Help Needed: Problem With Windows xp

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  • Fozzie_bear 27 Sep 2006 15:09:04 15,498 posts
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    No, it's ok.

    I've fixed it now.

    Thanks.

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  • Stickman 27 Sep 2006 15:09:47 29,663 posts
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    W1nnar!

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • Kay 27 Sep 2006 15:10:06 17,798 posts
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    I too have a problem with Windows XP.

    K
  • Fozzie_bear 27 Sep 2006 15:10:06 15,498 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Wait a minute, there's no "Edited by..." so why did this even get posted?! :/

    \o/

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  • pauleyc 27 Sep 2006 15:11:14 4,447 posts
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    Please don't delete this, it's got my vote for Thread otY! :-)
  • Fozzie_bear 27 Sep 2006 15:12:53 15,498 posts
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    Arseburgers

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  • York 27 Sep 2006 15:13:30 8,667 posts
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    AHAHAHA!

    :D



    I can top that...
  • SuperCoolEskimo 19 Apr 2012 22:15:08 9,754 posts
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    Ok, I really do have a problem with XP (Home, SP3).

    My netbook won't detect my wifi connection. It detects my neighbour's and plenty of others, just not mine. It appeared on the wireless connections list once however when I put my password in, it didn't connect, and when I refreshed the list it disappeared again.

    The router is working fine as my iPhone and iPad are both connecting to the internet fine.

    I have turned my router off for a bit and turned it back on, also reset my TCP/IP settings on the netbook with no luck.

    Help please?
  • Kay 19 Apr 2012 22:19:14 17,798 posts
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    What wi-fi encryption do you have? Have you tried connecting manually?
  • SuperCoolEskimo 19 Apr 2012 22:24:01 9,754 posts
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    Tried connecting manually by entering my SSID and password, no luck. Using WPA2.

    If I buy a USB wifi dongle will that help or not?

    Edited by SuperCoolEskimo at 22:32:40 19-04-2012
  • mrpon 19 Apr 2012 22:24:49 28,684 posts
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    Tried deleting the connection and rescanning?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • SuperCoolEskimo 19 Apr 2012 22:31:35 9,754 posts
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    I deleted the one I tried adding manually, but it would not detect it automatically when I scanned. Really weird as it detected it once at full strength and that's it, then it disappeared off the list after failing to connect.
  • neilka 19 Apr 2012 22:31:38 15,802 posts
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    Have you tried asking user Fozzie_bear?
  • WrongShui 19 Apr 2012 22:34:10 6,608 posts
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    Tried changing the channel it's broadcasting on?

    I remember having an issue with a wifi card once that wouldn't pick up 12 or 13.
  • Dirtbox 19 Apr 2012 22:39:23 77,631 posts
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    Wire your computer to the router and make sure it's broadcasting it's ssid.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 22:39:36 19-04-2012

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  • SuperCoolEskimo 19 Apr 2012 22:44:27 9,754 posts
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    I'm certain the SSID is being broadcasted because it appears on my Vista laptop and all my Apple gear, I deleted the connection from them and searched it again and it scanned up as normal on all of them.
  • Dirtbox 19 Apr 2012 22:54:38 77,631 posts
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    Try running inssider to see if it can pick it up through that.

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  • skuzzbag 19 Apr 2012 23:15:13 5,638 posts
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    The same thing used to happen with my old laptop. It used to really struggle with WPA sometimes not even seeing the signal and in the end I had to just use WEP. It still couldn't see the signal but it would at least connect and stay connected.

    Yes it sounds unconnected but there you go. I've learnt in IT that sometimes you just have to accept a gaffer tape fix and move on, otherwise you can spend too long trying to fix stuff that will just drive you mad.
  • Fozzie_bear 19 Apr 2012 23:23:09 15,498 posts
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    It's ok folks. I've just been round SuperCoolEskimo's gaff and fixed it.

    His hard drive was full of goat porn. His router had died of shame.

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  • Fozzie_bear 19 Apr 2012 23:23:29 15,498 posts
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    He is an eskimo too, which is nice. I like eskimos.

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  • neilka 19 Apr 2012 23:39:57 15,802 posts
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    How much of the goat porn did you have to watch before establishing it as the source of the problem?
  • Deleted user 19 April 2012 23:59:12
    Every Eskimo I've ever known had been a rapist, a paedophile or into cannibalism.
  • mrpon 20 Apr 2012 06:10:04 28,684 posts
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    Inuit would be easy to fix.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • SuperCoolEskimo 20 Apr 2012 20:33:27 9,754 posts
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    Weird, netbook decided it would detect the wifi today and connect absolutely fine.

    Thanks for the suggestions all.
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