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    i cannot find a particular wireless signal in my list of networks available

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    by funcool79 ·

    I am running sa 3 or 4 year old sony vaio with windows xp. I have a new line installed in the house with a WPA2 and I cannot see it on this laptop. all the other computers in the house recognise it. can anyone help me please. I have checked to ensure i have the correct updates for xp and microsoft tell me i do.

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    • #2832205

      Clarifications

      by funcool79 ·

      In reply to i cannot find a particular wireless signal in my list of networks available

      Clarifications

    • #2832203

      broadcasting SSID?

      by netwrk_admn ·

      In reply to i cannot find a particular wireless signal in my list of networks available

      wireless access points can be set up to broadcast or mask their network name. Make sure your WAP is advertising the SSID.

      If you are certain it is advertisting, or would like to check the VAIO for issues, check if you can see other WAPs in your neighborhood/city.

      • #2832202

        Wireless network

        by funcool79 ·

        In reply to broadcasting SSID?

        My wireless network is broardcastinh and NOT masked, as the other computers in the house see it on their “available networks” list. Seems my vaio just cannot see the signal for some reason.

        • #2832200

          Channel setting / hardware switch

          by netwrk_admn ·

          In reply to Wireless network

          First – and this would be far fetched, but is the VAIO listening on only one channel?? Access points can broadcast on any number of 13 or so channels. Default is 6.

          Also, there may be a hardware switch on the VAIO that makes the radio turned off – you may need to toggle the switch to activate your wireless receiver.

        • #2832189

          might consider visiting Sony’s help and support site

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Wireless network

          and read their FAQ for your model.

          just a thought.

    • #2832170

      hmm

      by leonardo_c ·

      In reply to i cannot find a particular wireless signal in my list of networks available

      Does the Vaio support 802.11g or is it only b?
      For that matter, WPA2 is relatively new and you’ll need to ensure that the Vaio drivers support it in the 1st place (ot you’ll need to drop to WPA).

      I’m operating under the assumption that the router you have installed is a g. If it’s an n router, you’ll need another card for it.

    • #2832122

      Is Windows the Wireless Manager

      by jamielvaughn ·

      In reply to i cannot find a particular wireless signal in my list of networks available

      Is Windows Wireless Managing your wireless connections or does your Sony have some other program that helps?

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