able to get it up and running.
    But after the crash, my internet connection died.

    I've disabled the connection, then trying to enable it, would come to "Connection Failed!"

    When trying to repair it, I would always end up with "Windows could not complete the action:
    Connecting to the Wireless Network"

    When double clicking the network I wish to connect to under View Available Wireless Networks, I'd see the "Waiting for the network" for around 3 minutes, to come to "Connected!" Then when I look back at the network, it would say "Not Connected"

    I've tried pinging. =/
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    did you use encryption with the router? If so you will need to enter the key.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    How did you recover from the crash you didn't say... Did you remove anything off the laptop. Is that built-in wireless or are you using PCMICA wireless card on the side of the laptop? Could be driver related. You could go into the control panel under systems then where it says network then look for the wireless card un-install it then reboot the laptop and let Windows re-install the drivers for you automattically to fix the problem. This is one way as the drivers might have got corrupted when it crashed..
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