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    Against my better judgement, I have a question to ask...

    Psshhh, judgement isn't required here...

    I have a laptop that is having wireless issues. Connection to the internet was periodically dropping for a few seconds here and there before returning. Sometimes would go out for a few minutes. Not consistent but comes in and out. No rhyme or reason what so ever. Before you tell me its a router issue, there is another laptop in the same room that never experienced anything remotely similar. Variable to me seems to be the wireless card. Swap out the wireless card and made it worse (about what I SHOULD have expected). Now wont detect any networks at all. Drivers for the new card seemed to install correctly, but there is apparently no interwebz connectionz to be found. Still in the same room as the computer with which I post this now.

    Clues...I haz none.

    Fire away....



    Thankee

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    turn it off, then back on

    If that doesn't work, get a new one

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    Is it a Kenmore laptop?

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    try to hard wire it to the router to see if it's a compatibility issue with the new card. Update your virus software and rescan for problems.

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    How far from the router are you sitting?

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    It's an entry-level wireless card isn't it?

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    Also give it a whack.


    And then one on the 'puter, too.

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    Put some really strong magnets around it to attract the signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigFL View Post
    try to hard wire it to the router to see if it's a compatibility issue with the new card. Update your virus software and rescan for problems.
    I would recommend going this route first. Not sure if it matters, but is it Windows7 or XP?

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    7, Fish.

    I will have to try the wire it to the router and go from there.

    This is about the response I was expecting.

    Modz please feel free to move to the bees/raccoon/other creature eradication forum.

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    probly has sand in it, rinse it off in the sink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Put some really strong magnets around it to attract the signal.
    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    probly has sand in it, rinse it off in the sink
    I LOL'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    How far from the router are you sitting?
    Lol, lots of dicks in this thread.




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    Tell mom to remove JI from the blocked / malicious list

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    How old's the router?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    Tell mom to remove JI from the blocked / malicious list
    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    How old's the router?
    How old is Mom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    How old is Mom?

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    Buy a Mac.

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