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    My Netbook cant see my router

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      My Netbook cant see my router

      I just bought a MSI U100 Netbook. When I look for my Sky router, it cannot find it although It finds several other local wireless networks though.

      I've several other devices in the house, all which can see my Sky router without any problems, and the router is broadcasting my SSID, so that shouldn't be a problem.

      Has anyone any suggestions as to what my problem is and how I can fix it?

      Keith


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      Re: My Netbook cant see my router

      If you put the netbook right beside the router, can it see it then?

      When you see these other networks, are any of them on the same channel as you? If so, the netbook may not be able to distinguish your network.

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      Felix

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      Re: My Netbook cant see my router

      I've held the Netbook about 3 foot away from the router and it could not see it.

      I'm not sure what channels the other wireless networks are on, but it is only the netbook that can't see the Sky router, all other wirelss pieces of kit in the house can.

      I rigged up a second wireless router that I have and the Netbook can see that, so I have connected it to the Sky router so can access the internet on it, but it's not the proper solution.

      Keith

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      Re: My Netbook cant see my router

      What operating system are you using?

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      Re: My Netbook cant see my router

      I have had no trouble with my netbook running Ubuntu, but the software and set-up are different.

      Make sure that the netbook is looking for wireless g routers.

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      Re: My Netbook cant see my router

      The operating system is Windows XP with service pack 3. I'm not sure if it's a full version or a cut down version though, but it is what came supplied.

      Re getting it to look for "G" wireless routers, I haven't found anyway to specify this as it is using Windows to look for the wireless networks, not it's own software.

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      Re: My Netbook cant see my router

      Try this sequence:

      Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager - Network Adapters (click the +) - (Right click your wireless network hardware) - Properties - (Drop down box, go to the last or so item) Wireless Mode - Set to 802.11g only. OK all the way out.

      If that makes no difference, reset the Wireless Mode to default (tick the box)

      Hope this helps.

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