I’ll cut straight to the chase, here’s my dilemma.
A few days ago I started an internship and in the process of trying to connect to their printers I accidentally set up a network with them (I’m assuming). Anyway, I come home and my wireless connection (through a router) is not working. Keeps on giving me that limited/no network connectivity error. I realize I made a mistake and so I perform a system restore. That temporarily fixes it, except for that since I restored it before the last Comodo update, Comodo reinstalled itself (I’m fine with this, and I doubt the firewall has anything to do with my problems, just part of the story). Anyway, come back again today and my wireless isn’t working again. Bah Humbug. This time I attempt the restore trick and I get nothing.
Here’s where it gets interesting. At my internship site I can get wireless and wired connections. At home, like I said, I get nothing. I tried a bunch of techniques I know, I reset winsock, tried the repair function, disabled then enabled wireless, restarted my router, turned it off for a few minutes then on, I get nothing. SoI figured I messed something up pretty bad so I formatted. I know, large step for such a small problem, but I’m me.
Much to my amazement and disappointment, after reinstalling the wireless driver I still GET NOTHING. Interestingly, I can connect just fine to a random weak connection from a neighbors house. It’s my own network connection that s giving me heck.
I’m sure the WEP password is right as I’ve copied and pasted and also manually entered. It’s a default connection straight from reinstall so I didn’t change any settings. A reset of wireless zero network config from the services menu did nothing. I’m at a loss as to whats happening here. Previously, in my 4 or 5 formats on this same computer (yes, I know I’m nuts) the default settings were fine. Now they are to, just not for what I need them for (connecting me to my neighbors, not my own connection).
I’ve narrowed it down, I think, to a problem with the computer. I just don’t know what. My router and its settings must be fine as I’m currently connected via it to the internet on a laptop I have running Linux. So I figure its the computer (but where?). I’m capable of connecting to unsecured wireless network, not my secured one on default settings which in the past were fine.I’m also capable of connecting via wired ethernet.
Does anyone have any ideas? I’m awaiting anxiously. What the heck did I ■■■■■ up this time?
I’m running an Lenovo R60 on windows xp pro sp2 (not updated, no connection to internet to update it). Absolutely no security software installed (actually nothing installed). Just a base xp pro sp2 install. If it’s worth mentioning, before my format it was pretty updated etc. I downloaded this driver: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg, 2915abg, 3945bg, 3945abg, 4965ag, 4965agn Mini PCI adapter from the Lenovo site, also the same one I’ve always chosen. I also installed this one for the heck of it all: ThinkPad 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
Let me know if you need any other info from me.
Thanks for any potential assistance anyone can provide.