View Full Version : Stupid Wireless Not Found

02-05-2010, 01:39 PM
Son has a netgear wireless modem. Modem is fine, wireless appears to not exist, with my PC and his old laptop.

Can't see why - the netgear choices for wireless is Channel - on auto, G and b, on both.......WEP, WPS etc...various of them, tried all plus tried no security at all.

None of the PCs can see any wireless at all.

Beats me why.........

02-05-2010, 01:48 PM
Tried rechecking the "Hide SSID" is not activated -- what ever it is, tick / untick it, -- May need a"kick in the pants" to start/stop it ???

Just a thought-- is the Wireless card/adapter using its own wireless software or the Windows Zero Configuration - right click Wireless adapter under LAN settings/ properties, should be the wireless options tab.

02-05-2010, 01:51 PM
Another thing to try is to fix it on a channel. I have seen auto channel selection play up way to many times.

02-05-2010, 02:02 PM
It says Wireless connection enabled. But if I go to Networks, view Available wireless connections it says there are none. No internet unless I use the cable.
The SID name thing is enabled.

02-05-2010, 02:47 PM
The SID name thing is enabled.

Is the SSID hidden or not?

02-05-2010, 02:55 PM
So the wireless router radio is enabled?

Edit: Just a basic thought you do have the wireless switch turned on on the laptop right?

02-05-2010, 03:38 PM
Which LED light status are currently lit at the moment, pctek?

02-05-2010, 05:13 PM
Reset the router to defaults

02-05-2010, 05:34 PM
SSID not hidden.

No switch on laptop - it's fairly old, it's just on, we know the laptop does work with wireless.

The other PC that won't see it is mine. It would see my wireless at home, I didn't bring my modem though......

LEDS lit - LAN 1 and 2, ADSL, Power, Wireless.

Have reset the router 3 times and re-entered it all.

02-05-2010, 05:40 PM
possibly damaged aerial?

02-05-2010, 07:26 PM
Tried reseating your wireless card? maybe your PC didn't like the car ride.
Probably dumb suggestion, but hey!

03-05-2010, 09:19 AM
Nah the wireless card was packed separate. I installed it again once I got here. Besides the laptop can't see it either. I'm beginning to be suspicious about the modem itself...

04-05-2010, 02:18 AM
If the router's been reset, WiFi enabled and SSID visible as you said, and no laptop can see it, there's no question about it - the router is faulty.

05-05-2010, 03:19 AM
Does sound like the router is stuffed doesn't it? Or maybe just a really weird conicidence...

05-05-2010, 08:36 AM
Probably. Using a cable until his mate the Networking guru turns up to have a look.......Assuming he can pry them off their online game long enough to have a look......

08-05-2010, 09:16 AM
Well who knows what the laptops problem is, but the problem with my PC is the Atheros NIC.

Apparently, like dialup modems and printers, there are only a certain few that work properly with Win7 64bit.

Sons mate made it go on his phone, and booted Linux and it worked. So........new Wifi NIC............

08-05-2010, 09:18 AM
So the access point is fine? typical... :rolleyes: