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hey,

one of my computers can't access the wireless network, OS windows 7 32 bit.

It can detect wireless networks including mine but can't connect to it, what steps should I take to troubleshoot?

thanks for help!

edit: I fixed it but this is weird, it was connecting fine just before...
Edited by Sainesk - 12/29/10 at 11:17am
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What kind of router do you have and what kind of wireless cards are in your different systems. If you have a wireless n router and it is broadcasting wireless n only, you will see networks with a wireless g card but not be able to connect to them. There are a number of things here. More information would be needed to help you diagnose this problem.
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I changed something in the adapter settings and it fixed it, (router is a wireless netgear I believe and adapter is some cheap rosewill one ), it was connecting just fine before, what could cause this? (to suddenly lose connection after a reboot)

driver problem by any chance? or more likely what you mentioned?

I should really read a few more networking books, really is my weak point when it comes to computers
Edited by Sainesk - 12/29/10 at 11:24am
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