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I have an acer laptop that Ia previously was able to connect to my home wireless network. It no longer connects.

There is a wireless adapter on board Orinoco wireless adapter 3.3 volt and a plug wireless adapter Orinoco wireless adapter 5.0 volt both installed and working. In addition we have tried two other wireless adapters that work on other machines and appear to be working fine, but without any luck.

I found a post on this forum and tried the solution contained in it. They are as follows.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

WZC probably refers to the service thats loaded with windows xp. go to "services.msc"(Start->RUN->services.msc) and go to the end of the list and you'll see this "Wireless Zero Configuration" . make sure its enabled and working fine. Also try stopping the said service and restarting it.

do try disabling both your LAn and WLAN icons in 'network connections' and enabling them again. see what happens. try ipconfig after this.

Do you see that small switch for Wi-Fi in front side of your comp??

Check your Services are all Started:

* Computer Browser
* DHCP Client
* DNS Client
* Network Location Awareness
* Server
* TCP/IP Netbios helper
* Workstation

None of those worked.

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Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Have you checked Device manager?
Any yellow ! marks beside the drivers?
Did you find the wireless adapter under Network Adapters?
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