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#1 User is offline   gamersim18 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

For some reason when I hover over on the wireless connections icon in the windows taskbar I keep getting, "Not Connected-No Connections available" but when I use my brother's laptop it connects to my home wireless network just fine and it detects all the other wireless networks in my neighborhood. Plus I already tried preforming a system restore but nothing and tried to re-install the driver software(I'm currently using a wired connection, that's how I downloaded the driver software) but still nothing!? So dose anyone know what the problem could be?
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

What OS are you using?
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

And what laptop? I ask because I have an old Toshiba Satellite that couldn't see our home network because its wireless card supported WEP only. I ended up buying an inexpensive USB wireless adapter.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

FWIW, I've seen this problem occur because a service involving the wireless card wasn't running. (For instance, the Wireless Zero Configuration service in XP; I forget what it is in later versions offhand.)
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

I'm currently useing Windows 8 Pro(64-bit), but orginally had Windows 7 Home Prem, the laptop I'm using is an Acer Aspire 5517.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Hit Start+R, type services.msc and make sure the WLAN autoconfig service is running. (note: I checked this in Windows 7, so it might be different in 8, but I doubt it...)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

It's running but I'm going to try to reset it and see if that helps, I'll tell you if it dose.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

Umm, yeah, resetting didn't work. Got anymore ideas of what could be wrong?
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

Hmm... the wireless is enabled in the Windows Mobility Center, right? Have you tried reinstalling the wireless driver?
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

Yeah, i went on the acer website and found the driver and re-installed it but still nothing.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

Did this only happen when you upgraded to 8?
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

No, I upgraded several months ago and it was still working. But I might just get one of those usb wireless adapters to use instead of my current adapter.
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