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      11-03-2007
Okay, seemingly randomly, my computer no longer sees any wireless networks
whatsoever. (which stinks, since I don't even have a landline) ditto if I
turn off the firewall. The only thing that happened last night was a java
update, but I can't imagine how that would have changed things. At least my
corner cafe has ethernet ports.

This has happened before but never for more than an hour, and I always
figured it was some sort of interference... but it's been 24 hours now.

I'm guessing my wireless card has crapped out?
XP Pro SP2
Pro/Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI adapter
 
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Barb Bowman
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      11-03-2007
if you think it was the java update, uninstall it /use system
restore to a point before the update. What happens?

Does the device show in device manager?
did it get turned off? disabled?

posting the text output of ipconfig /all might be helpful.

On Fri, 2 Nov 2007 20:54:00 -0700, operaflute
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Okay, seemingly randomly, my computer no longer sees any wireless networks
>whatsoever. (which stinks, since I don't even have a landline) ditto if I
>turn off the firewall. The only thing that happened last night was a java
>update, but I can't imagine how that would have changed things. At least my
>corner cafe has ethernet ports.
>
>This has happened before but never for more than an hour, and I always
>figured it was some sort of interference... but it's been 24 hours now.
>
>I'm guessing my wireless card has crapped out?
>XP Pro SP2
>Pro/Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI adapter

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      11-03-2007
Device does show up and is enabled.
Have tried restore yet, but will do so. (I doubt it could be java)
Hmm - when I try ipconfig, the window pops up for less than a second and
then disappears.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

> if you think it was the java update, uninstall it /use system
> restore to a point before the update. What happens?
>
> Does the device show in device manager?
> did it get turned off? disabled?
>
> posting the text output of ipconfig /all might be helpful.
>
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      11-03-2007
you need to open a cmd prompt (don't run from the start menu)

On Sat, 3 Nov 2007 07:11:00 -0700, operaflute
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>Device does show up and is enabled.
>Have tried restore yet, but will do so. (I doubt it could be java)
>Hmm - when I try ipconfig, the window pops up for less than a second and
>then disappears.
>
>"Barb Bowman" wrote:
>
>> if you think it was the java update, uninstall it /use system
>> restore to a point before the update. What happens?
>>
>> Does the device show in device manager?
>> did it get turned off? disabled?
>>
>> posting the text output of ipconfig /all might be helpful.
>>
>>

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      11-04-2007
Okay, I got home from work today, turned on the machine and it works fine.
What's UP WITH THAT?? I didn't system restore, didn't do a thing since my
last post.

Here's the ipconfig as requested:

C:\Documents and Settings\Paula>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DELL
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
Con
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-AC-E2-3F

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100
3A M
ni PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-23-99-03-C5
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
205.171.3.65
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 03, 2007
7:38:57
PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, November 04, 2007
7:38:57 P

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

> you need to open a cmd prompt (don't run from the start menu)
>


 
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      11-04-2007
Hard to tell what is going on. if it happens again, please post
again and include an ipconfig /all when the machine is in the bad
state.

On Sat, 3 Nov 2007 19:55:00 -0700, operaflute
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Okay, I got home from work today, turned on the machine and it works fine.
>What's UP WITH THAT?? I didn't system restore, didn't do a thing since my
>last post.
>
>Here's the ipconfig as requested:
>
>C:\Documents and Settings\Paula>ipconfig /all
>
>Windows IP Configuration
>
> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DELL
> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
> DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp
>
>Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
>
> Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
>Con
>roller
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-AC-E2-3F
>
>Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
>
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100
>3A M
>ni PCI Adapter
> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-23-99-03-C5
> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
> Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
> DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
> 205.171.3.65
> Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 03, 2007
>7:38:57
>PM
> Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, November 04, 2007
>7:38:57 P
>
>"Barb Bowman" wrote:
>
>> you need to open a cmd prompt (don't run from the start menu)
>>

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      11-04-2007
Will do! Thanks.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

> Hard to tell what is going on. if it happens again, please post
> again and include an ipconfig /all when the machine is in the bad
> state.


 
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