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Unable to connect to Wireless network

 
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sijie123



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:59 pm    Post subject: Unable to connect to Wireless network Reply with quote

Hi, i am recently unable to connect to my wireless network provided by Singtel (I am in Singapore). On my computer, I can access the internet by ethernet cable, but not by wireless. I am currently using my ethernet cable but i wish to change to a wireless one. My laptop is running Windows XP SP 3 and here are what i have recently done.

1. Install McAfee. It conflicted with my Avast, so i removed it some time later.
2. Reinstalled the wireless 3945ABG Intel driver. It is because the driver often disconnected itself so i decided to reinstall.
3. Installed Singtel's Wireless software and reset all settings on the modem to default.
4. Reinstalled Intel Proset Wireless software. I uninstalled it together with the driver.

Can you kindly help me with this problem? I know i have been posting quite a lot of problems... Embarassed Embarassed Also, is it possible that I have a wrong setting somewhere, since i can connect to this modem with another wireless device such as a handphone.
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surreypcsupport.com



Joined: 02 Dec 2008
Posts: 127
Location: surrey

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you see your network in the windows wireless connection manager? Is it secured or open?
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sijie123



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i can change my settings to secured or open, both which are not usable by my computer. I have searched the internet and i think i have a missing registry key. It is the DHCP registry key under HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services. It was said to be under this subkey as provided by Microsoft at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822123. However, i do not have this key and intend to add it. However, as this is quite an important key(s), i do not dare to modify it in view of the fact that my computer might have some problems if i modify the registry wrongly. Can you please assist me in solving the problem? Many thanks in advance.
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surreypcsupport.com



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all means try the solution you found. Be sure to back up system state before you make the registry change. Although DNS won't stop the machine booting if something goes wrong so this is fairly low risk I would say.
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demdike



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like the winsock files are corrupt
1) uninstall the singtel software. You don't need it
2) run this tool to reset the winsock files
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
3) make sure the driver files are correctly instlled
then try connecting
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