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Old 02-04-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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I have Windows XP Home
I have a realtek RTL8188CU...wireless LAN Network Adapter...
It was working before I had to reformat my hard drive.....
Now it won't work... some kind of firewall problem....
I can connect laptop to router with a ethernet cord, but I would
really like to use my wireless again....
Please someone help me.......

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and welcome to the Forum

Did you install the driver for the wireless card?

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yes and it's an adapter for the not a card.....
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As Old Rich stated, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Device Manager see if there are any yellow marks, especially under Network Adapter. If so, either install the driver from the CD or plug in your computer wired and download the driver
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that's not it the problem is with firewalls
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If you can connect via ethernet cable but not via wireless, the firewall is not the problem. What firewall are you using?
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Did you go to the Device Manager? Is the Adapters driver installed? Do you have any 3rd party Firewalls installed (Zone Alarm etc) If not, and the Windows Firewall is the only problem then go to Control Panel/Windows Firewall/Exceptions and Add The Realtek program.
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I would suspect since this is a recent install that this issue has nothing to do with the firewall [cable connection worked] but has to do with a lack of service packs.

Get all of your updates done and then try your wireless connection assuming you have put in the right wireless encryption passphase as set on your wireless router.

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