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Old 12-11-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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It's a home wireless connection and sometimes, it won't connect. The laptop is a Sony VAIO E Series (I believe its new). My computer with the modem that connects to the internet is an eMachines T3512 (Old i know). Sometimes, the laptop will not connect for some reason saying it has trouble connecting. I check the modem and the internet and the wireless light is on. I have WPA2 security. Please help.

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Old 12-12-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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KickingIt - Welcome to TSF!

What's the O/S of the laptop?

Any Security or Firewall Software - Zone Alarm, McAfee, Norton or similar? Please disable it for now.

Remove all wireless profiles stored in his computer and re-connect to your wireless network, make sure that you have the correct encryption needed if your wireless is secured. Here's a complete guide.

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Are you using a 3rd party connection manager software to wireless connect? If you do, you have to disable the Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) from Control Panel's Services. If not, the WLAN Auto Config needs to be Started.
Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools, locate WLAN Auto Config and Disable.

The rest of these Network Services must be on Started mode:
• COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
• Wireless Zero Configuration ( XP wireless configurations only)
• WLAN AutoConfig ( Vista wireless configurations only)
• Workstation

If above suggestions didn't work, you may try manually adding the SSID(your wireless network name) in your computer if it's not Broadcasting. Here's How.

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