1 Reply Latest reply on May 13, 2011 2:38 AM by ichun

    unable to connect using wireless connection

    capo

      Since successfully restoring my laptop to factory settings I have been  unable to connect using my Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network  Connection.

       

      Initially it worked, but after a while it stopped. I  have completed several system restores, and the wireless connection  works for a few days. On the last occasion (after installing windows  updates) I received the dreaded blue screen and have been unable to  connect.

       

      I am not sure if it is related to installing new windows  updates as prior to restoring to factory settings I had no issues with  my wireless connection.

       

      I am able to connect using the ethernet cable and I am currently able to connect using Pluscom wireless usb adapter.

       

      I would be grateful for any suggestions as its driving my insane.

       

      I  am that frustrated I attempted a final restore to factory settings and  now my wireless adapter is disabled and i cant enable it.

       

      I am using the fujitsu siemens amilo pi 2515 notebook.

       

      netgear dg834g router

       

      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
      Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

       

      C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

       

      Windows IP Configuration

       

         Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :
         Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
         Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
         IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
         WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

       

      Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       

         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Etherne
      t NIC (NDIS 6.0)
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-03-0D-84-69-82
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5d3e:14dd:2a75:953%8(Preferred)
         IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2(Preferred)
         Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
         Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 29 April 2011 12:54:38
         Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 30 April 2011 12:54:37
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
         DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
         DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 134218509
         DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
         NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

       

      Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

       

         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{40F4E25A-FA42-41FC-B400-812BFD587
      9AC}
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.2%11(Preferred)
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
         DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
         NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

       

      C:\Windows\system32>

        • 1. Re: unable to connect using wireless connection
          ichun

          The 3945 wireless adapter didn't show up in ipconfig.  Here are some things  you can try ->

          - go to device manager to check if driver for wireless adapter is installed properly, if not, you'll need to download and install the driver

             downloadcenter.intel.com -> to download the driver and software, just select the appropriate product model and OS

          - check for any on/off button around the laptop, sometimes it is in function keys, such as Function + F2